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New York Times, Saturday, December 9, 1978

Author: Pollard
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 4.74, Missing: { F K Q U W Z }, Scrabble score: 278 (avg 1.50)
Open Squares: 68, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 11, XRef: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
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© 1978, The New York TimesNo. 10,623
Across Down
1. S. A. rodent : PACA
5. Rascal : SCAMP
10. Home of government : SEAT
14. "One small step for ___" : AMAN
15. Slip : ERROR
16. Cartoonist who wrote "Man in the Shower" : ARNO
17. Tweed's nemesis : NAST
18. Basket weave : NATTE
19. Word with Kansas or Oklahoma : CITY
20. Relay system: 1860–61 : THEPONYEXPRESS
23. Son of Gad : ERI
24. Affirmative vote : YEA
25. Indiscretion : LAPSE
29. Beame or Vigoda : ABE
32. Collect : AMASS
36. "___ santé!" (French toast) : AVOTRE
38. Trading center : ENTREPOT
40. Signature shortcut for Franklin : BENJ
41. Load : CARGO
43. Archibald of the N.B.A. : NATE
44. Study of being : ONTOLOGY
46. Ostrich or emu : RATITE
48. Poker ploy : RAISE
49. "___ Cape Cod," Patti Page hit : OLD
51. A terminus of 56 Across : COLON
52. Transportation abbr. : ETA
54. Nark : RAT
56. Goethals's achievement : THEPANAMACANAL
64. Imprecation : OATH
65. Adult insect : IMAGO
66. Where the ginkgo grows : ASIA
68. Jack ___ of films : ELAM
69. Runner like Ryun : MILER
70. Conceal in the hand : PALM
71. London district : SOHO
72. "Stormy Weather" composer : ARLEN
73. B'way group : ANTA
1. Criticize : PAN
2. She loves: Lat. : AMAT
3. Wherewithal : CASH
4. Prefix with date : ANTE
5. ___ Wences, puppeteer : SENOR
6. Phrenologists' interests : CRANIA
7. Ostentatious : ARTY
8. Speck : MOTE
9. Prof's boss : PREXY
10. A terminus of 20 Across : SACRAMENTO
11. Lake city : ERIE
12. Aardvark's diet : ANTS
13. Hellman's "___ in the Attic" : TOYS
21. Earl or duke : PEER
22. Bosc or Bartlett : PEAR
25. Cabinet post : LABOR
26. Oats, in Oaxaca : AVENA
27. Loren's husband : PONTI
28. A terminus of 20 Across : STJOSEPHMO
30. One of October's birthstones : BERYL
31. Character in Wallace's "The Two" : ENG
33. "To fetch ___ . . . " : APAIL
34. ___ voce : SOTTO
35. Dutch genre painter : STEEN
37. Bionomics: Comb. form : ECO
39. Maxwell Anderson's "High ___" : TOR
42. Past : AGO
45. "___ Smile Be Your Umbrella" : LETA
47. Official minutes : ACTA
50. Medicated candy : DRAGEE
53. Soul : ANIMA
55. Squirrel's morsel : ACORN
56. Digits : TOES
57. Angel's gear : HALO
58. Greenland settlement : ETAH
59. Eastern bigwig : AMIR
60. Shopper's paradise : MALL
61. Wine valley : NAPA
62. Wise ___ owl : ASAN
63. Speak rhythmically : LILT
67. G.P.'s group : AMA

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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