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New York Times, Wednesday, January 17, 1979

Author: Floy Stryker
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 32, Avg Word Len: 5.08, Missing: { J Q V X }, Scrabble score: 316 (avg 1.64)
Open Squares: 70, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
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© 1979, The New York TimesNo. 10,662
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1. Italian treat : PIZZA
6. Amin : IDI
9. Thespian : ACTOR
14. Characteristic of a particular language : IDIOMATIC
16. Apricot or cherry : DRUPE
17. Ford or Williams : TENNESSEE
18. Famous golf course : DORAL
19. Poultry seasoning : SAGE
20. Sailing vessel : KETCH
22. Merely : ONLY
23. Dirty : SOIL
25. Chances : RISKS
27. Printers' measures : EMS
30. Reduce to a skeleton : UNFLESH
32. "___ ne passeront pas": Petain : ILS
35. In a marathon : RACING
37. Slacking off : EASINGUP
39. Father of Jacob and Esau : ISAAC
40. Whalers' get-together : GAM
41. Use a foil : FENCE
42. Boxed in : CORNERED
44. Reach : ATTAIN
45. Literary collection : ANA
46. Unusually large or heavy : OUTSIZE
48. Youth : LAD
49. Flubs a fly ball : MUFFS
51. Signs of spring : BUDS
53. Jacket or its collar : ETON
55. Film maker's sound-control device : FADER
57. New Mexico resort : TAOS
61. Bear : BRUIN
63. Storage place : WAREHOUSE
65. Right-hand page : RECTO
66. One of Plato's pupils : ARISTOTLE
67. Different : OTHER
68. Affirmative vote : YEA
69. Ghost : SPOOK
1. Abysses : PITS
2. Brainstorm : IDEA
3. Get-up-and-go : ZING
4. Areas : ZONES
5. Soul, in Savoie : AME
6. "Thou art the thing ___": King Lear : ITSELF
7. Regimen : DIET
8. Popular food : ICECREAM
9. Tack on : ADD
10. Con man : CROOK
11. Automobile feature : TURNSIGNAL
12. Gem : OPAL
13. Depend : RELY
15. Entreating : ASKING
21. Greeting for the villain : HISS
24. "An ___ prevention . . . " : OUNCEOF
26. Changed gears : SHIFTED
27. Rhododendron's relative : ERICA
28. Gardner hero : MASON
29. Rascal, from Italian farce : SCARAMOUCH
31. Prompts : LEADS
33. "Santa ___" : LUCIA
34. Exhaust : SPEND
36. Fleming or Smith : IAN
38. Borg-Connors separator : NET
40. Escapes : GETSAWAY
43. Neck feathers : RUFF
44. Shades of blue : AZURES
47. European peninsula : IBERIA
50. Amalgamate : UNITE
52. Small porch : STOOP
53. Saragossa's river : EBRO
54. Weight allowance for deterioration : TRET
56. Kind of devil : DARE
58. Suburbanite's need : AUTO
59. European capital : OSLO
60. "___ ye the Lord . . . ": Isaiah : SEEK
62. Conjunctive : NOR
64. Alts. : HTS

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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