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New York Times, Friday, February 10, 1978

Author:
Kathryn Righter
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 39, Avg Word Len: 5.17, Missing: { F J Q Y Z }, Scrabble score: 282 (avg 1.52)
Open Squares: 82, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1
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© 1978, The New York TimesNo. 10,408
Across
1. V.I.P. in Teheran : SHAH
5. Soprano Calvé : EMMA
9. French ecclesiastics : ABBES
14. Welles role : KANE
15. Word with runner or block : ROAD
16. Enraged : IRATE
17. Feminine nickname : ETTA
18. Annul : UNDO
19. Dull finish : MATTE
20. Hypocrite : WHITEDSEPULCHER
23. "___ Laughing," Irvin S. Cobb's autobiography : EXIT
24. Arduous journey : TREK
25. Clear instruction : MANDATE
28. Intrinsic nature : ESSENCE
32. Divers information : ANA
33. Matelot's milieu : MER
34. Base coward : DASTARD
35. Ram down : TAMP
37. For men only : STAG
38. Did calisthenics : EXERTED
42. Bad ___, German spa : EMS
45. Relative of st. : AVE
46. Earn : DESERVE
47. Blotched in coloring : MOTTLED
49. Earth : SOIL
50. ___-dieu (kneeling bench) : PRIE
51. "Dangerous" school product : ALITTLELEARNING
58. Restrain : LIMIT
59. Convex moldings : TORI
60. Short piece of wool : NOIL
61. Figure of speech : IMAGE
62. College subj. : ECON
63. Ancient Peruvian : INCA
64. Less wild : TAMER
65. Miffed : SORE
66. Kind of pearl : SEED
Down
1. Take an oblique course : SKEW
2. "Music ___ charms . . . " : HATH
3. Prefix with freeze or knock : ANTI
4. Like some arguments : HEATED
5. Scholarly : ERUDITE
6. Centaur or Minotaur : MONSTER
7. Fabricated : MADE
8. Taken for one's own : ADOPTED
9. Wanting in purpose : AIMLESS
10. Categorizes : BRACKETS
11. Hotel feature : BATH
12. Diminutive suffix : ETTE
13. Expert in divination : SEER
21. Midterm event : EXAM
22. Dipper milieu : URSA
25. Paired : MATED
26. "Lizzie Borden took ___ . . . " : ANAXE
27. Contents of an onomasticon : NAMES
29. South African province : NATAL
30. Long for : CRAVE
31. Bordered : EDGED
36. Influence : PRESTIGE
39. Hambletonian entrant : TROTTER
40. Iniquitous : EVIL
41. Takes out : DELETES
42. Beethoven's "The ___ Concerto" : EMPEROR
43. Mass of boulders, etc. left by a glacier : MORAINE
44. Agitate : STIR
48. Where "deuce" means "even" : TENNIS
51. Came to earth : ALIT
52. Kind of bean : LIMA
53. Moslem V.I.P. : IMAM
54. Gone bonkers : LOCO
55. "Last Days of Pompeii" heroine : IONE
56. Agreeable : NICE
57. Happy : GLAD

Answer summary: 1 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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