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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

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Across
1. 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
20. Cheap whisky : REDEYE
22. Tampered with : DOCTORED
23. Capitol Hill rejections : NAYS
25. Keep away from : SHUN
26. 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
1. Box : SPAR
2. Inner ___ : TUBE
3. Like the Gobi : ARID
4. Verdure : GREENERY
5. Monasteries or convents : ABBEYS
6. Electrical unit : REL
7. 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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