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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
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
Down
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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