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New York Times, Friday, June 30, 1978

Author:
Jean J. Davison
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { J K Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 275 (avg 1.46)
Open Squares: 61, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 5, XRef: 1, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
Jean J. Davison has 62 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1978, The New York TimesNo. 10,548

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Across
1
Relative of "Bravo!" : VIVA
5
Wide : BROAD
10
Fuss : ADO
13
Blue dye : ANIL
14
California oak tree : ROBLE
15
"Oompah" instrument : TUBA
17
Big event in June : LASTDAYOFSCHOOL
20
Space of time : INTERVAL
21
Place for a skeleton : CLOSET
22
Venus or Minerva : DEA
23
Slippery one : EEL
24
Green pastures : LEAS
25
Faux ___ : PAS
26
Tear : REND
27
Pat : DAB
30
Quondam category on 39 Across : DEPORTMENT
34
Picket : PALE
35
Off-white : IVORY
36
Sup : EAT
37
Old Nick : SATAN
38
Tattersall ___ : VEST
39
Teacher-to-parent evaluation : REPORTCARD
41
Pismire : ANT
42
They started with Stengel : METS
43
Homophone for air : ERE
44
Mary Campbell, for one : LASS
45
"Conning Tower" columnist : FPA
46
Words with mode or carte : ALA
49
Dialogue by Plato : PHAEDO
52
Feign illness : MALINGER
54
Weeks welcomed by teachers and students : SUMMERVACATIONS
56
The R's of education : TRIO
57
Principle : TENET
58
French cheese : BRIE
59
Dawson of footballl fame : LEN
60
Feel : SENSE
61
___ souci (carefree) : SANS
Down
1
Sound, as an excuse : VALID
2
Shallow : INANE
3
View : VISTA
4
Der ___ (Adenauer) : ALTE
5
Most courageous : BRAVEST
6
Like some flushes : ROYAL
7
Coin for Zeno : OBOL
8
Landon : ALF
9
Lineage : DESCENT
10
Dumas duelist : ATHOS
11
Pairs : DUOS
12
Woodwind : OBOE
16
Word on a Roman stop sign : ALT
18
Like Poe's "midnight" : DREARY
19
Armor-___ (protected) : CLAD
24
Slow, on a score : LENTO
25
Sailor's left : PORT
26
Gathers : REAPS
27
Information : DATA
28
Aliform : ALAR
29
Incline : BEND
30
Prima donna : DIVA
31
Like two, four or six : EVEN
32
Mail : POST
33
Athletic contests : MEETS
34
Gait : PACE
37
Bering or Hudson : STRAIT
39
Acapulco and Cannes : RESORTS
40
Printing that includes new material : REPLATE
42
Concocted : MADE
44
Dud; flop : LEMON
45
Eve had three in a drama : FACES
46
Greek marketplace : AGORA
47
Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov : LENIN
48
Upbeats, in music : ARSES
49
Attention-getting sound : PST
50
Pitch : HURL
51
Girlfriend, in Paris : AMIE
52
Horace or Thomas : MANN
53
Penpoints : NIBS
55
Flight formation : VEE

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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