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New York Times, Wednesday, January 10, 1979

Author:
Kathryn Righter
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.11, Missing: { Q U X Y }, Scrabble score: 283 (avg 1.50)
Open Squares: 75, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 4, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
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© 1979, The New York TimesNo. 10,655
Across
1. Luxurious : POSH
5. German seaport : EMDEN
10. Door fastener : HASP
14. Voice : ALTO
15. Guileless : NAIVE
16. Exchange premium : AGIO
17. Layer : TIER
18. Kin of the caiman : ALLIGATORS
20. Pitch a shutout: Slang : HORSECOLLAR
22. Soak : RET
23. Consume : EAT
24. Sons of Uranus and Gaea : TITANS
26. Transversely : ACROSS
29. Performer of a Christiania : SKIER
31. Form : SHAPE
32. Clockmaker : HOROLOGER
36. Knight's trainee : PAGE
37. Begin's predecessor : RABIN
38. Worn-out or worthless horse : JADE
39. Daydreams : STARGAZES
41. Destined : FATED
42. "Circumstances ___ cases" : ALTER
43. Sheets, towels, etc. : LINENS
44. French painter: 1836–1902 : TISSOT
47. Residue : ASH
48. Autumnal mo. : OCT
49. Veteran politician or soldier : OLDWARHORSE
56. "___ sounds and sights and delights": V. Baum : SHIMMERING
58. Horse color : ROAN
59. Composer Porter : COLE
60. French revenue or income : RENTE
61. Alone : SOLO
62. Hera's bellicose son : ARES
63. Affirm under oath : SWEAR
64. Supplements with difficulty : EKES
Down
1. Bridle ___ : PATH
2. Mingle-mangle : OLIO
3. Ending with hip or tip : STER
4. Western TV shows : HORSEOPERAS
5. Makes into law : ENACTS
6. Spanish for 8 Down : MALO
7. Pickle herb : DILL
8. Wicked : EVIL
9. Denial : NEGATION
10. ___ in hand (humbly) : HAT
11. Greek marketplace : AGORA
12. Lorelei : SIREN
13. Mails : POSTS
19. Prospero's helper : ARIEL
21. Relaxation : EASE
25. Device for espionage and sabotage : TROJANHORSE
26. Egyptian cobras : ASPS
27. Converse : CHAT
28. Hindu melody pattern : RAGA
29. Not inclined to horse around : SOBER
30. Actor Kristofferson : KRIS
32. Subject to horseplay : HAZE
33. Where a horse race begins : GATE
34. Anthony, Earl of Avon : EDEN
35. Tom Seaver's teammates : REDS
37. Diamondback and sidewinder : RATTLERS
40. Dimness : GLOOM
41. Sea horse, for one : FISH
43. More extensive : LARGER
44. Puccini opera : TOSCA
45. Venous fluid for Venus : ICHOR
46. Rural crossing : STILE
50. Sketched : DREW
51. Port or sack : WINE
52. Pilaster : ANTA
53. Castle, in chess : ROOK
54. Merchandising event : SALE
55. Son of Seth : ENOS
57. Middle: Comb. form : MES

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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