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New York Times, Saturday, June 17, 1978

Author: Tap Osborn
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.31, Missing: { F J Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 283 (avg 1.48)
Open Squares: 90, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7
Tap Osborn has 111 pre-Shortz puzzles and 1 Shortz Era puzzle in our database.
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© 1978, The New York TimesNo. 10,535
Across Down
1. Leathernecks : MARINES
8. Four-in-hand : CRAVAT
14. "Hawkeye" on TV : ALANALDA
16. More sprightly : AIRIER
17. Musician meets senator : RAYCHARLESPERCY
19. Regions : AREAS
20. Appointment : DATE
21. Baxter and Williams : TEDS
22. Brace or prop : SHORE
24. Squabble : SPAT
28. Gray or White : PEARL
29. Tediously familiar : STALE
30. Baldness : ALOPECIA
34. Lacedaemon : SPARTA
35. Actor meets actor : ROBERTRYANONEAL
37. Memorable journalist and family : KROCKS
38. They pay for rent and meals : BOARDERS
39. Filling by a D.D.S. : INLAY
40. Connors's milieu : COURT
41. Fräulein's turndown : NEIN
42. City on the Saale : HALLE
43. Chafing balm : TALC
47. Swedish netman : BORG
48. Kind of energy : SOLAR
49. Ballplayer meets doyenne : PETEROSEKENNEDY
55. Parka : ANORAK
56. Derision : RIDICULE
57. Mercy : LENITY
58. Lincoln or Douglas : DEBATER
1. Corday did him in : MARAT
2. Point on the nose : ALARE
3. Shone : RAYED
4. Quechuans : INCAS
5. Slangy answers : NAHS
6. Musical note from Guido : ELA
7. Transmitter: Abbr. : SDR
8. Varna or Vaisya : CASTE
9. Suitable for plucking : RIPE
10. 100 square meters : ARE
11. Man, to Pliny : VIR
12. Fed. nuclear body : AEC
13. Essay : TRY
15. Actor meets dancer : ALDORAYBOLGER
18. Part of J.E.C. : EARL
22. Shakers and Dukhobors : SECTS
23. Word with do or cut : HAIR
24. Kiosk : STAND
25. Gay city : PAREE
26. Kind of rail : ALTAR
27. Ducks : TEALS
28. In high spirits : PERKY
29. Show off : SPORT
30. An Alan from N.Y.C. : ARKIN
31. Greene of TV : LORNE
32. Old Greek coins : OBOLI
33. ___ pie : PECAN
34. Catch : SNARE
36. Gazelle : AOUL
40. Some are sleepers : CARS
42. Truancy : HOOKY
43. ___ bean, used in perfumes : TONCA
44. Citizen of Unalaska : ALEUT
45. Dipper : LADLE
46. One having a bawl: Var. : CRYER
47. Obnoxious child : BRAT
48. Scottie's rebuff : SNIB
49. O'Hara's Joey : PAL
50. Dir. : ENE
51. Great weight : TON
52. Tussah's cousin : ERI
53. Pull someone's leg : KID
54. Town northwest of Arnhem : EDE

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 7 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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