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New York Times, Wednesday, February 14, 1979

Author: Jean J. Davison
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.97, Missing: { F J K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 256 (avg 1.35)
Open Squares: 77, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 9, XRef: 0, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
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© 1979, The New York TimesNo. 10,690
Across Down
1. O'Casey : SEAN
5. Cache : STASH
10. Best seller in '77, by Cook : COMA
14. ___ Moro, late Italian leader : ALDO
15. Major artery : AORTA
16. Warning : OMEN
17. Pairs : DUOS
18. Gloomy : DREAR
19. Tardy : LATE
20. To the point : ADREM
22. Competent : ABLE
23. Nancy the sleuth : DREW
24. Made taut : TENSED
26. Auxiliary proposition, in logic : LEMMA
28. Farewell : ADIEU
30. Gorme or Torme : SINGER
34. Hymnbook scrutinizer : CHORISTER
38. Worship : ADORE
39. Lasso : ROPE
40. Intimidated : COWED
42. Port ___, Egypt : SAID
43. Watchful : ALERT
45. Half of the usual golf game : NINEHOLES
47. Major divisions, in biology : GENERA
49. Water wheel : NORIA
50. "She ___ Say Yes," 1931 song : DIDNT
52. Absorbs and combines : MERGES
56. Gem : OPAL
59. Tall grass : REED
61. Former Pacific alliance : SEATO
62. Surrealist : DALI
63. Perfume ingredient : ORRIS
65. "This Is ___ Life" : YOUR
66. Leaky faucet problem : DRIP
67. Like Harvard walls : IVIED
68. Ye ___ Tea Shoppe : OLDE
69. Tennis units : SETS
70. Tries : TESTS
71. "Sweet are the ___ of adversity" : USES
1. Camp David confrere: 1978 : SADAT
2. Evade : ELUDE
3. Embellish : ADORN
4. Beginning of a verse : NOSESAREREDLIPS
5. Pathetic : SAD
6. Pentateuch: Var. : TORA
7. Continuation of verse : AREBLUEWINTERIS
8. Trite : STALE
9. Groups dominated by male fur seals : HAREMS
10. End of verse : COLDANDSOAREYOU
11. ___ Khayyám : OMAR
12. Allot : METE
13. Freshly : ANEW
21. Middle: Comb. form : MEDI
25. L.P., for instance : DISC
27. "Mamma ___!" : MIA
29. Collar or jacket : ETON
31. Aim : GOAL
32. Canal or Indian : ERIE
33. Cincinnati team : REDS
34. Sharp rock : CRAG
35. ___-in-one : HOLE
36. Candid : OPEN
37. Splitsville, U.S.A. : RENO
41. Skin : DERM
44. Prefix for cycle or dent : TRI
46. Speeds : HIES
48. Skillful : ADROIT
51. Gall : NERVE
53. English prisons : GAOLS
54. Pianist's practice piece : ETUDE
55. Homophone for soars : SORES
56. Tout's concern : ODDS
57. Peel : PARE
58. Landed : ALIT
60. Regimen : DIET
64. Radical student org. : SDS

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 1 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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