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New York Times, Saturday, November 10, 1979

Author: C. J. Angio
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.11, Missing: { F J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 291 (avg 1.54)
Open Squares: 70, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 10
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Across Down
1. Biographer Arthur or Barbara : GELB
5. Essex, Oakland, etc. : CARS
9. O'Neill's "___ Millions" : MARCO
14. Frangipani, e.g. : ODOR
15. Recipe verb : HEAT
16. Cyrano's feeling for Roxane : AMOUR
17. Mogul capital until 1658 : AGRA
18. Impervious to attack : INVINCIBLE
20. What satiety sans variety breeds : TEDIUM
22. Operatic prince : IGOR
23. Plumber's installation : ELL
24. "Golden Treasury" item : SONNET
26. "Queen of tides" : MOON
28. Heroine of "The Rivals" : LYDIALANGUISH
33. "Bel ___," Burnford novel: 1978 : RIA
35. Danish composer : ENNA
36. One of Ozzie and Harriet's boys : RICKY
37. Young or Mature : ACTOR
39. Monogram of the "Over There" man : GMC
41. Devoured voraciously : ATEUP
42. Peter and a Wolfe : NEROS
43. Asymmetrical : ALOP
45. ___ Dai, former Vietnamese emperor : BAO
46. Specialist in gem engraving : GLYPTOGRAPHER
50. Slangy assent : SURE
51. Mewls or pules : WHINES
53. St.-Tropez is one : SPA
56. Bill ___ (Jose Jimenez) : DANA
58. Pastry that means "flash of lightning" in French : ECLAIR
60. Pertaining to pleading of law suits : CAUSIDICAL
63. Philippine betel : IKMO
64. Jibe : AGREE
65. Town near Teramo : ATRI
66. Tallow; fat: Sp. : SEBO
67. Bests or worsts : BEATS
68. Site of U. of San Marcos : LIMA
69. Wagon on tracks : TRAM
1. Blame-bearer : GOAT
2. Rims : EDGES
3. Worship of nobelmen : LORDOLATRY
4. Intelligent : BRAINY
5. Abruptly join a confab : CHIMEIN
6. Virgil classic: Abbr. : AEN
7. Musician Shankar : RAVI
8. Hester Prynne's "A" : STIGMA
9. Very large, as handwriting : MACROGRAPHIC
10. "___ my brother's keeper?" : AMI
11. Post-shower garb : ROBE
12. Choose what is choice : CULL
13. City on the Oka : OREL
19. Koestler's "Darkness at ___" : NOON
21. Waiters in the wings : UNDERSTUDIES
25. Pungent taste : TANG
27. Nice night : NUIT
29. Truman's birthplace : LAMAR
30. This gets the party going : ICEBREAKER
31. Predatory bird : SKUA
32. Photog's solution : HYPO
33. Clanged : RANG
34. Isl. country : ICEL
38. Apologetic word : OOPS
40. Unguis : CLAW
44. Tragic heroine : OPHELIA
47. Mouthward : ORAD
48. Kindly or friendly : GENIAL
49. Army poster verb : ENLIST
52. Name for a lion : SIMBA
53. Strikebreaker : SCAB
54. Trainbearer : PAGE
55. Breeze, to Brutus : AURA
57. Starter on B'way : ACTI
59. Cat-swinger's need : ROOM
61. Word with smart or jet : SET
62. Fortify : ARM

Answer summary: 8 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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