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New York Times, Monday, May 29, 1978

Author:
Sidney L. Robbins
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 4.87, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 264 (avg 1.43)
Open Squares: 72, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 2, XRef: 3, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1
Sidney L. Robbins has 153 pre-Shortz puzzles and 50 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
David Steinberg notes:

Clue for 30-Down should have "points," not "point"; left as in original.

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C
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H
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O
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C
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D
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P
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M
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N
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C
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P
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R
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N
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T
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A
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U
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C
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A
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M
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F
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U
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R
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H
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K
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© 1978, The New York TimesNo. 10,516
Across
1
Horn is one : CAPE
5
Tarzan's companions : APES
9
He and she : THEY
13
Norwegian sovereign : OLAV
14
Homophone for sight : SITE
15
Michelangelo masterpiece : PIETA
16
"Desire" in a drama : STREETCAR
18
Miscue : ERROR
19
With 35 Across, 16th-century proverb : MARRYINHASTEAND
21
Half: Prefix : SEMI
22
Spread newly mown hay : TED
23
New Deal agcy. : CCC
26
Nov. follower : DEC
27
Golf goal : PAR
28
Padded canvas for wrestlers : MAT
31
Persia now : IRAN
33
Measuring tools : CALIPERS
35
See 19 Across : REPENTATLEISURE
39
Designs for frescoes : CARTOONS
40
Bane of Bolsheviks : TSAR
41
Friend, in Quebec : AMI
42
Pig pad : STY
43
One of the Rover Boys : SAM
46
Suffix akin to "ites" : ESE
47
"For shame!" : FIE
48
Over, in Berlin : UBER
50
Reflection after 19 Across : HASTEMAKESWASTE
58
Hurdles for would-be Ed.D.'s : ORALS
59
Moonlighters' jobs : SIDELINES
60
Ornamental tag : AGLET
61
Paradise : EDEN
62
Lively song : LILT
63
Mechanical repetition : ROTE
64
Aide: Abbr. : ASST
65
Battle scene: 1944 : STLO
Down
1
Universe: Comb. form : COSM
2
Rival of Aspen : ALTA
3
Young salmon : PARR
4
Tinker's target : EVERS
5
"___ Goes By," 1931 song : ASTIME
6
Bonanza for ants : PICNIC
7
Peary's winter base : ETAH
8
Test-tube substances : SERA
9
All tuckered out : TIRED
10
Spouse of Zeus : HERA
11
Collar or jacket : ETON
12
Sort of court : YARD
15
Yugoslav king: 1934–45 : PETERII
17
Word with cross or wall : EYED
20
Old and dry : STALE
23
About, in a history book : CIRCA
24
Type of cheese : CREAM
25
Isle of song : CAPRI
27
Pardner : PAL
28
Verdun's river : MEUSE
29
Tapestry : ARRAS
30
Hebrew vowel point : TSERE
32
Court divider : NET
33
Small coins: Abbr. : CTS
34
Sibilant signal : PST
36
Most snoopy : NOSIEST
37
Type of pole : TOTEM
38
"___ fool can make a rule": Thoreau : ANY
43
Leathers for sports coats : SUEDES
44
Part of AWOL : ABSENT
45
Cry weakly : MEWL
47
City at one end of the G.W. Bridge : FTLEE
49
Wall Street category : RAILS
50
Gray with age : HOAR
51
Jason's ship : ARGO
52
U.S.-U.S.S.R. talks : SALT
53
Under sail : ASEA
54
Teases : KIDS
55
Tizzy : SNIT
56
Archer William : TELL
57
This, in Barcelona : ESTO

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 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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