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New York Times, Monday, October 29, 1979

Author:
N. M. Meyer
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 35, Avg Word Len: 5.00, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 296 (avg 1.56)
Open Squares: 62, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 7, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
N. M. Meyer has 12 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1979, The New York TimesNo. 10,947
Across
1
Vipers : ASPS
5
Boutique : SHOP
9
Propensity : BENT
13
Classify : SORT
14
Twist : CURL
15
Marketplace : AGORA
17
Kind of sale : CLEARANCE
19
___ classicus (standard passage) : LOCUS
20
Trojan hero : HECTOR
21
Sailor's ration : HARDTACK
23
Was in front : LED
24
Instance : CASE
25
Like a squid : INKY
26
Musical work : OPUS
28
Argonne and Sherwood : FORESTS
30
Cushion : PAD
31
Monetary pool : FUND
32
He wrote "Grant Moves South" : CATTON
36
Predacious polyp : ANEMONE
38
Item discussed in SALT talks : MISSILE
39
Wound : LESION
40
Friar : MONK
41
New: Prefix : NEO
42
Servant's supervisor on an estate : STEWARD
44
Religious image : ICON
45
Matchless : BEST
48
For fear that : LEST
49
Explosive : TNT
50
Large open areas : EXPANSES
52
Nonchalant : CASUAL
55
Delivered an address : SPOKE
56
Conversely : VICEVERSA
58
Jewish feast : SEDER
59
___ the Terrible : IVAN
60
Omicron ___ (the star Mira) : CETI
61
Soft, meshed fabric : LENO
62
Native of Riga : LETT
63
See 59 Across : TSAR
Down
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Author of "Moses" : ASCH
2
Shoe part : SOLE
3
Makes impossible : PRECLUDES
4
Twenty-two divisions of India : STATES
5
Cicatrix : SCAR
6
Attila the ___ : HUN
7
Chekhov's "The Cherry ___" : ORCHARD
8
Gratify : PLEASE
9
Hairless : BALD
10
Self-centered ones : EGOTISTS
11
"___ do" (humorous refusal) : NOCAN
12
Teamster's vehicle : TRUCK
16
"A sea of lead, ___ of slate": Symons : ASKY
18
Surveyor's measure : ROD
22
Abolish; cancel : RESCIND
24
Ice-cream holder : CONE
26
Semiprecious gem : OPAL
27
Window glass : PANE
28
Steamship smokestacks : FUNNELS
29
Chore : TASK
31
Word with hill or path : FOOT
33
Traces : TINCTURES
34
Margarine : OLEO
35
Illuminating gas : NEON
37
In error : MISTAKEN
38
Comedian Sahl : MORT
40
Colossal : MASSIVE
43
Beetle bad for bolls : WEEVIL
44
Entomologist's interest : INSECT
45
Mrs. Truman : BESS
46
Force out : EXPEL
47
English china : SPODE
49
Hebrew letter : TAV
51
Peter, the pianist : NERO
52
Penny : CENT
53
Nick and Nora's pet : ASTA
54
Lion's den : LAIR
57
Grimalkin : CAT

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 5 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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