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New York Times, Wednesday, June 28, 1978

Author: Herb L. Risteen
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 4.87, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 284 (avg 1.54)
Open Squares: 67, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
Herb L. Risteen has 244 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1978, The New York TimesNo. 10,546
Across Down
1. Periods of prosperity : UPS
4. Chick's comment to a frugal farmer : CHEEP
9. Dramatis personae : CAST
13. Green guard : TRAP
14. Legal paper : LEASE
15. Singer Guthrie : ARLO
16. Perfectly matched : ASLIKEASTWOPEAS
19. Relieve without curing : PALLIATE
20. Averse : LOATH
21. Microscope part : LENS
22. Front edge of the tibia : SHIN
24. Conspiracies : CABALS
27. Ullmann : LIV
28. Dijon dance : BAL
31. Monitor lizard : URAN
32. Maid of paradise : HOURI
34. Del ___, Texas : RIO
35. Size up a person : TAKEONESMEASURE
39. Oahu instrument, for short : UKE
40. Appropriate anagram for notes : TONES
41. Makes tracks : HIES
42. Word with diem or annum : PER
43. Part of pewter : TIN
44. Depletes one's cash : SPENDS
46. Festive : GALA
47. Pleasing to see : FAIR
48. Tropical bird : MACAW
51. Vague discomforts : MALAISES
55. In actuality : ASAMATTEROFFACT
58. "The ___ Love" : MANI
59. Male seal's surrounders : HAREM
60. Noisy quarrel : FRAY
61. Prolific author : ANON
62. Overweight : OBESE
63. Grieving : SAD
1. ___ Minor : URSA
2. Grow wearisome : PALL
3. Writer of hard-boiled fiction : SPILLANE
4. Sandblasts : CLEANS
5. Preliminary races : HEATS
6. Soothe : EASE
7. Superlative ending : EST
8. Fixed bench : PEW
9. Plump roasting fowl : CAPON
10. Field : AREA
11. Louver board : SLAT
12. Sheer nonsense : TOSH
13. Bar item : TAP
17. German seaport : KIEL
18. "Twelfth Night" countess : OLIVIA
22. The shame of cities : SLUMS
23. Employ : HIRE
24. Lampshade wearer at a party : CUTUP
25. As lean as ___ : ARAKE
26. Muffin man : BAKER
28. Bear : BRUIN
29. Made public : AIRED
30. Yellowish loam : LOESS
32. Kind of rinse : HENNA
33. Chemical suffix : OSE
36. Pontiac was one : OTTAWA
37. Fiber spun into yarn : NOIL
38. County officers : SHERIFFS
44. Herod's dancer : SALOME
45. Singer Edith: 1914–63 : PIAF
46. Homeless lad : GAMIN
47. Gets along : FARES
48. Sound from a doll : MAMA
49. As wise ___ owl : ASAN
50. Third word of "The Aeneid" : CANO
51. Having no admixture : MERE
52. A Roosevelt : SARA
53. Plant form : ECAD
54. Unkempt abode : STY
56. Conjunction, for short : THO
57. Filer's aid : TAB

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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