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New York Times, Tuesday, October 23, 1979

Author:
Kathryn Righter
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 5.05, Missing: { J K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 271 (avg 1.45)
Open Squares: 75, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1
Kathryn Righter has 63 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1979, The New York TimesNo. 10,941
Across
1. City in SE Spain : LORCA
6. Mop or sponge : SWAB
10. Animal associated with March 31 : LAMB
14. Butter substitutes : OLEOS
15. "The night ___ thousand eyes" : HASA
16. River to the Caspian : URAL
17. Deputy : AGENT
18. Ostentatious in manner : ARTY
19. Girl from Rio : RITA
20. Theory that won't work : FALSEHYPOTHESIS
23. Lock : TRESS
24. Be indignant at : RESENT
25. Hindu fasting method, to seek justice : DHARNA
28. German article : DER
29. Columnist Barrett : RONA
30. From then on : THEREAFTER
37. Choir voices : ALTI
38. Time span : ERA
39. Formal promise : OATH
40. In general : BYANDLARGE
44. "Once more ___ the breach . . . " : UNTO
45. Ventilate : AIR
46. Countee Cullen gems : VERSES
48. Greet abruptly : ACCOST
52. Words of assent : AMENS
54. Feature on a local news program : WEATHERFORECAST
59. Roguish : ARCH
60. Provoke : ROIL
61. First Duke of Normandy : ROLLO
62. Degree of speed : RATE
63. Distinctive air : AURA
64. The ___ Goblin (Tolkien creature) : GREAT
65. Arab title : EMIR
66. Sly look : LEER
67. Nobelist in Literature: 1923 : YEATS
Down
1. Baker's unit : LOAF
2. Saint of the Russian Orthodox Church : OLGA
3. Spool : REEL
4. Hold back by force : CONSTRAIN
5. Behind a liner : ASTERN
6. ___ Rebellion: 1786–87 : SHAYS
7. Distorts : WARPS
8. Anent : ASTO
9. European laurel : BAYTREE
10. Fishing-tackle items : LURES
11. Greet the day : ARISE
12. Of morning : MATIN
13. Explosion : BLAST
21. Intensity of feeling : HEAT
22. Queen of Olympus : HERA
25. Uninteresting : DRAB
26. Word with Family or Father : HOLY
27. Pilaster : ANTA
28. Pull : DRAG
31. Listen to : HEAR
32. Slip : ERR
33. Lincoln's "eighty" : FOURSCORE
34. Converts into leather : TANS
35. Little: Suffix : ETTE
36. Greek letters : RHOS
41. Dot's partner : DASH
42. Word-for-word : LITERAL
43. Always : EVER
47. Current "crisis" topic : ENERGY
48. Cognizant : AWARE
49. Island in the Moluccas : CERAM
50. Cholla and saguaro : CACTI
51. Different : OTHER
52. Blazing : AFIRE
53. Tooth : MOLAR
55. Rake : ROUE
56. "Jacta ___ est" : ALEA
57. Narrow strip of wood : SLAT
58. Small children : TOTS

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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