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New York Times, Saturday, October 20, 1979

Author: Benson
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 5.00, Missing: { J Q W X }, Scrabble score: 269 (avg 1.45)
Open Squares: 67, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
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© 1979, The New York TimesNo. 10,938
Across Down
1. River of Czechoslovakia : ODER
5. "___ the Ball" : AFTER
10. Island in the Aleutians : ATTU
14. Give up : CEDE
15. Sound loudly : BLARE
16. Idle : VAIN
17. Uttered : SAID
18. Farm buildings : BARNS
19. Part of A.D. : ANNO
20. Author of "For Colored Girls . . . " : NTOZAKESHANGE
23. Cluny product : LACE
24. Sample : TASTE
25. "___ Dan," rock group : STEELY
28. Like Noah's animals : PAIRED
31. Pooh's creator : MILNE
32. Tree with fluttering leaves : ASPEN
35. Seine sight : ILE
36. Incite : ABET
37. Borders : EDGES
38. Stinging insect : GNAT
39. Latin word, often placed in brackets : SIC
40. Cobblers' equipment : LASTS
41. Mountain ridge : ARETE
42. Crazy Carroll character : HATTER
44. Not so far away : CLOSER
45. County in Tennessee : ROANE
47. ___ monster : GILA
48. Author of "Poem (No Name) No. 3" : NIKKIGIOVANNI
52. Kind of spice : MACE
53. Town in New Mexico : NAMBE
54. College in New York : IONA
56. "___ for All Seasons" : AMAN
57. Exult; crow : GLOAT
58. Founder of the Fathers of Oratory : NERI
59. Slippery ones : EELS
60. Dispatches : SENDS
61. Brief look : GLIM
1. Military sch. : OCS
2. College administrator : DEAN
3. Blue-pencil : EDIT
4. Fragrant : REDOLENT
5. Jurisdiction of a monastery chief : ABBACY
6. Chip off, as paint : FLAKE
7. Noxious weed, in the Bible : TARE
8. Painter Max : ERNST
9. Forms anew : RESHAPES
10. Jack Lemmon film: 1972 : AVANTI
11. Varieties of mandarin oranges : TANGERINES
12. Fork part : TINE
13. One: Sp. : UNO
21. Tony of boxing fame : ZALE
22. Wise ___ owl : ASAN
25. Tennis stroke : SMASH
26. Shinbone : TIBIA
27. Kind of engineer : ELECTRICAL
29. Make very happy : ELATE
30. Discourage : DETER
32. Newspaper parts : ADS
33. N.C.O. : SGT
34. Part of Livy's leg : PES
37. I.R.S. interest : EARNINGS
38. Expressing grief or pain : GROANING
40. Escape gradually : LEAK
41. According to: It. : ALLA
43. Subway fares : TOKENS
44. Hyenalike animals : CIVETS
46. Equal: Fr. : EGALE
47. Spoil : GOBAD
48. "No ___ in the Street," 1972 Baldwin novel : NAME
49. "Oh, Lawd, ___ my way" : IMON
50. Coward : NOEL
51. Calvary initials : INRI
52. Miss West : MAE
55. Intention : AIM

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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