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New York Times, Wednesday, June 14, 1978

Author: Johnson
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.16, Missing: { K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 267 (avg 1.40)
Open Squares: 75, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
Johnson has 29 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1978, The New York TimesNo. 10,532
Across Down
1. Pluck : GRIT
5. Less risky : SAFER
10. River in Bavaria : OHRE
14. Pave the way : EASE
15. Wading bird : CRANE
16. Oats, e.g. : FEED
17. Old Glory : THEAMERICANFLAG
20. Research conference : SEMINAR
21. With intensity : DEEPLY
22. British machine gun : STEN
23. Not quite closed : AJAR
24. Lessens : ABATES
27. In ___ (bogged down) : ARUT
28. Knock : RAP
31. Frugal one : SAVER
32. Seth's son : ENOS
33. Partake of sustenance : DINE
34. Old Glory : STARSANDSTRIPES
37. Geological time divisions : EONS
38. Word with say or devil : DARE
39. Blessed ___ : EVENT
40. Trinitrotoluene : TNT
41. Commercial paper : NOTE
42. Chores : STINTS
43. Kind of measure : TAPE
44. School orgs. : PTAS
45. Nearly : ALMOST
48. Exulted : GLORIED
51. Old Glory : REDWHITEANDBLUE
54. Fuselage part : NOSE
55. For the ___ (temporarily) : NONCE
56. Cobbler's concern : LAST
57. Extraordinary fellow : ONER
58. Rapacious desire : GREED
59. Duck, in Düren : ENTE
1. "Johnny, ___ Your Gun!" : GET
2. College-game yells : RAHS
3. Words of comprehension : ISEE
4. Fitzsimmons's men : TEAMSTERS
5. Embarrassing displays : SCENES
6. Firth of Clyde isle : ARRAN
7. Equitable : FAIR
8. Ref. book : ENC
9. Change one's mode of life : READJUST
10. Something sometimes irrefusable : OFFER
11. Assist : HELP
12. Not imaginary : REAL
13. Nervous : EDGY
18. Bishops' wear : MITERS
19. Without water or soda : NEAT
23. "Mighty Lak' ___" : AROSE
24. Balance-sheet item : ASSET
25. Drum major's need : BATON
26. ___-garde : AVANT
27. Go-between of 1780 : ANDRE
28. Mature : RIPEN
29. In re : ANENT
30. Nuisances : PESTS
32. Related on the mother's side : ENATE
33. Liable to be separated : DIVISIBLE
35. Taking by choice : ADOPTING
36. Impede : RETARD
41. Humorous poet : NASH
42. Three sheets to the wind : STONED
43. Campanile : TOWER
44. A partner of time : PLACE
45. River under the Ponte Vecchio : ARNO
46. Ponce de ___ : LEON
47. Goods: Abbr. : MDSE
48. Tunney or Sarazen : GENE
49. Impetuous ardor : ELAN
50. Kind of pan or bowl : DUST
52. High rock : TOR
53. Printemps follower : ETE

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

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