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Nancy Schuster
Nancy Schuster

New York Times, Thursday, March 22, 1979

Author:
Dana Gross
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 32, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { J Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 274 (avg 1.42)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
Nancy Schuster has 10 pre-Shortz puzzles and 2 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1979, The New York TimesNo. 10,726
Across
1. Reveal : SHOW
5. Get rid of encumbrances : CLEAR
10. College founder : YALE
14. Opera flirt : LOLA
15. De Gaulle's birthplace : LILLE
16. Methuselah outlived him by 64 years : ENOS
17. Delusion or illusion : ABERRATION
19. Kind of bean or beetle : SNAP
20. More destitute : POORER
21. Element used in alloys : ANTIMONY
23. Imitator : APER
25. Opening note of "Das Rheingold" : EFLAT
26. Means : CONNOTES
30. Hemingway heroine : RENATA
33. He didn't "give a damn" : RHETT
34. Author of "Fair Stood the Wind for France" : BATES
36. Pie plate : TIN
37. "___ Rider" : EASY
38. Wingding : MELEE
39. Bell sound : DING
40. ___ poetica : ARS
41. Locale of Mt. Snowdon : WALES
42. Hangover producer : BINGE
43. Not so belligerent : MEEKER
45. Person feared by a xenophobe : STRANGER
47. Revolutionary leader : LENIN
49. Rickles's synonym for an idiot : YOYO
50. Clerical caps : BIRETTAS
53. Inlaid piece of art : MOSAIC
57. Above : ATOP
58. His gibes are snide : INSINUATOR
60. Wait : BIDE
61. Smelting mixture : MATTE
62. Bone attached to a ginglymus : ULNA
63. North Sea feeder : YSER
64. Try : ESSAY
65. Countersink : REAM
Down
1. Rebuff : SLAP
2. Vagrant : HOBO
3. Staple : OLEO
4. Assurance : WARRANTY
5. Dry red table wine : CLARET
6. Illuminated : LIT
7. Pseudonym of 1820 : ELIA
8. Exclusively : ALONE
9. Describing the quarters of some caretakers : RENTFREE
10. Toady : YESMAN
11. Editorial activity : ANNOTATING
12. Bank transaction : LOAN
13. Catch sight of : ESPY
18. Transfer, as a house plant : REPOT
22. Places on the Seine : ILES
24. Minuteman, to George III : REBEL
26. Elite : CREAM
27. Busy airport : OHARE
28. Count for whom a pie was named : NESSELRODE
29. Shoppers' bonanzas : SALES
31. Touch of color : TINGE
32. "A short madness": Horace : ANGER
35. Irascible : TESTY
38. Canada's ___ Provinces : MARITIME
39. Tyrannosaurus rex : DINOSAUR
41. Left : WENT
42. Hideout for Lafitte : BAYOU
44. Fish large enough to be legally caught : KEEPER
46. Breed of sheep : ROMNEY
48. Nottingham nursemaids : NANAS
50. Humor : BABY
51. "___ to laugh": Pinero : ITIS
52. Controversial planes : SSTS
54. Asian evergreen : ATLE
55. Hebrides island : IONA
56. Stuff : CRAM
59. Call ___ day : ITA

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

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