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New York Times, Tuesday, February 27, 1979

Author:
Jeanette K. Brill
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.03, Missing: { J V X Z }, Scrabble score: 282 (avg 1.48)
Open Squares: 75, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 10, XRef: 4, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
Jeanette K. Brill has 79 pre-Shortz puzzles and 2 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1979, The New York TimesNo. 10,703
Across
1. Upward shove : BOOST
6. Incursion : RAID
10. Controversial planes : SSTS
14. Item on a personnel chief's checklist : APPEARANCE
16. Discontinued : QUIT
17. Tchaikovsky ballet : NUTCRACKERSUITE
19. Curve in a road : ESS
20. Entreat : PLEAD
21. Author of "Cry, the Beloved Country" : PATON
22. Hannah ___, Van Buren's bride : HOES
23. "___ Joey" : PAL
24. Varnish ingredient : ROSIN
27. ___ wisdom (sage advice) : PEARLSOF
32. Son of Boaz and Ruth : OBED
33. Brags : BOASTS
35. Prefix with angle or lingual : TRI
36. Orchestral fairy tale by Prokofiev : PETERANDTHEWOLF
39. Have breakfast : EAT
40. Habituates : ENURES
41. Medicinal plant : ALOE
42. Setting for a display : SHOWCASE
44. Singing birds : WRENS
45. Lubricate : OIL
46. Wan : ASHY
48. Shoot forth : SPURT
51. ___ Lama : DALAI
53. "Was ___ vision . . . ?": Keats : ITA
56. Opera by Humperdinck : HANSELUNDGRETEL
59. See 9 Down : ALTE
60. Expression of affection : ENDEARMENT
61. Hatchet man : GOON
62. Wilder's "The ___ of Our Teeth" : SKIN
63. Org. formed in 1954 at Manila : SEATO
Down
1. Spoiler : BANE
2. Musical composition : OPUS
3. Chooses : OPTS
4. Dry, as wine : SEC
5. Large game fish : TARPON
6. "A Day at the ___" : RACES
7. Singer-composer Paul : ANKA
8. Like some drinks : ICED
9. With 59 Across, Adenauer : DER
10. Severe windstorm : SQUALL
11. Clubs or spades : SUIT
12. Broz : TITO
13. English gun : STEN
15. Rattling chest sound : RALE
18. Meager : SPARSE
22. Conceal : HIDE
23. Byways : PATHS
24. What novices don't know : ROPES
25. West Indian sorcery : OBEAH
26. Sharp argument : SETTO
27. Military chaplain : PADRE
28. Ancient Roman ruins : ESTE
29. Woman's shoulder scarf : STOLE
30. Synthetic fiber : ORLON
31. Sometime partners of drums : FIFES
33. Hackneyed : BANAL
34. Burden : ONUS
37. Narrate : RECITE
38. On guard : WARY
43. Deteriorate : WORSEN
44. Buzzes : WHIRRS
46. Plymouth settler in 1620 : ALDEN
47. Norse prose narrative : SAGA
48. Go after and bring back : SHAG
49. With 55 Down, California city : PALO
50. "Do ___ others . . . " : UNTO
51. Dip a doughnut : DUNK
52. Elder's "___ Alone Survived" : ANDI
53. Shrub with small white flowers : ITEA
54. Campsite sight : TENT
55. See 49 Down : ALTO
57. "___ Misérables" : LES
58. Scottish uncle : EME

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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