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New York Times, Thursday, April 19, 1979

Author: Weil
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.16, Missing: { F J Q W X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 246 (avg 1.29)
Open Squares: 77, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 8, XRef: 0, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1
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© 1979, The New York TimesNo. 10,754
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1. Peter, e.g. : TSAR
5. As clear as ___ : ABELL
10. Starchy foodstuff : SAGO
14. Jar : OLLA
15. Wet blankets and drips : BORES
16. Pep, vim or vigor : ELAN
17. Ultimate game of chance : RUSSIANROULETTE
20. Pops the question : PROPOSES
21. Transients in the 30's : OKIES
22. Shoshoneans : UTES
23. "You could hear ___ drop" : APIN
25. Jai alai baskets : CESTAS
28. "Christmas ___": Bach : ORATORIO
32. "You're ___ Need," song of the 30's : ALLI
33. Thompson or Hawkins : SADIE
34. Cassandra's forte, in today's lingo : ESP
35. Medieval evil one : IVANTHETERRIBLE
39. Diary-writer Anais : NIN
40. Corroded : EATEN
41. Suffix with six, seven, etc. : TEEN
42. Baltic denizen : ESTONIAN
44. Fish dish : SMELTS
46. Like a whooping crane : RARE
47. Box : SPAR
48. With force : AMAIN
51. Air hole : SPIRACLE
55. Bomb in a bottle : MOLOTOVCOCKTAIL
58. Soviet river : URAL
59. Electron tube : DIODE
60. Siècles : ERAS
61. Emblem of England : ROSE
62. Passé : DATED
63. Dried up : SERE
1. Missile that could destroy a destroyer: Abbr. : TORP
2. Elide : SLUR
3. ___-ran : ALSO
4. Grigori Efimovich : RASPUTIN
5. Reduces in rank or esteem : ABASES
6. "Treasure Island" pirate : BONES
7. Makes a fluff : ERRS
8. Zodiac sign : LEO
9. Baton Rouge campus : LSU
10. "I little have, and ___ more": Dyer : SEEKNO
11. High: Comb. form : ALTI
12. The take : GATE
13. Individuals : ONES
18. Theta follower : IOTA
19. Dawdle : LOITER
23. "Miss Brooks" actress : ARDEN
24. Match : PAIR
25. Queeg's ship : CAINE
26. Memphis idol : ELVIS
27. Bias : SLANT
28. Like a certain cereal : OATEN
29. James Dean image : REBEL
30. Key : ISLET
31. Emulates Pandora : OPENS
33. Bristles : SETAE
36. Sharecropper, e.g. : TENANT
37. Kind of net or shirt : HAIR
38. Repeats : ITERATES
43. Ruth, in 1914 : ORIOLE
44. Made piquant : SPICED
45. Beside the ___ (irrelevant) : MARK
47. English china : SPODE
48. Sino-Russian river : AMUR
49. Late Italian statesman : MORO
50. "___, Time stays, we go": Dobson : ALAS
51. Highlander : SCOT
52. Concern : CARE
53. Prevaricator : LIAR
54. Other : ELSE
56. Strange : ODD
57. Roman road : VIA

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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