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Kenneth Haxton
Kenneth Haxton

New York Times, Wednesday, May 3, 1978

Author: Kenneth Haxton
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { F K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 274 (avg 1.45)
Open Squares: 66, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
Kenneth Haxton has 19 pre-Shortz puzzles and 1 Shortz Era puzzle in our database.
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© 1978, The New York TimesNo. 10,490
Across Down
1. Rabbit or its fur : LAPIN
6. Corded fabric : REPP
10. Duchess of ___, Goya's model : ALBA
14. Like a dottering dowager : ANILE
15. Germ for an invention : IDEA
16. July 23–Aug. 22 babies : LEOS
17. ___ sanctum : INNER
18. Senator from Indiana : BIRCHBAYH
20. Scottish Arctic explorer : RAE
21. Meat from a calf : VEAL
23. Dishevel : TOUSLE
24. Prepared to grin and bear it : STEELED
27. Widgeons : SMEES
28. Cooked in a closed pot : BRAISED
30. Villa d'___ : ESTE
32. Where crabgrass seems to thrive : LAWN
33. Took umbrage : RESENTED
37. Cenozoic or Mesozoic : ERA
38. "The Insulted and the ___": Dostoyevsky : INJURED
41. Dander : IRE
42. Brown study : DAYDREAM
44. It acted up in Nov. 1928 : ETNA
45. Oda or refectory : ROOM
46. Jostled : ELBOWED
49. Heights occupied by Israel: June 1967 : GOLAN
52. "Norma" composer : BELLINI
54. Bring to light : ELICIT
56. Burden or bail : LADE
57. River on French-Belgian boundary : LYS
60. Primps : SPRUCESUP
62. Logrollers' contest : ROLEO
64. Close an envelope : SEAL
65. River pollution problem : SUDS
66. Word with dust or face : CLOTH
67. Where to pile Pelion : OSSA
68. Baobab, for one : TREE
69. Thespian Booth : EDWIN
1. Cougar's couch : LAIR
2. Actress Magnani: 1908–73 : ANNA
3. Languishes; fades : PINESAWAY
4. De Ré or d'Oléron : ILE
5. Neurologist's specialty : NERVES
6. Rabelaisian : RIBALD
7. Roman police chief : EDILE
8. Prefix with force and form : PER
9. SEATO is one : PACT
10. Meringue ingredient : ALBUMEN
11. Real estate contract : LEASE
12. His law won't be repealed : BOYLE
13. Lent adjunct : ASHES
19. Emulated Cavett or Carson : HOSTED
22. Shoe size for Li'l Abner : EEE
25. Haley's metal in " . . . Oz" : TIN
26. Hart or hind : DEER
28. Practiced extortion : BLED
29. Like a certain Latin bird : RARA
31. Opposite of NNW : SSE
33. Grog, usually : RUM
34. Last word of Ko-Ko's famous song : TITWILLOW
35. Sea eagle : ERNE
36. Christie's "___ Man's Mirror" : DEAD
38. Subtly sarcastic : IRONIC
39. Recent: Comb. form : NEO
40. Door part : JAMB
43. Count on Broadway : DRACULA
44. Long geological period : EON
46. Slip by : ELAPSE
47. Hon. deg. given to Mrs. Ford: 1976 : LLD
48. Author of "The Devil's Dictionary" : BIERCE
49. Canvas primer : GESSO
50. Greek flasks : OLPES
51. Wherewithal in Turkey : LIRAS
53. Give the slip to : ELUDE
55. Lab routine : TEST
58. Abominable one : YETI
59. Vater's little boy : SOHN
61. Big ___, Calif. : SUR
63. Ironsides or Hickory : OLD

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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