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New York Times, Saturday, March 17, 1979

Author:
Hugh McElroy
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 4.74, Missing: { F J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 265 (avg 1.43)
Open Squares: 67, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 14, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
Hugh McElroy has 20 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1979, The New York TimesNo. 10,721
Across
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Companions of bacon : EGGS
5
Shoe nail : BRAD
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Ignore : SNUB
13
Neighbor of Galway : CLARE
14
Word with check or coat : RAIN
15
Manage : COPE
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Greens of sport and song : HUBERTANDADOLPH
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Robert ___ : ELEE
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Douglas ___, first president of Eire : HYDE
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A Tara O'Hara : ELLEN
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Scottish "no" : NAE
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What waiters take : ORDERS
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"___ of America": Reich : THEGREENING
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Sensory stimuli : AURAE
32
Lorne Greene's Adama on TV : ROLE
33
Actor Joel : GREY
37
Dross : SLAG
38
Gallico's Mrs. ___ : ARRIS
39
Kind of review : RAVE
40
Artist Greenaway : KATE
41
Where a shamrock is a trifoglio : ROMA
42
Kentucky college town : BEREA
43
Romaine and cos : SALADGREENS
45
Jules ___, film director : DASSIN
49
Yankees' Guidry : RON
50
Kind of bucket : OAKEN
51
Curved molding : OGEE
54
Reuner, for short : GRAD
58
Greens of locale and authorship : GRETNAANDGERALD
61
Fortress feature : MOAT
62
Crow : BRAG
63
He played Parnell : DONAT
64
March 17, ___ Domini 1979 : ANNO
65
"___ go marching . . . " : ASWE
66
"The ___," Grace Kelly film : SWAN
Down
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Jewish month : ELUL
2
Kaplan of TV : GABE
3
Rumer Godden's "The ___ Summer" : GREENGAGE
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Indian weight : SER
5
County Wicklow seaside resort : BRAY
6
McNally partner : RAND
7
Helper : AIDE
8
Nucleic acid : DNA
9
Berate : SCOLD
10
___ prosequi : NOLLE
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Kind of berth : UPPER
12
Novelist Aphra and family : BEHNS
13
Guevara : CHE
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Quaker pronoun : THEE
18
Sacred lake in Donegal : DERG
23
"The Campbells ___ coming" : ARE
24
Handy greenbacks : ONES
25
Kind of force : TASK
26
Hilo dance : HULA
27
Part of Q.E.D. : ERAT
28
Flynn : ERROL
29
Shearer : NORMA
30
Epic poem : ILIAD
33
"___ the Lilacs" : GREENGROW
34
Steak order : RARE
35
Word with tide or song : EVEN
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Opponents of nays : YEAS
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___ Islands, in Galway Bay : ARAN
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Monastic abbr. : BRO
43
___ Fein, Irish political movement : SINN
44
Mr. Peck, to friends : GREG
45
Teachings : DOGMA
46
Hank of home-run fame : AARON
47
Old Irish hunting knife : SKEAN
48
Sullivan vs. Kilrain: 1889 : SETTO
51
Currach adjuncts : OARS
52
Nibble : GNAW
53
Advantage : EDGE
55
Genus of frogs : RANA
56
Hale, King or Arkin : ALAN
57
Pest killer : DDT
59
Arab garment : ABA
60
McMahon et al. : EDS

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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