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New York Times, Monday, October 22, 1979

Author: Brumbauch
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { F J Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 271 (avg 1.43)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 9, XRef: 0, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
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© 1979, The New York TimesNo. 10,940
Across Down
1. Kind of engine or iron : STEAM
6. Means of detection : RADAR
11. ___ Jima : IWO
14. Priest, in Toledo : PADRE
15. Zola : EMILE
16. Pasture : LEA
17. Ireland : EMERALDISLE
19. Court call : LET
20. Finished : DONE
21. Poems : ODES
22. Taters : SPUDS
24. Concorde : SST
26. Construction item : IBEAM
28. Stale or trite : MUSTY
31. Moslem judge : CADI
33. Strand : WISP
36. Gravelly glacial ridge : ESKER
37. "Billy Budd" is one : OPERA
39. Monogram of a former V.P. : NAR
40. Delaware : THEDIAMONDSTATE
43. Barber or Buttons : RED
44. Medieval helmet : ARMET
45. Heads, in Paris : TETES
46. Spoken : ORAL
48. Items for glyptographers : GEMS
49. Marsh plants : REEDS
50. Friend of Pythias : DAMON
52. Angry : HOT
53. "She ___ many children . . . " : HADSO
55. Russian news service : TASS
58. Comfort : EASE
62. Moray : EEL
63. Hawaiian port : PEARLHARBOR
66. Exist : ARE
67. Strange : EERIE
68. Alabama city : SELMA
69. John ___ Passos : DOS
70. Wood nymph : DRYAD
71. Notions : IDEAS
1. Hurried : SPED
2. "___ Shanter" : TAMO
3. Garden in Genesis : EDEN
4. Stopped : ARRESTED
5. ___ culpa : MEA
6. Foxx : REDD
7. French girlfriend : AMIE
8. Those opposed : DISSIDENTS
9. Everything : ALL
10. Peewee : REESE
11. Make bright with light : ILLUMINATE
12. Black nightshade, e.g. : WEED
13. "Mares eat ___ . . . " : OATS
18. Abraham's nephew : LOT
23. Huge hand : PAW
25. Damascus is its capital : SYRIA
27. Jay or martin : BIRD
28. European subway : METRO
29. His forte is to escort : USHER
30. Scrams : SKEDADDLES
31. Explanatory essay : COMMENTARY
32. " . . . ___ lovely as a tree" : APOEM
34. "Up to here" : SATED
35. Journalism : PRESS
38. Houston player : ASTRO
41. Jason's ship : ARGO
42. Wobbled : TEETERED
47. ___ Palmas : LAS
51. Motorized bike : MOPED
52. Royal initials : HSH
53. Word with band or land : HEAD
54. Prefix with dynamics or sol : AERO
56. Song for Sutherland : ARIA
57. Winter vehicle : SLED
59. Competent : ABLE
60. Body of an organism : SOMA
61. Periods of time : ERAS
64. Poetic word : EER
65. "___ was going to St. Ives . . . " : ASI

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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