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New York Times, Wednesday, April 12, 1978

Author:
John S. Richter, Sr.
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 39, Avg Word Len: 5.17, Missing: { J Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 272 (avg 1.46)
Open Squares: 60, Cheaters: 12, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
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© 1978, The New York TimesNo. 10,469
Across
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Costa Brava is here : SPAIN
6
Cut prices drastically : SLASH
11
The act of snoring : STERTOR
13
First-team member : STARTER
15
Fabric for bed sheets : PERCALE
16
Share in : PARTAKE
17
The "few" in a Churchill speech : RAF
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"I hear lake water ___": Yeats : LAPPING
20
Sch. affiliate : PTA
21
Friendship : AMITY
23
Tarry : LAG
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Brilliance : ECLAT
26
Spreads hay : TEDS
27
Austrian-Italian region : TYROL
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"The ox-eyed" of Olympus : HERA
30
Beauticians, at times : DYERS
32
Whatnot : ETAGERE
34
Amphibian : TOAD
36
Slide aside : SKID
37
Craves : DESIRES
40
Willingham's "___ a Man" : ENDAS
43
Store event : SALE
44
Goes with the gale : SCUDS
46
Senior citizen, in Berlin : ALTE
48
Throb : PULSE
50
She wrote "To Kill a Mockingbird" : LEE
51
Bane of grain : ERGOT
52
Honshu sash : OBI
53
Bridge over a valley : VIADUCT
56
Stat of interest to Catfish : ERA
57
Long-handled cups : DIPPERS
59
Live together : COHABIT
61
Guarantees : ENSURES
62
Displaced persons : EMIGRES
63
Sign inside a diner : GENTS
64
Group of eight : OCTAD
Down
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___ clams : STEAMED
2
Deceit : PERFIDY
3
Bowlike line : ARC
4
Calabrian's land : ITALY
5
Famed musical theme : NOLA
6
Musial or Kenton : STAN
7
Capacious : LARGE
8
Origami, e.g. : ART
9
Office gadget : STAPLER
10
100 acres: Var. : HEKTARE
11
Small herring : SPRAT
12
Answer : REPLY
13
Taps : SPIGOTS
14
Lariat : REATA
19
Reduce by degrees : PARE
22
Ugandan pests : TSETSES
25
Cheese named for an English village : CHEDDAR
27
Peter, Paul, Nicholas et al. : TSARS
28
Constance and Louise : LAKES
31
Reine's partner : ROI
33
Schnapps : GIN
35
Lower in the social status : DECLASS
37
Finger-painting in nursery school : DAUBING
38
Oval : ELLIPSE
39
Prosecuted : SUED
41
High-school subject : ALGEBRA
42
Having legendary associations : STORIED
43
Fine porcelain : SPODE
45
40-40 in tennis : DEUCE
47
States: Fr. : ETATS
49
Turn inside out : EVERT
51
The Christian ___ : ETHIC
54
Angers : IRES
55
Perry from Pennsylvania : COMO
58
Paronomasia : PUN
60
C.I.A. man : AGT

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 1 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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