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New York Times, Monday, November 19, 1979

Author:
Herb L. Risteen
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { J Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 288 (avg 1.54)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 8, XRef: 1, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1
Herb L. Risteen has 244 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1979, The New York TimesNo. 10,968

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Across
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One of the "three B's" : BACH
5
Hardened : CAKED
10
Sail support : SPAR
14
Imitate : ECHO
15
B'way musical : ANNIE
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Work by 1 Across : TRIO
17
Consider : DEEM
18
Unfeeling : STONY
19
Lampreys' kin : EELS
20
Doubter: Var. : SCEPTIC
22
___-Terre, capital of Guadeloupe : BASSE
23
Swiss painter: 1879–1940 : KLEE
24
Money in Minsk : KOPEKS
27
Guides : STEERS
29
Liveliness : ELAN
30
"Blue knight" : COP
33
Defeat : WORST
34
Singer Fisher : EDDIE
35
Literary form : ODE
36
Impresses deeply : AWES
37
Cookie : WAFER
38
Again : ANEW
39
Top : LID
40
Construction worker : MASON
41
Ordinary clothes : MUFTI
42
Common abbr. : ETC
43
Refrigerator : ICER
44
Most uncouth : RUDEST
45
Leaf area : AREOLA
47
African chieftain : EMIR
48
Powerful financier : BARON
50
___ shift (newspaper's night relay) : LOBSTER
53
Grocery item : OLEO
54
Polynesian skilled in tattooing : MAORI
56
Let one ___ (apprise) : INON
58
"Sweet are the ___ of adversity" : USES
59
Govt. issue : EBOND
60
Numerical prefix : OCTO
61
Wrongful act, to an LL.B. : TORT
62
Stares open-mouthed : GAPES
63
Exigency : NEED
Down
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Rollaway, e.g. : BED
2
Four of 52 : ACES
3
Lifework having its ups and downs : CHECKEREDCAREER
4
Like a waif : HOMELESS
5
Social levels : CASTES
6
Opposer : ANTI
7
In a dither : KNOCKEDFORALOOP
8
"___ Heldenleben," Strauss work : EIN
9
Erstwhile Algerian governor : DEY
10
Filet mignon, for one : STEAK
11
Periodic White House event : PRESSCONFERENCE
12
Troubles : AILS
13
"Second Hand ___," 1921 song : ROSE
21
Impudent : PERT
22
Part of N.B. : BENE
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Ancient : OLDEN
26
Match : PAIR
27
Small meadow or swamp : SWALE
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Namely : TOWIT
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"Golden Boy" playwright : ODETS
32
Lapwing : PEWIT
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Atelier gear : EASEL
37
City south of Fort Worth : WACO
38
Would-be thespian's big chance : AUDITION
40
Appearance : MIEN
41
"___ the word!" : MUMS
44
Bridge calls : REBIDS
46
Perch : ROOST
48
Dempsey vs. Tunney : BOUT
49
Too : ALSO
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Sarah ___ Jewett, U.S. writer : ORNE
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Set system : ROTE
54
Nickname at Buckingham : MEG
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Goat's-hair fabric : ABA
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Be off guard : NOD

Answer summary: 1 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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