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New York Times, Tuesday, November 20, 1979

Author:
Charles Engler
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.11, Missing: { F K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 299 (avg 1.58)
Open Squares: 75, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 5, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
Charles Engler has 13 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1979, The New York TimesNo. 10,969
Across
1. Doll's cry : MAMA
5. Diamond covering : TARP
9. Good loser : SPORT
14. Styptic : ALUM
15. Concept : IDEA
16. Small drum : TABOR
17. Easy win : ROMP
18. Soup vegetables : PEAS
19. Maine university town : ORONO
20. Motor oil : LUBE
21. Buddy-buddy : PALSYWALSY
23. Oxford University college : ORIEL
25. "___ no more, my lady" : WEEP
26. Mean : ABJECT
28. Boil down : CONDENSE
32. Stir up : ROUSE
33. Quarterback Jones : BERT
34. Toodle-oo : TATA
35. Gypsy husband : ROM
36. Meir : GOLDA
37. Sherrill Milnes's milieu : MET
38. White vestments : ALBS
40. Hole punchers : AWLS
41. Saunter : AMBLE
43. Brazilian city or state : SAOPAULO
45. Assassin : SLAYER
46. Sheridan and Blyth : ANNS
47. Becky of "Vanity Fair" : SHARP
48. Arrogant : HOITYTOITY
52. Long cut : GASH
55. Poetic Muse : ERATO
56. Combining form for 31 Down : VORE
57. Honoré's "Help!" : AMOI
58. Red Sea republic : YEMEN
59. Baseball's Slaughter : ENOS
60. Kind of ski lift : TBAR
61. Temperate, in Troyes : SOBRE
62. Engrossed : RAPT
63. Fictional Jane : EYRE
Down
1. Highly valued fertilizer : MARL
2. Felipe, Matty or Jesus : ALOU
3. Gibberish : MUMBOJUMBO
4. Electrical units : AMPERES
5. Shoulder cape : TIPPET
6. "Let's Make ___," TV program : ADEAL
7. Heartfelt : REAL
8. Countersigns : PASSWORDS
9. Packed : STOWED
10. Part of a redan : PARAPET
11. Coin of old Corinth : OBOL
12. Colman and Reagan, to friends : RONS
13. Weight system : TROY
22. Gossipy woman : YENTA
24. Diamonds, to a yegg : ICE
26. Tapestry : ARRAS
27. Yale marching song : BOOLA
28. Instrument Casals played : CELLO
29. Insipid : NAMBYPAMBY
30. Commemorative slab : STELE
31. Word with fire or lotus : EATER
33. Overwhelms with surprise : BOWLSOVER
36. Old England's John of ___ : GAUNT
39. Soil by splashing : SPATTER
41. Chicken ___ reine : ALA
42. Popular British resort : MARGATE
44. "Tennis, ___?" : ANYONE
45. Most timid : SHYEST
47. Sharpen : STROP
48. Attention-getters : HEYS
49. Mountain: Comb. form : OREO
50. Verse unit : IAMB
51. Historic Hebrides isle : IONA
53. Tower : SOAR
54. Charter : HIRE

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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