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New York Times, Thursday, December 20, 1979

Author:
Raymond F. Eisner
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { H X Z }, Scrabble score: 301 (avg 1.61)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 12, XRef: 0, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
Raymond F. Eisner has 36 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1979, The New York TimesNo. 10,999
Across
1. Will-o'-the-___ : WISP
5. Requested : ASKED
10. Pro football star's monogram : OJS
13. Aware of : ONTO
14. Fort ___ of Oregon Trail fame : BOISE
15. ___ polish : NAIL
17. City south of Moscow : OREL
18. Solitary one : LONER
19. Cream color : ECRU
20. Tin Pan Alley composition : LOVESONG
22. ___ Alaska : BAKED
23. Phil of the Rangers, for short : ESPO
24. Stevenson's Dr. ___ : JEKYLL
27. Gong : TAMTAM
29. State confidently : AVER
30. N.Y.C. wagering setup : OTB
33. ___ Levant, memorable pianist : OSCAR
34. Correct a text : EMEND
35. Teachers' org. : NEA
36. The Senate and people of Rome: Abbr. : SPQR
37. Group taking off : GOERS
38. Navy V.I.P.'s : CDRS
39. Teutonic god : TIU
40. "A violet by a ___ stone" : MOSSY
41. Almost there : CLOSE
42. Eliza crossed it : ICE
43. Biblical month : ABIB
44. ___ schnitzel : WIENER
45. ___ Abbey, U.S. painter : EDWINA
47. Part of U.A.R. : ARAB
48. Autry and Kelly : GENES
50. A person vouched for : REFERRAL
54. Lane from Brooklyn : ABBE
55. Kind of jury : PETIT
57. Hercules held her captive : IOLE
58. Stowe novel : DRED
59. Berlin's "All ___" : ALONE
60. Nickname for a Spanish girl : NITA
61. Faeroe whirlwinds : OES
62. Adjusted, as an engine : TUNED
63. Tall flower, for short : GLAD
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1. Fabric from a sheep : WOOL
2. Geisha's girdle box : INRO
3. Movie actor gets into old Crawford film : STEVEMCQUEENBEE
4. Guide for a mariner : POLESTAR
5. In flower : ABLOOM
6. Before long : SOON
7. Ruler joins up with original "Tobacco Road" star : KINGJAMESBARTON
8. Vane dir. : ESE
9. ___ Alte (Adenauer) : DER
10. Ryan from L.A. : ONEAL
11. Author has a beef : JACKLONDONBROIL
12. Father : SIRE
16. Son of Shem : LUD
21. Coast Guard member : SPAR
22. Prominent senator : BYRD
25. Partner of each : EVERY
26. Kesey and Venturi : KENS
27. "Goodbye" composer : TOSTI
28. Perfume ingredient : ASPIC
31. Succinct : TERSE
32. More despicable : BASER
34. Dye : EOSIN
37. Big desert : GOBI
38. Weather word : CLEARING
40. Symbols of voracity : MAWS
41. Wax: Fr. : CIRE
44. Borne along by a breeze : WAFTED
46. "Mr. ___ Goes to Town" : DEEDS
48. Rove restlessly : GAD
49. Saragossa's river : EBRO
51. One, in Oberammergau : EINE
52. Where Edmonton is: Abbr. : ALTA
53. Usher : LEAD
55. Paulsen from South Bend, Wash. : PAT
56. Chosen: Fr. : ELU

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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