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New York Times, Thursday, March 30, 1978

Author: Bette Sue Cohen
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.16, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 288 (avg 1.51)
Open Squares: 75, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
Bette Sue Cohen has 41 pre-Shortz puzzles and 6 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1978, The New York TimesNo. 10,456
Across Down
1. Sidekick : CHUM
5. Vow : OATH
9. Skiddoo! : SCAT
13. Round dance of Rumania : HORA
14. Water plants : ALGAE
15. Weary Willie : HOBO
16. Book by Agatha Christie : EVILUNDERTHESUN
19. Took umbrage : RESENTED
20. Make effervescent : AERATE
21. Leo : LION
22. Gallic family man : PERE
23. Ponce ___ : DELEON
26. Bog : MIRE
27. Fluttery fuss : ADO
30. French resort : EVIAN
31. Tittle : IOTA
32. Ball of yarn : CLEW
33. Book by Agatha Christie : CARDSONTHETABLE
36. Actress Rehan et al. : ADAS
37. Tactic : PLOY
38. City near Buffalo : OLEAN
39. Paul or Brown : LES
40. It crosses the bar : BEER
41. Gasoline and Tin Pan : ALLEYS
42. Larboard : PORT
43. To ___ (exactly) : ATEE
44. Bloom that bloomed in London : CLAIRE
47. American poet and critic: 1825–1903 : STODDARD
51. Book by Agatha Christie, with "A" : POCKETFULLOFRYE
53. Poker stake : ANTE
54. Button on a calculator : TOTAL
55. Burden of proof : ONUS
56. Char the surface of : SEAR
57. Logging equipment : AXES
58. Grade : RANK
1. Chastity's mother : CHER
2. ___ to (halted at sea) : HOVE
3. "Exodus" author : URIS
4. Principal actors : MALELEADS
5. Of yore : OLDEN
6. Like Enos, in the Bible : AGED
7. Seaman : TAR
8. Greek courtesans : HETAERAE
9. Author Hite : SHERE
10. ___ Nostra : COSA
11. Be up against : ABUT
12. Franchot of film fame : TONE
14. Chekhov : ANTON
17. Marriages : UNIONS
18. Word with after or by : HERE
22. Concise : PITHY
23. Decorative design : DECAL
24. Sidestep : EVADE
25. Turkish pounds : LIRAS
26. Engine : MOTOR
27. "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" playwright : ALBEE
28. Result of a detour : DELAY
29. Olympian who stunned Hitler : OWENS
31. Culvert opening : INLET
32. "He ___ his fiddlers three" : CALLEDFOR
34. "H.M.S. Pinafore" is one : OPERETTA
35. El Greco's city : TOLEDO
40. Evoke yawns : BORE
41. Ring-shaped island : ATOLL
42. Skinflint : PIKER
43. Collection of maps : ATLAS
44. Accountants: Abbr. : CPAS
45. Word with Ranger or Star : LONE
46. Recorded proceedings : ACTA
47. Flock of mallards : SUTE
48. Wild water buffalo : ARNA
49. Famous miler : RYUN
50. Escritoire : DESK
52. Reynard : FOX

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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