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New York Times, Friday, April 21, 1978

Author:
Sidney L. Robbins
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { J K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 268 (avg 1.43)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 3, XRef: 1, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
Sidney L. Robbins has 153 pre-Shortz puzzles and 50 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1978, The New York TimesNo. 10,478
Across
1. Start of a cheer : HIP
4. Bit of mistletoe : SPRIG
9. Do some horse trading : SWAP
13. Siderite and uraninite : ORES
15. Depart : LEAVE
16. Shape of a funnel : CONE
17. Stock-price factor : PASTPERFORMANCE
20. This may be simple or compound : INTEREST
21. Antonym for 15 Across : ENTER
22. Behindhand : LATE
23. Raucous noise : BLAT
25. Emulate "sister Kate" : SHIMMY
28. Dry as dust : ARID
29. Help! : SOS
32. Prefix with plane or dynamics : AERO
33. Heaven: Comb. form : URANO
34. And the like: Abbr. : ETC
35. Stock-price factor : PRESENTNETWORTH
39. Free electron : ION
40. Specks : MOTES
41. Juniors' dance : PROM
42. J.F.K.'s predecessor : DDE
43. City south of Moscow : OREL
44. Where Fort Bliss is : ELPASO
46. Pre-eminent : STAR
47. Vivacity : BRIO
48. Soap plant : AMOLE
51. Hoffa was one : TEAMSTER
55. Stock-price factor : FUTUREPROSPECTS
58. Succulent plant : ALOE
59. Make amends : ATONE
60. Masse or carom : SHOT
61. Palustrine plant : REED
62. Assessor : RATER
63. Former prime minister of Burma : UNU
Down
1. Indian of northeast Arizona : HOPI
2. Land south of the Caspian Sea : IRAN
3. Mosquito or gnat : PEST
4. Between rainy and snowy : SLEETY
5. Independently : PERSE
6. Vessel for Huck Finn : RAFT
7. ___ Andric, Nobelist in Literature: 1961 : IVO
8. Neighbor of Belg. : GER
9. Skimp or scrimp : SCANT
10. Spoiled child's word : WONT
11. Suffix with void and avoid : ANCE
12. Marquess, for one : PEER
14. ___ fire (phenomenon seen at sea) : STELMOS
18. Kensington vehicle : PRAM
19. Ewes' milieu : MEADOW
23. Burns's bonny slopes : BRAES
24. Washday by-product : LINT
25. Toothsome : SAPID
26. Character in "I, Claudius" : HEROD
27. Mezzo-soprano Dalis : IRENE
28. Dacron's relative : ARNEL
29. Saw of a sawfish : SERRA
30. Preminger et al. : OTTOS
31. Sap, in slanguage : SCHMO
33. State : UTTER
36. Ham on the boards : EMOTER
37. Ibsen character : NORA
38. Contests : OPPOSES
44. Utensil on a pencil : ERASER
45. Like a wet rag : LIMP
46. Veered : SLUED
47. "I'd rather see than ___!": Burgess : BEONE
48. Not near at all : AFAR
49. West Point mascot : MULE
50. Tribe that once joined with the Missouri : OTOE
51. Fox or dog follower : TROT
52. Exclamation of distaste : TCHU
53. Visored cap : ETON
54. Between Q and V : RSTU
56. Type of ring or drum : EAR
57. "Harper Valley" group : PTA

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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