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New York Times, Saturday, February 4, 1978

Author: Michael Priestley
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 39, Avg Word Len: 4.89, Missing: { J Q W Z }, Scrabble score: 290 (avg 1.56)
Open Squares: 82, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
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© 1978, The New York TimesNo. 10,402
Across Down
1. Unwind : RELAX
6. Scriven : PEN
9. N.H.L.'s Sanderson : DEREK
14. Overhead : ABOVE
15. "Then to the spicy nut-brown ___": Milton : ALE
16. Act the ham : EMOTE
17. Most common throw in dice : SEVEN
18. Heart of a certain tart : RASPBERRY
20. January, in Cádiz : ENERO
21. D.A.'s : ATTS
22. Gypsy gentlemen : RYES
23. Titled ones : NOBILITY
26. Nessen et al. : RONS
30. Ice field : FLOE
31. Skedaddle : SCRAM
35. "See ___ . . . " : APIN
36. Ward (off) : FEND
37. Greetings from Hilo : ALOHA
38. Locale in Twain's "Roughing It" : NEVADA
40. Ethan and Zeena : FROMES
41. Thin pancake : CREPE
42. Out of port : ASEA
45. Elegant wood : TEAK
46. Crew members : HANDS
47. May heroines : MOMS
48. Bricklayers' troughs : HODS
49. Small streams : RIVULETS
52. This, in Taxco : ESTA
55. Winged : ALAR
56. Trickster : KNAVE
61. Lear's trio : DAUGHTERS
63. Odin, Thor et al. : AESIR
64. Ramada : ARBOR
65. Uncle, to Pablo : TIO
66. Procrastinator's word : LATER
67. Appearances : MIENS
68. Manuel or Martin : SAN
69. Rubbish : DROSS
1. Make an incised mark : RASE
2. O'Neill character : EBEN
3. It's nothing to Chris Evert : LOVE
4. Protest or testify : AVER
5. Gas used in TV tubes : XENON
6. New Testament allegory : PARABLE
7. Euphoria : ELATION
8. Settled down comfortably : NESTLED
9. Fledgling in society : DEB
10. Fabric used as an abrasive : EMERYCLOTH
11. Calhoun : RORY
12. Bien-___ (well-being): Fr. : ETRE
13. Cronin's "The ___ of the Kingdom" : KEYS
19. "___ Love You," Mercer hit : PSI
24. Medieval king : OFFA
25. Despot : TSAR
26. Home, to cattle : RANCH
27. Locale for lorgnettes : OPERA
28. Oscar winner: 1958 : NIVEN
29. Garden flower : SNAPDRAGON
32. Amorist : ROMEO
33. In the lead : AHEAD
34. Goalies' protections : MASKS
39. Lucy's TV partner : DESI
40. Lenten observance : FAST
42. Lucky pieces : AMULETS
43. Sun-rooms : SOLARIA
44. "Nature" essayist : EMERSON
50. Brewer's aid : VAT
51. Norse bard of yore : SKALD
52. Cheese market : EDAM
53. Hindu wrap : SARI
54. Subway tunnel : TUBE
57. Within arm's length : NEAR
58. Regarding : ASTO
59. Contends : VIES
60. Blunders : ERRS
62. Wage units: Abbr. : HRS

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

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