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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 Down
1. 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
1. 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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