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New York Times, Tuesday, December 25, 1979

Author:
C. J. Angio
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { J K Q }, Scrabble score: 288 (avg 1.54)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 9, XRef: 2, Spans: 3
C. J. Angio has 93 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1979, The New York TimesNo. 11,004
Across
1. Benedictine's garb : COWL
5. Squawfish : CHUB
9. Courteous interruption : AHEM
13. Drug-yielding plant : ALOE
14. Buffalo's ___ Theater : ARENA
15. Cathedral area : NAVE
16. She asked The (N.Y.) Sun: "Is there a Santa Claus?" : VIRGINIAOHANLON
19. Imperil : ENDANGER
20. Exercised a franchise : VOTED
21. Very, in Versailles : TRES
22. Salver : TRAY
24. More ostentatious : ARTIER
27. Turkey ___ : TROT
28. Jiffy : SEC
31. Ancient tyrant : NERO
32. Letter before iota : THETA
33. Actor Holbrook : HAL
34. Character changed by spirits at Yuletide : EBENEZERSCROOGE
38. Old Sol : SUN
39. City where sherry was originated : XERES
40. Vincent Lopez's theme song : NOLA
41. Hissed reproof : TST
42. Whittle : PARE
43. Restraint : FETTER
45. Depend : RELY
46. Sound of discouragement : SIGH
47. Everyday : USUAL
50. Gift for a bride : LINGERIE
54. Largest Pacific atoll : CHRISTMASISLAND
57. Actress Nettleton : LOIS
58. Coolidge and Moreno : RITAS
59. "___/To check the erring": Wordsworth : AROD
60. Semicircular recess : APSE
61. Skater's spinning leap : AXEL
62. Far from few : MANY
Down
1. Primeval abode : CAVE
2. Musicologist Downes : OLIN
3. Tidings : WORD
4. It ranks below an embassy : LEGATION
5. Bergman's "___ and Whispers" : CRIES
6. Attend : HEAR
7. Número ___ : UNO
8. Exclamation from 34 Across : BAH
9. Vex : ANNOY
10. Sentry's command : HALT
11. "Whoopee!" in ancient Greece : EVOE
12. Do some darning : MEND
14. Cause of cross words : ANGER
17. Anent : INRE
18. Incarnation : AVATAR
22. Part of a switch : TRESS
23. Corps created in 1916 : ROTC
24. "___ of robins . . . " : ANEST
25. O.G.U.R.Y.Y. is one : REBUS
26. E. C. Bentley's sleuth : TRENT
27. Magi number : THREE
28. New growth : SHOOT
29. Figure on a quarter : EAGLE
30. Weather forecast : CLEAR
32. Bill ___ of baseball's Hall of Fame : TERRY
35. Exercises a principal's prerogative : EXPELS
36. Fervor : ZEAL
37. Fleeing from the Feds : ONTHELAM
43. Relative of omega : FINIS
44. Roe : EGGS
45. Hike, as taxes : RAISE
46. Material for rope : SISAL
47. Rival of U.S.C. : UCLA
48. Busy place at Yuletide : SHOP
49. Author of "QB VII" : URIS
50. Like some editions : LATE
51. ___ avis : RARA
52. Get ___ the ground floor : INON
53. Jeanette's Nelson : EDDY
55. Refrain syllable : TRA
56. Jumble : MIX

Answer summary: 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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