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New York Times, Friday, March 9, 1979

Author: Vincent L. Osborne
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.11, Min Word Len: 4, Missing: { F J Q V W X Z }, Scrabble score: 273 (avg 1.44)
Open Squares: 81, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
Vincent L. Osborne has 20 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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Across Down
1. London's bohemian quarter : SOHO
5. Galway girl : LASS
9. Boutonniere locale : LAPEL
14. Ancient victim : ABEL
15. Spot : ESPY
16. As a friend: Fr. : ENAMI
17. Australian parrot : LORY
18. ___ example : ASAN
19. Provisions : TERMS
20. Van Winkle's wife, e.g. : TERMAGANT
22. Small news photo : INSET
23. Little Jack's prize : PLUM
24. Busy businessmen before Easter : HATTERS
26. Unstable : LABILE
29. Belgradian : SERB
30. Set into the surface : INLAY
31. Lara's creator : PASTERNAK
36. Stupefy : STUN
37. Island SW of the Battery : ELLIS
38. O'Connor's "The ___ of Sadness" : EDGE
39. Certain classifieds : PERSONALS
41. Like a close call : SCARY
42. "For ___ runneth soon in gentle hearts": Chaucer : PITY
43. Luftwaffe dive bombers : STUKAS
44. Thrust out : OBTRUDE
48. European bittern's cry : BOOM
49. Kwajalein material : CORAL
50. Nursery soothers : LULLABIES
55. He wrote "Wounds in the Rain" : CRANE
56. He sold his birthright : ESAU
57. Apply a mordant : ETCH
58. Free : UNPEN
59. Delicate hue : TINT
60. Son of Agrippina II : NERO
61. Adjust, as a meter : RESET
62. Pete's trailer : SAKE
63. Like a bowstring : TAUT
1. Tar : SALT
2. Double-reed woodwind : OBOE
3. Stuttgart Mr. : HERR
4. Zeus and company : OLYMPIANS
5. One of Verne's twenty thousand : LEAGUE
6. Indian state : ASSAM
7. Bridge : SPAN
8. Combination of parts to form a whole : SYNTHESIS
9. Beatles song : LETITBE
10. Concerning : ANENT
11. Describe grammatically : PARSE
12. Wheat variety : EMMER
13. Tilting arena : LISTS
21. Cohort : ALLY
25. Humanities : ARTS
26. Speech defect : LISP
27. Pay one's share : ANTE
28. Become fuzzy : BLUR
29. ___ Lunn (tea cake) : SALLY
31. Coagulant bodies in the blood : PLATELETS
32. Couchant : RECUMBENT
33. Neighbor of Mont. : NDAK
34. Site of the Hall of Private Audience : AGRA
35. Boca Chica et al. : KEYS
37. Geraint's wife : ENID
40. Sumptuous : OPULENT
41. Zeno's ___ Poikile : STOA
43. Dissolved substance : SOLUTE
44. Happen : OCCUR
45. Carried along : BORNE
46. Springes : TRAPS
47. Rajah's wife : RANEE
48. Kind of book or check : BLANK
51. I.C.A. predecessor : USIA
52. Virginia willow : ITEA
53. Color of raw silk : ECRU
54. Snort : SHOT

Answer summary: 3 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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