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New York Times, Wednesday, October 3, 1979

Author:
Judson G. Trent
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.79, Missing: { F J Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 267 (avg 1.43)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
Judson G. Trent has 51 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1979, The New York TimesNo. 10,921
Across
1. "Of Thee I ___" : SING
5. Lariat : RIATA
10. "With it" : UPON
14. Spread, sometimes : OLEO
15. Bar, in court : ESTOP
16. Gay deceiver : RAKE
17. One of the strings : VIOL
18. You may be using one now : LEADPENCIL
20. Actress Dee : SANDRA
22. His output is verse and verse : POET
23. If immature, it's a grig : EEL
24. Picnic cry : EATS
26. ___ souci (carefree) : SANS
28. Describing H.R. elections : BIENNIAL
32. Former Sec. of Defense : LAIRD
35. C.P.A. : ACCT
36. Perfume container : VIAL
38. Domain of Morpheus : SLEEP
40. Command in a coop : SHOO
41. Golfer Lee : ELDER
43. "Ave atque ___" : VALE
44. Alone on stage : SOLUS
46. Son of Ramses I : SETI
47. French magazine for women : ELLE
48. Précis, for short : RECAP
50. Richard Donner's hit film : SUPERMAN
52. Sway with a lei : HULA
54. School orgs. : PTAS
55. Vital statistic : AGE
58. "___ me your ears" : LEND
60. Exempt : IMMUNE
64. Uncompromising : BRASSBOUND
67. Composer Novello : IVOR
68. Kiss from a señorita : BESO
69. Fisher or Dibbs : EDDIE
70. Japanese monastery : TERA
71. Appropriate anagram for yeas : AYES
72. Leaks little by little : SEEPS
73. They overact : HAMS
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1. Soho coins : SOVS
2. Pelvic bones : ILIA
3. Inert gas : NEON
4. Midas had it : GOLDENTOUCH
5. Pertinent : RELATIVE
6. Suffix for expert : ISE
7. Nipa palm : ATAP
8. Everybody, in Ecuador : TODOS
9. "I ___ unto Caesar": Acts 25:11 : APPEAL
10. Subject of a Keatsian ode : URN
11. Yonkers race : PACE
12. Migrant of the West : OKIE
13. Dickens girl : NELL
19. Heating vessels : ETNAS
21. Campaigned : RAN
25. "Red ___ in the Sunset" : SAILS
27. Revere was one : SILVERSMITH
28. Smallmouth or largemouth : BASS
29. Ares' aortic asset : ICHOR
30. School, in St.-Lô : ECOLE
31. Dips : LADES
33. Kingdom : REALM
34. A Reese with a voice : DELLA
37. Abatement : LETUP
39. Hammer part : PEEN
42. Seashore perils : RIPTIDES
45. Author Bellows and Apostle Paul : SAULS
49. Annapolis entrants : PLEBES
51. Greek resistance org. in W.W. II : EAM
53. Battery terminal : ANODE
55. Popular rock group : ABBA
56. Jane or Zane : GREY
57. Alleviate : EASE
59. Fop : DUDE
61. Iris layer : UVEA
62. Average : NORM
63. Paleozoic amd Mesozoic : ERAS
65. Andrea Doria signal : SOS
66. Tuck's predecessor : NIP

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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