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New York Times, Saturday, October 13, 1979

Author: R. W. Greenleaf
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { J K Q X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 266 (avg 1.42)
Open Squares: 61, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
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© 1979, The New York TimesNo. 10,931
Across Down
1. Rustic : RURAL
6. Coagulates : GELS
10. Kind of bean : SNAP
14. Persians, today : IRANI
15. Part of Q.E.D. : ERAT
16. "___ the mornin' to you!" : TOPO
17. Bar on a wagon : SINGLETREE
19. "___ plaisir!" : AVEC
20. Name for a Lamb : ELIA
21. Abruzzi cowboy : VACCARO
23. Saharan nomad : TUAREG
26. Soothe : SOLACE
27. Athletes at Williams : EPHS
28. "Caught you!" : HAH
30. Monogram of a famous suffragette : SBA
31. W.W. II arena : ETO
32. Roman rooms : ATRIA
34. "But only God can make ___" : ATREE
38. Barn areas for flailing : THRESHINGFLOORS
41. Principals : HEADS
42. Bargains : DEALS
43. Horse pest : BOT
44. Brevity is its soul : WIT
46. Part of Montana's motto : ORO
47. Portend : BODE
48. Part of C.O.D. : CASHON
50. Fan : ROOTER
52. He puts plates on platers : FARRIER
54. Pub order : PINT
55. Biting : ACID
56. Sudden idea : BRAINSTORM
61. Three, in Thüringen : DREI
62. Former official name of Ireland : EIRE
63. Statesman : ELDER
64. Valet or maid: Abbr. : SERV
65. Concordes : SSTS
66. Trials : TESTS
1. Laughter, in Lyon : RIS
2. Swiss canton of William Tell fame : URI
3. Sprinted : RAN
4. Causes choler : ANGERS
5. De Gaulle's birthplace : LILLE
6. "___ horse!" : GETA
7. Slip a cog : ERR
8. Toward the left: Comb. form : LAEVO
9. Big bargains : STEALS
10. Disconnected, as notes : STACCATO
11. Stars that brighten and fade : NOVAE
12. David Frye is one : APER
13. Somewhat, in music : POCO
18. Half of a fourth : EIGHTH
22. Juntos : CABALS
23. Rake parts : TEETH
24. "___ Organization," Townsend book : UPTHE
25. Now, to a niño : AHORA
26. "___, Harvest Moon," 1908 song : SHINEON
29. Waterless : ARID
32. St. Francis' town : ASSISI
33. Culture medium : AGAR
35. Mechanical man : ROBOT
36. Wash away : ERODE
37. A component of liquor : ESTER
39. English king: 1461–83 : EDWARDIV
40. Money in Haarlem : FLORIN
45. Pindar's home : THEBES
47. Word with club or party : BOTTLE
48. Colonial announcer : CRIER
49. Root used in perfumery : ORRIS
51. Start : ONSET
52. Crazes : FADS
53. Brazilian state : ACRE
54. Crusty concoctions : PIES
57. Word with op or pop : ART
58. Army togs, for short : ODS
59. Soak flax : RET
60. Libber's no-no title : MRS

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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