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New York Times, Monday, December 24, 1979

Author:
Martha J. DeWitt
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 41, Avg Word Len: 4.97, Missing: { C J Q U X Z }, Scrabble score: 269 (avg 1.46)
Open Squares: 80, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 4, XRef: 0
Martha J. DeWitt has 72 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1979, The New York TimesNo. 11,003
Across
1. Less ruddy : PALER
6. Bends in the middle : SAGS
10. Door catch : HASP
14. True : ALINE
15. Rodgers collaborator : HART
16. Italian commune : ENNA
17. Describing Milquetoast : TIMID
18. Kind of code : AREA
19. Freshly : ANEW
20. Used garment : HANDMEDOWN
22. Brooklet : RILL
23. Prayer ending : AMEN
24. Ritz and Grand : HOTELS
26. Having claws : TALONED
30. Raspberries' kin : BOOS
31. Prolific poet: Abbr. : ANON
32. Mollify : APPEASE
36. Caressed : STROKED
40. Makes seawater potable : DESALTS
41. Rose or Ethel : KENNEDY
42. Leak out : SEEP
43. Fencer's foil : EPEE
44. General pardon : AMNESTY
47. Admits : LETSIN
50. Dark purple fruit : SLOE
51. Give off : EMIT
52. Kind of Boy Scout : TENDERFOOT
58. Put the kibosh on : VETO
59. Busy as ___ : ABEE
60. Brink : VERGE
61. Gardner's first name : ERLE
62. Ripped : TORN
63. Kind of Boy Scout : EAGLE
64. Soap ingredients : LYES
65. Termini : ENDS
66. Eye ailments : STYES
Down
1. Trail : PATH
2. Inter ___ : ALIA
3. Draw : LIMN
4. Geraint's wife : ENID
5. American aborigine : REDMAN
6. Changed slightly, as a painting : SHADED
7. Hank or Tommy : AARON
8. Developed : GREW
9. Buggy : STANHOPE
10. Wild pansy : HEARTSEASE
11. Laurie : ANNIE
12. Fishline leader : SNELL
13. Certain sliding bolts : PAWLS
21. Friend, in Glasgow : EME
25. Clumsy person's cry : OOPS
26. Kind of force : TASK
27. Feed the kitty : ANTE
28. Elinor Wylie's "Jennifer ___" : LORN
29. Alert : ONONESTOES
30. Spoiled : BAD
33. Dark brown and October : ALES
34. Printer's direction : STET
35. Make out : ESPY
37. Poilu's cap : KEPI
38. Lacking teeth : EDENTATE
39. Textile pigment : DYE
44. John and Priscilla : ALDENS
45. Morris, for short : MOE
46. Jitters : NERVES
47. On the ___ (honest) : LEVEL
48. Kind of board : EMERY
49. Championship : TITLE
50. Wooden Mortimer : SNERD
53. Black : EBON
54. Deed : FEAT
55. Binge : ORGY
56. Give the eye : OGLE
57. Kickers' positioners : TEES

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