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New York Times, Monday, January 22, 1979

Author:
Samuel K. Fliegner
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.97, Missing: { J Q X }, Scrabble score: 287 (avg 1.52)
Open Squares: 74, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 10, XRef: 0, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
Samuel K. Fliegner has 36 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
David Steinberg notes:

Original 17-Across clue had "Lane"; changed to "Laine."

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© 1979, The New York TimesNo. 10,667
Across
1
As sick as ___ : ADOG
5
European capital : SOFIA
10
Word with force or master : TASK
14
Toad, in Toledo : SAPO
15
Mashie, niblick, etc. : IRONS
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Lay ___ the line : ITON
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Singer Laine : CLEO
18
Pounds in Ankara : LIRAS
19
Odometer unit : MILE
20
In the extreme rear : HINDMOST
22
"___ Angry Men," 1957 movie : TWELVE
24
'Twixt R and V : STU
25
Sound of exultation : OHO
27
Baum's "Grand ___" : HOTEL
28
Drop by unexpectedly : POPIN
30
Gerald's V.P. : NELSON
32
Musketeer's name : ARAMIS
34
Pedro's aunt : TIA
35
A certain newspaper page : OPED
39
Tempo : PACE
40
Monastery officer : PRIOR
42
Member of a panzer division : NAZI
43
Guinness : ALEC
44
Intention : AIM
45
Spain and Portugal : IBERIA
47
Coat or cliff follower : HANGER
50
These, in Habana : ESTOS
51
Pipe ___ : ORGAN
54
Vigoda : ABE
55
Extremely self-conscious : SHY
56
Coiffure : HAIRDO
58
Erodes : EATSAWAY
62
Of grandparents : AVAL
63
Sound like Dobbin : NEIGH
65
Actor Robert De ___ : NIRO
66
Italian painter: 1575–1642 : RENI
67
Arm bones : ULNAE
68
Influence: Slang : DRAG
69
Price of a stud hand : ANTE
70
"In hoc ___ vinces" : SIGNO
71
Kind of pro or tone : SEMI
Down
1
Author of "The Nazarene" : ASCH
2
Mustached artist : DALI
3
Glade : OPENSPACE
4
Big spender : GOODTIMECHARLIE
5
Missile pit : SILO
6
Prayer : ORISON
7
Pro tem : FORTHETIMEBEING
8
Once ___ blue moon : INA
9
Lower-rank prof. : ASST
10
Phrase implying boredom or leisure : TIMEONONESHANDS
11
Inclined : ATILT
12
Decipher : SOLVE
13
Genuflect : KNEEL
21
Emile Zola's portrayer : MUNI
23
Kipling's "The Man ___ Would Be King" : WHO
26
Miscellany : OLIO
28
Family member : PAPA
29
Of the mouth : ORAL
31
Ranee's garment : SARI
33
Life or wing follower : SPAN
36
Eavesdropper's delight : PARTYWIRE
37
Pinza : EZIO
38
Portuguese navigator : DIAS
41
Latvian capital : RIGA
46
Mrs. H.S.T. : BESS
48
"Live ___ learn" : AND
49
V.I.P. in the G.O.P. : REAGAN
51
"Pal Joey" creator : OHARA
52
"Nevermore" bird : RAVEN
53
Candlestick Park player : GIANT
57
Duty : ONUS
59
Kojak : THEO
60
Ancient Syria : ARAM
61
Hindu ascetic : YOGI
64
Yalie : ELI

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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