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New York Times, Wednesday, February 1, 1978

Author:
Kathryn Righter
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.16, Missing: { J K Q Y Z }, Scrabble score: 261 (avg 1.37)
Open Squares: 77, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 8, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
Kathryn Righter has 63 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1978, The New York TimesNo. 10,399
Across
1. Cover firmly and solidly : PAVE
5. Fragment : SCRAP
10. Kind of light, kick or shot : DROP
14. Summit : APEX
15. Kind of fly, leek or work : HOUSE
16. Latvian seaport : RIGA
17. Cant rightward : LISTTOSTARBOARD
20. New England pro eleven : PATRIOTS
21. Becomes aware : SENSES
22. Formicary denizens : ANTS
23. Theater box : LOGE
24. Peyton and Sutton : PLACES
27. Container for tea or crackers : CANISTER
31. Slews or slues : RAFTS
32. Sir Arthur ___ Doyle : CONAN
33. Cutting tool : AXE
34. Group of 130,000 U.S. women fostering voc. ed. : ORT
35. Boutonniere locale : LAPEL
36. Zero, in law : NUL
37. Paine's "The ___ of Reason" : AGE
38. Faces boldly : DARES
39. Zola : EMILE
41. Apophis, basilisk and cockatrice : SERPENTS
43. Invent : CREATE
44. Alan or Richard : ALDA
45. Bring home the bacon : EARN
46. "In ___ seek happiness": Dostoyevsky : SORROW
49. Provide explanatory material : ANNOTATE
53. G.I. publication : STARSANDSTRIPES
55. Dog that traveled from Kansas to Oz : TOTO
56. Musical show : REVUE
57. Suffixes denoting sugars : OSES
58. N.Y.S.E. membership : SEAT
59. Prevent or discourage : DETER
60. River in England : NENE
Down
1. Insect's organ of sense : PALP
2. Samoan seaport : APIA
3. Sleeveless garment : VEST
4. Pull out : EXTRACT
5. Trips a shutter : SHOOTS
6. Expenses : COSTS
7. Furrows : RUTS
8. Botanist Gray : ASA
9. Agony-column item : PERSONAL
10. Bagpipes : DRONES
11. River inlets : RIAS
12. Monstrous menace : OGRE
13. Cushions : PADS
18. Parts of pitchforks : TINES
19. Rabin's successor : BEGIN
23. Country byways : LANES
24. Malay boats : PROAS
25. Spacious : LARGE
26. "___ the Fall," Miller play : AFTER
27. Ecclesiastic mantles : COPES
28. ___ Australis, star in Ursa Major : TANIA
29. Rejoice : EXULT
30. Book by D. S. Freeman : RELEE
32. Magna ___ : CARTA
35. In the direction of a port : LANDWARD
38. Site of an oracle of Apollo : DELOS
39. Typo : ERROR
40. Allude to : MENTION
42. Bird that may live to be 100 : PARROT
43. Three-beat gait : CANTER
45. Follow : ENSUE
46. Controversial planes : SSTS
47. Siouan Indian : OTOE
48. Pro ___ (proportionally) : RATA
49. Public notice: Abbr. : ADVT
50. Church recess : APSE
51. Kind of age : TEEN
52. "___ Quam Videri," N.C. motto : ESSE
54. Born : NEE

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later.

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