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New York Times, Saturday, December 1, 1979

Author:
Dorothea E. Shipp
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.25, Missing: { J Q X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 271 (avg 1.43)
Open Squares: 70, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1
Dorothea E. Shipp has 63 pre-Shortz puzzles and 1 Shortz Era puzzle in our database.
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© 1979, The New York TimesNo. 10,980
Across
1. Sellers, in Spain : PEDRO
6. Safari blind : BOMA
10. He succeeded H.C.H. : FDR
13. Become a member : ENROL
14. Vizier's superior : EMIR
15. Bumpkin or lumpkin : LOUT
17. Airplane hazard : STALL
18. Chutzpah : GALL
19. Shells, for short : AMMO
20. Expression involving an ultimatum : TAKEITORLEAVEIT
23. Munchausen's specialty : LIE
24. "___ your heart out" : EAT
25. Word with tag or rear : END
26. Scottish precipitation : SNA
27. Star of "Born Free" : ELSA
29. Deposed : STATED
31. Such, in Sevilla : TAL
32. Grounds : BASES
34. Skirt accents : SLITS
36. Lack of an alternative : HOBSONSCHOICE
40. Join securely : RIVET
41. Prefix with act or form : TRANS
42. Habit : USE
43. ___ favorite : ODDSON
46. " . . . What Am I Doing in the ___?" : PITS
50. Middle: Abbr. : CTR
51. Sturgeon product : ROE
52. Cooking pan, Chinese style : WOK
54. Command to a canine : SIT
55. Duo in a disagreeable decision : HORNSOFADILEMMA
59. Northern waterway : ERIE
60. ___ animo (with evil intent) : MALO
61. Mystery-story ingredient : ALIBI
62. Tastes : SIPS
63. Ratite bird : EMEU
64. Forty follower : NINER
65. This, in Tours : CET
66. Skillful : DEFT
67. They have a sense re coming events : SEERS
Down
1. Mortar's sidekick : PESTLE
2. Involve necessarily : ENTAIL
3. Play ducks and ___ with (squander) : DRAKES
4. Part : ROLE
5. Dragon with Kukla and Fran : OLLIE
6. Bred : BEGOTTEN
7. Poet translated by FitzGerald : OMAR
8. Painter of "The Gleaners" : MILLET
9. Hollywood Dahl : ARLENE
10. Yellow: Comb. form : FLAV
11. Maid or cook : DOMESTIC
12. Ponder : RUMINATE
16. Wrecks, as a car : TOTALS
21. Italian poet: 1544–95 : TASSO
22. Appends : ADDSON
28. Xavier's former spouse : ABBE
30. What many a prin. needs : ASSTS
33. Family of the 400 : ASTORS
35. Talk like some tots : LISP
36. Adjective for the Boston Massacre : HISTORIC
37. Mushy or decadent : OVERRIPE
38. Leave no room for : CROWDOUT
39. Vietnam's capital : HANOI
40. Blouse decorations : RUCHES
44. Fated : DOOMED
45. Malign : DEFAME
47. "What is yours ___ . . . ": Plautus : ISMINE
48. Lumberjack's cry : TIMBER
49. Good exit in a hotel fire : STAIRS
53. Chapters for hoods with hoods : KLANS
56. Jay's home : NEST
57. Hebrew letter : ALEF
58. Faure or Nadelman : ELIE

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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