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New York Times, Saturday, January 13, 1979

Author: Adelyn Lewis
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 68, Blocks: 23, Avg Word Len: 5.94, Missing: { F G J K Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 247 (avg 1.22)
Open Squares: 104, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Spans: 4, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 9
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© 1979, The New York TimesNo. 10,658
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1. Wingless : APTERAN
8. Ecclesiast's headgear : BIRETTA
15. Rock formation : TERRANE
16. Supergiant star in Scorpio : ANTARES
17. Philosophical doctrines : TRANSCENDENTALS
19. Coffee receptacle : URN
20. Roman household gods : PENATES
21. Born : NEE
22. Word after decree : NISI
24. Savory : SAPID
25. Soc. : ASSN
26. Bagnold et al. : ENIDS
28. Edge : HEM
29. Medieval helmet : ARMET
30. Choose : SELECT
32. Hit plays : SELLOUTS
34. Preminger's first major U.S. film : LAURA
36. Tours toast : SALUT
37. Has a speech problem : STUTTERS
40. Cul-___ (blind alleys) : DESACS
43. Cripples : LAMES
44. Min. part : SEC
46. Capital of Morocco : RABAT
47. Rara ___ : AVIS
48. French Impressionist : MONET
50. Italian monetary unit : LIRA
51. Dress size : TEN
52. Expendable Mexican clay pots : PINATAS
54. Year in reign of Claudius I : LII
55. Act of putting into another alphabet : TRANSLITERATION
58. Involves necessarily : ENTAILS
59. Give a new name to : RETITLE
60. Like some eyes : DEEPSET
61. Made a chemical analysis : ASSAYED
1. Harmonizes : ATTUNES
2. Valerie from Galveston : PERRINE
3. Cause light to pass through : TRANSILLUMINATE
4. Sea eagle : ERN
5. Scrape : RASP
6. Suffixes for attend and convey : ANCES
7. City on Lake Winnebago : NEENAH
8. Depressions and recessions : BADTIMES
9. "You're All ___," old song : INEED
10. Election Day stats. : RTNS
11. Consume : EAT
12. Potentiality for changing form : TRANSMUTABILITY
13. Family-room feature : TELESET
14. Sanctions : ASSENTS
18. Neck parts : NAPES
23. Thinks : IDEATES
25. Awakening : AROUSAL
27. Rabbit tails : SCUTS
29. River into the Weser : ALLER
31. Three, in Roma : TRE
33. Terhune dog : LAD
35. Firebug : ARSONIST
37. Flapped, as sails against yards : SLATTED
38. Cannes cafe : TAVERNE
39. French legislators : SENAT
41. One-horse carriage : CARIOLE
42. Kind of glass : STAINED
45. Et ___ (and so forth) : CETERA
48. Thousand, to Tacitus : MILLE
49. Container weights : TARES
52. Greek letters : PSIS
53. Calendar abbrs. : SATS
56. Doze : NAP
57. Spanish aunt : TIA

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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