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New York Times, Wednesday, March 8, 1978

Author: Johnson
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 32, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { G J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 292 (avg 1.51)
Open Squares: 79, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 7, XRef: 1, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
Johnson has 29 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1978, The New York TimesNo. 10,434
Across Down
1. Salvador from Spain : DALI
5. Watchdog satellite : SAMOS
10. Ill-tempered one : CRAB
14. Wise to : INON
15. Happy as ___ : ALARK
16. Speeder's comeuppance : FINE
17. Hair color : STRAWBERRYBLOND
20. Cousins of PX's : CANTEENS
21. Rents : LEASES
22. Like a June day : RARE
23. Four gills : PINT
24. Tropical marine deposits : CORALS
27. Sahara sight : DUNE
28. Agcy. regulating natural gas : FPC
31. Odorous : OLENT
32. Terrible : DIRE
33. Defendant's answer : PLEA
34. Atlanta address : PEACHTREESTREET
37. Word with human or horse : RACE
38. Proportion : RATE
39. Pass cautiously through : REEVE
40. Hill dweller : ANT
41. Emcee's spot : DAIS
42. Roof part : RAFTER
43. Slay : DOIN
44. Time's partner : TIDE
45. Uprising : REVOLT
48. Waste away by fasting : MACERATE
52. Life, in a 1931 song : ABOWLOFCHERRIES
54. Author of "My Life": 1975 : MEIR
55. "The news service of the weak": Ceram : RUMOR
56. Fish-eating birds : ERNS
57. "Handy" fellow : ANDY
58. Bruins and Rangers : SIXES
59. Unit of force : DYNE
1. Record : DISC
2. Pilaster : ANTA
3. Desolate : LORN
4. Hypnotized : INATRANCE
5. Weapons for Jeb Stuart's men : SABERS
6. Coeur d'___ : ALENE
7. Belligerent god : MARS
8. Lord John Boyd ___, 1949 Nobelist for Peace : ORR
9. City silhouettes : SKYLINES
10. Certain keynote : CFLAT
11. Grande and Branco : RIOS
12. James II's daughter : ANNE
13. Four-posters : BEDS
18. "There is no ___ but life": Ruskin : WEALTH
19. Nota ___ : BENE
23. Kind of soup : PUREE
24. Coconut meat : COPRA
25. New York city : OLEAN
26. Move in a reverse direction : REACT
27. Eating habits : DIETS
28. Argosy : FLEET
29. Gripe : PEEVE
30. Provide what is needed : CATER
32. Part of the plumbing : DRAIN
33. Kind of stocks : PREFERRED
35. Quislings : TRAITORS
36. Swap-shop fellow : TRADER
41. Pretty gal : DOLL
42. Kitchen utensils : RICERS
43. Dot : DOWRY
44. Western resort : TAHOE
45. Nicaraguan native : RAMA
46. "___ Holden," Bacheller novel : EBEN
47. Empty : VOID
48. Year when George V became King : MCMX
49. Ethereal : AIRY
50. Ky. neighbor : TENN
51. Sum, ___, . . . : ESSE
53. Follower of 51 Down : FUI

Answer summary: 4 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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