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New York Times, Friday, March 31, 1978

Author:
Gurner
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 42, Avg Word Len: 4.95, Missing: { J Q }, Scrabble score: 271 (avg 1.48)
Open Squares: 67, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 7, XRef: 1, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
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© 1978, The New York TimesNo. 10,457
Across
1. Maiden : LASS
5. "Do Not Go Gentle ___ That Good Night" : INTO
9. Sprit : MAST
13. Lively dance : GALOP
14. Singer Vikki : CARR
15. Hautboy : OBOE
16. "Melodie d'___," 1957 song : AMOUR
17. Bug or peek ending : ABOO
18. Fire Island sight : DUNE
19. 210 lines of poetry : FIFTEENSONNETS
22. ___ Brown, Chesterton detective : FATHER
23. Teem : POUR
24. Caesar and Luckman : SIDS
27. Clothe : ENDUE
31. Rhyme scheme : ABAA
35. Attractive : CUTE
37. "Twelfth Night" heroine : VIOLA
38. 78 bagels, rolls, or doughnuts : SIXBAKERSDOZENS
41. Crocuses : IRIDS
42. Italian actress Virna : LISI
43. Part of Q.E.D. : ERAT
44. Journalist Joseph or Stewart : ALSOP
45. Favorites : PETS
47. Mutton, e.g. : MEAT
50. Abusive speech : TIRADE
55. 288 baseball players : THIRTYTWONINES
59. Horse color : ROAN
60. Soprano Gluck : ALMA
61. Eye sparkle : GLINT
62. Charles Lamb's pen name : ELIA
63. Problem in D.C. or at sea : LEAK
64. Maurois biography of George Sand : LELIA
65. Beef-witted : DULL
66. Relative of a gannet : ERNE
67. Peepers : EYES
Down
1. Vampire : LAMIA
2. In the air : ALOFT
3. Bridge position : SOUTH
4. Lively frolics : SPREES
5. "Yes, ___," Davis autobiography : ICAN
6. Catches : NABS
7. Scoutmaster's charges : TROOP
8. University town in Maine : ORONO
9. Remodel : MODERNIZE
10. Have contiguous borders : ABUT
11. "___ and Lovers" : SONS
12. Golfer's need : TEE
13. Hook for landing large fish : GAFF
20. City in Oklahoma : ERICK
21. New, in Navarra : NUEVO
25. Tilt for two : DUEL
26. Las Vegas area : STRIP
28. Activist : DOER
29. Arm bone : ULNA
30. An opponent of 3 Down : EAST
31. Part of the Eastern Hemisphere : ASIA
32. Do a logrolling stunt : BIRL
33. Indian deer : AXIS
34. Ventral : ABDOMINAL
36. To be, to Brutus : ESSE
39. Unit of value in Ankara : ASPER
40. The same : DITTO
46. Base hit : SINGLE
48. "___ of Two Cities" : ATALE
49. President before Polk : TYLER
51. The Hoosier Poet : RILEY
52. Old-womanish : ANILE
53. Patron saint of France : DENIS
54. "Cómo ___ Vd.?" : ESTA
55. Resin used in perfumes : TOLU
56. Call a cab : HAIL
57. Government agent : TMAN
58. Ship's trail : WAKE
59. Blushing : RED

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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