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New York Times, Friday, March 17, 1978

Author:
Hugh McElroy
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 46, Avg Word Len: 4.59, Missing: { F Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 256 (avg 1.43)
Open Squares: 46, Cheaters: 12, FITB: 16, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
Hugh McElroy has 20 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1978, The New York TimesNo. 10,443
Across
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Rehearsal group : CAST
5
Roman statesman : CATO
9
Irish wit and playwright : GBS
12
Feed the kitty : ANTE
13
Chicago airport : OHARE
15
Mountain: Comb. form : OREO
16
" . . . ___ O'Rourke" : MEANDMAMIE
18
Require : NEED
19
Certain funds : TRUSTS
20
Not so fast : SLOWER
22
Shad ___ : ROE
23
Mary Ellen of ballet : MOYLAN
24
Word before pay or path : BASE
27
Isle of ___, in the Irish Sea : MAN
28
Constellation : ARGO
30
Handy bills : ONES
31
Resort in the Pyrenees : PAU
32
Football ploy : ENDRUN
34
Actress O'Connor : UNA
35
___ Isle : EMERALD
37
W.W. II area : ETO
38
Piano fixers : TUNERS
40
"___ tu" (Verdi aria) : ERI
41
Spanish painter : SERT
42
"Damn Yankees" girl : LOLA
43
Rival of a Rep. : DEM
44
On bended ___ : KNEE
45
___ the barrelhead : CASHON
47
___ alai : JAI
49
Glossy fabric : SATEEN
50
One who keens : MOANER
53
Church part : APSE
54
"Kathleen ___" : MAVOURNEEN
57
Donna of films : REED
58
Aspersions : SLURS
59
Sea eagle or lake in Ireland : ERNE
60
Word with board or stone : KEY
61
Yankee shortstop : DENT
62
Actor O'Neal : RYAN
Down
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Machine part : CAM
2
Writer Claude : ANET
3
O'Toole is one : STAR
4
Terms in office : TENURES
5
French title : COMTE
6
Triumphant cries : AHAS
7
"___ o' Shanter" : TAM
8
Prayer : ORISON
9
"The ___ Grass of Home" : GREENGREEN
10
Pub drink : BEER
11
Ireland, the Old ___ : SOD
14
Slithery : EELY
15
Ahead : ONWARD
17
Honor T.E. Lawrence refused : DSO
21
He played Chan before Toler : OLAND
23
O'Sullivan from Boyle : MAUREEN
24
Event for John L. Sullivan : BOUT
25
Make void : ANNUL
26
"The Green Crow" : SEANOCASEY
27
Actress Murray: 1885–1965 : MAE
29
Bizarre : OUTRE
31
Irish V.I.P.'s : PMS
32
Whitney : ELI
33
Observe : NOTE
35
Rub out : ERASE
36
Irish Sea, ___ of the Atlantic : ARM
39
Pleased as Punch : ELATED
41
Cornelia Otis ___ : SKINNER
43
O'Connor from Chicago : DONALD
46
Fashion's varying lines : HEMS
47
Knight vs. knight : JOUST
48
Rhine feeder : AAR
49
Graf ___ : SPEE
50
"On a St. Patrick's ___ . . . " : MORN
51
Like a banshee's wail : EERY
52
Sand, in Sicilia : RENA
53
Noah's houseboat : ARK
55
Sight, in Sedan : VUE
56
North Sea Feeder : NEN

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 1 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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