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New York Times, Thursday, November 15, 1979

Author: Copps
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 4.74, Missing: { F J P Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 270 (avg 1.46)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 12, XRef: 1, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
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© 1979, The New York TimesNo. 10,964
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1. Sicilian scorcher : ETNA
5. English dramatist: 1814–84 : READE
10. Park of the Bruins : BRAD
14. Aphrodite's boy : EROS
15. Clothe : ENDUE
16. ___ Stevens (Barbara Stanwyck) : RUBY
17. "The Adventure of the ___" : REDHEADEDLEAGUE
20. Structure strengthening a ship : KEELSON
21. Ravens' havens : NESTS
22. Do lawn work : MOW
23. Beachwear : BRAS
25. Aide to 45 Across : WATSON
29. Skelton role : CLEM
30. Play section : ACT
33. Kind of phobia : ACRO
34. Great cathedral in Florence : DUOMO
35. "Blue Eagle" measure : NRA
36. "The Adventure of ___" : THEBERYLCORONET
40. Foulard : TIE
41. Symbols of hardness : NAILS
42. "___ Camera" : IAMA
43. Puget or Hobe: Abbr. : SND
44. Wee : TINY
45. Doyle's hawkshaw : HOLMES
47. Phone : RING
48. Word with port or barn : CAR
49. Follower of Zeno : STOIC
52. Adjective for Chicago's Sears Tower : TALLEST
56. "The Adventure of ___" : THEVEILEDLODGER
60. Pavarotti forte : ARIA
61. Sovereign; lord : LIEGE
62. "___ boy!" : ITSA
63. China-shop nemesis : BULL
64. British tar : LIMEY
65. Being : ESSE
1. Poetic contraction : EER
2. "Star ___" : TREK
3. Entanglement : NODE
4. Tennis great : ASHE
5. Paine's "The Age of ___" : REASON
6. Furnish, as income : ENDOW
7. Mideast gulf : ADEN
8. Lemon : DUD
9. Lamprey's relative : EEL
10. "Sweet Afton" hillsides : BRAES
11. Afghan exports : RUGS
12. Touch at one end : ABUT
13. Recolors : DYES
18. Sailors' saint : ELMO
19. Inflame with love : ENAMOR
23. Influential alliances : BLOCS
24. San ___, Italian resort : REMO
25. Noted hymnist : WATTS
26. "Body all ___ an' . . . " : ACHIN
27. Cornered : TREED
28. Kind of sister or story : SOB
29. Cheat; deceive : CULLY
30. Part of Vietnam : ANNAM
31. Coffee enhancer, in Paris : CREME
32. British farewells : TATAS
34. "I am ___, Egypt . . . ": Shak. : DYING
37. Do Satan's work : ENTICE
38. It's sent by Jupiter Pluvius : RAIN
39. Troubled water's smoother : OIL
45. Comet man : HALLEY
46. Base of a column : ORLO
47. Competitor : RIVAL
48. Sponge : CADGE
49. Casual attempt : STAB
50. New York way : THRU
51. Eye: Fr. : OEIL
52. Swarm : TEEM
53. Ernie's widow : EDIE
54. Noncoms : SGTS
55. A D'Urberville lass : TESS
57. Ailing : ILL
58. Cicero's 52 : LII
59. Charlotte ___, TV actress : RAE

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 7 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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