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New York Times, Monday, March 12, 1979

Author:
Jacobs
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 4.87, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 298 (avg 1.61)
Open Squares: 66, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 11, XRef: 0, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1
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© 1979, The New York TimesNo. 10,716
Across
1. Former TV host, Jack ___ : PAAR
5. Mature tadpole : FROG
9. Member of a Latin I trio : AMAT
13. Atoll : ISLE
14. Fragrant flower : LILAC
16. "You must ___ peck of dirt . . . ": Swift : EATA
17. What some planes break : THESOUNDBARRIER
20. Jinx : HEX
21. Wallace of TV : MIKE
22. Des ___ (literally, of monks) : MOINES
23. Desk appurtenances : PADS
24. Clowns : MIMES
25. Eyes quickly : SCANS
27. Soothe : CALM
28. One of the Cratchits : TIM
31. Norse rumbler : THOR
32. Tall Asiatic tree : ACLE
33. Inst. at Troy, N.Y. : RPI
34. Protection from warplanes : AIRRAIDSHELTERS
39. "To ___ is human" : ERR
40. Kind of machine : SLOT
41. Furnace output : HEAT
42. Brenda the singer : LEE
43. Swiss abstract painter : KLEE
44. Devotion : PIETY
46. Town ___ : CRIER
48. James ___, actor from N.Y.C. : COCO
49. TV producer's concern : RATING
51. French weapon : ARME
52. Superlative ending : EST
55. What some planes fly on : AWINGANDAPRAYER
58. Large, in Lille : GROS
59. Part of AWOL : LEAVE
60. Alien: Comb. form : XENO
61. Since, in Glasgow : SYNE
62. Playing card : TREY
63. He sang with MacDonald : EDDY
Down
1. Gist : PITH
2. Netman Arthur : ASHE
3. Karras of football fame : ALEX
4. ___ judicata : RES
5. Gasoline and water, e.g. : FLUIDS
6. Skating areas : RINKS
7. Ye ___ Curiosity Shoppe : OLDE
8. Chitchat : GAB
9. Height for a kite : AERIE
10. Shoppers' mecca : MAINSTREET
11. Fit to ___ : ATEE
12. "H.M.S. Pinafore" group : TARS
15. Dumas novel : CAMILLE
18. Arabian Sea gulf : OMAN
19. "The Desert Fox" : ROMMEL
23. Young salmon : PARR
24. Jet plane's speed unit : MACH
25. English county : SHIRE
26. Embarrassing newspaper note : CORRECTION
27. Class in Calcutta : CASTE
29. "___ the Lord my soul to keep" : IPRAY
30. Hazard asea or on land : MIST
31. Far East unit of weight : TAEL
35. Kind of price : ASKING
36. Like smugglers' goods : ILLEGAL
37. Active one : DOER
38. Kojak : THEO
44. Roman general and statesman : POMPEY
45. Baker's aide : ICER
47. Laundry cycle : RINSE
48. Yearn for : CRAVE
49. "From ___ to riches" : RAGS
50. Wide of the mark : AWRY
51. Jewish month : ADAR
52. Checked out, visually : EYED
53. Transmit : SEND
54. Home, to Priam : TROY
56. N.B.A. player : NET
57. Cut down a tree : AXE

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 1 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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