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New York Times, Monday, December 3, 1979

Author: Madura
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.16, Missing: { J Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 251 (avg 1.31)
Open Squares: 81, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 8, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
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© 1979, The New York TimesNo. 10,982
Across Down
1. Examine : TEST
5. Dayan of Israel : MOSHE
10. He wrote "Goodbye, Columbus" : ROTH
14. Conference proceedings : ACTA
15. Of little pollinators : APIAN
16. Nastase of tennis : ILIE
17. Imitations of Harlow : PLATINUMBLONDES
20. Auricular : EARED
21. Stonemasons' chisels : SPLITTERS
22. Recording system : STEREO
24. Wine town : ASTI
25. A Guthrie : ARLO
28. Round paintings : TONDOS
32. Hoods : GANGSTERS
37. Plant pore : STOMA
38. Margarine : OLEO
39. Palms : SAGOS
41. Epithet for a Russian soldier : IVAN
42. Kind of change or fry : SMALL
44. Hinges and clips : FASTENERS
46. Desperate : HARDUP
48. Carol : NOEL
49. Smell ___ (be suspicious) : ARAT
51. More nervous : TENSER
56. Brazen : SHAMELESS
61. "I came ___ send peace . . . ": Matt. 10:34 : NOTTO
62. Speeds up, in slanguage : TAKESTHELEADOUT
64. Three, in Bonn : DREI
65. TV repeater : RERUN
66. Alan, son of Robert : ALDA
67. Oracle : SEER
68. "The ___ at the spring": Browning : YEARS
69. Sordor : LEES
1. Adhesives : TAPES
2. Brilliance : ECLAT
3. Gaze : STARE
4. Spud : TATER
5. Chap : MAN
6. Work of art : OPUS
7. Dumbbell : SIMP
8. "¿ ___ Vd. español?" : HABLA
9. Join the Marines : ENLIST
10. Dog star : RINTINTIN
11. Ye ___ tea shoppe : OLDE
12. Stadium section : TIER
13. Rudolf or Dame Myra : HESS
18. Notions : IDEAS
19. Preminger and Bismarck : OTTOS
23. "___ of blackened bone": Masefield : ORTS
26. Maple or gold follower : LEAF
27. Liver or heart : ORGAN
29. Hawk's opposite : DOVE
30. A famous tentmaker : OMAR
31. Without : SANS
32. "Holy cow!" : GOSH
33. ___ mater : ALMA
34. At hand : NEAR
35. Author of "My Life" : GOLDAMEIR
36. Not bad : SOSO
40. Let it stand : STET
43. Entices : LURES
45. Met soprano Mauti-Nunziata : ELENA
47. Meager : PALTRY
50. Giggle : TEHEE
52. Lumpy : NODAL
53. Wrap : STOLE
54. Chopin piece : ETUDE
55. Musical rounds : ROTAS
56. Norms: Abbr. : STDS
57. Little chief ___ (pika) : HARE
58. Tropical tree : AKEE
59. Medicinal fluids : SERA
60. Elide : SLUR
63. Aquinas's being : ENS

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

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