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New York Times, Tuesday, October 2, 1979

Author: Kathryn Righter
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.97, Missing: { F Q Z }, Scrabble score: 286 (avg 1.51)
Open Squares: 72, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1
Kathryn Righter has 63 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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Across Down
1. "Shake ___!" : ALEG
5. Steep slope : SCARP
10. Church area : APSE
14. Russian river : LENA
15. Turret : TOWER
16. Salver : TRAY
17. Dines : EATS
18. Abscond : ELOPE
19. Volume : TOME
20. Head of the Roundheads : CROMWELL
22. Drops in value : SLUMPS
24. Top grade : AONE
25. Instrument for Emil Gilels : PIANO
26. Medium in which headphones are often used : RADIO
29. Vatican event : AUDIENCE
32. Chairperson's concern : AGENDA
34. Fox or Rabbit : BRER
35. Gob's relative : TAR
36. Makes hasty notes : JOTS
37. Senior member : DOYEN
39. She of the strange smile : MONA
40. Milne's "Now We ___ Six" : ARE
41. Miss Gardner et al. : AVAS
42. Jeweled headdresses : TIARAS
44. Headgear for steeplejacks : HARDHATS
46. Milliner's concern : STYLE
47. Ways' partner : MEANS
48. Agitate : STIR
50. Craving : THIRST
52. Continues against all odds : PERSISTS
56. "___ soit . . . " : HONI
57. Pierre's parting word : ADIEU
59. Bung : CORK
60. Copied : APED
61. Coats with gold : GILDS
62. Lamb : ELIA
63. Broad : WIDE
64. Live : EXIST
65. Lampblack : SOOT
1. Guinness : ALEC
2. Shakespearean king : LEAR
3. Within: Prefix : ENTO
4. Urban utility conduits : GASMAINS
5. Dutch painter: 1626–79 : STEEN
6. Glue, in Grenoble : COLLE
7. Military acronym : AWOL
8. Corded fabric : REP
9. Head of a republic : PRESIDENT
10. Harmonize : ATTUNE
11. Headland : PROMONTORY
12. Corn porridge : SAMP
13. Ocelli : EYES
21. Word with shed or work : WOOD
23. Den : LAIR
25. Unsullied : PURE
26. Indian head : RAJAH
27. Greek marketplace : AGORA
28. Headstrong, perhaps : DETERMINED
29. Chasm : ABYSS
30. De Lesseps's feat : CANAL
31. Expunge : ERASE
33. Head start : ADVANTAGE
38. These may fill a filly : OATS
39. Molds for casting or shaping : MATRICES
41. Exclamations of surprise : AHAS
43. Goddess with horns on her headdress : ISIS
45. Ridicule : DERIDE
48. Germs : SEEDS
49. Have confidence in : TRUST
50. Melt : THAW
51. American Indian : HOPI
52. Hairs on Hadrian's head : PILI
53. Alone : SOLO
54. Singing group : TRIO
55. Card game for three : SKAT
58. Humanitarian Dorothea ___: 1802–87 : DIX

Answer summary: 1 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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