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New York Times, Friday, November 16, 1979

Author: Daughdrille
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 5.00, Missing: { J Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 276 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
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© 1979, The New York TimesNo. 10,965
Across Down
1. Above : ATOP
5. Bouquet : AROMA
10. Small piece of ground : PLAT
14. Cape Cod sight : DUNE
15. What rookies must learn : ROPES
16. Anger : RAGE
17. Synonym and anagram for tuna : ATUN
18. Christie's "The Seven ___ Mystery" : DIALS
19. Curved molding : OGEE
20. Former Alabama rapids : MUSCLESHOALS
23. Groom-to-bride word : HON
24. Textile-plant process : DYEING
27. Not enough : SCANT
29. One way to smile : PRETTILY
31. Do penance : ATONE
32. Pilot's need : CHART
33. Flight authority: Abbr. : CAA
34. Trial : TEST
35. Metric weights : GRAMS
36. Elope : SKIP
37. Tiny ___ : TIM
38. Alabama river : COOSA
39. Boxing brothers : BAERS
40. "___ stand . . . " : UNITEDWE
42. Caesar's foes : GAULS
43. Mufflers : SCARFS
44. Baseball's Mel : OTT
45. Treat at a clambake : CORNONTHECOB
51. Encourage : ABET
54. Uncanny : EERIE
55. Thai ruler : RAMA
56. Romantic isle : BALI
57. Netherlands river : YSSEL
58. Tidy : NEAT
59. Stylish : CHIC
60. Die, as an engine : STALL
61. Nine: Prefix : ENNE
1. Furniture style : ADAM
2. Skirt for Gelsey Kirkland : TUTU
3. Disagreeable duty : ONUS
4. Inclination : PENCHANT
5. Enthusiastic : ARDENT
6. Louis, Charles et al. : ROIS
7. Moonfish : OPAH
8. Vehicle for a ham : MELODRAMA
9. Mine-company group : ASSAYERS
10. Teuton's toast : PROSIT
11. Bring up the rear : LAG
12. Vital statistic : AGE
13. Nicklaus's need : TEE
21. Like an anchoret : LONE
22. Baltic person : LETT
25. Where to see Monticello : NICKEL
26. Egg whites : GLAIRS
27. Beer mugs : STEINS
28. Of the universe : COSMIC
29. Facet : PHASE
30. Barks : YAPS
31. Aleutian island : ATTU
32. Platform for a lookout : CROWSNEST
35. Radio-TV personality and family : GODFREYS
36. White table wine : SAUTERNE
38. Food fish : CERO
39. English resort : BATH
41. Stratagem : TACTIC
42. Baldwin's "___ It on the Mountain" : GOTELL
46. She-bear, in Italy : ORSA
47. Maréchal ___ (climbing rose) : NIEL
48. Neighbor of St.-Ló : CAEN
49. Muscat is its capital : OMAN
50. Reduce : BATE
51. Start of a tot's refrain : ABC
52. Cry of disgust : BAH
53. Yalie : ELI

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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