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New York Times, Tuesday, February 6, 1979

Author:
Sidney L. Robbins
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 4.87, Missing: { J X Z }, Scrabble score: 250 (avg 1.35)
Open Squares: 72, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
Sidney L. Robbins has 153 pre-Shortz puzzles and 50 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1979, The New York TimesNo. 10,682
Across
1. Veal source : CALF
5. Oodles : GOBS
9. Willingly : LIEF
13. Century plant : ALOE
14. "Una voce poco fa" is one : ARIA
15. Type of cap : DUNCE
16. Museum specialists : RESTORERS
18. ___ nous : ENTRE
19. Words to the inhibited : LETITALLHANGOUT
21. Some are iniquitous : DENS
22. Abbr. on a map : RTE
23. Eve's genesis : RIB
26. Summer drink : ADE
27. Gershwin the lyricist : IRA
28. Pardner : PAL
31. Author Eliav : ARIE
33. Device using a series of fishhooks : TROTLINE
35. Words to one who lies : TELLITTOSWEENEY
39. Casey Jones : ENGINEER
40. Traffic-report entry : DENT
41. Frances or Joey : DEE
42. Trio between K and O : LMN
43. Homophone for yews or ewes : USE
46. Marie or Anne: Abbr. : STE
47. It rises in a trunk : SAP
48. Barrie canine : NANA
50. Words to a wag : QUITYOURKIDDING
58. Fail to notice : UNSEE
59. Loses one's cool : BOILSOVER
60. Felix the clown : ADLER
61. Fief toiler : ESNE
62. Like a whooping crane: Lat. : RARA
63. Up-and-at-'em person : DOER
64. "Foxxy" fellow : REDD
65. Methuselah's longevity rival : ENOS
Down
1. Baseball's Hubbell : CARL
2. Not windward : ALEE
3. Type of cause or motion : LOST
4. Rank : FETID
5. The M-1 rifle : GARAND
6. Blackmailer's phrase : ORELSE
7. Compete in a roleo : BIRL
8. Obi : SASH
9. Swordsman's sally : LUNGE
10. Run ___ (encounter) : INTO
11. Light tan : ECRU
12. Yard sections : FEET
15. Toothed : DENTATE
17. Great Barrier Island : OTEA
20. Tell missile : ARROW
23. Assessed : RATED
24. Girl in a "Goodnight" song : IRENE
25. Widest part of a cask : BILGE
27. Collector from John Q. : IRS
28. Is lovelorn : PINES
29. Concerning : ANENT
30. P.I. invasion site: 1944 : LEYTE
32. Ransom ___ Olds : ELI
33. Eminence : TOR
34. Showed the way : LED
36. Jewel worker : INLAYER
37. Rhythm : TEMPO
38. Half a score : TEN
43. Harsh : UNKIND
44. Left port : SAILED
45. It's a feat to make these meet : ENDS
47. Beef on the hoof : STEER
49. Honeymooner's verb : ADORE
50. College square, for short : QUAD
51. Open : UNDO
52. ___ La Motte, in Lake Champlain : ISLE
53. "Deutschland ___ alles" : UBER
54. "Second Hand" girl of 1921 : ROSE
55. Any Russian soldier : IVAN
56. Poppaea Sabina's spouse : NERO
57. Mardi ___ : GRAS

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

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