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New York Times, Monday, February 20, 1978

Author: Johnson
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.79, Missing: { B J K P Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 254 (avg 1.36)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 9, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
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© 1978, The New York TimesNo. 10,418
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1. Plasterer's need : LATH
5. Cause to be one : UNIFY
10. This, to a señora : ESTA
14. Words of understanding : ISEE
15. Bristlelike parts : SETAE
16. Like ___ of bricks : ATON
17. Volcano that erupted in 1169 : ETNA
18. Willful : HEADSTRONG
20. Kind of seat : SADDLE
22. Apollo's mother : LETO
23. Half a nautical reply : AYE
24. Ares' Roman counterpart : MARS
26. Dispatched : SENT
28. Searching for food : FORAGING
32. Got married again : REWED
35. Bauxite and stibnite : ORES
36. Not messy : NEAT
38. Friend of the cause : DONOR
40. Christian calendar period : LENT
41. Jokester's question : GETIT
43. In good shape : HALE
44. Appointments : DATES
46. Change the décor : REDO
47. Behold, to Pilate : ECCE
48. Layer of skin : DERMA
50. Like a saw : SERRATED
52. On stage by herself : SOLA
54. First name of a memorable slave : DRED
55. Candlenut tree : AMA
58. Strews for drying : TEDS
60. Published : ISSUED
64. Numbskull : DUNDERHEAD
67. MacDonald's "The Egg ___" : ANDI
68. Cousin of in re : ASTO
69. Wreck completely, as a car : TOTAL
70. Actress Diana : RIGG
71. Run into : MEET
72. Alarming : SCARY
73. Opposite of hivers : ETES
1. Golfers' concerns : LIES
2. Nick Charles's dog : ASTA
3. Take care of : TEND
4. V.I.P.'s at prep schools : HEADMASTERS
5. Groomsmen's job : USHERING
6. Mary Lincoln, ___ Todd : NEE
7. Boot peninsula: Abbr. : ITAL
8. Covers a dice bet : FADES
9. Word with year or day : YESTER
10. Head part : EAR
11. Covered walk : STOA
12. Martin or Orlando : TONY
13. Supernatural being: Fr. : ANGE
19. ___ down (quieted) : TONED
21. Barrel stave : LAG
25. Scornful expression : SNEER
27. "___ better than one" : TWOHEADSARE
28. Shepherd's concern : FOLD
29. Nymph of the hills : OREAD
30. French income : RENTE
31. Access points : GATES
33. Pass a bill : ENACT
34. "___ far niente" : DOLCE
37. ___ over (aided in distress) : TIDED
39. Bamboolike grass : REED
42. With intense heat : TORRIDLY
45. Dealt a heavy blow : SMOTE
49. Puts on the qui vive : ALERTS
51. ___ adjudicata : RES
53. Kind of committee : ADHOC
55. Early fruit fancier : ADAM
56. Be in a brown study : MUSE
57. Stake : ANTE
59. ___ trap (lure) : SETA
61. Kind of rule : UNIT
62. Advantage : EDGE
63. Site of an archeological search : DIGS
65. Decimal point : DOT
66. Rhine feeder : AAR

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 1 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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