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New York Times, Monday, March 19, 1979

Author:
Herb L. Risteen
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 290 (avg 1.55)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
Herb L. Risteen has 244 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1979, The New York TimesNo. 10,723

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Across
1. Man from Jidda : ARAB
5. Roman raiment : TOGAS
10. Irish seaport : COBH
14. Ear part : LOBE
15. End : OMEGA
16. Region : AREA
17. Milne bear : POOH
18. Of wheels : ROTAL
19. Place to go barefoot : PARK
20. Playing card : TWOSPOT
22. English poet 1573–1631 : DONNE
23. Author Pierre ___: 1850–1923 : LOTI
24. Woodshed comeuppance : HIDING
27. Wearing gauntlets : GLOVED
29. Harrow's rival : ETON
30. Grow weaker : EBB
33. Cell occupant : LIFER
34. Wild goose : BRANT
35. Brother : FRA
36. Spark streams : ARCS
37. Freshwater ducks : TEALS
38. J.E.C., for instance : PRES
39. Stadium sound : RAH
40. Timorous person : SISSY
41. Coffee ___ : BREAK
42. Compass point : ESE
43. At the summit : ATOP
44. Introductions : PROEMS
45. Attack again from the air : REBOMB
47. Namath's last team : RAMS
48. Pimlico performer : HORSE
50. Very learned : ERUDITE
53. Came to rest : ALIT
54. Kitchen garb : APRON
56. Chalcedony : SARD
58. Decamp : FLEE
59. Western writer: 1836–1902 : HARTE
60. Vicious volcano : ETNA
61. News service : TASS
62. Less forthright : SLYER
63. Consider : DEEM
Down
1. One of the Pennines : ALP
2. Source : ROOT
3. Songwriter's definition of life: 1931 : ABOWLOFCHERRIES
4. Is necessary for : BEHOOVES
5. Sluggish : TORPID
6. South Seas novel : OMOO
7. Receive a Bronx cheer : GETTHERASPBERRY
8. Turkish title : AGA
9. Chemical salt : SAL
10. Type of chicken or rabbit : CAPON
11. Boer republic: 1854–1900 : ORANGEFREESTATE
12. City between Zurich and Lausanne : BERN
13. Codlike fish : HAKE
21. Suffix with tap or team : STER
22. Force : DINT
25. Where the Adige flows : ITALY
26. Spanish notables : DONS
27. Show anger : GLARE
28. Money in Ankara : LIRAS
31. Golden shiner : BREAM
32. Luxuriates : BASKS
34. Twiggy broom : BESOM
37. Serbians' leader : TITO
38. Gave great expectations : PROMISED
40. "Quien ___?" : SABE
41. Carpentry item : BRAD
44. Tool for trimming trees : PRUNER
46. Creator of the Moffats : ESTES
48. Sword section : HAFT
49. Stewpot : OLLA
51. Set system : ROTE
52. Bald eagle's relative : ERNE
54. Exclamations : AHS
55. "___ Joey" : PAL
57. Hungry Horse, e.g. : DAM

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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