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New York Times, Thursday, November 29, 1979

Author: C. J. Angio
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 4.87, Missing: { J Q W Z }, Scrabble score: 286 (avg 1.55)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 9, XRef: 1, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
C. J. Angio has 93 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1979, The New York TimesNo. 10,978
Across Down
1. Fiddler on the reef : CRAB
5. Singers Coolidge and Hunter : RITAS
10. Señora's domain : CASA
14. Frenchman's warning cry : HOLA
15. Toughen : INURE
16. Cusp : APEX
17. "No man ___ island" : ISAN
18. K.P. utensil : PARER
19. Assign by design : METE
20. They have "great eggspectations" : CHICKENFARMERS
23. Site of Japan's Imperial Shrine : ISE
24. Kind of foil or gun : AIR
25. Progenitor : PARENT
29. Has magnetic power : ATTRACTS
34. "All kidding ___ . . . " : ASIDE
35. Hershfield cartoon character : ABIE
36. Asian gazelle : AHU
37. What 43 Across was once : THEARTFULDODGER
41. Men and boys : HES
42. Execrate : HATE
43. Peewee : REESE
44. Their work is "shear delight" : SNIPPERS
47. Architect Mies ___ Rohe : VANDER
48. Scenery chewer : HAM
49. Call in a game for two : GIN
50. Their "skin game" is legitimate : DERMATOLOGISTS
58. Scientist's notes : DATA
59. Tongue of many millions in India : TAMIL
60. Actor Bridges : BEAU
61. Celebrated archer : EROS
62. Sultan's say-so : IRADE
63. Hash-house sign : EATS
64. Part of N.B. : BENE
65. Galley-proof symbol : CARET
66. Fluoroscopist's aid : XRAY
1. Swank : CHIC
2. ___ ha-Shanah : ROSH
3. Jai ___ : ALAI
4. Judge's bench : BANC
5. Least green : RIPEST
6. Fatuous or feckless : INANE
7. Gang's home territory : TURF
8. Europe's is a bit larger than Brazil's : AREA
9. Denticulate : SERRATED
10. Item for James Wong Howe : CAMERA
11. Little, e.g. : APER
12. Borg vs. Connors units : SETS
13. Fir feller : AXE
21. Ralph ___ of diamond fame : KINER
22. Title in India : MIR
25. "The ___ of glory . . . " : PATHS
26. Needing a sunning : ASHEN
27. Town in Sicily : RIESI
28. Author LeShan : EDA
29. Is contiguous : ABUTS
30. Floor covering : TILE
31. Like a gnu in a zoo : CAGED
32. "What fools ___ mortals be!" : THESE
33. Less doubtful : SURER
35. Out yonder : AFAR
38. Like an apperception test : THEMATIC
39. Literally "man of the forest," for short : ORANG
40. It may be iniquitous : DEN
45. Something to coin : PHRASE
46. Actress Dawber of "Mork and Mindy" : PAM
47. Shrinking one : VIOLET
49. Move like a canoe : GLIDE
50. Bell the cat : DARE
51. School founded by Henry VI : ETON
52. Estate in Margaret Mitchell's book : TARA
53. Colleague of Dwight : OMAR
54. Alpine goat : IBEX
55. Desiccate : SEAR
56. Bye-bye : TATA
57. ___-Q, dance step : SUSY
58. Society-page fledgling : DEB

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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