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New York Times, Monday, May 23, 1977

43-Across : Ciao or aloha

Author:
John Prytz
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 50, Avg Word Len: 4.49, Missing: { X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 283 (avg 1.62)
Open Squares: 36, Cheaters: 12, FITB: 3, XRef: 0
John Prytz has 11 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1977, The New York TimesNo. 10,145
Across
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Dwindle : EBB
4
Top fighter pilots : ACES
8
"Help Wanted" item : JOB
11
Swindle : ROOK
13
Bank draft : CHECK
15
Ship's officer : MATE
16
Make use of a hock shop : PAWN
17
Garden flower, for short : HELIO
18
Step ___ (hurry) : ONIT
19
Cuts up : SLICES
21
Certain oil producers : OLIVES
23
"___ in his heaven" : GODS
24
Questionnaire item : NAME
25
Reverberation : ECHO
27
Greek letters : MUS
29
Schools like Groton, for short : PREPS
33
Babbles : PRATTLES
35
State strongly : ASSERT
36
Help : AID
37
Make into law : ENACT
39
Creek : RIA
40
Swarmed : TEEMED
43
Ciao or aloha : GREETING
46
Bar legally : ESTOP
47
Little pollinator : BEE
48
Brooke or Field : POET
49
Arnaz : DESI
51
Pass over lightly : SKIM
53
Part of the Big Apple : QUEENS
55
Locust : CICADA
58
One kind of budget : FUSS
59
W. German mfg. city : AHLEN
61
Apple shooter : TELL
63
Soapbox harangue : RANT
64
On the way out : GOING
65
Bread spread : OLEO
66
Nabokov novel : ADA
67
Cats, dogs, goldfish, etc. : PETS
68
Permit : LET
Down
1
Marshall Plan initials : ERP
2
Noted anthropologist : BOAS
3
Gridiron setting : BOWL
4
Hurt all over : ACHED
5
Hidden items in this puzzle : CHESSMEN
6
Moray : EEL
7
Offshoots : SCIONS
8
Tarzan's friend : JANE
9
Elevator magnate : OTIS
10
Venture at Vegas : BET
12
Gawain or Galahad : KNIGHT
14
Nut containing caffeine : KOLA
15
They have van, will lift : MOVERS
20
Aquatic bird : COOT
22
Little demons : IMPS
25
Iroquoian group : ERIES
26
West Pointer : CADET
28
Treatment : USAGE
30
Weird : EERIE
31
Publish : PRINT
32
Male social gathering : STAG
33
Crown of the head : PATE
34
Guided : LED
35
Partook of food : ATE
38
Turkish emblem : CRESCENT
41
Far from forward : MODEST
42
Dueling sword : EPEE
44
Poetic form : EPIC
45
Love apple : TOMATO
47
Prelate : BISHOP
50
Drawback : SNAG
52
Book of the Bible : KINGS
53
Oxford courtyard, for short : QUAD
54
Inst. at Annapolis : USNA
56
Spot between hills : DELL
57
On the sheltered side : ALEE
58
___ Lippo Lippi : FRA
60
Deceive : LIE
62
Realty unit : LOT

Answer summary: 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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