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New York Times, Monday, December 31, 1979

Author:
Herb L. Risteen
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 4.87, Missing: { J K Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 263 (avg 1.42)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 8, XRef: 0, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
Herb L. Risteen has 244 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1979, The New York TimesNo. 11,010
Across
1. Sibilant signal : PST
4. Crawly creature : ADDER
9. Antlered animal : STAG
13. Fictional plantation : TARA
15. Greek island : CORFU
16. Sherwood Anderson's state : OHIO
17. Actor Guinness : ALEC
18. Abode of Minos : CRETE
19. Blend : MELT
20. Ragged clothing : TATTERS
22. Broadway success : SMASH
23. Theater curtain : DROP
24. Rice's "___ Scene" : STREET
27. Agree : ASSENT
29. Equine : ROAN
30. Time-belt initials : EDT
33. Scapegoat : PATSY
34. ___ fours (small cakes) : PETIT
35. Old-time auto : REO
36. Inquiring words : HUHS
37. Broadway immortal : COHAN
38. Dairy product : EDAM
39. "Holiday on ___" : ICE
40. Swiss city : BASEL
41. Show pleasure : SMILE
42. Society girl, for short : DEB
43. Greek peak : OSSA
44. Destroys : BLASTS
45. ___ dictum : OBITER
47. Blow one's top : RANT
48. Thin as ___ : ARAIL
50. He starred on Broadway in "Harvey" : STEWART
53. Court celebrity : BORG
54. Braid : PLAIT
56. Part of a theater : TIER
58. Actor Ray : ALDO
59. Greeting : HALLO
60. Light tan : ECRU
61. Acid ___ : TEST
62. "Rosmersholm" dramatist : IBSEN
63. Strong stuff in a shell : TNT
Down
1. Sch. auxiliary : PTA
2. Nautical man : SALT
3. Performs on Broadway : TREADSTHEBOARDS
4. Approve : ACCEPT
5. Rhode Island rebel : DORR
6. Pre-premiere performances : DRESSREHEARSALS
7. Triton : EFT
8. Flowering plant : RUE
9. French river : SOMME
10. Broadway : THEATERDISTRICT
11. Troubles : AILS
12. Germanic tribesman : GOTH
14. Broadway performer : ACTRESS
21. Broadway award : TONY
22. Dispatched : SENT
25. Amount to : TOTAL
26. Broadway play of 1922 : RAIN
27. Plant pest : APHID
28. Season : SAUCE
31. Distributed a deck : DEALT
32. Library items : TOMES
34. Western movie standby : POSSE
37. Broadway group : CAST
38. Spread abroad : EMANATE
40. Be furious : BOIL
41. Salad : SLAW
44. Cape ___, Nova Scotia : BRETON
46. Intolerant one : BIGOT
48. Blind as ___ : ABAT
49. Broadway slot : ROLE
51. Roofing material : TILE
52. Sea bird : TERN
54. Greek letter : PHI
55. Campus locale, for short : LAB
57. Pothole : RUT

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