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New York Times, Wednesday, February 15, 1978

Author: Joy L. Wouk
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { B J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 302 (avg 1.61)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 9, XRef: 0, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
Joy L. Wouk has 124 pre-Shortz puzzles and 9 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1978, The New York TimesNo. 10,413
Across Down
1. Sources of light or heat : LAMPS
6. Lucre : PELF
10. Shortening : OLEO
14. "A race without ___!": Young : AGOAL
15. Little bowman : AMOR
16. Jalopy : HEAP
17. Sidekick : CRONY
18. Top : UPPERMOST
20. Vicuña's home : ANDES
22. Latin infinitive : ESSE
23. Rosalynn Carter, ___ Smith : NEE
24. Indian sailor : LASCAR
26. English king in 1066 : HAROLD
28. Prefix with corn or pod : TRI
30. Micronesian staple : TARO
31. ___ for the course : PAR
32. "___ Tor" : HIGH
34. Con man's target : MARK
36. Word with case or well : STAIR
39. Nymph who loved Narcissus : ECHO
40. Looped edging : PICOT
42. Infinitesimal amount : IOTA
43. Mixture formed in smelting ores : MATTE
45. Body of knowledge : LORE
46. Where to put your dough : OVEN
47. One of Alex Comfort's topics : SEX
48. Closest : NEXT
50. Monogram of a senator from Mass. : EMK
51. China clay : KAOLIN
54. Author of "My Antonia" : CATHER
56. Homophone for earn : URN
57. It spins Mother Earth : LOVE
59. Obstructs, as a stream : SILTS
61. Widths of circular objects : DIAMETERS
64. Rakes : ROUES
66. Eight: Comb. form : OCTO
67. Princely Italian : ESTE
68. Lean eater : SPRAT
69. Creator of Candida : SHAW
70. Pack : STOW
71. Itty-bitty : TEENY
1. Varnish base : LAC
2. Site of the Taj Mahal : AGRA
3. Popular piece by Beethoven : MOONLIGHTSONATA
4. Chinese gift to Washington Zoo : PANDA
5. Ultrafoxy : SLYEST
6. Pyrenees city : PAU
7. Beethoven's "Opus 73" : EMPERORCONCERTO
8. Droops : LOPS
9. ___ as a daisy : FRESH
10. Resistance unit : OHM
11. One of four preludes by Beethoven : LEONORAOVERTURE
12. Gallery prop : EASEL
13. Chose : OPTED
19. Gathers : REAPS
21. Picaresque fellow : SCAMP
25. Thin as ___ : ARAIL
27. A:B, for instance : RATIO
28. "Let ___ eat cake" : THEM
29. Costa ___ : RICA
33. Setting for many a convention : HOTEL
35. Divided peninsula : KOREA
37. Agenda unit : ITEM
38. General or private : RANK
41. Themes : TEXTS
44. Philip Nolan, e.g. : EXILE
49. Craving : THIRST
51. Glory; prestige : KUDOS
52. "If I Were ___ Man" : ARICH
53. Memoranda : NOTES
55. Slip away : ELOPE
58. Jerkin : VEST
60. Actor Connery : SEAN
62. Use a scythe : MOW
63. Emulate Betsy Ross : SEW
65. Duroc's dwelling : STY

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

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