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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
Benson has 7 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1979, The New York TimesNo. 10,938
Across
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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
Down
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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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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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