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New York Times, Saturday, February 18, 1978

Author:
Hugh McElroy
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 4.87, Missing: { J K Q X }, Scrabble score: 288 (avg 1.56)
Open Squares: 63, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 9, XRef: 2, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
Hugh McElroy has 20 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1978, The New York TimesNo. 10,416
Across
1
Hammarskjöld : DAG
4
Smile lovingly : BEAM
8
Gentle rain : MIST
12
Author of the withholding-tax plan : RUML
13
Wife of "Hagar the Horrible" : HELGA
14
"Tell ___ Sweeney!" : ITTO
15
Verdi's "caro nome" is one : ARIA
16
Like big planes in flight : AROAR
17
"How ___ Is Love?" : NEAR
18
Apocalypse quartet : HORSEMEN
20
Versailles event: 1919 : TREATY
22
Editor's note : STET
23
Before IX : VIII
24
Where to find 13 Across : COMICS
27
Aircraft statistic : WINGSPAN
31
Notre Dame "fighters" : IRISH
32
Gift-bearing trio : MAGI
33
Hawaiian city : HILO
34
Word with board or lights : DASH
35
Performs alone : SOLOS
36
Landed : ALIT
37
Lanchester : ELSA
38
Breakwater : PIER
39
Between win and show : PLACE
40
Land brokers : REALTORS
42
The "Big Bad Wolf" did it : PUFFED
43
Court judgment : FINE
44
Figure on a shoe box : SIZE
45
Not quite with it : INAFOG
48
Rare : UNCOMMON
52
Site of Waikiki Beach : OAHU
53
Fanfare : ECLAT
55
Glass unit : PANE
56
Single : UNAL
57
Brings up : REARS
58
Test-paper choice : TRUE
59
Comedian Mort ___ : SAHL
60
"Auld Lang ___" : SYNE
61
Proposal response, perhaps : YES
Down
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Mexican's silver dollar : DURO
2
Afghan bigwig : AMIR
3
Optimist: "My ___" : GLASSISHALFFULL
4
Basque headgear : BERET
5
Esau's father-in-law : ELON
6
___ Khan : AGA
7
Cocktails : MARTINIS
8
Pessimist's reply to 3 Down : MINEISHALFEMPTY
9
Graceful tree : ITEA
10
Photocopy, for short : STAT
11
British politico : TORY
12
Pep-rally sound : RAH
13
Harness parts : HAMES
19
Draw with acid : ETCH
21
Oil-drilling equipment : RIG
23
Stamina : VIGOR
24
Autumn libation : CIDER
25
Papal cape : ORALE
26
Beethoven's "___ Solemnis" : MISSA
27
Homeland of Dylan Thomas : WALES
28
Rice dish : PILAF
29
Kind of "Blue Gown" : ALICE
30
In the public eye : NOTED
32
Watered fabric : MOIRE
35
Habitual freeloaders : SPONGERS
39
"The Godfather" author : PUZO
41
Andalusian uncle : TIO
42
People of early Britain : PICTS
44
Kind of drum : SNARE
45
Certain chits : IOUS
46
London child's nursemaid : NANA
47
Mother's admonition : AHAH
48
___ Bator, Mongolia : ULAN
49
___ Island, site of a U.S. navy yard : MARE
50
Burden : ONUS
51
Maiden-name denoter : NEE
54
Dodgers' clean-up hitter : CEY

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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