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New York Times, Friday, December 8, 1978

Author: Sara V. Tuckerman
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 37, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { F G H J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 256 (avg 1.36)
Open Squares: 80, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
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© 1978, The New York TimesNo. 10,622
Across Down
1. She wrote "With Shuddering Fall" : OATES
6. Hacienda room : SALA
10. Keep ___ (persevere) : ATIT
14. Emergency currency : SCRIP
15. Moslem prayer leader : IMAM
16. Out of line : AWRY
17. City in Tuscany : SIENA
18. Having no equal : NONPAREIL
20. Actress Rehan : ADA
21. Roman historian : TACITUS
23. Chemical suffix : ENE
24. Consommé : SOUPE
26. Namath, once : ALLSTAR
28. Contestant at Henley : SCULLER
30. ___ tide : NEAP
31. Heart-shaped : CORDATE
32. Appearances : ASPECTS
36. Bauxite and siderite : ORES
37. Thalia's sister : CLIO
38. Group employed by a vintner : TASTERS
42. "For men must ___ women must weep": Kingsley : WORKAND
45. Susa was its capital : ELAM
46. Diva's song : ARIETTA
47. Mother ___, first U.S. citizen to be canonized : CABRINI
50. African plain : VELDT
51. Upward: Prefix : ANA
52. Edith or Osbert : SITWELL
54. Finial : EPI
57. Nonconformist : DISSENTER
59. Auriculate : EARED
61. Kazan : ELIA
62. River duck : TEAL
63. Relative of 'twas : TWERE
64. Big top : TENT
65. "___ a Rose," 1925 song : ONLY
66. Stonecrop : SEDUM
1. Peak in Thessaly : OSSA
2. Tart : ACID
3. Holds dear : TREASURES
4. German article : EIN
5. Kitchen implement : SPATULA
6. Wholehearted : SINCERE
7. Mine, in Marseilles : AMOI
8. Red sage : LANTANA
9. Sealed vials for hypodermics : AMPULES
10. Bern's river : AAR
11. Aviary sound : TWEET
12. Role in Chekhov's "The Seagull" : IRINA
13. Tenth U.S. President : TYLER
19. ___ in the face (sharp rebuke) : ASLAP
22. Egyptian maternity goddess : APET
25. Graybeard : OLDSTER
27. Spotted : SPECKED
28. Man from Dundee : SCOT
29. Uncas's love : CORA
33. Rattled : CLATTERED
34. Color : TINT
35. Kind of pop or cracker : SODA
39. "Für ___," Beethoven piece : ELISE
40. Encountered : RANINTO
41. Captivated : SMITTEN
42. City in NE Iowa : WAVERLY
43. U.S.S.R. livestock market : OREL
44. Small streams : RILLETS
47. U.S.M.A. man : CADET
48. Doddering : ANILE
49. Landlocked harbor : BASIN
53. Stripe made by a whip : WEAL
55. Cuzco's country : PERU
56. The same: Lat. : IDEM
58. Rested : SAT
60. Reverence : AWE

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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