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New York Times, Friday, June 2, 1978

Author:
Hugh McElroy
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 47, Avg Word Len: 4.94, Missing: { J Q X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 251 (avg 1.41)
Open Squares: 50, Cheaters: 14, FITB: 4, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
Hugh McElroy has 20 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1978, The New York TimesNo. 10,520
Across
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Giggle : TITTER
7
Mets' home : SHEA
11
Swiss resort : LOCARNO
12
With hand on hip : AKIMBO
14
One who is a throwback : ATAVIST
15
Endure, as a storm : RIDEOUT
17
Haberdashery customer : MAN
18
Scottish squire : LAIRD
20
Suffix with sculpt or script : URE
21
Choir voice : ALTO
23
"Many ___ has to fall . . . " : ATEAR
24
"___ boy!" : ITSA
25
Vast and hollow : CAVERNOUS
28
Fastened : SECURED
31
Tornado or dust whirl : TWISTER
35
Small egg : OVULE
36
Material for gloves : SUEDE
37
Entered in the red-ink area : DEBITED
40
Iron horses : ENGINES
42
Tarkington novel : SEVENTEEN
44
Causerie : CHAT
47
Mimes : APERS
48
His word for "water" was 27 Down : GAEL
52
Mushy food or talk : PAP
53
Event for a socialite : DEBUT
54
Power initials : TVA
55
Owner of a lamp : ALADDIN
58
Granted an extension of : RENEWED
61
Quaker : FRIEND
62
Where Tipperary is : IRELAND
63
Pungent taste : TANG
64
With a sudden motion : ASTART
Down
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Utter : TOTAL
2
"___ Begin to Tell You," 1945 song : ICANT
3
Hebrew letter : TAV
4
Prefix with cycle : TRI
5
Take away freedom : ENSLAVE
6
Pirouetted : ROTATED
7
Street of forgotten men : SKIDROW
8
Stayed out of sight : HID
9
Scottish uncle : EME
10
Somewhere close by : ABOUT
11
Role in "Lost Horizon" : LAMA
12
Adjective for a knave : ARRANT
13
Word not on towels : OURS
16
Export from Malawi : TEA
19
Comparative ending : IER
22
Occupation for C. Wright : OCULIST
24
Bringing forth : ISSUING
26
Sharp mountain spur : ARETE
27
Word that became "whisky" : UISGE
28
Do lawn work : SOD
29
Second person : EVE
30
Newcomer in a pride : CUB
32
Sock size : TEN
33
Large Nigerian town : EDE
34
In medias ___ : RES
38
What artful dodgers are good at : EVADING
39
Rely (on) : DEPEND
40
Ancient land now part of Italy : ETRURIA
41
Ranchers' foes : NESTERS
43
Neighbor of S.D. : NEB
44
Figures expert : CPA
45
Semi or demi : HALF
46
Separate : APART
49
In conflict : ATWAR
50
Happening : EVENT
51
Cheryl of TV : LADD
56
Prefix with gram or meter : DIA
57
Between Unter and Linden : DEN
59
Make a clear profit : NET
60
Character in "Charley's Aunt" : ELA

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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