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New York Times, Friday, May 19, 1978

Author:
Hallie & Gerald Parsons
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.11, Missing: { J K Q Z }, Scrabble score: 303 (avg 1.60)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 9, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
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© 1978, The New York TimesNo. 10,506
Across
1. Drive down with light blows : TAMP
5. Ornamental tag : AGLET
10. Spindle on a cart : AXLE
14. Vase-shaped jug : EWER
15. Garry or Archie : MOORE
16. Bridle strap : REIN
17. Fear of strangers : XENOPHOBIA
19. Walked : TROD
20. Exam taker : TESTEE
21. Mile-square land units : SECTIONS
23. Raison d'___ : ETRE
25. Hinged fastener : HASP
26. Most cunning : FOXIEST
29. "___ eat cake" : LETTHEM
32. Tara's locale : ERIN
33. Boars' kin : TAPIRS
35. "___ Maria" : AVE
36. Atlas material : MAPS
37. Intend : AIM
38. Like a patriarch : AGED
39. Expression of distaste : UGH
40. Flexor muscle : BICEPS
43. Twining stem : BINE
44. Prepares for business after a holiday : REOPENS
46. Repeat : ITERATE
48. Star in the Big Dipper: Var. : PHAD
49. Caper : DIDO
50. Young actresses : STARLETS
54. Cause to be invalid : NEGATE
58. Covering for Caligula : TOGA
59. Wood-engraving art : XYLOGRAPHY
61. Burden : ONUS
62. Expunge : ERASE
63. Flag : TIRE
64. Get set to be photographed : POSE
65. Staid; subdued : SOBER
66. Father of Cainan : ENOS
Down
1. Kind of book : TEXT
2. Bide-___ : AWEE
3. "___ sana in corpore sano" : MENS
4. Part of a balanced diet : PROTEINS
5. Where Emily Dickinson lived : AMHERST
6. Sticky stuff : GOO
7. Tosses underhand : LOBS
8. Buffalo's county : ERIE
9. Socrates, to Plato : TEACHER
10. Mary Cassatt was one : ARTIST
11. Strictest Christian fast : XEROPHAGIA
12. His share is the largest : LION
13. Dead and loose followers : ENDS
18. Folk singer Seeger : PETE
22. Makes lace : TATS
24. Gazelles' late kin : ETAACS
26. Man's largest and longest bone : FEMUR
27. Storm, in Sedan : ORAGE
28. Abnormality, as in the case of Siamese twins : XIPHOPAGUS
29. Clear : LIMPID
30. Reporter's assignment : EVENT
31. "First modern opera" (by Cherubini) : MEDEE
34. Pandowdy : PIE
38. Annul; repeal : ABROGATE
40. Dulles biographer : BEAL
41. Important parts of reference books : INDEXES
42. Brandy-based cocktail : STINGER
45. "In the soup" is one : PHRASE
47. N.Y. drama critic : EDER
50. Highway junction sign : STOP
51. ___ avail : TONO
52. Novice : TYRO
53. Where a pitcher's toe goes : SLAB
55. Neat as ___ : APIN
56. "Gave proof ___ the night . . . " : THRO
57. "Dancing with Tears in My ___" : EYES
60. Sugar: Suffix : OSE

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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