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New York Times, Tuesday, February 21, 1978

Author: Eli Wesoff
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.11, Missing: { F Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 314 (avg 1.66)
Open Squares: 67, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
Eli Wesoff has 93 pre-Shortz puzzles and 1 Shortz Era puzzle in our database.
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© 1978, The New York TimesNo. 10,419
Across Down
1. Lawyers' org. : ABA
4. Word with green or wise : ACRES
9. Cuyler of baseball's Hall of Fame : KIKI
13. Invasion city in 1942 : ORAN
14. Artless : NAIVE
15. "Whatever ___ right": Pope : ISIS
16. Dime-novel sleuth : NICKCARTER
18. Caliologist's topic : NEST
19. Werner of films : OSKAR
20. Historic period : DARKAGES
22. Disavow : RETRACT
24. Kind of worm or weed : SILK
25. Westerns : OATERS
27. Entrapped a dogie : NOOSED
31. Scarce item in 1932 : JOB
33. Blue-pencils : EDITS
35. Boredom : ENNUI
36. "___, Time stays, we go": Dobson : ALAS
38. Beige colors : ECRUS
40. ___ du Nord, busy depot in Paris : GARE
41. Evil habits : VICES
43. European movie houses : KINOS
45. Author Kesey : KEN
46. Kind of gun : ACKACK
48. "___ Goes By," 1931 song : ASTIME
50. Horse's motion : GAIT
52. Becomes fond of : TAKESTO
55. Shake-up : TURNOVER
58. Glacial ridge : ESKER
59. Dinero or moola : KALE
60. Where Housman's lad lived : SHROPSHIRE
62. Cattle, to Cowper : KINE
63. Closely twisted : KINKY
64. Extra item in an env. : ENCL
65. Hooded hoods : KLAN
66. Use the rudder : STEER
67. Ocean-lane direction : SSE
1. Originate : ARISE
2. Dos-à-dos : BACKTOBACK
3. Capital of Turkey : ANKARA
4. Table-talk collection : ANA
5. Sleight-of-hand feat : CARDTRICK
6. Hayworth : RITA
7. Between Tinker and Chance : EVERS
8. Pianist Rudolf : SERKIN
9. Wray's abductor : KINGKONG
10. What "video" means : ISEE
11. Post office get-together : KISS
12. Adherent : IST
13. ___ about (date-setting phrase) : ONOR
17. Old aircraft : CRATE
21. Source of some medicines : ALOE
23. Give up : CEDE
26. Narrow channel : STRIA
28. Reptilian leathers : SNAKESKINS
29. Chartres's river : EURE
30. "___ dien," motto of the Prince of Wales : DIEN
31. Beanery beverage : JAVA
32. Suffix used in names of acids : OLIC
34. Beach danger : SUNSTROKE
37. Having the hue of the Mediterranean : SEAGREEN
39. Knave, at cards: Sp. : SOTA
42. Use a radar beam : SCAN
44. Dickens villain : SIKES
47. Newsstands : KIOSKS
49. Interlocks : MESHES
51. "Emmy" winner : TVHIT
53. Prayer hour : TERCE
54. U.S.S.R. grain market : OREL
55. Jet part, usually for smokers : TAIL
56. Arm bone : ULNA
57. Sea bird : ERNE
59. "___-Katy," 1918 song : KKK
61. Unit of light intensity : PYR

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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