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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
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"Yes, yes," in Yucatan : SISI
5
Insipid : BANAL
10
Deck post for cables : BITT
14
Start the bidding : OPEN
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Lucine of the Met : AMARA
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Singular achiever : ONER
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Secondhand : USED
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Approach perfection : RIPEN
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Stare amorously : OGLE
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Divisions of a hockey game : PERIODS
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With intensity : ACUTELY
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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
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"High" time : NOON
Down
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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
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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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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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