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New York Times, Saturday, May 27, 1978

Author: Elaine D. Schorr
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 35, Avg Word Len: 5.43, Missing: { F J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 280 (avg 1.47)
Open Squares: 78, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
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© 1978, The New York TimesNo. 10,514
Across Down
1. Popinjays : SWELLS
7. Wrangle : BICKER
13. Speech loss : APHASIA
14. Comaneci asset : BALANCE
15. Extreme; rigorous : DRASTIC
16. American wildcats : OCELOTS
17. Recent : LATE
18. Classify : RANK
20. "Sea of troubles" : WOE
21. Give a leg up : AID
22. Norway lobsters : PRAWNS
24. Musical finale : CODA
25. Princess driven mad by Hera : INO
26. Handel's birthplace : HALLE
27. A founder of Impressionism : MONET
28. Four seasons : YEAR
30. N.F.L. team : STEELERS
32. ___ around (indulged in tomfoolery) : HORSED
34. De Sade's thing : SADISM
35. Having shutters : LOUVERED
37. Tasty treat in Taxco : TACO
38. Rodrigo Díaz de Bivar : ELCID
39. Sail, in Salzburg : SEGEL
41. Thinker; brain : WIT
44. Moslem call to prayer : ADAN
45. Asparagus shoots : SPEARS
46. Sgt. or cpl. : NCO
47. ___-pros : NOL
48. Backup men for Gladys Knight : PIPS
49. Idi of Uganda : AMIN
50. Interweaves : ENLACES
53. Coming down in buckets : POURING
56. Leaflike appendage : STIPULE
57. Nautical ropes : EARINGS
58. "___ the Truth," TV show : TOTELL
59. Has a phobia : DREADS
1. Twist, as a wrist : SPRAIN
2. Thingumbob or thingamajig : WHATDOYOUCALLIT
3. Naturalness : EASE
4. Landing craft : LST
5. Year in Claudius's reign : LII
6. Of religious rites : SACRAL
7. Supports : BACKS
8. O'Neill play : ILE
9. Lone Eagle's monogram : CAL
10. Mean business : KNOWONESOWNMIND
11. Outer membrane of a jellyfish : ECTODERM
12. Does an ushering job : RESEATS
13. Loser to Dwight : ADLAI
14. Hats : BONNETS
19. Leather-punching tools : AWLS
22. Introduced in stages : PHASED
23. More uncommon : RARER
24. Infant's ailment : COLIC
27. General's display : MEDALS
29. Sam of N.C. : ERVIN
31. " . . . Pumpkin-___" : EATER
32. Cling; grasp for support : HOLDONTO
33. Loathe : DESPISE
35. Most barren : LEANEST
36. Recondite : DEEP
40. Reacted to a surprise : GASPED
42. Tops in bakeries : ICINGS
43. Fireplace gadget : TONGS
45. Incantation : SPELL
49. Scotto forte : ARIA
51. Pongid or mandrill : APE
52. ___ de sac : CUL
54. Item for a skiff : OAR
55. Suffix with press or fail : URE

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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