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New York Times, Saturday, February 3, 1979

Author: Vincent L. Osborne
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 5.19, Missing: { J Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 264 (avg 1.41)
Open Squares: 77, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Spans: 5, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
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© 1979, The New York TimesNo. 10,679
Across Down
1. Shaw's "___ and the Man" : ARMS
5. Anglers' hooks : GAFFS
10. ___ dixit : IPSE
14. Street sound : BEEP
15. Mecca in a polis : AGORA
16. "How ___ Is Love?" (pop song) : NEAR
17. Piedmont town : ASTI
18. She blossomed in Rome : LOREN
19. State flower of Utah : SEGO
20. Old Glory : STARSANDSTRIPES
23. Narrow aperture : SLIT
24. Cobra feature : HOOD
25. Tap-tap-taps : TAMPS
29. Co-creator of Sir Roger de Coverley : STEELE
33. Jason's band : ARGONAUTS
37. Cast aspersions on : SLUR
38. Excessively modest : SELFDEPRECATING
41. Burden : ONUS
42. They reign without rein : AUTOCRATS
43. Swinburne's forte : POETRY
46. Costa Rican's cloak : MANTA
47. Classical Library founder : LOEB
49. Plato's "ideas" : EIDE
52. Victims of Bobby Thompson's home run : BROOKLYNDODGERS
59. Diamond Head site : OAHU
60. Burrels and Seckels : PEARS
61. "I ___ a dream": King Jr. : HAVE
62. Others, to Ovid : ALII
63. Atelier article : EASEL
64. Psychedelic experience : TRIP
65. Cars of the 1920's : REOS
66. One of the Red Sox pitchers : DRAGO
67. Used a transmitter : SENT
1. Sans-culottes' words : ABAS
2. Musical symbols : RESTS
3. Mercury, for one : METAL
4. Paris visitor, 1927 : SPIRITOFSTLOUIS
5. Rio's carnival, e.g. : GALA
6. Stravinsky ballet : AGON
7. Famous Omahan : FORD
8. Callow : FRESH
9. World's greatest coffee port : SANTOS
10. Draw-poker temptations : INSIDESTRAIGHTS
11. Chick sound : PEEP
12. Clary is one : SAGE
13. Son of Aphrodite : EROS
21. Position on an issue : STAND
22. Buncombe : ROT
26. Actress Marsh of old films : MAE
27. Chrysalis : PUPA
28. Finger the strings : STRUM
30. Writer of essays : ELIA
31. Fontanne's late spouse : LUNT
32. Units of work : ERGS
33. ___ to Cerberus : ASOP
34. Vegas competitor : RENO
35. Stickum : GLUE
36. Bristle : SETA
39. One in stir : CON
40. Trod the boards : ACTED
44. Korean G.I. : ROK
45. Emulated Asta : YELPED
48. Play it ___ (improvise) : BYEAR
50. Hammond Innes's "Wreck of the Mary ___" : DEARE
51. Sam from N.C. : ERVIN
52. Shoat's sire : BOAR
53. Abnormal breathing sound : RALE
54. McKinley's state : OHIO
55. Rocketeer's agcy. : NASA
56. Small remnant : DREG
57. Christiania's name after 1925 : OSLO
58. Irish clan : SEPT

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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