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New York Times, Tuesday, February 28, 1978

Author:
Herb L. Risteen
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 4.87, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 282 (avg 1.52)
Open Squares: 65, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
Herb L. Risteen has 244 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1978, The New York TimesNo. 10,426
Across
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Antlered animal : STAG
5
Military equipment : ARMOR
10
Leg part : CALF
14
One sound of contentment : PURR
15
"___ Street Blues," 1916 song : BEALE
16
Cupid : AMOR
17
Rose lover : ABIE
18
River of song : BLUEDANUBE
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Cheap whisky : REDEYE
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Tampered with : DOCTORED
23
Capitol Hill rejections : NAYS
25
Keep away from : SHUN
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Intervenes : STEPSIN
29
"Hedda Gabler" playwright : IBSEN
32
Suffixes with gang or young : STERS
33
Time of day : NOON
35
Hugo's "___ Blas" : RUY
37
Not strict : EASY
38
Spanish gunboat : BARCA
39
All-inclusive : WIDE
40
Building section : ELL
41
Shade of green : LIME
42
Retrieves and returns : SHAGS
43
Letter on a key : KAPPA
46
Crisp cracker : SALTINE
48
Varnishes : LACS
50
Spick-and-span : NEAT
51
Critic or iconoclast : DEBUNKER
55
"Men ___ angels": Browning : ARENOT
59
Cabinetmaker's material : ORANGEWOOD
61
Rikki-tikki-___ (Kipling mongoose) : TAVI
62
Bell sound : DING
63
"For as you sow, ___ like to reap": Butler : YEARE
64
First czar : IVAN
65
Formerly : ONCE
66
Fluff : ERROR
67
Very hard to handle : EELY
Down
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Box : SPAR
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Inner ___ : TUBE
3
Like the Gobi : ARID
4
Verdure : GREENERY
5
Monasteries or convents : ABBEYS
6
Electrical unit : REL
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Muller of a Whittier poem : MAUD
8
Grocery items : OLEOS
9
Asian land : REDCHINA
10
Church laws : CANONS
11
Sino-Russian river : AMUR
12
Rounded part : LOBE
13
Mr. Flintstone : FRED
19
"Three men in ___" : ATUB
21
Kennel sounds : YAPS
24
Commandments mount : SINAI
26
Stride loftily : STALK
27
Electrical inventor : TESLA
28
Standards : NORMS
30
Of a Great Lake : ERIAN
31
Push slightly : NUDGE
32
Call on : SEE
34
Vast quantity : OCEAN
36
Affirmative : YES
38
"Shiner" : BLACKEYE
39
Formal attire : WHITETIE
42
Asterisk : STAR
44
Splurge at the track : PLUNGE
45
Relative of a twinge : PANG
47
Straw boss : LEADER
49
Drain : SEWER
51
Bygone bird : DODO
52
Green land : ERIN
53
Judge's bench : BANC
54
Stadium sound : ROAR
56
Apse's neighbor : NAVE
57
Bathtub shape : OVAL
58
Lilliputian : TINY
60
Genovese gold : ORO

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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