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Stephanie Spadaccini
Stephanie Spadaccini

New York Times, Friday, February 24, 1978

Author:
Stephanie Spadaccini
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 41, Avg Word Len: 4.84, Missing: { F Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 271 (avg 1.47)
Open Squares: 62, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
Stephanie Spadaccini has 8 pre-Shortz puzzles and 36 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1978, The New York TimesNo. 10,422
Across
1. Door part : JAMB
5. Underground creature : MOLE
9. Plastering strip : LATH
13. Great Barrier Island : OTEA
14. 1961 Oscar winner : LOREN
15. "La donna è mobile," e.g. : ARIA
16. Alda : ALAN
17. Site of a discovery in "The Lost Chord" : ORGAN
18. Word with room or wear : MENS
19. Straight man's question : DIDYOUTAKEABATH
22. Poet who wrote "For the Time Being" : AUDEN
23. Composer born in Lille : LALO
24. River in Canada : TRENT
27. Wet blankets : DRIPS
30. Done, to Shakespeare : OER
31. As ___ A B C : EASYAS
34. Southeast Asian people : THAI
38. Beachhead place: Sept. 9, 1943 : SALERNO
40. Not solid or liquid : GASEOUS
42. Raced : SPED
43. Forcible : COGENT
45. From ___ Z : ATO
46. "Goodnight" girl : IRENE
48. Paved part of an airfield : APRON
50. Toodle-oo : TATA
52. Explosive, for short : NITRO
55. Comic's answer : WHYISONEMISSING
61. Blood: Prefix : HEMO
62. Ingredient of an Aesop tale : MORAL
63. Always : EVER
64. Sign : OMEN
65. The world, to Jaques : STAGE
66. King of Thailand : RAMA
67. Recent NASA target : MARS
68. Kind of cabbage : KALE
69. Snooty one : SNOB
Down
1. Steinbeck character : JOAD
2. Norse form of Attila : ATLI
3. Western lake : MEAD
4. East Indian fig tree : BANYAN
5. "Le ___ d'Arthur," by Malory : MORTE
6. Prom-dress material : ORGANDY
7. Seepage : LEAK
8. Nine: Prefix : ENNE
9. Excoriate : LAMBASTE
10. Pertaining to space : AREAL
11. Rio ___, city in Brazil : TINTO
12. Diner offering : HASH
14. Booming : LOUD
20. External : OUTER
21. Monte Rosa : ALP
24. Companion of turn : TOSS
25. Garner : REAP
26. Contemporary of Dashiell : ERLE
28. Storm : RAGE
29. "No man ___ island" : ISAN
32. Suffix with allow and appear : ANCE
33. Anon : SOON
35. White with age : HOAR
36. Essex or Hudson : AUTO
37. "When the Frost ___ the Punkin" : ISON
39. First and bulldog : EDITIONS
41. Newman and Redford, e.g. : STARS
44. Not particular : GENERAL
47. Abyssinian prince : RAS
49. Tough puzzles : POSERS
50. Dissertation topic : THEMA
51. Prior in "Ivanhoe" : AYMER
53. Effigy : IMAGE
54. Ceramic plate : TILE
55. "To ___ it may . . . " : WHOM
56. Siberian city : OMSK
57. Part of N.B. : NOTA
58. "Terrible" one : IVAN
59. Verne character : NEMO
60. Collar : GRAB

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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