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New York Times, Monday, July 3, 1978

Author:
Jean J. Davison
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.79, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 283 (avg 1.51)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
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© 1978, The New York TimesNo. 10,551
Across
1. Hawthorne's "___ Told Tales" : TWICE
6. Land of the Incas : PERU
10. Kind of school : PREP
14. Amount of assessment : RATAL
15. Winged : ALAR
16. Histrion's quest : ROLE
17. Quality possessed by Mother Seton : PIETY
18. About 600 miles of underground passages near Rome : CATACOMBS
20. Novel or vital : FRESH
22. Homophone for nun : NONE
23. Opportune : PAT
24. Breed and raise : REAR
26. "___ Dimittis" (song of Simeon) : NUNC
28. Altar cover : VESPERAL
32. Gazed : STARED
36. Prefix for macassar : ANTI
37. Ancient land near the Dead Sea : EDOM
39. Trite : STALE
40. Knit one, ___ one : PURL
41. Enchantment : MAGIC
43. Mine entrance : ADIT
44. Tests of a sort : ORALS
46. The haves : RICH
47. Locus : SITE
48. Rouse again : REWAKE
50. More irascible : CRUSTIER
52. Bagel, for one : ROLL
54. The seven weeks after Passover : OMER
55. Sancho Panza's Dapple : ASS
58. Incite : ABET
60. City once called Fort Utah : PROVO
63. Mail-order item : CATALOGUE
66. Mimic's forte : APERY
68. Old oath : EGAD
69. Est Est Est, e.g. : WINE
70. ___ Vance, fictional sleuth : PHILO
71. Item from Iraq : DATE
72. Word with dust or chamber : STAR
73. Poe's "To ___" : HELEN
Down
1. B.S.A. division : TRP
2. Stray : WAIF
3. Journey for Juvenal : ITER
4. Amusement park ride : CATERPILLAR
5. French president's official residence : ELYSEE
6. Cold-weather inner shoe : PAC
7. Ardor : ELAN
8. Boca ___, Fla. : RATON
9. Planet discovered in 1781 : URANUS
10. Tyro's exemplar : PRO
11. Gambol : ROMP
12. Neighbor of Corsica : ELBA
13. Lapel grabber : PEST
19. Nickel quintet : CENTS
21. Where a khanum ranks high : HAREM
25. Traffic-control device : RADAR
27. Disaster : CATASTROPHE
28. Smoke, fog or mist : VAPOR
29. Harden : ENURE
30. Kind of hat or vote : STRAW
31. Aristotle's forte : LOGIC
33. Two may make a diameter : RADII
34. Superior group : ELITE
35. Inhibit : DETER
38. Prefix with film or scope : MICRO
42. Patsy : CHUMP
45. Toast word : SKOAL
49. Pipe fittings : ELBOWS
51. Angel : SERAPH
53. On the up and up : LEGIT
55. Served perfectly, in tennis : ACED
56. Narrative : SAGA
57. E.R.A. or R.B.I. : STAT
59. Game fish : TUNA
61. Conceal : VEIL
62. Shield border : ORLE
64. Suffix for block or stock : ADE
65. Suffix for profit or auction : EER
67. Hither's partner : YON

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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