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New York Times, Monday, April 3, 1978

Author: Samuel K. Fliegner
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.03, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 273 (avg 1.43)
Open Squares: 68, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 8, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
Samuel K. Fliegner has 36 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
PS notes: Errors in 31-Down clue, which is an inaccurate popular legend, and 60-Down clue, where "Silvia" should be "Sylvia"; left both as in the original.
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© 1978, The New York TimesNo. 10,460
Across Down
1. Spellbound : RAPT
5. Leash : STRAP
10. Spiced meat spread : PATE
14. Don Juan's delight : AMOR
15. "The farmer takes ___" : AWIFE
16. Senescent : AGED
17. St. Philip ___, of Italy : NERI
18. Political back scratching : LOGROLLING
20. Rorschach feature : INKBLOT
22. Windflower : ANEMONE
23. Husking or quilting activity : BEE
24. Shamrock fanciers : IRISH
26. O.A.S. member : USA
28. Set one's sights : AIMED
30. "The ___ Truth" : AWFUL
35. Shell fragments : SHRAPNEL
37. Russian vehicle drawn by three horses : TROIKA
38. Seamen : TARS
39. Spencer or Dick : TRACY
41. Patron saint of Norway : OLAV
42. "Rumanian Rhapsodies" composer : ENESCO
44. Title word in two epics by Milton : PARADISE
46. "___ of Venus," by Anaïs Nin : DELTA
47. Highway curves : ESSES
48. Oysters' home : BED
49. Queensbury's contribution to boxing : RULES
51. Greek letter : TAU
53. Peter or Paul : APOSTLE
57. Swellheads : EGOISTS
61. White House action by inaction : POCKETVETO
63. Portico : STOA
64. Words before precedent or trap : SETA
65. Annual income for Pierre : RENTE
66. Cheesecake display : LEGS
67. Budget, in Berlin : ETAT
68. Chinchilla habitat : ANDES
69. Antony's friend : EROS
1. Gypsy's wife : RANI
2. Ritual response : AMEN
3. Self-serving legislation : PORKBARREL
4. Hurons or Mohicans : TRIBE
5. Acid used in antiseptics: Comb. form : SALO
6. Unfaithful spouse : TWOTIMER
7. Teamster vehicle : RIG
8. Filled with apprehension : AFRAID
9. Unskilled laborers : PEONS
10. Date tree : PALM
11. Exchange discount : AGIO
12. Neighbor of Ky. : TENN
13. Brink : EDGE
19. "Merry Widow" composer : LEHAR
21. Vault : LEAP
25. Setback : RELAPSE
26. "Habla ___ español?" : USTED
27. Alan Ladd movie : SHANE
29. Strongly involved with : INTO
31. Material for Washington's dentures : WOOD
32. Capitol Hill talkathon : FILIBUSTER
33. Official proclamation : UKASE
34. Bathed : LAVED
36. Aide to a Sec. : ASST
37. One of the great cities of antiquity : TYRE
40. Magnetic tape : CASSETTE
43. ___ blanche : CARTE
45. About : ASTO
47. Cricket team : ELEVEN
50. Extreme : ULTRA
52. Theater section : AISLE
53. Church recess : APSE
54. Sandburg was one : POET
55. Eight: Prefix : OCTA
56. Three-handed card game : SKAT
58. "Anything ___," 1934 song : GOES
59. African republic : TOGO
60. Silvia ___, Met soprano : SASS
62. Finite point : END

Answer summary: 2 debuted here and reused later.

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