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New York Times, Monday, April 17, 1978

Author: Herb L. Risteen
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 42, Avg Word Len: 4.82, Missing: { F J K Q W X }, Scrabble score: 259 (avg 1.42)
Open Squares: 68, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 8, XRef: 0, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1
Herb L. Risteen has 244 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1978, The New York TimesNo. 10,474
Across Down
1. Motorist's need : GAS
4. Hunt deity : DIANA
9. Sight in N.M. : MESA
13. Choir singer : ALTO
15. Terminated : ENDED
16. Breslau's river : ODER
17. Tavern item : BEER
18. Volcano that killed 30,000 in 1902 : PELEE
19. Flirt : OGLE
20. Dutch philosopher, expounder of pantheism : SPINOZA
22. Campus ordeals : ORALS
23. Anger : HEAT
24. He has pressing problems : IRONER
27. Gets a hint of : SCENTS
29. Where Wicklow is : EIRE
30. Once around the oval : LAP
33. Radio role of John Todd : TONTO
34. Shows sorrow : SOBS
35. Whitney : ELI
36. Woeful word : ALAS
37. Unkempt : RATTY
39. Ore carrier : VEIN
40. Clothing style : MOD
41. "You ___ Me Love You" : MADE
42. "The Odd Couple" playwright : SIMON
43. Bear or Lion : PRO
44. Tel ___ : AVIV
45. Later on, to Pedro : MANANA
46. Bearlike : URSINE
48. Stable fare : OATS
49. Specialized jargon : ARGOT
51. Recount : NARRATE
54. Gaucho's weapon : BOLA
55. Lake herring : CISCO
57. Tamara ___, famed ballerina : GEVA
59. Dutch dairy product : EDAM
60. Deck : ADORN
61. "Come Back to ___" : ERIN
62. Fictional heroine : TESS
63. Nickname for Ichabod Crane's rival : BONES
64. Foxy : SLY
1. Chatter : GAB
2. Pub beverages : ALES
3. Vermonter who gained fame in Illinois : STEPHENADOUGLAS
4. Terminals : DEPOTS
5. Don Juan's mother : INEZ
6. Californian who gained fame in Illinois : ADLAIESTEVENSON
7. Mary Lincoln, ___ Todd : NEE
8. Hoosier fabulist : ADE
9. "Lalla Rookh" poet : MOORE
10. Kansan who gained fame in Illinois : EDGARLEEMASTERS
11. Find a buyer : SELL
12. "Scourge of mortals": Homer : ARES
14. Adjusts to a new environment : ORIENTS
21. Contemporary pact : NATO
22. Change for a five : ONES
25. Funny guy : RIOT
26. By hook ___ crook : ORBY
27. Act that made history : STAMP
28. Put in a false light : COLOR
31. "___ is in the streets": Proverbs : ALION
32. Feather, wing or fin : PINNA
37. Sitarist Shankar : RAVI
38. Tennis term : ADIN
39. Wine connoisseur's interest : VINTAGE
41. Fore or main follower : MAST
42. Moselle tributary : SAAR
45. Nitwits : MORONS
47. Is footloose : ROAMS
49. Encourage in iniquity : ABET
50. Did ranch work : RODE
52. Farm unit : ACRE
53. Wickedness : EVIL
55. Truck area : CAB
56. June vow : IDO
58. "Have you ___ wool?" : ANY

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