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New York Times, Friday, April 20, 1979

Author:
Hugh McElroy
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 4.87, Missing: { F J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 295 (avg 1.59)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
Hugh McElroy has 20 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1979, The New York TimesNo. 10,755
Across
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Apple-pie maker : MOM
4
Badger : TEASE
9
"___ the night before . . . " : TWAS
13
Vanderbilt and Carter : AMYS
15
"Tiny Alice" playwright : ALBEE
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Sandusky's state : OHIO
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London area : SOHO
18
Brother's daughter : NIECE
19
Nothing, in Málaga : NADA
20
Rowdy youth : HOOLIGAN
22
Perfume base : ATTAR
23
Site of Baylor U. : WACO
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Former archbishopric of John Paul II : CRACOW
27
Actor De Cordoba : PEDRO
29
Eleanor or Celeste : HOLM
30
Olive or suntan : OIL
33
Resnais or Delon : ALAIN
34
Move furtively : SIDLE
35
Primo número : UNO
36
"___ Villa," Beery film : VIVA
37
Williams of "Laverne and Shirley" : CINDY
38
Palo ___, Calif. : ALTO
39
Had lunch : ATE
40
Word before hose or waist : PANTY
41
Poet Nash : OGDEN
42
French marshal : NEY
43
Bridge part : ARCH
44
Like Lehar's "Widow" : MERRY
45
Stowe villain : LEGREE
47
Grain tower : SILO
48
Utah city : PROVO
50
Acts a part : PRETENDS
54
Lariat : ROPE
55
Uniform décor : BRAID
57
Man from Inverness : SCOT
58
Always : EVER
59
Blood channel : AORTA
60
Dry : SERE
61
Tiresome one : PEST
62
Compare : LIKEN
63
Pacific island : YAP
Down
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Prepare potatoes : MASH
2
Melville book : OMOO
3
"Gosh! That Dodger can run!" : MYHOWDAVEYLOPES
4
"Last ___ in Paris" : TANGO
5
Lamb name : ELIA
6
Johnny on the diamond : ABENCHINTHEPARK
7
Part of a min. : SEC
8
Shoe-box trio : EEE
9
Lone Ranger's pal : TONTO
10
"Shouldn't we ask the Penguin?" : WHATWOULDRONCEY
11
Verdi heroine : AIDA
12
Fly high : SOAR
14
Sunrooms : SOLARIA
21
Sacred image : ICON
22
Peak : ACME
25
Actor McDowall : RODDY
26
Friend in a conflict : ALLY
27
Actress Marisa : PAVAN
28
Type of type : ELITE
31
Prefix with weave or twine : INTER
32
Zany : LOONY
34
From that time : SINCE
37
Songstress Vikki : CARR
38
Eternal : AGELESS
40
Half a South Seas resort : PAGO
41
Leave out : OMIT
46
Tennis ace : EVERT
47
Chair or car : SEDAN
48
School, for short : PREP
49
Gallivant : ROVE
51
Ceremony : RITE
52
"Not so dumb" girl of comics : DORA
53
Something to watch : STEP
55
Social event in Paris : BAL
56
French king : ROI

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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