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New York Times, Tuesday, April 17, 1979

Author:
Sidney L. Robbins
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { J Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 309 (avg 1.63)
Open Squares: 70, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Spans: 4, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
Sidney L. Robbins has 153 pre-Shortz puzzles and 50 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1979, The New York TimesNo. 10,752
Across
1. Mom and Dad : PAIR
5. Cry heard by Pavarotti : BRAVO
10. Escape : FLEE
14. Recorded proceedings : ACTA
15. "All ___ for the treat": Carroll : EAGER
16. Entertainer Abbe : LANE
17. What sci-fi heroes must combat : THEFORCESOFEVIL
20. Haw's partner : HEM
21. Tilted, as a ship in a storm : ALIST
22. Duly equipped : READY
23. "It's ___ to Tell a Lie" : ASIN
24. Shebang : HUT
25. Exerting pressure re a vital question : FORCINGTHEISSUE
33. Baby born on April 17, e.g. : ARIES
34. Offend : HURT
35. Initials for an 1860–65 alliance : CSA
36. Bounders : CADS
37. Arson or larceny : CRIME
39. "How now! ___?": Hamlet : ARAT
40. Medic's graph : ECG
41. Crazy as a ___ : LOON
42. Ground almond : CHUFA
43. This keeps people smoking, overeating, etc. : THEFORCEOFHABIT
47. Soft drink : ADE
48. Superficial or voluble : GLIB
49. Stealer of tarts : KNAVE
52. Misrepresent : BELIE
54. Volcanic fallout : ASH
57. Invalid : NOLONGERINFORCE
60. Hebrew measure : OMER
61. Avoid this if it's wet! : PAINT
62. Munchausen, e.g. : LIAR
63. Topic for Maeterlinck : BEES
64. Too-too theatrical : STAGY
65. Poet Millay : EDNA
Down
1. Orbit : PATH
2. Bothersome thing : ACHE
3. Newsy note : ITEM
4. U.K. airmen : RAF
5. "God Bless America" author : BERLIN
6. A. J. Foyt's profession : RACING
7. "While the eternal ___ watch and wait": Longfellow : AGES
8. Endow : VEST
9. Gold, to González : ORO
10. Armadas : FLEETS
11. Molten rock : LAVA
12. Arthurian female : ENID
13. Not easily held : EELY
18. Camel drivers' rendezvous : OASIS
19. Kind of punch or salad : FRUIT
23. They win over kings : ACES
24. In this locality : HERE
25. Diamond feature : FACET
26. Plant resembling spinach : ORACH
27. Blue ___ Mountains : RIDGE
28. "Set ___ house in order": Isa. 38:1 : THINE
29. Word with drum or bug : HUM
30. Second-string player : SCRUB
31. Former mil. educational program : USAFI
32. Erode : EATAT
37. Heart : CORE
38. Sinbad's bird : ROC
39. Pequod captain : AHAB
41. Waterproof fabric : LODEN
42. Indian V.I.P. : CHIEF
44. Acts of good will : FAVORS
45. Eyeing amorously : OGLING
46. Unyielding : FLINTY
49. Door part : KNOB
50. Alaskan seaport : NOME
51. Nautical word : ALEE
52. Thrash : BEAT
53. Silkworm : ERIA
54. Dry : ARID
55. Peruse : SCAN
56. She mothered a war god : HERA
58. Some drs. : GPS
59. Bullring cry : OLE

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 1 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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