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New York Times, Tuesday, August 1, 1978

Author: Robert W. Sturges
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 42, Avg Word Len: 4.69, Missing: { F J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 272 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 72, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1
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© 1978, The New York TimesNo. 10,580
Across Down
1. Party spoiler : BOOR
5. Wearing boots : SHOD
9. Constrict : STRAP
14. Grim Grimm character : OGRE
15. Kind of root : CUBE
16. World ___ Center, N.Y.C. : TRADE
17. Like Main Street at 3:00 A.M. : DEAD
18. Leave out : OMIT
19. Arrested : RANIN
20. Hwang Hai, to Occidentals : YELLOWSEA
22. "Virtue ___ own reward" : ISITS
23. Building extension : ELL
24. Move slowly : INCH
26. As high as ___ : AKITE
29. Cheongsam feature : SLIT
30. That liner : SHE
33. Stylishness : BONTON
35. Female lobster : HEN
36. Show pride or joy : GLOW
37. Alençon is its capital : ORNE
38. "___ with Me" : ABIDE
40. Hit-show review : RAVE
41. Swerve : VEER
42. "___ Be Seeing You," 1938 song : ILL
43. Vessel for NaCl : SHAKER
45. Favorable attention : EAR
46. Hebrew month : ELUL
47. Court hearings : OYERS
48. Investigate surreptitiously : CASE
49. Word with sister or story : SOB
50. One of Renoir's fortes : NUDES
53. Pea or Susan : BLACKEYED
59. Olympics listing : EVENT
60. Sean O'Kelly's land : EIRE
61. Prefix with dyne or sol : AERO
62. Import : SENSE
63. Thin, like Cassius : LEAN
64. Bestow abundantly : RAIN
65. Follower of gain or nay : SAYER
66. Trouter's need : LURE
67. Kind of race : DRAG
1. Whodunit sine qua non : BODY
2. Pointed arch : OGEE
3. Evangelist Roberts : ORAL
4. Memorable : REDLETTER
5. Angry look : SCOWL
6. Buzzes : HUMS
7. Off Broadway award : OBIE
8. Far from cursory : DETAILED
9. Unyielding : STRICT
10. Type of tripe : TRASH
11. Romany wife : RANI
12. Stulm : ADIT
13. Confines, as sheep : PENS
21. Ersatz butter : OLEO
25. Lowest pinochle cards : NINES
26. "___ Suspicion," MacInnes book : ABOVE
27. Where Seoul is : KOREA
28. Kind of tube : INNER
29. Pitchman's decoy : SHILL
30. Satisfy, as thirst : SLAKE
31. Perform a helicopter maneuver : HOVER
32. Kin of cruses : EWERS
34. Items to be filed : NAILS
36. Old-timer : GRAYBEARD
39. Garden columbine : BLUEBELL
44. Opposite of a slice, in golf : HOOK
46. Paschal time : EASTER
48. Spread perfume at church : CENSE
49. Temper tantrum : SCENE
50. Eliot of the F.B.I. : NESS
51. Eye section : UVEA
52. Declare untrue : DENY
54. In ___ of (instead) : LIEU
55. Sandarac tree : ARAR
56. Class-ring inscription : YEAR
57. Silkworm : ERIA
58. Artist Kingman : DONG

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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