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New York Times, Monday, April 23, 1979

Author: Tap Osborn
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 46, Avg Word Len: 4.84, Missing: { Q V X Y }, Scrabble score: 266 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 60, Cheaters: 12, FITB: 6, XRef: 1, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7
Tap Osborn has 111 pre-Shortz puzzles and 1 Shortz Era puzzle in our database.
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© 1979, The New York TimesNo. 10,758
Across Down
1. Modest : DEMURE
7. Bible-translation king : JAMESI
13. Source : ORIGIN
14. "___ the public" : OPENTO
15. First line of an ode to secretaries : WITHOUTHERAID
17. Badminton item : NET
18. Triplet : TRIN
19. Friendly farewell : TATA
22. "___ no kick . . . ": Porter : IGET
23. Cronyn, to Tandy : COACTOR
26. Second line of verse : OURBUSINESSHERO
30. Thai or Burmese : ASIAN
31. Cape Cod military base : OTIS
32. Trepidation : FEAR
33. Smoker's trail : ASHES
35. Soigné : CHIC
39. Mine: Fr. : AMOI
40. Hat with a high crown and plume : SHAKO
41. Third line of verse : WOULDOFTENTIMES
47. Most like a certain evergreen : PINIEST
48. Perdition : RUIN
49. Alda or Bates : ALAN
50. Irish name for 7 Down : SEAN
51. In the ___ of luxury : LAP
54. Last line of verse : BEBATTINGZERO
59. Hardy's partner : LAUREL
60. Stops : CEASES
61. Worker: Comb. form : ERGATO
62. Truex or Borgnine : ERNEST
1. Word with stairs or town : DOWN
2. Albany-Buffalo canal : ERIE
3. Glove for Chambliss : MITT
4. Sound of disdain : UGH
5. Anti-insurrection weapon : RIOTGUN
6. Accustoms : ENURES
7. Law or Locke : JOHN
8. Mammal for Hooton's study : APE
9. "La ___," Debussy opus : MER
10. Spain's queen before Sofia : ENA
11. Do some sewing : STITCH
12. Medicinal salt : IODATE
16. S.A. monkey : TITI
20. Peak : TOR
21. Nigerian native : ARO
22. Steel beam : IBAR
23. Whale : CETE
24. Medical suffix : OSIS
25. Blockhead : ASS
26. Lummox : OAF
27. Function : USE
28. Estuary, to Esteban : RIA
29. ___, no-run game : NOHIT
33. Freeman Gosden's radio role : AMOS
34. Flaccid : SOFT
35. Gab : CHIN
36. Mugger : HAM
37. Mamie's man : IKE
38. Romaine's cousin : COS
39. George's drink? : ADE
40. Wasp's weapon : STINGER
41. Agcy. once headed by Harry Hopkins : WPA
42. Russian shipment to Cuba : OIL
43. Incompetent : UNABLE
44. Kind of equation : LINEAR
45. Middle of a well-known palindrome : EREI
46. Subtlety : NUANCE
50. French town on the Vire : STLO
51. ___-majesté : LESE
52. Hera's young hawk : ARES
53. Word after lamp or parcel : POST
55. Eavesdrop, in a way : BUG
56. Parseghian : ARA
57. Hanoi holiday : TET
58. Zeus, to the Dorians : ZAN

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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