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New York Times, Monday, April 2, 1979

Author:
Judson G. Trent
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { F J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 269 (avg 1.44)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 8, XRef: 0, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
Judson G. Trent has 51 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1979, The New York TimesNo. 10,737
Across
1. "They ___ serve . . . ": Milton : ALSO
5. Cheese variety : EDAM
9. Wars of the ___: 1455–85 : ROSES
14. Swerve : VEER
15. Rural spot : DALE
16. University in Atlanta : EMORY
17. Nimbus : AURA
18. Concept : IDEA
19. Canary's cousin : SERIN
20. What a player in the N.H.L. does : SKATESONTHINICE
23. Home of the Mud Hens : TOLEDO
24. Leered or peered : EYED
25. Actress Claire : INA
27. Like many computers or rooms : LEASED
32. Savory jelly : ASPIC
36. A god defeated by Elijah: I Kings 18 : BAAL
39. Red Brigades' victim: 1978 : MORO
40. What a glutton does : GOESTHEWHOLEHOG
43. Novelist Ben ___ Williams : AMES
44. Helm position : ALEE
45. Uneven : EROSE
46. Insert fresh ammo : RELOAD
48. Fortify : MAN
50. Hangout : NEST
53. N.F.C. plus A.F.C. : LEAGUE
58. What an unwavering hero in westerns does : STICKSTOHISGUNS
63. Jeopardy : PERIL
64. The yoke is on them : OXEN
65. Pearl Buck heroine : OLAN
66. Exalt : ELATE
67. Fen : MIRE
68. Choice : RARE
69. Hamlet and Laertes : DANES
70. Winners on the courts : ACES
71. "___ and the man I sing": Virgil : ARMS
Down
1. "Stop, you tars!" : AVAST
2. White: Prefix : LEUKO
3. Relating to ecological communities : SERAL
4. Declaim : ORATE
5. Menlo Park man : EDISON
6. Pedestal part : DADO
7. Coeur d'___, Idaho : ALENE
8. Solid : MEATY
9. Dwell : RESIDE
10. Presage : OMEN
11. Fern fruit dots : SORI
12. Name of 14 kings of Sweden : ERIC
13. New Year's Eve word : SYNE
21. Decree : EDICT
22. Greeting : HELLO
26. Actor Walter : ABEL
28. Neighbor of Mex. : AMER
29. Piccadilly's neighbor : SOHO
30. Matchmaker of myths : EROS
31. Magistrate in old Venice : DOGE
32. Seaweed product : AGAR
33. "___ must be spectators": Jonson : SOME
34. Emulate an ecdysiast : PEEL
35. "What ___ rare as . . . " : ISSO
37. Veneration : AWE
38. Attention-getter : AHEM
41. Eurydice's abode : HADES
42. Unaspirated consonants : LENES
47. Tarsi : ANKLES
49. Adjusts : ALINES
51. Mouthlike opening : STOMA
52. Poisonous : TOXIC
54. Israeli monetary unit : AGORA
55. Of the upper throat : GULAR
56. Strip of weapons : UNARM
57. Their chiefs had fiefs : ESNES
58. Hied : SPED
59. Membrane : TELA
60. Neighbor of Pakistan : IRAN
61. Quote : CITE
62. "It Can't Happen ___" : HERE

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

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