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New York Times, Wednesday, March 15, 1978

Author: Beverly J. Seward
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { J Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 261 (avg 1.40)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 11, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
Beverly J. Seward has 17 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1978, The New York TimesNo. 10,441
Across Down
1. "Yes, yes," in Yucatan : SISI
5. Insipid : BANAL
10. Deck post for cables : BITT
14. Start the bidding : OPEN
15. Lucine of the Met : AMARA
16. Singular achiever : ONER
17. Secondhand : USED
18. Approach perfection : RIPEN
19. Stare amorously : OGLE
20. Divisions of a hockey game : PERIODS
22. With intensity : ACUTELY
24. Stood up : AROSE
26. Tenth N.T. book : EPH
27. Fish-eating sea bird : GANNET
30. Elite athlete : ALLSTAR
34. O. Henry's "___ Jimmy Valentine" : ALIAS
35. Martian: Comb. form : AREO
36. ___ plaisir : AVEC
38. Beethoven's birthplace : BONN
39. "Who's on ___?" : FIRST
40. Artist Bonheur : ROSA
41. Discard : SHED
42. Emulate Horace Greeley : EDIT
43. Smugglers Notch sight : SKIER
44. Native of Damascus or Baghdad : ARABIAN
46. "___ Seconds Over Tokyo" : THIRTY
47. Abbr. on a gas pump : REG
48. Putting area : GREEN
50. Copper : REDCENT
54. Rolls with the punches : HANGSIN
58. Fail to include : OMIT
59. Mundane ___ Alexandria : ERAOF
61. ___ down (modify) : TONE
62. Rodolfo's beloved : MIMI
63. What Victor Emmanuel once ruled : REGNO
64. "Beetle Bailey" dog : OTTO
65. One of the Waughs : ALEC
66. Bullock : STEER
67. "High" time : NOON
1. First course : SOUP
2. "Ego" follower in Caesar's narratives : IPSE
3. Merlin or Dixon : SEER
4. Two of five expanses : INDIANANDARCTIC
5. Actress from Paris : BARDOT
6. Imperfectly : AMISS
7. Part of a baby's day : NAP
8. Notation in a realtor's notebook : AREA
9. Father of Galahad : LANCELOT
10. "Seventeen" author : BOOTHTARKINGTON
11. "Bus Stop" author : INGE
12. Spill the beans : TELL
13. It beats the deuce : TREY
21. Bornite and stibnite : ORES
23. Bullish times : UPS
25. Pirate's ornament : EARRING
27. Tittle-tattles : GABS
28. Greeting from the 50th : ALOHA
29. Forty follower : NINER
31. "___ we forget" : LEST
32. Assets, in Arles : AVOIR
33. Do a composing room job : RESET
35. Radames's beloved : AIDA
37. Golf announcer Middlecoff : CARY
39. Put-on artists : FEIGNERS
43. ___ Nung, legendary Chinese emperor : SHEN
45. Bonnet visitor : BEE
46. "___ Two," 1942 song : TEAFOR
49. Arles's stream : RHONE
50. Ballet by Balanchine : ROMA
51. Oscar-winner Jannings : EMIL
52. Item to "spare" in 1932 : DIME
53. Tare's partner : TRET
55. Pepys's "And ___ bed" : SOTO
56. "Come ___ the garden, Maud": Tennyson : INTO
57. Relative of argon : NEON
60. Cycle : AGE

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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