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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
Across Down
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
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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