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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
Across
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Knocks : RAPS
5
Queen of the Greek gods : HERA
9
Fix : MEND
13
___ the Red : ERIC
14
Pindar, e.g. : ODIST
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On top of : OVER
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At the vital moment : INTHENICKOFTIME
20
Trim : DECORATE
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Hide out : LIELOW
22
Lena or Marilyn : HORNE
23
Hawk : SELL
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Office worker, for short : STENO
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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
Down
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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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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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