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New York Times, Tuesday, March 20, 1979

Author:
Gurner
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { Q X }, Scrabble score: 310 (avg 1.66)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 10, XRef: 0, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
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© 1979, The New York TimesNo. 10,724
Across
1. Cadence : LILT
5. Gets ready for an exam : PREPS
10. Irish port : COBH
14. Portico in Athens : STOA
15. White oak : ROBLE
16. Eye part : UVEA
17. Blondie's breadwinner : DAGWOODBUMSTEAD
20. Calms down : SEDATES
21. Utah range : UINTA
22. Electric-current regulator, for short : RHEO
23. Harold of old comics : TEEN
25. ___ bicarbonate : SODIUM
28. Famed painter of N.M. ranch hands : HURD
29. Jeff Davis's org. : CSA
32. ___ in one's bonnet : ABEE
33. Dictator's action against dissidents : PURGE
34. Capek's classic : RUR
35. Capp's strip within a strip : FEARLESSFOSDICK
39. Land mass: Abbr. : ISL
40. "I loved ___": G. Wither : ALASS
41. Ahab's father : OMRI
42. ___ Moines : DES
43. Showy flower : LILY
44. Dirty kid in "Peanuts" : PIGPEN
46. Largest of the Marianas : GUAM
47. Tar's nightcap : GROG
48. Fragment : SCRAP
51. Life preserver : MAEWEST
54. Hans or Fritz : KATZENJAMMERKID
58. ___ fixe : IDEE
59. Asian fiber : RAMIE
60. Character in Faulkner's "The Town" : EULA
61. Church rite : MASS
62. Better : AMEND
63. Wood strip : LATH
Down
1. Dangerous drug : LSD
2. "Play ___ It Lays": Didion : ITAS
3. Theater section : LOGE
4. More meretricious : TAWDRIER
5. For the time being : PROTEM
6. Western jamboree : RODEO
7. Wanes : EBBS
8. Prefix with perfect : PLU
9. Theol. institute : SEM
10. Local interruption on TV : CUTIN
11. Baker's station : OVEN
12. Throb : BEAT
13. "Old MacDonald ___ Farm" : HADA
18. Honolulu's island : OAHU
19. Leathers : SUEDES
23. Slabs of peat : TURFS
24. Therefore : ERGO
25. ___ Rud, river in Iran : SAFID
26. Chubby : OBESE
27. Gives out cards : DEALS
28. Brazen female : HUSSY
29. Put a wave in : CRIMP
30. Bolivian co-capital : SUCRE
31. One of the Alans : ARKIN
33. Sacred poem : PSALM
36. "Queen of Latin Song" : LALUPE
37. Kazan : ELIA
38. Poetaster's product : DOGGEREL
44. College track, for short : PREMED
45. "___ Russia $1200": Bob Hope : IOWE
46. Looks intently : GAZES
47. Urchin : GAMIN
48. Glide along above a surface : SKIM
49. Each: Sp. : CADA
50. Highways: Abbr. : RTES
51. "Put the Blame on ___" : MAME
52. Arctic bird : SKUA
53. Pinball no-no : TILT
55. Blue Eagle letters : NRA
56. Tie-up : JAM
57. Morse code word : DAH

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

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