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New York Times, Wednesday, May 31, 1978

Author:
Herb L. Risteen
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { F H J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 281 (avg 1.50)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
Herb L. Risteen has 244 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1978, The New York TimesNo. 10,518
Across
1. Namath was one : RAM
4. She wrote "A Certain Smile" : SAGAN
9. Without change : ASIS
13. Not written : ORAL
15. Avian abode : AERIE
16. Area ___ : CODE
17. Concerning : INRE
18. Occupation : TRADE
19. Hold sway : RULE
20. Site : LOCATION
22. Tune-caller's payee : PIPER
23. Begin : OPEN
24. Outdoorsy in taste or habits : TWEEDY
27. Very thin : PAPERY
29. Flapper : WING
30. U.S.S.R. lake : SEG
33. Deck : ADORN
34. Musical work : RONDO
35. Latin I verb : AMO
36. Guys' partners : GALS
37. Crucifixes : ROODS
38. Helping of whipped cream : GLOB
39. Past : AGO
40. Hot, spicy alcoholic drink : TODDY
41. "___ nascitur, non fit" : POETA
42. Little knot : NEP
43. Of hearing : OTIC
44. Puckered : PURSED
45. Thin layer : LAMINA
47. Suffix used in names of acids : OLIC
48. Joseph in Egypt : SLAVE
50. Disgusted : REPELLED
54. Danny or Sammy : KAYE
55. Object pettily : CAVIL
57. Horne with a great sound : LENA
58. Affirm : AVER
59. Type of hat : OPERA
60. Bohemian : ARTY
61. Pastry item : TART
62. Destructive insect : BORER
63. Lands a haymaker : KOS
Down
1. Ruffle : ROIL
2. Ligurian Sea feeder : ARNO
3. Explorer-athlete : MARCOPOLOPLAYER
4. Smooth and glossy : SATINY
5. Of aircraft : AERO
6. Artist-artisan : GRANTWOODCARVER
7. Succor : AID
8. Formerly : NEE
9. Excessively caustic : ACRID
10. Comedian-store worker : SOUPYSALESCLERK
11. Worthless : IDLE
12. Farsighted fellow : SEER
14. Acrobats : LEAPERS
21. Sea bird : TERN
22. "___ My Heart," 1913 song : PEGO
25. Weather forecast : WINDY
26. At loose ___ : ENDS
27. Not religious : PAGAN
28. Old saying : ADAGE
31. What hams do : EMOTE
32. Turn rotten : GOBAD
34. He carved "The Kiss" : RODIN
37. French meat dish : ROTI
38. Beast that may weigh 500 pounds : GORILLA
40. Item on a library shelf : TOME
41. Make a moaning sound : PULE
44. Aspen, for one : POPLAR
46. Prevent : AVERT
48. Card game : SKAT
49. Output of Kilauea : LAVA
51. Where Cobh is : EIRE
52. Within: Comb. form : ENTO
53. Calends and ides : DAYS
55. Male swan : COB
56. Mailing address for a G.I. : APO

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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