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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 Down
1. Apple-pie maker : MOM
4. Badger : TEASE
9. "___ the night before . . . " : TWAS
13. Vanderbilt and Carter : AMYS
15. "Tiny Alice" playwright : ALBEE
16. Sandusky's state : OHIO
17. 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
24. 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
1. 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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