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New York Times, Tuesday, April 25, 1978

Author: Herb L. Risteen
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.97, Missing: { J Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 281 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 77, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 6, XRef: 3, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
Herb L. Risteen has 244 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1978, The New York TimesNo. 10,482
Across Down
1. Tourist mecca in Europe : ALPS
5. ___ broke : GOFOR
10. Beginner : TYRO
14. Liquid or soft follower : SOAP
15. T. S. Eliot's "cruelest month" : APRIL
16. Be nomadic : ROAM
17. Podded plant : OKRA
18. Simon and Diamond : NEILS
19. Enveloping glow : AURA
20. Small share : PITTANCE
22. Unit equal to 61.02 cubic inches : LITER
23. Duchamp's staircase-descender : NUDE
24. Retired Ram : NAMATH
27. Fierce feline : OCELOT
29. Ring decision : DRAW
30. Belgian city : SPA
33. "___ Bulba," novel by Gogol : TARAS
34. Senator from Ohio : GLENN
35. Machine part : CAM
36. Show displeasure : HISS
37. River into the Irish Sea : BOYNE
38. Bicarb : SODA
39. "Cap'n ___," book by Lincoln : ERI
40. Papal court : CURIA
41. Uncle ___ : REMUS
42. Newscaster Cochran : RON
43. ___ Benedict : EGGS
44. Argentine area : PAMPAS
45. Tool for Michelangelo : CHISEL
47. Anatolia, with 55 Across : ASIA
48. Righteous : MORAL
50. "Battle of the Bulge" site : ARDENNES
54. "___ You Not," book by Jack Paar : IKID
55. See 47 Across : MINOR
57. Helper : AIDE
58. Shade of green : LIME
59. Make muddled : ADDLE
60. Used a jinrikisha : RODE
61. Penetrating : KEEN
62. Presents, as a question : POSES
63. Cookie : SNAP
1. Wringing wet : ASOP
2. He raised Hel : LOKI
3. Accomplices : PARTNERSINCRIME
4. Mixing tools : SPATULAS
5. Booby or its cousin : GANNET
6. Acronym for a cartel in the news : OPEC
7. Tonga : FRIENDLYISLANDS
8. Precious possession of 6 Down : OIL
9. Literary monogram : RLS
10. Characteristic : TRAIT
11. Famed juvenile magazine: 1827–1929 : YOUTHSCOMPANION
12. Cooked slightly : RARE
13. Poet translated by FitzGerald : OMAR
21. Commotions : ADOS
22. Sheer cloth : LAWN
25. Sphere of conflict : ARENA
26. Equine's pride : MANE
27. Additional : OTHER
28. City in Illinois : CAIRO
31. Where a shrew was tamed : PADUA
32. Accumulate : AMASS
34. Eat greedily : GORGE
37. Baer or Bunny : BUGS
38. Campus activities : SEMINARS
40. Do some plastering : CEIL
41. Scratch out : RASE
44. "Sky pilots" : PADRES
46. One of the Rams' QB's : HADEN
48. Honey's companion : MILK
49. D.P. in the 30's : OKIE
51. Romeo or Dromio : ROLE
52. Northern epic : EDDA
53. Permeate : SEEP
55. Travelogue prop : MAP
56. Form of Esperanto : IDO

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

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