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New York Times, Thursday, October 18, 1979

Author: C. J. Angio
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 32, Avg Word Len: 5.51, Missing: { J P Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 274 (avg 1.42)
Open Squares: 88, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 8, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
C. J. Angio has 93 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1979, The New York TimesNo. 10,936
Across Down
1. Sew : STITCH
7. Indian group of Arizona : MOHAVES
14. Long short story : NOVELET
16. Far from forthright : EVASIVE
17. Open-shelved cabinet : ETAGERE
18. Small bell : TINKLER
19. Ending for velvet : EEN
20. Haut ___ (high society) : MONDE
22. Pieter Bruegel's style : GENRE
23. Sounds from cheerleaders : RAHS
25. They like action : DOERS
27. "Ich ___," motto of Prince of Wales : DIEN
28. Apollo 15 astronaut : SCOTT
30. Called : NAMED
32. Of no ___ (ineffectual) : USE
33. "___ melodies are sweet": Keats : HEARD
35. Korea, Mongolia, etc. : FAREAST
37. Yeast, e.g. : LEAVENING
39. A neighbor of an Australian : MALAYAN
41. Sheer fabric : NINON
44. Pop : DAD
45. Duke or Hart : DORIS
47. Egyptian amulet : MENAT
49. French money: 1929–38 : ECUS
51. Newspaper edition : FINAL
53. ___ precedent : SETA
54. Indonesian island group : SULAS
56. Metal tip on a shoelace : AGLET
58. Comedian Conway : TIM
59. High spirits : ELATION
61. Scurrilous : ABUSIVE
63. Sound on a drum or door : RATATAT
64. Calumniates : DEFAMES
65. Adolescents : TEENERS
66. Dernier cri : LATEST
1. Smiles derisively : SNEERS
2. "The aim of forensic oratory is ___": Cicero : TOTEACH
3. Rowena's bridegroom : IVANHOE
4. One-year-old sheep : TEG
5. Skelton role : CLEM
6. He imprisoned St. Peter : HEROD
7. Public utilities employee : METERMAN
8. Egg: Comb. form : OVI
9. Put up a picture : HANG
10. Invited : ASKED
11. Lithuanian capital : VILNIUS
12. Hillary's conquest : EVEREST
13. Placid : SERENE
15. Dovetail wedge : TENON
21. Intolerably loud : DEAFENING
24. Booth : STALL
26. Cousin of a towhee : SERIN
29. Stair part : TREAD
31. Z-twist fabric : DENIM
34. "The ___ the Jackal": Forsyth : DAYOF
36. One of the De Milles : AGNES
38. Mutations : VARIANTS
39. Spots; stains : MACULAE
40. Flatter servilely : ADULATE
42. Erstwhile : ONETIME
43. Indigenous inhabitants : NATIVES
44. Romberg's "___ Song" : DESERT
46. Mess of cress : SALAD
48. Least feral : TAMEST
50. Prince of Darkness : SATAN
52. Sleuth in 34 Down : LEBEL
55. Developer's interest : SITE
57. Porous rock : TUFA
60. Item on a trireme : OAR
62. Emulated Horner : SAT

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 10 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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