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New York Times, Tuesday, June 20, 1978

Author: Ann Jenkins
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.97, Missing: { J Q X }, Scrabble score: 281 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
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© 1978, The New York TimesNo. 10,538
Across Down
1. Course for some thoroughbreds : TURF
5. Hang fire : PEND
9. Oases : WADIS
14. Spicy hodgepodge : OLIO
15. Plant akin to tequila : ALOE
16. Xanthippe's marketplace : AGORA
17. Picasso colleague : DALI
18. Grand ___ home run : SLAM
19. Solons of the Fifth Republic : SENAT
20. Singles : ONEBASEHITS
23. Satisfied a certain pang : ATE
24. Banker's advance : LOAN
25. Warmed by the fire : TOASTED
27. Stress, in music or poetry : ACCENT
30. Textile dyeing method : BATIK
31. Wayne or Samuel : MORSE
32. Stripes on a diamond : BASELINES
36. According to : ALA
37. Solid figure dispersing light : PRISM
38. Take steps : ACT
39. Johnny Bench guards it : HOMEPLATE
42. Abba's contemporary : MOSHE
44. Divulges secret data : LEAKS
45. First-rate : TIPTOP
46. Stunned : INADAZE
49. Cornmeal cake : PONE
50. Mo. for a Scorpio, mostly : NOV
51. Potential scorers : BASERUNNERS
56. Prefix for graph or type : STENO
58. Target for Dr. J. : HOOP
59. Planter's shoot : SLIP
60. Slipped a cog : ERRED
61. Wave on the Seine : ONDE
62. Stamp on a butcher's offering : USDA
63. Petulant : TESTY
64. In ___ (actually existing) : ESSE
65. Beyond : PAST
1. Uproar : TODO
2. ___ Bator, Mongolian capital : ULAN
3. Nettle : RILE
4. Minor shortcomings : FOIBLES
5. Make a ___ (try to pitch woo) : PASSAT
6. Novelist Glasgow : ELLEN
7. Early shipbuilder : NOAH
8. Cup for espresso : DEMITASSE
9. Revelers' spree : WASSAIL
10. "___ cannot wither her": Shak. : AGE
11. He played Mr. Chips : DONAT
12. Fuming : IRATE
13. Full : SATED
21. A Lloyd's rating : AONE
22. Clan's emblem : TOTEM
26. Take to the slopes : SKI
27. Rani's baby sitter : AMAH
28. Mt. Elbert's loc. : COLO
29. Pack : CRAM
30. Hectors or heckles : BAITS
32. Slow-down device on a car : BRAKESHOE
33. Famed caricaturist : NAST
34. Nymph who loved and lost : ECHO
35. Degree : STEP
37. "___ Suite" : PLAZA
40. Days of yore : ELD
41. Institute in Baltimore : PEABODY
42. Gopher State: Abbr. : MINN
43. Speaks freely : OPENSUP
45. Hairpiece : TOUPEE
46. Feature of an atlas : INSET
47. ___ Dame : NOTRE
48. Claims to be a fact : AVERS
49. Nudges : PRODS
52. Millennia : EONS
53. Mrs. Laughton : ELSA
54. Frees (of) : RIDS
55. Vocal set-to : SPAT
57. Separator at Wimbledon : NET

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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