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New York Times, Saturday, July 8, 1978

Author: Martha J. DeWitt
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 32, Avg Word Len: 5.36, Missing: { J Q X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 282 (avg 1.46)
Open Squares: 78, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 4, XRef: 1, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
Martha J. DeWitt has 72 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1978, The New York TimesNo. 10,556
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1. Knocks : RAPS
5. Queen of the Greek gods : HERA
9. Fix : MEND
13. ___ the Red : ERIC
14. Pindar, e.g. : ODIST
16. On top of : OVER
17. At the vital moment : INTHENICKOFTIME
20. Trim : DECORATE
21. Hide out : LIELOW
22. Lena or Marilyn : HORNE
23. Hawk : SELL
24. Office worker, for short : STENO
26. Tongue ___ : DEPRESSOR
31. Neoteric : MODERN
33. Plumbum : LEAD
34. W.W. II battle : LAE
35. Stravinsky : IGOR
36. Strange : ALIEN
38. Morsel : BITE
39. Greek letter : TAU
40. Spur : PROD
41. Meat cuts : TBONES
43. Where the tides meet the currents : ESTUARIES
46. Bore : EAGRE
47. Bridge unit : SPAN
48. Small pies : TARTS
50. Expression of disinterest : SOWHAT
53. End of the line : LASTSTOP
56. Last possible time : THEELEVENTHHOUR
58. Ace : ONER
59. Hop : DANCE
60. Prefix with blast or carp : ENDO
61. Chinese cooking dishes : WOKS
62. Ending with young or old : STER
63. Fathoms below : DEEP
1. U.S. flag designer: 1818 : REID
2. He composed "Rule, Britannia" : ARNE
3. Deliberately threw wide to the batter : PITCHEDOUT
4. Hesperus, for one : SCHOONER
5. Pongee fabric : HONAN
6. Prepared for publication : EDITED
7. Jambalaya ingredient : RICE
8. Interrogate : ASK
9. Highway inns : MOTELS
10. Three monkeys' subject : EVIL
11. Verne's captain : NEMO
12. Pearson : DREW
15. Forbearing : TOLERANT
18. Booboo : ERROR
19. Registered as a candidate : FILED
23. Graf ___ : SPEE
24. Strike, as with 28 Down : SMITE
25. Roman robes : TOGAS
27. Suppress, as a vowel : ELIDE
28. David's ammunition : SLINGSTONE
29. TV Western : OATER
30. Della or Peewee : REESE
32. Told : NARRATED
37. Piece of beef : LOIN
38. Marine "carport" : BOATSHED
40. Kind of cross or knight : PAPAL
42. Slip for a ship : BERTH
44. Members of the wedding : USHERS
45. Posture at the plate : STANCE
49. Showy flower : ASTER
50. Lade : STOW
51. Cry of shocked disbelief : OHNO
52. Half a fortnight : WEEK
53. Easter ends it : LENT
54. ___ Rijn, Utrecht's stream : OUDE
55. Fulcrum : PROP
57. Corporeal duct : VAS

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 1 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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