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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.
David Steinberg 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
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
Down
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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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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