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New York Times, Wednesday, October 17, 1979

Author: Tap Osborn
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 5.19, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 298 (avg 1.59)
Open Squares: 79, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 6, XRef: 1, Spans: 4, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 8
Tap Osborn has 111 pre-Shortz puzzles and 1 Shortz Era puzzle in our database.
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© 1979, The New York TimesNo. 10,935
Across Down
1. Word with sun or head : LAMP
5. One with a heavy schedule : DOER
9. Barbizon painter : COROT
14. Celebes ox : ANOA
15. Competitor of Mickey and Agatha : ERLE
16. Scent : AROMA
17. Start of a husband's complaint to a friend : MYMRSMAKESMEMAD
20. Bulwarks : BASTIONS
21. Gardening tools : EDGERS
22. "All nature is but ___": Pope : ART
23. Prefix for classics : NEO
24. Continuation of 17 Across : SHEKEEPSWINNING
33. Rouse : WAKE
34. H.R.E. name : OTHO
35. John or Jane : DOE
36. Rara ___ : AVIS
37. "Help wanted" advertiser : HIRER
38. Threshold : SILL
39. Game pieces : MEN
40. Jewish month : ELUL
41. Related : TOLD
42. End of husband's complaint : INGINRUMMYGAMES
47. Metaphor's cousin: Abbr. : SIM
48. Bobby of rink fame : ORR
49. N.Y. prison or region in Greece : ATTICA
52. Ponder : COGITATE
57. Friend's punny response to complaint : WHYDONTYOUPOKER
59. Cologne oil : NEROL
60. Cupid : AMOR
61. Tarkenton : FRAN
62. Siesta sound : SNORE
63. Wading item : BOOT
64. Subway token : FARE
1. Chop source : LAMB
2. Seton, the author : ANYA
3. May honorees : MOMS
4. Shares in : PARTAKES
5. Reduce in grade : DEMOTE
6. Mediterranean port : ORAN
7. Part of B.P.O.E. : ELKS
8. Arikara : REE
9. Where Walt Whitman lived in N.J. : CAMDEN
10. Beaver State : OREGON
11. Where Trevi Fountain is : ROME
12. He and Charles write a bridge column : OMAR
13. Little folks : TADS
18. Father : SIRE
19. Advanced in rank : SENIOR
24. Pundit : SWAMI
25. Asylum : HAVEN
26. ___ out (making do) : EKING
27. Doughboy's ally : POILU
28. Hum's partner : STRUM
29. Overpower : WHELM
30. Lingo or dialect : IDIOM
31. ___ prosequi : NOLLE
32. Expurgates, as a book : GELDS
37. Woody of music : HERMAN
38. Initiate : STARTOFF
43. ___ Rabi, Nobelist in Physics : ISIDOR
44. Fitzgerald's Mrs. Diver : NICOLE
45. Health food : YOGURT
46. Valise : GRIP
49. Grain bristles : AWNS
50. Now and ___ (occasionally) : THEN
51. Amateur; neophyte : TYRO
52. Wave: Comb. form : CYMO
53. Goose eggs : OOOO
54. Native of Ghana : AKRA
55. Sign of sorrow : TEAR
56. Sea eagle : ERNE
58. Filer's aid : TAB

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

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