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New York Times, Saturday, April 29, 1978

Author: Meltzer
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 4.74, Missing: { F J Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 248 (avg 1.34)
Open Squares: 68, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
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© 1978, The New York TimesNo. 10,486
Across Down
1. Fly away, fly! : SHOO
5. Emperor after Galba : OTHO
9. Iranian coins : RIALS
14. Dusting powder : TALC
15. Jogging pace : TROT
16. Follow : ENSUE
17. Smell ___ (be suspicious) : ARAT
18. Type of salad dressing : IOOOISLAND
20. Make an all-out effort : GIVEIOOPERCENT
22. Three tsps. : TBSP
23. No longer fashionable : OUT
24. Mexican Mrs. : SRA
27. Some M.I.T. grads. : EES
28. Ten minus nine : ONE
29. Smidgen : DAB
32. Kind of bear or hare : POLAR
34. French pronoun : LUI
35. ___ colada (cocktail) : PINA
36. Film based on Christie thriller : IOLITTLEINDIANS
40. Saudi sachem : EMIR
41. Subsidize : AID
42. Languor : ENNUI
43. Prefix with drome and thesis : SYN
44. Stretch the budget : EKE
45. ___ Clemente : SAN
47. Start of the Three Musketeers' motto : ALL
48. Hole-in-one : ACE
49. Indigo source : ANIL
51. Decalogue : IOCOMMANDMENTS
58. Millipede : IOOOLEGGER
59. Author Vidal : GORE
60. French landscapist: 1811–1889 : DUPRE
61. Artifice : RUSE
62. Maintain : AVER
63. Orgs. : ASSNS
64. Square-dance groups : SETS
65. Chad or Tanganyika : LAKE
1. Bachelor party : STAG
2. Mata ___ : HARI
3. Scandinavian monarch : OLAV
4. Double quartet : OCTET
5. Idle; futile : OTIOSE
6. Cavalry, infantry, etc. : TROOPS
7. McAdoo's target : HOOP
8. Indian or Western county : OTOE
9. Dunkirk event: 1940 : RESCUE
10. Waterway : INLET
11. " . . . ___ elephant's eye" : ASAN
12. Fontanne's late husband : LUNT
13. Latin opposite of et : SED
19. ___ the fire (enterprise) : IRONIN
21. "Escales" composer : IBERT
24. Undercover men : SPIES
25. Commodious : ROOMY
26. Dog-tired : ALLIN
28. Parisian's O.K. : OUI
29. Moon goddess : DIANA
30. Cancel : ANNUL
31. Sweet herb : BASIL
33. Cavatina : AIR
34. Emulated the Pied Piper : LED
35. Fasten : PIN
37. "___ to your leader" : TAKEME
38. Palter : LIE
39. Popular cloth on campus : DENIM
44. Places for étudiants : ECOLES
45. Least deranged : SANEST
46. Guitarist Segovia : ANDRES
48. Oak seed : ACORN
50. Word with tender or age : LEGAL
51. Chits : IOUS
52. Interjection for droppers and spillers : OOPS
53. Martin and Mauch: Abbr. : MGRS
54. The shakes : AGUE
55. Star that brightens and fades : NOVA
56. Long haul : TREK
57. Wizened : SERE
58. Lupino : IDA

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later.

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