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New York Times, Wednesday, October 31, 1979

Author: C. J. Angio
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.03, Missing: { F J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 294 (avg 1.54)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 16, XRef: 0, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
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Across Down
1. N.Y. nine : METS
5. Oil-rich cartel : OPEC
9. What Boleyn lost in 1536 : HEAD
13. Therapy center, to a G.I. : REHAB
15. Vamp of the silents : BARA
16. ___ mater : ALMA
17. Longfellow poem, with "The" : SKELETONINARMOR
20. Cleo's bosom companion : ASP
21. Wither : WILT
22. "___ May," by C. O. Skinner : NUTSIN
23. Voodoo is practiced here : HAITI
25. ___ die : SINE
26. Italian's answer to a knock : AVANTI
28. I.o.u. : DEBT
29. R.R. employee : GPA
32. Kind of boom : SONIC
33. She dies with Radamès : AIDA
34. Siamese, today : THAI
35. Unholy combinations of circumstances : WITCHESCALDRONS
38. Something bitter to make one better : ALOE
39. Disposition : MIEN
40. Iron, in Essen : EISEN
41. Devil's-bones : YAM
42. Shadowbox : SPAR
43. Event at Hastings: 1066 : BATTLE
44. "And ___ there were none" : THEN
45. Portends : BODES
46. Word with baseball or tennis : INDOOR
49. Christie mystery : NORM
50. "On ___ of Old Smokey" : TOP
53. "To get ___" (Mother Goose line) : HERPOORDOGABONE
56. ___ in one's bonnet : ABEE
57. Like a certain McCoy : REAL
58. ___ Jean Baker : NORMA
59. "Let slip the ___ of war": Shak. : DOGS
60. Erstwhile Iranian nomad : SAKA
61. Court hearing : OYER
1. "Gertrude Lawrence As ___": Aldrich : MRSA
2. Comic-strip cries : EEKS
3. "___ of the Opera" : THEPHANTOM
4. Maglie or Mineo : SAL
5. Coins collected by Charon : OBOLI
6. Show signs of exertion or emotion : PANT
7. "___ tu," Verdi aria : ERI
8. Man-eating man : CANNIBAL
9. " . . . Poker Flat" creator : HARTE
10. O'Neill locale for lust : ELMS
11. Parisian's "Help!" : AMOI
12. Junior's imprecation : DARN
14. Enchant : BEWITCH
18. Monkey or tree : TITI
19. Gloria or Ruth, to Amy : AUNT
24. "Have ___ day!" : ANICE
25. Family car : SEDAN
26. Swinging to and fro : ASWAY
27. Thérèse's triumphant cry : VOILA
28. He rolls 'em bones : DICER
29. Eerie tale : GHOSTSTORY
30. Discussion group : PANEL
31. Argonne Forest river : AISNE
33. ___ flu : ASIAN
34. Platitudinous : TRITE
36. Charlemagne and Constantine : EMPERORS
37. Log used for anchorage : DEADMAN
42. Roust a Rhode Island Red : SHOO
43. Swedish court star : BORG
44. Gives in to demon rum : TOPES
45. Yalie's refrain : BOOLA
46. "___ a little pony" : IHAD
47. Mount mounted by Moses : NEBO
48. Vestige : DREG
49. It's between Mont. and Minn. : NDAK
51. "This one is ___" : ONME
52. Kieffer or Seckel : PEAR
54. Electrifying F.D.R. measure : REA
55. Scare word : BOO

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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