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New York Times, Tuesday, January 30, 1979

Author: Herb L. Risteen
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 4.87, Missing: { J K Q X Y }, Scrabble score: 278 (avg 1.50)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 8, XRef: 0, Spans: 3
Herb L. Risteen has 244 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1979, The New York TimesNo. 10,675
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1. Business place : SHOP
5. Golden Horde tribesman : TATAR
10. ___ Major (army staff) : ETAT
14. Preside at a tea table : POUR
15. Palette pigment : OCHRE
16. Como or Garda : LAGO
17. Taj Mahal town : AGRA
18. Great fear : DREAD
19. Concoction : BREW
20. Plant growth caused by fungi : MILDEW
22. Baker's ___ : DOZEN
23. O'Gorman opus : MURAL
24. Pontiac was one : OTTAWA
27. Aristophanes' forte : SATIRE
28. ___ of Orleans : MAID
29. Be off guard : NOD
32. Adjusted exactly : TRUED
33. Literary sketch : CAMEO
34. Shipment to Bethlehem : ORE
35. Name of film fame : AVA
36. Given a thrashing : CANED
37. Portly : FAT
38. Thicken : GEL
39. Martina's rival : CHRIS
40. Dull finish : MATTE
42. Imaginary being : ELF
43. Collect a check legitimately : EARN
44. Thin slice of bacon : RASHER
45. Drafted again : REDREW
47. Eastern tribe : ERIES
48. Village high point : SPIRE
50. Castro's favorite companion : HAVANA
52. Grocery item : OLEO
53. Slyly spiteful : SNIDE
55. ___ dixit : IPSE
58. Banks do this : LEND
59. What "phage" means : EATER
60. Closefisted : NEAR
61. Miami's county : DADE
62. Insurance salesman : AGENT
63. Italian family of note : ESTE
1. Belgian city : SPA
2. Grab everything : HOG
3. Dickens novel : OURMUTUALFRIEND
4. Cooper's "The ___" : PRAIRIE
5. Walk like a 2-year old : TODDLE
6. Port near Haifa : ACRE
7. Mystery novel by Wilkie Collins : THEWOMANINWHITE
8. Heavenly Altar : ARA
9. "The ___ Badge of Courage" : RED
10. Jostle : ELBOW
11. Novel by Burroughs : TARZANOFTHEAPES
12. Prize-winning U.S. author : AGEE
13. Grover's Corners, e.g. : TOWN
21. Garnish : LARD
22. Pedestal part : DADO
23. Comics captain : MARVEL
25. Domesticates : TAMES
26. Fit to be ___ : TIED
27. Western bandit's target : STAGE
30. Declaims : ORATES
31. Hinder : DETER
33. St.-Lô square : CARRE
36. Burn : CHAR
39. Hand over : CEDE
40. Naomi's chosen name: Ruth 1:20 : MARA
41. Foolish : ASININE
44. Go back : REVERT
46. What storms do to riverbanks : ERODE
48. Merchandise tag : SOLD
49. ___ bargaining : PLEA
51. Capital of South Yemen : ADEN
53. Vast amount : SEA
54. Find fault persistently : NAG
56. Had a powwow : SAT
57. Rather than, to Hamlet : ERE

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