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New York Times, Tuesday, May 2, 1978

Author:
Herb L. Risteen
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 4.87, Missing: { F Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 280 (avg 1.51)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 6, XRef: 2, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
Herb L. Risteen has 244 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1978, The New York TimesNo. 10,489
Across
1. Ordered : BADE
5. Desire : CRAVE
10. Pause : REST
14. Comedian King : ALAN
15. Afghan city : HERAT
16. Supermarket purchase : OLEO
17. Popular hymn : HOWGREATTHOUART
20. Not prepared : UNREADY
21. Torn place : RENT
22. Prefix with room : ANTE
23. Part of U.S.L.T.A. : LAWN
25. Bursts of applause : SALVOS
28. Pundit : SAGE
29. Do some freebooting : ROB
32. Great Lakes port : ERIE
33. Kind of bore or wave : TIDAL
34. On ___ (in reserve) : ICE
35. Popular hymn : LEADKINDLYLIGHT
39. Individual : MAN
40. Plant part : OVULE
41. Nick Charles's wife : NORA
42. Hall of Fame botanist, ___ Gray : ASA
43. Tonsure site : PATE
44. Madrid mothers : MADRES
46. Porker pads : PENS
47. Prefix with cycle or sphere : HEMI
48. Sudden start : JERK
50. Marine fish : SEABASS
53. "___ West" (popular hymn) : DAYISDYINGINTHE
57. Concerning : INRE
58. Avian abode : AERIE
59. Liliaceous plant : ALOE
60. Reward, to a poet : MEED
61. Show scorn : SNEER
62. December song : NOEL
Down
1. "___, humbug!" : BAH
2. Baseball name : ALOU
3. Time of day : DAWN
4. Emulated Dürer and Duvet : ENGRAVED
5. Bilks : CHEATS
6. Author of "The Cloister and the Hearth" : READE
7. Bohemian : ARTY
8. Large container : VAT
9. Biblical verb ending : ETH
10. Where Joan of Arc was put to death : ROUEN
11. Dash : ELAN
12. Spanish muralist : SERT
13. Kindergartner : TOT
18. General at Bull Run : RENO
19. He wrote "Animal Farm" : ORWELL
23. Punch bowl dipper : LADLE
24. " . . . I'm ___ deceiver": Colman : AGAY
25. Scene of a 1965 Freedom March : SELMA
26. Regions : AREAS
27. Climbing plant : LIANA
28. Move sideways : SIDLE
29. Strictness : RIGOR
30. Yellowish pigment : OCHRE
31. Followers of alphas : BETAS
33. Partners of T bolts : TNUTS
36. Money in Minsk : KOPEKS
37. Ruthless Russian: 16th century : IVAN
38. Man from Muncie : INDIANAN
44. Scanty : MEAGER
45. Both: Comb. form : AMBI
46. Was meddlesome : PRIED
47. Memorable ice queen : HENIE
48. Great English novel, with 49 Down : JANE
49. See 48 Down : EYRE
50. Father : SIRE
51. Normandy town : STLO
52. Brake part : SHOE
53. Indistinct : DIM
54. "___ Kapital" : DAS
55. Desire : YEN
56. Snakelike fish : EEL

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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