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New York Times, Thursday, December 7, 1978

Author: N. M. Meyer
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 42, Avg Word Len: 4.82, Missing: { J K V X }, Scrabble score: 299 (avg 1.63)
Open Squares: 63, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
N. M. Meyer has 12 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1978, The New York TimesNo. 10,621
Across Down
1. Without any changes : ASIS
5. Lead-pipe cinch : SNAP
9. Chesterfield : SOFA
13. Basin for holy water : FONT
14. Customary; conventional : NOMIC
16. Blue-pencil : EDIT
17. Danseuse's attire : TUTU
18. Town on the Penobscot : ORONO
19. Cell in the retina : CONE
20. Ecology-minded actor : ROBERTREDFORD
23. English watering place : BATH
24. Half a sawbuck : FIN
25. Decorate : EMBOSS
28. Whitman's "___ of Adam" : CHILDREN
33. Bear : CARRY
34. Rest period : PAUSE
35. U.S. satellite : OGO
36. Object of Androcles' beneficence : LION
37. Valued at : WORTH
38. Wharf : QUAY
39. Kind of dye : AZO
40. Guitar ridges : FRETS
41. Eccentric : OUTRE
42. "Heartaches" bandleader : TEDWEEMS
44. Opposite of hits the hay : ARISES
45. Kin of mins. and secs. : HRS
46. Says further : ADDS
47. Christmas "visitor" : SAINTNICHOLAS
53. Self-controlled : CALM
54. Turning tool : LATHE
55. Plant with sword-shaped leaves : IRIS
57. Prepares to fire : AIMS
58. Arab title : EMEER
59. Elaine ___, author of "Right Bank" : NEAL
60. Neil Simon creation : PLAY
61. Old tongue : ERSE
62. Malodorous : GAMY
1. Sternward : AFT
2. Bar offering : SOUR
3. "Long Day's Journey ___ Night" : INTO
4. Dogged or mulish : STUBBORN
5. Paddock sounds : SNORTS
6. Realm of Boreas : NORTH
7. Love, in Acapulco : AMOR
8. Victim of blister rust : PINE
9. Base place : SECOND
10. Bouquet : ODOR
11. Come across : FIND
12. Took refection : ATE
15. Massachusetts' "___ aristocracy" : CODFISH
21. Nothing to it : EASY
22. Rat-tail ___ : FILE
25. Brilliant acclaim : ECLAT
26. Pale yellow, as corn : MAIZE
27. Coop group : BROOD
28. Peddlers' wagons : CARTS
29. Shanties : HUTS
30. Puts to flight : ROUTS
31. Astray: Fr. : EGARE
32. Poet who wrote "The Highwayman" : NOYES
34. Quatrain container : POEM
37. Contend with : WRESTLE
38. Traitor : QUISLING
40. House plant : FERN
41. Religious booklet : ORDO
43. Quaint humor : WHIMSY
44. Stick : ADHERE
46. Deep yearnings : ACHES
47. Flying jib : SAIL
48. Soprano ___ Jean Smith : ALMA
49. Reputation : NAME
50. Brain passage : ITER
51. ___ code : AREA
52. Thailand : SIAM
53. Beanie : CAP
56. Like Reynard : SLY

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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