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New York Times, Tuesday, December 4, 1979

Author: Daughdrille
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { J Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 271 (avg 1.43)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
Daughdrille has 3 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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Across Down
1. Amidst : WITH
5. Tender : OFFER
10. Lake named for an engineer : MEAD
14. Space : AREA
15. Crown : TIARA
16. Folk singer Guthrie : ARLO
17. Conform : DOASTHEROMANSDO
20. India or red : INK
21. "___ Johnny!" : HERES
22. Dynamo : MOTOR
23. Whig's opposite : TORY
24. Feb., Mar., ___ : APR
25. Risk of a sort : WAGER
28. Insulator : ASBESTOS
33. Body of water north of Iran : ARAL
34. Part of a circle : SECTOR
36. Group of the lower Niger : IBO
37. Conform : FOLLOWTHELEADER
40. That, in Madrid : ESO
41. Exclusive license : PATENT
42. Wear well : LAST
43. Stuffed : REPLETED
45. Word with half or platform : SOLES
46. U.S.N. officer : ENS
47. First-rate : AONE
49. Get on a soapbox : ORATE
52. Baby-bottle unit : OUNCE
54. Soup vegetable : PEA
57. Conform : DONTROCKTHEBOAT
60. Love to excess : DOTE
61. Guide : STEER
62. Likewise : ALSO
63. Rouse : STIR
64. En ___ (all together) : MASSE
65. Abound : TEEM
1. Valley, as in Arabia or Africa : WADI
2. Press : IRON
3. Boat material : TEAK
4. Owns : HAS
5. Word with wise : OTHER
6. Igneous : FIERY
7. Cabbie's concern : FARE
8. The Graces waited on him : EROS
9. Aries : RAM
10. Lords' residences : MANORS
11. First, in Frankfurt : ERST
12. Actor Ray : ALDO
13. Portal : DOOR
18. Thunder god : THOR
19. French physicist: 1775–1836 : AMPERE
23. William of the apple : TELL
24. Like ___ from the blue : ABOLT
25. Cracker : WAFER
26. Got up : AROSE
27. Lively dance : GALOP
28. Hurt : ACHED
29. British gun : STEN
30. ___ wave : TIDAL
31. Pudgy : OBESE
32. Kinds : SORTS
34. Sharp blows : SWATS
35. Feminine suffix : ETTE
38. Eye or can follower : OPENER
39. Lily plant : ALOE
44. Missive : LETTER
45. Dirk of yore : SNEE
47. Pays up : ANTES
48. Pigment : OCHRE
49. Tote-board numbers : ODDS
50. Origin : ROOT
51. One on the "nay" side : ANTI
52. Prefix for eight : OCTA
53. Kin of guitars : UKES
54. Mast : POLE
55. Allay : EASE
56. Fissionable item : ATOM
58. Odor: Comb. form : OSM
59. Night flier : BAT

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