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New York Times, Monday, March 20, 1978

Author:
Joy L. Wouk
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.79, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 304 (avg 1.63)
Open Squares: 70, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 10, XRef: 0, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
Joy L. Wouk has 124 pre-Shortz puzzles and 9 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1978, The New York TimesNo. 10,446
Across
1. Benedictine's garb : COWL
5. Line of cliffs : SCARP
10. Palo ___ : ALTO
14. "___ of him who form'd the whole": Byron : ARAY
15. Wainscot part : PANEL
16. Oar part : LOOM
17. Traveler's first disappointment : PASSPORTPICTURE
20. Trinitrotoluene : TNT
21. Commedia dell'___ : ARTE
22. Carrying baggage : LADEN
23. Blue-pencils : EDITS
25. Young archer : AMOR
27. White water : RAPIDS
29. Rorschach's device : BLOT
30. Word with nap or nip : CAT
33. Russian sea : ARAL
34. Apiece : EACH
35. Hasten : HIE
36. Traveler's realization : NOPLACELIKEHOME
41. Custom : USE
42. Accountant's item : COST
43. Word with air or work : OPEN
44. ___ diem : PER
45. Completes : CAPS
46. Irish dramatist : OCASEY
48. Sacred : HOLY
49. Manifest : OVERT
50. Precipitous : SHEER
53. Served perfectly : ACED
54. D.D.E. : IKE
57. Causes of jet lag : TIMEDIFFERENCES
61. Greedy : AVID
62. Fable's end : MORAL
63. Supplements, with "out" : EKES
64. What Lola does : GETS
65. Showy perennial : PEONY
66. Lowly Anglo-Saxon : ESNE
Down
1. Rank under maj. : CAPT
2. Mediterranean port : ORAN
3. "Circular file" contents : WASTEPAPER
4. River ending at Ghent : LYS
5. Lacrosse and skittles : SPORTS
6. Supermarket vehicles : CARTS
7. Status quo ___ : ANTE
8. Corded fabric : REP
9. Fold, in Mulhouse : PLI
10. Wedding area : ALTAR
11. Garish : LOUD
12. Rent : TORE
13. Portent : OMEN
18. Cashier's stamp : PAID
19. Dress : CLOTHE
24. Only Englishman buried in Arlington : DILL
25. Jai ___ : ALAI
26. Word with turtle soup : MOCK
27. " . . . mouse ___ the clock" : RANUP
28. Rebelled : AROSE
29. Haberdashery collection : BELTS
30. Music for two fingers : CHOPSTICKS
31. ___ Semple McPherson : AIMEE
32. Minute : TEENY
37. Harmony : ACCORD
38. One source of energy : COAL
39. Perceive : ESPY
40. Venerable : HOAR
46. Too : OVERLY
47. Homophone for seed : CEDE
48. Gives attention : HEEDS
49. QE2 milieu : OCEAN
50. "The ___ at eve had drunk . . . " : STAG
51. Lay away for the future : HIVE
52. Discharge : EMIT
53. Hairdo : AFRO
55. Piercing : KEEN
56. Existence : ESSE
58. Mischief-maker : IMP
59. Ill-wisher : FOE
60. Martha Washington, ___ Dandridge : NEE

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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