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New York Times, Tuesday, April 18, 1978

Author: Eli Wesoff
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 284 (avg 1.52)
Open Squares: 57, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 6, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
Eli Wesoff has 93 pre-Shortz puzzles and 1 Shortz Era puzzle in our database.
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© 1978, The New York TimesNo. 10,475
Across Down
1. Rook's cry : CAW
4. Paper for transferring pictures : DECAL
9. 1861 initials : CSA
12. Turnstile deposit : FARE
13. Incensed : IRATE
14. Hawaiian decorations : LEIS
16. Seed envelope : ARIL
17. Tycoon : MANOFMEANS
19. Hide : LIELOW
21. Competitors in a derby : ENTRANTS
22. Forbear : ABSTAIN
24. Israeli V.I.P. : EBAN
25. Several Holy Roman emperors : OTTOS
27. Fit, as a description : ANSWER
31. Large number : SCADS
34. Like some diets : BLAND
36. Pitchblende : ORE
37. Symbol of virtue : HALO
38. Lewis's partner : CLARK
39. Cheshire cat specialty : GRIN
40. Before, to Byron : ERE
41. What ungodly people lack : PIETY
42. ___ to the teeth : ARMED
43. Number in "Lucia" : SEXTET
45. Aerie dweller : EAGLE
47. Rogers and Emerson : ROYS
49. Kingdom conquered by Charlemagne: A.D. 778 : NAVARRE
53. Baltimore chop, e.g. : GROUNDER
57. Triangular sail : LATEEN
58. Batten down the hatches : MAKESECURE
60. Baylor University city : WACO
61. Round Table assemblage : SIRS
62. "Bei Mir Bist Du ___" : SCHON
63. Nine divisions of "Strange Interlude" : ACTS
64. Cole : NAT
65. Divided Asian country : KOREA
66. Pi follower : RHO
1. Lesser Antilles Indian : CARIB
2. Sign of the zodiac : ARIES
3. Describing 17 Across : WELLTODO
4. Meathead : DIMWIT
5. Age : ERA
6. What they raise in Cuba : CANE
7. In agreement : ATONE
8. Where Parisian artists and students meet : LEFTBANK
9. Scours : CLEANS
10. John, in Ireland : SEAN
11. "It ___ Necessarily So" : AINT
12. Famed dog of the 30's : FALA
15. Dept. once headed by Gen. Hershey : SSS
18. "___ Mrs." (comic strip) : MRAND
20. Nose-bag contents : OATS
23. "___ experiment" (Prohibition) : NOBLE
26. Blackboard : SLATE
28. Word with book or silk : WORM
29. City that sounds mysterious : ERIE
30. Tear apart : REND
31. Females : SHES
32. Kind of package : CARE
33. Author Haley : ALEX
35. Indo-European : ARYAN
38. Newsroom department : CITYDESK
39. Epithet for a 1914–1918 event : GREATWAR
41. "Wage slaves" : PEONS
42. Part of T.A.E. : ALVA
44. Most faithful : TRUEST
46. Lead sulfide : GALENA
48. Dry, as Italian wine : SECCO
50. Get to : REACH
51. Right-hand page : RECTO
52. He lived 905 years : ENOS
53. Metric units of wgt. : GMS
54. Kind of bow or fall : RAIN
55. Gumbo : OKRA
56. German steel center : RUHR
59. Ex-pitcher "Preacher" ___ : ROE

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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