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Chet Currier
Chet Currier

New York Times, Wednesday, May 24, 1978

Author:
Chet Currier
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 4.74, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 295 (avg 1.59)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
Chet Currier has 12 pre-Shortz puzzles and 6 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1978, The New York TimesNo. 10,511
Across
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Captain of the Pequod : AHAB
5
Small-scaled trout : CHAR
9
"All ___," 1931 song : OFME
13
Kind of scheme : COLOR
15
Where Waterloo is : IOWA
16
"Spare tire" material : FLAB
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Orléans's river : LOIRE
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Colliery vehicle : TRAM
19
Neophyte : TYRO
20
Unresolved : UPINTHEAIR
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"Look Homeward, Angel" character : BEN
23
Certain water-tester : TOE
24
Long-run TV show : TODAY
27
Songbird : BOBOLINK
32
Field grass : DARNEL
35
Black cuckoo : ANI
36
Sag : DROOP
38
Silent greeting : SMILE
39
Kind of insurance : TERM
41
Antitoxin : SERUM
43
Antisubmarine weapon : YGUN
44
Wore : HADON
46
Disabled : LAMED
48
"Walden" author's monogram : HDT
49
Put away : STORED
51
Does the voice-over : NARRATES
53
Pessimists' specialties : FEARS
55
Chatter : GAB
56
Matterhorn, e.g. : ALP
58
Offstage : INTHEWINGS
64
Poi source : TARO
66
Ibsen girl : NORA
67
Roman official : EDILE
68
Prefix for head or lap : OVER
69
Kristofferson : KRIS
70
Archeologist's find : RELIC
71
County of Ireland : MAYO
72
Kind of order on Wall St. : STOP
73
N.Y.C. problem : DEBT
Down
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Civil rights org. : ACLU
2
Simple toy : HOOP
3
Ovid's others : ALII
4
"___ Dance," 30's musical : BORNTO
5
Adduce : CITE
6
Circle dance : HORA
7
Be in store : AWAIT
8
Rifle cleaner : RAMROD
9
"What ___ was thought . . . ": Pope : OFT
10
Transitory; unstable : FLYBYNIGHT
11
Former filly : MARE
12
Inky : EBON
14
Spun a familiar yarn : RETOLD
21
Legatees : HEIRS
25
Wagner's "___ Rheingold" : DAS
26
Kind of ant : ARMY
27
Rome's ___ of Caracalla : BATHS
28
___ a time : ONEAT
29
Hawk or eagle : BIRDOFPREY
30
December word : NOEL
31
Moslem holy book : KORAN
33
Foil the dragnet : ELUDE
34
Fasting periods : LENTS
37
Cougar : PUMA
40
Cry of the unsated : MORE
42
Traffic sign : MERGE
45
Teachers' org. : NEA
47
Movable receptacle : DRAWER
50
Bends an elbow at the bar : DRINKS
52
Withstood : ABIDED
54
Derisive noise : SNORT
56
Power source : ATOM
57
Mauna Loa output : LAVA
59
Fates or Graces : TRIO
60
Lid fastener : HASP
61
River to the Mediterranean : NILE
62
Smooth-talking : GLIB
63
Amish, for one : SECT
65
Granada gold : ORO

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 3 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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