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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
1. 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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