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New York Times, Monday, May 8, 1978

Author:
Jean J. Davison
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 44, Avg Word Len: 4.76, Missing: { J K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 258 (avg 1.43)
Open Squares: 61, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 9, XRef: 0, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
Jean J. Davison has 62 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1978, The New York TimesNo. 10,495
Across
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Niche : SLOT
5
Wise legislator : SOLON
10
Coast Guard woman : SPAR
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Series of legends : SAGA
15
Treasure ___ : TROVE
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Prefix for scope or vision : TELE
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Feds : TMEN
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Consumer : EATER
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Traitors : RATS
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Insignificant : BENEATHNOTICE
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That girl, in Lyon : ELLE
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River rising in Silesia : ODER
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Pot fragment : SHARD
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Walloped, Biblically speaking : SMOTE
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Prefix with firm and form : CON
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Spring festival : EASTER
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Space agcy. : NASA
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Suffering from a hangover : UNDERTHEWEATHER
42
Greenish blue : TEAL
43
Candle wax : TALLOW
44
A feast ___ famine : ORA
45
Type of hydrometer scale : BAUME
47
Hitler's "pure race" : ARYAN
49
Sufficient, in olden times : ENOW
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Church sector : APSE
53
Shabby : DOWNATTHEHEEL
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Prefix with precious or annual : SEMI
60
Proofreader's mark : CARET
61
Opposite of a hit : FLOP
63
Warning : OMEN
64
Dutch ___ : TREAT
65
Birthright seller : ESAU
66
Big ___ (universe-origin theory) : BANG
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Debilitated : SEEDY
68
Landlord's concern : RENT
Down
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Controversial aircraft : SST
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Elia was his alias : LAMB
3
Crossword arch : OGEE
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Leatherworker : TANNER
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Have sticky fingers : STEAL
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Emulate Bryan : ORATE
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Unwilling: Var. : LOTH
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Kiln : OVEN
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Famous fiddler : NERO
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Shrill : STRIDENT
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U.N. concern : PEACE
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Change : ALTER
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Legal thing : RES
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One of Susanna's accusers : ELDER
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Child : TOT
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Rabbit's tail : SCUT
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Sharpen : HONE
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"On a wing ___ prayer" : ANDA
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Stone slab : STELE
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Whimper : MEWL
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Mountain: Comb. form : OREO
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Westernmost of the Aleutians : ATTU
34
Fake : SHAM
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"Land ___!" : AHOY
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Wheys : SERA
38
Irish island group : ARAN
40
Rush-hour rudeness : ELBOWING
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Flooded : AWASH
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Bristle : AWN
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Close-fitting jacket : REEFER
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Swelling : EDEMA
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Roman's second name : NOMEN
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In the van : AHEAD
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Niggling : PETTY
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___ up (has a tantrum) : ACTS
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Counterweight : TARE
56
Olive or pear : TREE
57
"Or ___ swoon to death": Keats : ELSE
58
Kind of shark : LOAN
59
Weep convulsively : SOB
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___ up with (tolerate) : PUT

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 2 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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