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New York Times, Wednesday, March 22, 1978

Author:
Johnson
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.16, Missing: { Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 292 (avg 1.53)
Open Squares: 75, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
Johnson has 29 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1978, The New York TimesNo. 10,448

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Across
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Male swans : COBS
5
Heavenly Bears : URSAE
10
Stinger : WASP
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Inter ___ : ALIA
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Enter a harbor : PUTIN
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Slab at the base of a column : ORLO
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G.&S. character : LITTLEBUTTERCUP
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Signaled by gesturing : MOTIONED
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Makes a mess of : HASHES
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What hobos ride : RODS
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Washout : BUST
24
Comedy acts : SKITS
26
"10-6," in C.B. lingo : BUSY
27
Marshall Plan initials : ERP
30
What "syne" means : SINCE
31
"I cannot tell ___" : ALIE
32
Notion : IDEA
33
Dickens character : THEARTFULDODGER
36
Droop : LOLL
37
Give an inkling : HINT
38
Have a Lucullan treat : FEAST
39
Morsel for Rover : ORT
40
QB Jones of the Colts : BERT
41
Fixed look : STARE
42
"Battle Hymn" poet : HOWE
43
Worms greeting : HEIL
44
Cat or wool : ANGORA
47
Units of distance for ships : SEAMILES
51
U.S. folk character : JOHNNYAPPLESEED
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Suits to ___ : ATEE
54
Threadbare : TRITE
55
Like most basketball players : TALL
56
Bamboolike grass : REED
57
Group of eight : OCTAD
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"The ___ the limit!" : SKYS
Down
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Smooth : CALM
2
Medley : OLIO
3
Post for fastening towlines : BITT
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Adjective for "Gulliver's Travels" : SATIRICAL
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Affects radically : UPENDS
6
Chawbacons : RUBES
7
An upright in a wall : STUD
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River islet : AIT
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Went gaga over : ENTHUSED
10
Defeat : WORST
11
Washington Square sight : ARCH
12
Twist about : SLUE
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Boston ___ Orchestra : POPS
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Post-riot thief : LOOTER
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Word with chair or mark : EASY
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Put up : BUILT
24
The Nile, to Isaiah : SIHOR
25
Genuflected : KNELT
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Mincing no words : BLUNT
27
Poe or Guest : EDGAR
28
One-time Dodger : REESE
29
Fragment or fraction : PART
30
Historic town in Normandy : STLO
31
Like Chicago in 1871 : AFIRE
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Dreamers : IDEALISTS
34
"Show Me ___ Go Home," 1925 song : THEWAYTO
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Wolfe's "___ and the River" : OFTIME
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Nobelist in Physics: 1954 : BORN
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Part of S.W.A.K. : SEALED
42
Made keen : HONED
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Seven: Comb. form : HEPTA
44
Open a bit : AJAR
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Missive : NOTE
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Indian butter : GHEE
47
Rotisserie need : SPIT
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Need a caulking : LEAK
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Hard to handle : EELY
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Seats for jockeys: Abbr. : SDLS
52
Rainbow : ARC

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

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