New York Times, Saturday, June 9, 1979

Author: Vincent L. Osborne
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 5.29, Min Word Len: 4, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 276 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 77, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Spans: 4 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
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© 1979, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Interchange : SWAP
5. He wrote "The Dunciad" : POPE
9. Ship on which Hercules sailed : ARGO
13. Is wearing : HASON
15. Severn tributary : AVON
16. Tennyson poem : MAUD
17. Or else, in music : OSSIA
18. Put on guard : CAUTIONED
20. Purpose of a "daily dozen" : PHYSICALFITNESS
22. Emulate a Romany : ROVE
23. Commends : CITES
24. Child as "stubborn as a mewl" : WHINER
26. Butler's "The Way of All ___" : FLESH
28. Clunker : HEAP
29. Inter ___ : ALIA
31. Arabian sultanate : OMAN
35. Department in northwest France : ORNE
36. Pertaining to apples : MALIC
38. Diet : FARE
39. Org. : ASSN
40. Agrippina's son : NERO
41. Slanting : SKEW
42. Rod from Australia : LAVER
45. Most melancholy : BLUEST
47. ___ Perilous, at the Round Table : SIEGE
49. Operates : RUNS
50. "Aku-Aku" people : EASTERISLANDERS
56. Semblances : PRETENSES
57. Penobscot vessel : CANOE
58. Fairy-tale villain : OGRE
59. Got down : ALIT
60. Chinese green tea : HYSON
61. Palmist : SEER
62. Suffers : LETS
63. Small paving stone : SETT
1. Regent Street establishment : SHOP
2. Neighbor of B.C. : WASH
3. Ashurbanipal's people : ASSYRIANS
4. Malicious missive : POISONPENLETTER
5. South American rodent : PACA
6. Indy's track, for one : OVAL
7. Bouffant part of a garment : POUF
8. Inveigle : ENTICE
9. Updike novel : AMONTHOFSUNDAYS
10. Rajah's wife : RANEE
11. Conjecture : GUESS
12. Totalizator output : ODDS
14. Ingenuous : NAIVE
19. "___ an ancient mariner . . . " : ITIS
21. One of the Moluccas : CERAM
24. "Hold on!" : WHOA
25. What "de ella" means in Mexico : HERS
26. Certain clerk at work : FILER
27. Hideout : LAIR
30. The Beatles' "Penny ___" : LANE
32. Be comprehensible : MAKESENSE
33. Greek Mars : ARES
34. Semiaquatic salamander : NEWT
37. Kipling's Nag, for one : COBRA
43. Author of "A Death in the Family" : AGEE
44. Of spring : VERNAL
46. Honey, for Pooh : LUNCH
47. Snorkel, to Beetle Bailey : SARGE
48. Grenoble's river : ISERE
50. Poetry of heroic exploits : EPOS
51. Key's cousin : ISLE
52. Since, in Stuttgart : SEIT
53. D-day craft : LSTS
54. Radix : ROOT
55. Forwarded : SENT

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