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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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Students & seniors
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
16. 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
1. ___ 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
7. Homophone for auntie : ANTE
8. Sound from a cote : COO
9. 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
39. 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
54. Athletic field : OVAL
55. Hatchery or snuggery : NEST
57. 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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