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New York Times, Friday, January 26, 1979

Author:
C. J. Angio
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 4.90, Missing: { J Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 284 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 67, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
C. J. Angio has 93 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
David Steinberg notes:

Clue for 34-Down, assuming New Zealand is what was meant, is incorrect—it's not an island but composed of two large islands and many smaller ones, Stewart Island being the largest in area, and Waiheke having the largest population. Clue for 50-Down seems incorrect—Alaska's area is 663,268 sq. mi. and probably hasn't changed since 1979.

1
B
2
O
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A
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R
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S
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P
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A
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D
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G
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R
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A
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D
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E
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A
G
N
I
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R
U
D
E
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N
A
V
E
S
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C
R
Y
P
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T
O
C
O
M
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M
U
N
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T
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K
E
A
C
H
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E
R
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G
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E
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O
A
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T
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E
C
U
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M
E
N
E
S
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I
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N
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B
R
I
E
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F
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R
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A
R
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D
O
U
D
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A
R
34
I
A
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I
S
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T
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L
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E
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E
A
T
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P
R
E
S
T
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O
N
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O
I
L
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S
H
A
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P
E
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E
L
I
A
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G
I
R
L
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O
R
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A
L
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C
H
50
A
R
L
E
S
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S
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Y
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S
T
E
M
I
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C
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U
R
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P
A
I
L
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A
V
U
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S
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N
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T
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R
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E
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E
L
E
U
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T
H
E
R
O
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M
A
N
I
A
C
66
A
I
T
C
H
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R
I
L
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E
R
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C
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R
E
E
K
Y
70
S
O
O
N
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D
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L
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© 1979, The New York TimesNo. 10,671
Across
1
Wild hog : BOAR
5
Miner's nail : SPAD
9
A, B, C, D or F : GRADE
14
Lambs, to Lucullus : AGNI
15
Uncouth or unwrought : RUDE
16
Sections of Notre Dame : NAVES
17
Secret Red : CRYPTOCOMMUNIST
20
Stacy from Savannah : KEACH
21
Humorous ending for kick or sock : EROO
22
What not to get from the boss : GATE
23
Tidbit for Affirmed : OAT
25
Civilizations : ECUMENES
27
Concisely : INBRIEF
31
Where to find a caboose : REAR
32
Mamie Eisenhower, née ___ : DOUD
33
"Un bel di" is one : ARIA
35
Fiber for cordage : ISTLE
39
Break bread : EAT
40
He starred in "The Music Man" : PRESTON
42
OPEC holding : OIL
43
Figure : SHAPE
45
Lamb : ELIA
46
Jeune fille : GIRL
47
Spoken : ORAL
49
Modern prince : CHARLES
51
Affecting the body generally : SYSTEMIC
55
Inst. in the smallest state : URI
56
Burden for a nursery duo : PAIL
57
Autobahn between Potsdam and Berlin : AVUS
59
Word with chat or côte : ENTRE
63
Zealot advocating freedom : ELEUTHEROMANIAC
66
H : AITCH
67
Cause one to get his dander up : RILE
68
Ambler or Hoffer : ERIC
69
Fumy : REEKY
70
Anon : SOON
71
Cancel : DELE
Down
1
O.J., for one : BACK
2
Fairy-tale menace : OGRE
3
Author Seton : ANYA
4
Parachute attachment : RIPCORD
5
Rialto letters : SRO
6
Purplish brown : PUCE
7
Pay honor to : ADORE
8
Favoring social equality : DEMOCRATIC
9
Zoo animal : GNU
10
N.Y. hockey team : RANGERS
11
Of quails, rails, etc. : AVIAN
12
Villa ___, at Tivoli : DESTE
13
Kefauver : ESTES
18
Siamese : THAI
19
Grimace : MOUE
24
Shred : TEAR
26
Chief : MAIN
27
Kin of kalends : IDES
28
One of the Websters : NOAH
29
"Life is ___ day": Keats : BUTA
30
Swingers and hedonists : FREELIVERS
34
N.Z. is one : ISL
36
Helot's lot : TOIL
37
Coins in Calabria : LIRE
38
Ninety-degree angles : ELLS
40
Balzac's "Le ___ Goriot" : PERE
41
Site of Pearl Harbor : OAHU
44
Food fed without fuss : POTLUCK
46
Beamed : GRINNED
48
Relative of an ayah : AMAH
50
Alaska's is 586,412 sq. mi. : AREA
51
Primitive weapon : SPEAR
52
Cantab's rival : YALIE
53
Number after seis : SIETE
54
Item in an antique shop : CURIO
58
Without accompaniment : SOLO
60
Spare, for one : TIRE
61
Ribbon of steel : RAIL
62
"___ homo!" : ECCE
64
"___ will be done . . . " : THY
65
Earthlings : MEN

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 6 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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