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New York Times, Saturday, December 15, 1979

Author:
Jean J. Davison
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 42, Avg Word Len: 4.82, Missing: { K Q W X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 274 (avg 1.50)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
Jean J. Davison has 62 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1979, The New York TimesNo. 10,994
Across
1. Nick Charles's dog : ASTA
5. Slightly open : AJAR
9. Wager : BET
12. Fissure : CLEFT
14. Chromosome part : GENE
15. Kid : JOSH
16. More domesticated : TAMER
17. One acre, e.g. : AREA
18. Arm bone : ULNA
19. Spoil : IMPAIR
21. Describing wild horses : UNRIDDEN
23. Baden-Baden, e.g. : SPA
24. Carved slab : STELA
25. Mail : POST
28. "The Princess on the ___" : PEA
30. Dreary : DISMAL
34. Chorus section : ALTO
35. Unemployed : IDLE
37. Z's Greek counterpart : OMEGA
38. Gladly, to Shakespeare : LIEF
39. Regimens : DIETS
41. Particle : ATOM
42. Scourges : EVILS
44. Feds : TMEN
45. Part of T.L.C. : CARE
46. Negates : DENIES
48. Half a fly : TSE
49. Garbed : CLAD
50. Jan Steen's style : GENRE
52. Stat on a sports page : ERA
54. Place for a medicine cabinet : BATHROOM
57. Mob : RABBLE
61. Neglect : OMIT
62. Skeptical interjection : UMPH
64. One of Pauline's adventures : PERIL
65. Eye part : LENS
66. Anklebones : TALI
67. Polished : SUAVE
68. Pismire : ANT
69. Dirk of yore : SNEE
70. Flower part : STEM
Down
1. Beginning of a drama : ACTI
2. This may be grand or little : SLAM
3. Weather forecast abbr. : TEMP
4. What Hanukkah is : AFEASTOFLIGHTS
5. Khan : AGA
6. Its rededication is celebrated at Hanukkah : JERUSALEMTEMPLE
7. Concerning : ANENT
8. Raised : REARED
9. Brazen : BOLD
10. Feudal slave : ESNE
11. Word with other or rather : THAN
13. Wanderlust appeaser : TRIP
15. Hanukkah hero : JUDASMACCABEUS
20. ___ transit : RAPID
22. Pelvic bone: Comb. form : ILIO
25. Whitened : PALED
26. Skin color : OLIVE
27. She wrote "Three Lives" : STEIN
29. Revise : EDIT
31. Brass or lead, e.g. : METAL
32. Where oboli were spent : AGORA
33. Crippled : LAMED
36. Summers, in Nice : ETES
40. Scoff : SNEER
43. Prophet : SEER
47. Noses : SNOUTS
51. Type of type : ROMAN
53. Conversations: Slang : RAPS
54. Gaucho's weapon : BOLA
55. Last word : AMEN
56. Slight color : TINT
58. Churlish child : BRAT
59. First word of motto of N.H. : LIVE
60. Type of sch. : ELEM
63. Shake a leg : HIE

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

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