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New York Times, Wednesday, February 28, 1979

Author:
Jean J. Davison
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 42, Avg Word Len: 4.95, Missing: { J Q V X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 293 (avg 1.60)
Open Squares: 63, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
Jean J. Davison has 62 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1979, The New York TimesNo. 10,704
Across
1. Basics : ABCS
5. Whip's sound : SWISH
10. Aqueduct feature : RACE
14. Chicago area : LOOP
15. Primitive: Comb. form : PALEO
16. Building wings : ELLS
17. Asian ruler : EMIR
18. Annoyed : IRKED
19. Versifier : POET
20. Children's game : BLINDMANSBUFF
23. Negative votes : NOES
24. Hts. : ALTS
25. Clergyman : PASTOR
28. Ecstasy : BLISS
31. Flying saucer : UFO
32. Kind of pass, in football : SCREEN
34. Work units : ERGS
38. Children's game : FARMERINTHEDELL
41. Manumit : FREE
42. Liquid used as a solvent : ACETAL
43. Bee follower : CEE
44. Attires : ROBES
46. Hazarded : RISKED
48. Hummingbird motion : WHIR
50. Oriental nurse : AMAH
51. Children's game : HIDEANDGOSEEK
57. Rajah's wife : RANI
58. Navigation system : LORAN
59. Adolescent scourge : ACNE
61. Korbut : OLGA
62. Stradivari's teacher : AMATI
63. "And ___ there were none" : THEN
64. Homophone for bin : BEEN
65. Violin's ancestor : REBEC
66. Worked in the garden : HOED
Down
1. Welsh rabbit ingredient : ALE
2. H, A or cherry : BOMB
3. Spiral : COIL
4. Dash : SPRINT
5. Long-legged crustacean : SPIDERCRAB
6. Reheats : WARMS
7. A memorable Chase : ILKA
8. Observed : SEEN
9. Coal scuttles : HODS
10. Fought off : REPULSED
11. In the air : ALOFT
12. C, G and F : CLEFS
13. River mouth: Abbr. : EST
21. "No ___ is good news" (bandit's motto) : NOOSE
22. One kind of relief : BAS
25. Word with cream or powder : PUFF
26. Distant : AFAR
27. Painful : SORE
28. Czech founder of the Little Entente : BENES
29. Lithuanian's close relative : LETT
30. Discordant : INHARMONIC
33. Red Sox slugger : RICE
35. "And ye may better ___ the rede": Burns : RECK
36. Jubilation : GLEE
37. Word with dog or bob : SLED
39. Noon : MERIDIAN
40. Inventor Howe : ELIAS
45. Lode find : ORE
47. Closefitting dress : SHEATH
48. Grampus or cachalot : WHALE
49. Be contingent : HINGE
50. Shooting marble : AGATE
52. Scapular : ALAR
53. Alaskan cape : NOME
54. Dull and dingy : DRAB
55. Parrot : ECHO
56. One of the joints : KNEE
57. Burglarize : ROB
60. Where this word comes : END

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later.

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