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New York Times, Friday, March 30, 1979

Author:
Tap Osborn
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.16, Missing: { Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 293 (avg 1.53)
Open Squares: 77, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 6, XRef: 2, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
Tap Osborn has 111 pre-Shortz puzzles and 1 Shortz Era puzzle in our database.
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© 1979, The New York TimesNo. 10,734
Across
1. Bounce from a bistro : EJECT
6. "Pistol Packin' ___," 1943 song : MAMA
10. Odist, e.g. : BARD
14. Moon valley : RILLE
15. Cry said with a sigh : ALAS
16. Name meaning "hairy" : ESAU
17. With 55 Across, sign on a liqueur display : ABSINTHMAKESTHE
20. Companions of mermen : SEAMAIDS
21. Minimal : LEAST
22. "D'ri ___," novel by Bacheller : ANDI
23. Sound's partner : SAFE
25. Missouri tributary : PLATTE
28. Insignificance : PUNINESS
32. Gas: Comb. form : AERI
33. Borge and Kierkegaard : DANES
34. Herd of whales : GAM
35. Baseball "battle of the bottle" opus? : CATCHERINTHERYE
39. Garden dweller : EVE
40. Travail : AGONY
41. Vaccination supplies : SERA
42. Apposite : RELEVANT
44. Kind of bug : JITTER
46. Give up : CEDE
47. Last year's jr. : SENR
48. Huckster, in some cases : ADMAN
51. Forbears : REFRAINS
55. See 17 Across : HEARTGROWFONDER
58. Landed : ALIT
59. Four-wheeler : AUTO
60. Early shopping mall : AGORA
61. Curse or poison : BANE
62. Webster's their new boss : GMEN
63. Greek island : DELOS
Down
1. Style periods : ERAS
2. Be in accord : JIBE
3. Jewelry designer Peretti : ELSA
4. Weatherman's adjective : CLIMATIC
5. Renter : TENANT
6. Messianic Moslem leader : MAHDI
7. Charity : ALMS
8. Bleat : MAA
9. Inquire : ASK
10. "Children should ___ . . . " : BESEEN
11. Nick and Nora's little friend : ASTA
12. Sounds from pom-pom girls : RAHS
13. "C" for two : DUET
18. Surge of a sort : TIDE
19. Mischievous : ELFISH
23. Kern musical hit: 1925 : SUNNY
24. He wrote "Petite Ville" : ANET
25. Meadowlands runner : PACER
26. Holiday for Mister Roberts : LEAVE
27. Minsk co-op : ARTEL
28. Emulate Lely : PAINT
29. Heron : EGRET
30. Fitzgerald's Zelda : SAYRE
31. Vilify : SMEAR
33. Idle one : DRONE
36. "___ we met before?" : HAVENT
37. "Holy smoke!" : EGAD
38. Disaffect : ESTRANGE
43. Game played with 32 cards : ECARTE
44. Actor Chandler: 1919–61 : JEFF
45. Encroachment : INROAD
47. Appliqué with needle and thread : SEWON
48. Fictional one-legged captain : AHAB
49. Mazo ___ Roche : DELA
50. Conduit : MAIN
51. Mechanical repetition : ROTE
52. McKinley, "___ of Ohio" : IDOL
53. Opera by Handel : NERO
54. Damas: Abbr. : SRAS
56. Rib-tickler : GAG
57. Grog ingredient : RUM

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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