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New York Times, Tuesday, February 20, 1979

Author: Michelle Arnot
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { Q W }, Scrabble score: 270 (avg 1.44)
Open Squares: 77, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 5, XRef: 1, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
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© 1979, The New York TimesNo. 10,696
Across Down
1. Type of fiddle : BASS
5. Meat source : STEER
10. "___ move on!" : GETA
14. Hayworth or Moreno : RITA
15. Treasury : PURSE
16. "___ a Song Go . . . " : ILET
17. March period : IDES
18. Loos : ANITA
19. Pierre's oldest son : AINE
20. Brontë heroine : CATHERINELINTON
23. ___ Moines : DES
24. Mean : INTEND
25. Stuck, as a coin : JAMMED
29. Basks : LAZES
31. Foreign : ALIEN
32. Tender : SORE
33. High-strung : TAUT
37. Kind : SORT
38. Man is one : BIPED
39. Lioness of literature : ELSA
40. Cassandra, for instance : SEER
41. On the Atlantic : ASEA
42. Cruiser's asset : SPEED
43. Oil used in perfumes : ORRIS
45. Devices causing intense beams : LASERS
46. Kitchen gadget : OPENER
49. Murre : AUK
50. Book title that might apply to 20 Across : BYLOVEPOSSESSED
57. Midterm event : EXAM
58. Confine : LIMIT
59. Neighbor of Tex. : OKLA
60. Locale : SITE
61. Suppress or ignore : ELIDE
62. Preminger product : FILM
63. Some shoe sizes : EEES
64. Hinder : DETER
65. On : ATOP
1. ___-a-brac : BRIC
2. Verdi opus : AIDA
3. Editor's term : STET
4. Window-pane framework : SASH
5. Exempted from punishment : SPARED
6. Former Barbary State : TUNIS
7. Shamrock land : ERIN
8. Italian noble family : ESTE
9. Saw the light : REALIZED
10. Bunyan's strides : GIANTSTEPS
11. Choice : ELITE
12. Part of a carpentry joint : TENON
13. Christie's "Peril ___ House" : ATEND
21. Paradise : EDEN
22. Chemical suffix : INE
25. Card game for two : JASS
26. Medicinal lily : ALOE
27. Embog : MIRE
28. Time keepers : METRONOMES
29. L.A. all-star infielder : LOPES
30. Kind of code : AREA
32. Affable answer in Acapulco : SISI
34. Nautical term : ALEE
35. Addict : USER
36. Moppets : TADS
38. Tore along the highway : BARRELED
42. Honshu quaff : SAKE
44. Speed up a motor : REV
45. Sheen : LUSTER
46. Corpulent : OBESE
47. Creeping evergreen : PYXIE
48. Fill with joy : ELATE
49. Stage whisper : ASIDE
51. Stack : PILE
52. Fail to include : OMIT
53. Living-room item : SOFA
54. Short piece for the stage : SKIT
55. It, in Cádiz : ELLO
56. Weather word in Seattle : DAMP

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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