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New York Times, Monday, January 29, 1979

Author: Perryman
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.11, Missing: { J Q W Y Z }, Scrabble score: 276 (avg 1.46)
Open Squares: 77, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1
Perryman has 1 pre-Shortz puzzle in our database.
PS notes: Clues for 24-Across, 4-Down, and 30-Down were illegible in the original; substituted in other clues, which probably aren't what the constructor originally wrote. In 52-Down clue, although the Tennessee Valley may be (largely) in Tennessee, Sen. George W. Norris, who created the TVA, was a senator from Nebraska.
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© 1979, The New York TimesNo. 10,674
Across Down
1. Muscular contraction : SPASM
6. Bobstay : ROPE
10. Recorded legal proceedings : ACTA
14. Menu : CARTE
15. Holly : ILEX
16. Ill-humored : DOUR
17. Arabian gazelle : ARIEL
18. Pre-eminent : PARAMOUNT
20. " . . . like the ___ on triumphant brier": Shak. : REDROSE
22. English poet who gave his name to a chair : MORRIS
23. UK emblem : LION
24. Captivates, in a way : RIVETS
25. Shuns : AVOIDS
28. Exile : BANISH
29. Depicts in words : LIMNS
30. River embankment : LEVEE
31. Symbol of strength : OAK
34. Saucer-shaped bell : GONG
35. Trigonometric functions : SINES
36. Chaste : PURE
37. ___ Baba : ALI
38. Joined with heat : FUSED
39. Untouchables, e.g. : CASTE
40. What swine spurn : PEARLS
42. Glossy cotton fabric : SATEEN
43. Part of L.A.P.D. : POLICE
44. To ___ his own : EACH
45. Change crops : ROTATE
46. Firmly attaches : ADHERES
50. Sandburg's "___ Are Different to Different People" : ELEPHANTS
53. Practice composition : ETUDE
54. Fluke features : FINS
55. Preserve from loss : SAVE
56. Doorkeeper, Masonic style : TILER
57. Carry : TOTE
58. Mild oath : EGAD
59. Bloodhound's clue : SCENT
1. Blemish : SCAR
2. Remove the outer coating : PARE
3. Without moisture : ARID
4. British money : STERLING
5. Blister beetles : MELOIDS
6. Mature : RIPEN
7. Wave on the Spanish Main : OLA
8. According to : PER
9. Scrutinizes : EXAMINES
10. Pays honor to : ADORES
11. Appomattox ___, where Lee surrendered : COURTHOUSE
12. Former pirates' hide-out : TUNIS
13. A well-known septet : ARTS
19. Capra product : MOVIE
21. Distress signal : SOS
24. Talked wildly : RAVED
25. Marine plant : ALGA
26. Bowed instrument : VIOL
27. Infinite in power : OMNIPOTENT
28. Czechoslovak statesman : BENES
30. Thread for French statesman : LISLE
32. Comedian Johnson : ARTE
33. Ardent : KEEN
35. Temporary respite : SURCEASE
36. Moving : PATHETIC
38. "I have kept the ___": II Timothy : FAITH
39. Seals of official approval : CACHETS
41. Slip by, as time : ELAPSE
42. Antithesis of gleeful : SAD
43. It struck F.D.R. in 1921 : POLIO
44. Made comfortable : EASED
45. Fissure : REFT
47. ___ of thumb : RULE
48. Any delightful region : EDEN
49. Waldorf-Astoria muralist : SERT
51. Gee-gee : NAG
52. Pride of Sen. Norris of Tenn. : TVA

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 1 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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