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New York Times, Tuesday, October 9, 1979

Author: Herb L. Risteen
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { J X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 314 (avg 1.68)
Open Squares: 65, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 9, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
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Across Down
1. ___ up (stimulates) : PEPS
5. Consolidate : MERGE
10. "___ virumque cano . . . " : ARMA
14. Word with marine or plane : AQUA
15. ___ Guinea (African republic) : EQUATORIAL
17. Rotate : TURN
18. Slapstick prop : CUSTARDPIE
19. "God shed ___ grace on thee" : HIS
20. "Be gone!" : SCAT
21. Lack : NEED
22. Pardonable : VENIAL
24. Kind of song : SWAN
26. Dull, spiritless people : MOPERS
27. Spills the beans : TATTLES
31. Land holdings : ACRES
32. Snow or soap follower : FLAKE
34. ___-Saud : IBN
35. "Little Red Book" author : MAO
36. Relinquish, as rights : WAIVE
37. Sine ___ non : QUA
38. Quantity of heat: Abbr. : BTU
39. Rough : CRUDE
40. Use oakum or tar on a boat : CAULK
42. Roman police officers : AEDILES
44. Word of honor : PAROLE
45. Declaim violently : RANT
46. Hunting expedition : SAFARI
47. Be footloose : ROAM
49. Public eminence : FAME
50. Electric ___ : EEL
52. Extra income : PERQUISITE
55. Stengel's widow : EDNA
56. Sung or chanted in alternation : ANTIPHONAL
57. Crowd : RUCK
58. Fling : TOSS
59. Operatic recitative : SCENA
60. Fencing weapon : EPEE
1. Course : PATH
2. Use double talk : EQUIVOCATE
3. Rich and arrogant : PURSEPROUD
4. ___ Jacinto : SAN
5. Goals : MECCAS
6. Tantamount : EQUAL
7. Deteriorate : RUST
8. Roscoe : GAT
9. Greek letter : ETA
10. Zealous : ARDENT
11. Fully prepared : RIPE
12. Motel employee : MAID
13. Tavern item : ALE
16. Much adorned : ORNATE
20. Salutation : SIRS
23. George Eliot, ___ Evans : NEE
24. Poem part : STAVE
25. Pacific island : WAKE
26. Cobra's relative : MAMBA
28. Squiffed : LIQUOREDUP
29. High spirits : EBULLIENCE
30. Plumber's device : SNAKE
32. He sold his soul : FAUST
33. Top of a carton : LID
36. Songbird : WREN
39. Refuse to talk : CLAMUP
40. Nightclub : CAFE
41. Heavenly Altar : ARA
43. Baghdad residents : IRAQIS
44. Richardson novel : PAMELA
46. "Father of Lies" : SATAN
47. Custer colleague : RENO
48. Table scraps : ORTS
49. Punish via the pocketbook : FINE
51. Erie or Huron : LAKE
52. One of the Kennedys : PAT
53. Letters on a priest's chasuble : IHS
54. Org. : SOC
55. Sooner than : ERE

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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