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New York Times, Tuesday, March 13, 1979

Author:
Jean J. Davison
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 5.00, Missing: { B F J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 275 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
Jean J. Davison has 62 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1979, The New York TimesNo. 10,717
Across
1. Repetition : ROTE
5. Pick up surreptitiously : PALM
9. Applaud : CLAP
13. Summit : APEX
14. Cater to : SERVE
15. Swiss river to the Rhine : AARE
16. Dwarf able to spin flax into gold : RUMPELSTILTSKIN
19. Rigor : ASPERITY
20. Bay windows : ORIELS
21. Managed : RAN
22. Pester : DUN
23. Maximum : MOST
26. Hungry, sleepy trespasser : GOLDILOCKS
33. "I've Got ___ in Kalamazoo" : AGAL
34. Fond of fox hunting : HORSY
35. The number many look out for : ONE
36. Sluggish : LOGY
37. Unexpressed : TACIT
38. Spill : SLOP
39. Marsh elder : IVA
40. Fable's ending : MORAL
41. Sulk : POUT
42. Famous stepdaughter : CINDERELLA
45. One of the White Sox : ORTA
46. Grampus or giant : ORC
47. On the ___ (punctually) : DOT
49. ___ of Despond, in "Pilgrim's Progress" : SLOUGH
52. Lake dweller's aircraft : SEAPLANE
57. Gingerbread gourmands : HANSELANDGRETEL
59. Suffix for perform or conduct : ANCE
60. Idiotic : INANE
61. Red, Black and White : SEAS
62. Dandelion, e.g. : WEED
63. Roman's attire : TOGA
64. Dried out : SERE
Down
1. ___ avis : RARA
2. Work of art : OPUS
3. Thermometer reading: Abbr. : TEMP
4. With high skill : EXPERTLY
5. Nuisance : PEST
6. Bohemian : ARTY
7. IV times XIV : LVI
8. Singer or composer : MELODIST
9. Gambling house : CASINO
10. Baikal or Titicaca : LAKE
11. Seed cover : ARIL
12. Writes : PENS
14. First-aid contrivance : SLING
17. Proposed amendment: Abbr. : ERA
18. Business letter sign-off : TRULY
23. ___ acid, found in apples : MALIC
24. U.S. satellite : OGOVI
25. Author of "The Unmade Bed" : SAGAN
27. Chicago airport : OHARE
28. Of the neighborhood : LOCAL
29. Dental tool : DRILL
30. Tint : COLOR
31. Whip : KNOUT
32. Membranes : SEPTA
37. Like some processions : TORCHLIT
38. Clean : SPOTLESS
40. Highway sign : MERGE
43. Soaked : DOUSED
44. Saw : ADAGE
48. Dial O for ___: Abbr. : OPR
49. G. B. or Irwin : SHAW
50. Highway section : LANE
51. Start of a fairy tale : ONCE
52. Impediment : SNAG
53. Millay or Ferber : EDNA
54. To ___ (precisely) : ATEE
55. Approach : NEAR
56. Threat word : ELSE
58. Year, in Spain : ANO

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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