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New York Times, Tuesday, March 7, 1978

Author: Herb L. Risteen
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { J P Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 269 (avg 1.44)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
Herb L. Risteen has 244 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
PS notes: Clue for 1-Across has an error—estimates of the total number of people who have ever lived are closer to 108 billion, even 37 years after this puzzle was published; left as in the original.
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© 1978, The New York TimesNo. 10,433
Across Down
1. First of trillions : ADAM
5. Ice-cold shower : SLEET
10. Sort of wort : HERB
14. Prefix with god or goddess : DEMI
15. Marilyn of the Met : HORNE
16. Omnium-gatherum : OLIO
17. Sherlock Holmes story : ACASEOFIDENTITY
20. Zaharias was one : ATHLETE
21. Facilitated : EASED
22. Name extolled by Cohan : MARY
23. Boats or carriages : GIGS
25. Furniture pieces : DIVANS
28. Strawberry ___ : SODA
29. Twice : BIS
32. "Trinity" author : URIS
33. Assign : ALLOT
34. Printer's purchase : INK
35. "The ___," Sherlock Holmes story : REDHEADEDLEAGUE
39. Chemical suffix : ENE
40. TV heroine : RHODA
41. Carolina rail : SORA
42. Latest: Prefix : NEO
43. C.S.A. army : REBS
44. Add chips to the poker pot : FATTEN
46. Plucky : GAME
47. Clothing for Cassius : TOGA
48. Plains animal : BISON
51. Remained : TARRIED
54. Sherlock Holmes story : ASTUDYINSCARLET
58. Pass lightly over : SLUR
59. Kind of accent : ACUTE
60. Spanish river : EBRO
61. Conduce : TEND
62. Distributed : METED
63. Shipped : SENT
1. Political org. : ADA
2. Numerical prefix : DECA
3. Amo, amas, ___ : AMAT
4. Jumble : MISHMASH
5. Blacksmiths : SHOERS
6. High-reaching : LOFTY
7. Great Lakes port : ERIE
8. Objective : END
9. Item in a golf bag : TEE
10. ___ a pistol : HOTAS
11. Ivy League football champs: 1977 : ELIS
12. Ceremony : RITE
13. First Sec. of Transportation: 1966 : BOYD
18. Spirit : ELAN
19. Make ineffective : NEGATE
23. Meir : GOLDA
24. Any superstar : IDOL
25. City near Köln : DUREN
26. Drama by Samuel Johnson : IRENE
27. Television : VIDEO
28. Vehicles on runners : SLEDS
29. Bunker type : BIGOT
30. Accustom : INURE
31. Dagger or dirk : SKEAN
33. Hacienda material : ADOBE
36. Trip for Junior : ERRAND
37. Attention-getter : AHEM
38. Fred and Adele : ASTAIRES
44. Kind of march or landing : FORCED
45. Taj Mahal city : AGRA
46. Fruit or bottle : GOURD
47. Little bit : TASTE
48. Fiber for fabrics : BAST
49. ___ of Pines : ISLE
50. Stupefy : STUN
51. Fastener : TNUT
52. Major European waterway : ELBE
53. Bruce of films : DERN
55. "Fam and ___," Albee play : YAM
56. Pleistocene scenery : ICE
57. Goody Two-shoes, for one : TOT

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

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