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New York Times, Friday, March 2, 1979

Author:
David A. Scully
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { J P Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 275 (avg 1.47)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 14, XRef: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7
David A. Scully has 5 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1979, The New York TimesNo. 10,706
Across
1. Memorable co-star in "Road" films : BING
5. Type of tuna : ATUN
9. What cockalorums do : BRAG
13. ___ Ben Adhem : ABOU
14. Author Vidal : GORE
15. One of the Forsytes : IRENE
16. Rural artist's subject : BARN
17. Part of a Kipling line : EASTISEAST
19. Start of a Kipling trio : ARAGANDA
21. Angry looks : GLARES
22. "___ Named Sue" : ABOY
23. "___ generally shammin' . . . ": Kipling : ANES
24. Metal used for joining : SOLDER
27. " . . . outer China ___ Bay!" : CROSTTHE
31. Skunk cabbage, e.g. : AROID
32. Bar order : SOUR
33. Go fast : HIE
34. French or English follower : HORN
35. "Old Creole Days" author : CABLE
36. Narrate : TELL
37. Suffix for concert : INA
38. What Mexicans breathe : AIRE
39. Vast number : HORDE
40. With "hank of hair," continuation of 19 Across : BONEANDA
43. Thor's boomerang : HAMMER
44. Square column : ANTA
45. Selfsame : VERY
46. " . . . and a ___ steer her by": Masefield : STARTO
49. "The Phantom ___": Kipling tale : RICKSHAW
53. See 17 Across : WESTISWEST
55. Apiece : EACH
56. Cover-up name : ALIAS
57. Preposition : INTO
58. Chauffeur's responsibility, for short : LIMO
59. Child cowboy's cry : BANG
60. Equipment : GEAR
61. Kind of circus : FLEA
Down
1. ___ au rhum : BABA
2. Steeplejack's item : IBAR
3. " . . . borrower ___ lender be" : NORA
4. Kipling's water bearer : GUNGADIN
5. Son of Poseidon : AGENOR
6. Sycophant : TOADY
7. Bear on high : URSA
8. Seine : NET
9. Turkey portion : BREAST
10. Bring to maturity : REAR
11. Faulkner character : ANSE
12. Figures out : GETS
15. British ___ : ISLES
18. Neglect : IGNORE
20. Retired : ABED
23. As ___ (usually) : ARULE
24. Kipling, to the Hindus : SAHIB
25. Site of Vallee's schooling: 1921–22 : ORONO
26. Relative of radar : LORAN
27. Menace in India : COBRA
28. Calorie : THERM
29. Soprano Gueden : HILDE
30. Selective fisherman : EELER
32. "You ___ mouthful!" : SAIDA
35. "Chapters" of long poems : CANTOS
36. "I outs . . . an' ___ sez I:" : TOMYSELF
39. Listen : HARK
41. Canine's identification : EARTAG
42. No-men : ANTIS
43. Bully : HECTOR
45. Distant view : VISTA
46. Clean the orlop : SWAB
47. Membrane : TELA
48. C ___ Charlie : ASIN
49. Alain ___ Lesage : RENE
50. Welcome : HAIL
51. Summit : ACME
52. Directive to Dobbin : WHOA
54. Costume topper : WIG

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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