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New York Times, Tuesday, April 24, 1979

Author:
Herb L. Risteen
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: 281 (avg 1.52)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
Herb L. Risteen has 244 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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Across
1. High mountain : ALP
4. Place : STEAD
9. "Moby Dick" skipper : AHAB
13. Cutting tool : DIE
14. Smooth and shiny : GLOSSY
15. Deal successfully : COPE
16. Treacherous person : SNAKEINTHEGRASS
19. Barcelona bigwig : GRANDEE
20. "Candy stripers" : AIDES
21. Want : NEED
22. South African plains : VELD
24. Fenny tract : MORASS
27. Saint-___, French seaport : MALO
28. Wise saying : SAW
31. In a wild state : AMOK
32. ___ energy : SOLAR
33. Sooner than : ERE
34. Tantalizing situation : CATANDMOUSEGAME
38. Noted Finnish author: 1861–1921 : AHO
39. Have origin : ARISE
40. At the summit : ATOP
41. Conflict : WAR
42. "Farewell, Fabius!" : VALE
43. Diamond goofs : ERRORS
45. Taunt : GIBE
46. Diva's forte : ARIA
47. Hold very dear : ADORE
50. Reckless Monte Carlo patron : PLUNGER
53. Casts lovesick glances : MAKESSHEEPSEYES
57. Parcel of land : ACRE
58. Treat with carbon dioxide : AERATE
59. Double-crosser : RAT
60. Anger : HEAT
61. Gratings : GRIDS
62. English cathedral town : ELY
Down
1. Certain plugs : ADS
2. Marine fish : LING
3. Orchard product : PEAR
4. Playground equipment : SLIDES
5. Harmonized : TONED
6. Site of the Museo Atestino : ESTE
7. Hardwood : ASH
8. Color : DYE
9. Caustic : ACRID
10. Aussie tennis star of the 50's : HOAD
11. Church section : APSE
12. "Good Queen ___" : BESS
14. Factors involved in cloning : GENES
17. Polynesian : KANAKA
18. In abundance : GALORE
22. Worth : VALUE
23. Initials of a Greek liberation army in W.W. II : ELAS
24. Tropical bird : MACAW
25. "Gate City of the West" : OMAHA
26. Machine part : ROTOR
27. Fraternal-order member : MOOSE
28. Former pact : SEATO
29. Jousting wear : ARMOR
30. Shows sorrow : WEEPS
32. Look pleased : SMILE
35. Armadas : NAVIES
36. Colorless : DRAB
37. Storage structure : GARAGE
43. Breaks out : ERUPTS
44. Lave : RINSE
45. Hail : GREET
46. Like ___ balloon : ALEAD
47. Nanking nurse : AMAH
48. Freshwater fish : DACE
49. Its pods are used for stews : OKRA
50. Prefix with scope or meter : PERI
51. "Jane ___" : EYRE
52. Genuine : REAL
54. Bearish period : SAG
55. "___ looks were free": Coleridge : HER
56. Porker's pad : STY

Answer summary: 2 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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