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New York Times, Tuesday, July 11, 1978

Author: Herb L. Risteen
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 44, Avg Word Len: 4.76, Missing: { Q X }, Scrabble score: 303 (avg 1.67)
Open Squares: 64, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 7, XRef: 1, Spans: 3
Herb L. Risteen has 244 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1978, The New York TimesNo. 10,559
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1. Varnish ingredient : LAC
4. Bustle : STIR
8. "Ma—He's Making Eyes ___" : ATME
12. Woeful word : ALAS
14. Simon's "___ Suite" : PLAZA
15. "Of ___ I Sing" : THEE
16. Torn place : RENT
17. He wrote "Roots" : HALEY
18. Get well : HEAL
19. Explode : DETONATE
21. Temperamental : MOODY
22. Son of Seth : ENOS
23. "Animal Farm" author : ORWELL
26. Grease one's palm : BRIBE
27. Fruit-and-cream dessert : FOOL
28. Oxbow, in Idaho : DAM
31. Agrees : JIBES
32. Tug's salute : TOOT
33. Opposite of massive : WEE
34. Côte d'___ : AZUR
35. Atlanta court team : HAWKS
37. Latvian capital : RIGA
38. Neighbor of Aus. : GER
39. Nomad of a sort : HOBO
40. Old Scratch : DEVIL
41. Hog's home : STY
42. Contemporary cartel : OPEC
43. Blends : FUSES
44. Largest of the Society Islands : TAHITI
46. Imitates : APES
47. Earl "Fatha" Hines plays it : PIANO
49. Gifted : TALENTED
53. Mimi or Norma : ROLE
54. Salutes : HAILS
56. Food staple in 44 Across : TARO
57. ___ Glendower, Welsh rebel : OWEN
58. Ecole attendee : ELEVE
59. Lapse : SLIP
60. Days of yore : PAST
61. Zane Grey locale : MESA
62. Compass point : ENE
1. Soft, white fat : LARD
2. To the downwind side : ALEE
3. Chaucerian gem, with "The" : CANTERBURYTALES
4. Skinny stick : SLAT
5. Great novel of 1859, with "A" : TALEOFTWOCITIES
6. Ending with lion and union : IZE
7. Writer Bradbury : RAY
8. City in Mass. : ATHOL
9. Novel by Arnold Bennett: 1908 : THEOLDWIVESTALE
10. Honey drink : MEAD
11. Slithery : EELY
13. More hard-hearted : STONIER
14. Aspect : PHASE
20. Soho swells : NOBS
21. Soften : MELT
24. Chess piece : ROOK
25. Courts : WOOS
26. "Carmen" composer : BIZET
29. Protection : AEGIS
30. Chow or mess : MEAL
31. Barbs; teeth : JAGS
35. Indian of Arizona : HOPI
36. Encourage : ABET
37. Takes offense : RESENTS
39. Sounds from Santa : HOHO
40. Bamboozle : DUPE
43. Like a sophist's argument : FALSE
45. With regard to : ANENT
47. Stage phone : PROP
48. Where the tall corn grows : IOWA
50. Thomas ___ Edison : ALVA
51. Land of the banshees : ERIN
52. Inside info : DOPE
54. Kind of stitch : HEM
55. "Cakes and ___" : ALE

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