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New York Times, Wednesday, March 29, 1978

Author:
Herb L. Risteen
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 4.74, Missing: { Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 300 (avg 1.62)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
Herb L. Risteen has 244 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
David Steinberg notes:

Clue for 34-Across has an error: Snoopy himself wasn't the Red Baron — he fought the Red Baron; left as in the original.

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© 1978, The New York TimesNo. 10,455

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Across
1
Skunk's prey : TOAD
5
Rough cabin : SHACK
10
Steakhouse entree : CHOP
14
Suffix with utter and suffer : ANCE
15
Haiphong is its port : HANOI
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Mammoth : HUGE
17
English poet runs into comedian : JOHNMILTONBERLE
20
Worker who calls it a day : RETIREE
21
His catch may be six feet long : EELER
22
Typewriter lever : KEY
23
Word with cat or board : WALK
25
Savors or flavors : TASTES
29
"Look ___ hands!" : MANO
30
Propel a wherry : ROW
33
Building beam : IBAR
34
Snoopy, the Red ___ : BARON
35
Actor Vigoda : ABE
36
Stage duo : MARYMARTINGABEL
40
Time-belt initials : EST
41
The Ram in the skies : ARIES
42
Essence : GIST
43
Greek letter : RHO
44
Marmalade ingredient : RIND
45
Göteborg natives : SWEDES
47
Restrain : STAY
48
Belgian resort : SPA
49
Rancor; venom : SPITE
52
Large eared seal : SEALION
56
Singing duo : ELTONJOHNDENVER
60
Dance : REEL
61
Came into being : AROSE
62
Job for Ellery Queen : CASE
63
Fortune's partner : FAME
64
Ancient Asians : MEDES
65
Kind of clarinet or sax : ALTO
Down
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___ Mahal : TAJ
2
___ about (date-setting phrase) : ONOR
3
Have a yearning : ACHE
4
Misshape from a minor mishap : DENT
5
English counties : SHIRES
6
"Roots" author : HALEY
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Homophone for auntie : ANTE
8
Sound from a cote : COO
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Relatives : KIN
10
Impudence : CHEEK
11
Pitch : HURL
12
Flirt, in a way : OGLE
13
Legal equal : PEER
18
Emcee's need : MIKE
19
Be a member of a group : BELONG
23
"___ the trade of kings": Dryden : WARIS
24
Shortly : ANON
25
Sports official : TIMER
26
Disconcert : ABASH
27
Andrea del ___, great Italian painter : SARTO
28
Attempt : TRY
29
Defeated at chess : MATED
30
Fanatical : RABID
31
Like Falstaff : OBESE
32
Strips of shoe leather : WELTS
34
Like pickling solutions : BRINY
37
Fine fur : MARTEN
38
Diva's song : ARIA
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Period : AGE
45
Black suit : SPADES
46
Ridge : WALE
47
Purloined : STOLE
48
Be aware of : SENSE
49
Medieval toiler : SERF
50
Request : PLEA
51
News brief : ITEM
52
Booted : SHOD
53
Andean sun worshiper : INCA
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Athletic field : OVAL
55
Hatchery or snuggery : NEST
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Bread spread : JAM
58
Mining product : ORE
59
Vintage car : REO

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 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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