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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.
David Steinberg 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

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Across
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Spellbound : RAPT
5
Leash : STRAP
10
Spiced meat spread : PATE
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Don Juan's delight : AMOR
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"The farmer takes ___" : AWIFE
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Senescent : AGED
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St. Philip ___, of Italy : NERI
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Political back scratching : LOGROLLING
20
Rorschach feature : INKBLOT
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Windflower : ANEMONE
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Husking or quilting activity : BEE
24
Shamrock fanciers : IRISH
26
O.A.S. member : USA
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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
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Peter or Paul : APOSTLE
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Swellheads : EGOISTS
61
White House action by inaction : POCKETVETO
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Portico : STOA
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Words before precedent or trap : SETA
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Annual income for Pierre : RENTE
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Cheesecake display : LEGS
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Budget, in Berlin : ETAT
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Chinchilla habitat : ANDES
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Antony's friend : EROS
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Gypsy's wife : RANI
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Ritual response : AMEN
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Self-serving legislation : PORKBARREL
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Hurons or Mohicans : TRIBE
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Acid used in antiseptics: Comb. form : SALO
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Unfaithful spouse : TWOTIMER
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Teamster vehicle : RIG
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Filled with apprehension : AFRAID
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Unskilled laborers : PEONS
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Date tree : PALM
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Exchange discount : AGIO
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Neighbor of Ky. : TENN
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Brink : EDGE
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"Merry Widow" composer : LEHAR
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Vault : LEAP
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Setback : RELAPSE
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"Habla ___ español?" : USTED
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Alan Ladd movie : SHANE
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Strongly involved with : INTO
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Material for Washington's dentures : WOOD
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Capitol Hill talkathon : FILIBUSTER
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Official proclamation : UKASE
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Bathed : LAVED
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Aide to a Sec. : ASST
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One of the great cities of antiquity : TYRE
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Magnetic tape : CASSETTE
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___ blanche : CARTE
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About : ASTO
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Cricket team : ELEVEN
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Extreme : ULTRA
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Theater section : AISLE
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Church recess : APSE
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Sandburg was one : POET
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Eight: Prefix : OCTA
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Three-handed card game : SKAT
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"Anything ___," 1934 song : GOES
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African republic : TOGO
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Silvia ___, Met soprano : SASS
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Finite point : END

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