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New York Times, Tuesday, December 11, 1979

Author:
Sidney L. Robbins
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 42, Avg Word Len: 4.69, Missing: { J K Q X }, Scrabble score: 272 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 64, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 6, XRef: 4, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
Sidney L. Robbins has 153 pre-Shortz puzzles and 50 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1979, The New York TimesNo. 10,990
Across
1. Eban of Israel : ABBA
5. Muffler : SCARF
10. Auto club insignia : AAA
13. Fibs : LIES
14. Victoria's prince : ALBERT
16. WAVES' org. : USN
17. With 31 Across, saying re subjugation : TOTHEVICTOR
19. Papal title: Abbr. : SSD
20. Neckline type : VEE
21. Priest's post : ALTAR
23. White mark on a horse's face : BLAZE
27. To the ___ degree : NTH
30. Donny's sister : MARIE
31. See 17 Across : BELONGTHESPOILS
34. Barn dance emcee : CALLER
35. Ingest : EAT
36. Silly one : ASS
37. Botticelli's "___ of the Magi" : ADORATION
41. Cleo's bosom companion : ASP
44. Wrestler's pad : MAT
45. Makes waves : CRIMPS
49. With 60 Across, Shakespeare on tribulation : SWEETARETHEUSES
53. Mollycoddled lad : SISSY
54. Miss the pop-up : ERR
55. Endows : VESTS
56. ___ den Linden : UNTER
57. Infuriation : IRE
59. Ripen : AGE
60. See 49 Across : OFADVERSITY
68. Eur. country : GER
69. Hallowed : SACRED
70. Unit equaling 43,560 sq. ft. : ACRE
71. Bitter vetch : ERS
72. Exams : TESTS
73. Suffix with four, six, etc. : TEEN
Down
1. Word on a stop sign in Rome : ALT
2. Life story, for short : BIO
3. Groucho's "You ___ Your Life" : BET
4. Residue : ASH
5. Salvage : SAVE
6. Lawyer's customer : CLIENT
7. Network letters : ABC
8. Soak : RET
9. To's partner : FRO
10. Homeland of Hedy Lamarr : AUSTRIA
11. Maligns or besets : ASSAILS
12. Actress Ursula : ANDRESS
15. Type of steamer : TRAMP
18. Made level : EVENED
22. Language of northern Thailand : LAO
23. Purveyor of Londoners' "telly" programs : BBC
24. Grazing land : LEA
25. What a hog wants : ALL
26. Author who was Cézanne's close friend : ZOLA
28. Circle in the Square, e.g. : THEATER
29. Type of lightning : HEAT
32. Roman survey tool : GROMA
33. Verse : STICH
38. Very unusual : RARE
39. "Not now ___!" : OREVER
40. Isle near the Tongas : NIUE
41. Mitigate : ASSUAGE
42. Jet set member : SWINGER
43. Acts like a brat : PESTERS
46. Pile for Max Perkins: Abbr. : MSS
47. Like a faddist's rock : PET
48. Former draft org. : SSS
50. Direction or suffix : ESE
51. Beginners : TYROS
52. Hot-dish stand : TRIVET
58. Brezhnev's followers : REDS
61. Item in the fire : FAT
62. Air Force hero : ACE
63. Medics : DRS
64. Convened : SAT
65. Payola : ICE
66. Uno, due, ___ : TRE
67. Urge : YEN

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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