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New York Times, Wednesday, April 4, 1979

Author:
Jean J. Davison
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { J X Z }, Scrabble score: 271 (avg 1.45)
Open Squares: 67, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1
Jean J. Davison has 62 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1979, The New York TimesNo. 10,739
Across
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"Air Time" network : CBS
4
Valley near the Dead Sea : ARABA
9
Ivan and Nicholas, e.g. : TSARS
14
Rent : LET
15
Woodcutter : HEWER
16
Part of E.R.A. : EQUAL
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Lifts, in London : ELEVATORS
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Wool of poor quality : MUNGO
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High: Comb. form : ALTI
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Pollster Roper : ELMO
22
Crown of the head : PATE
23
Scamp : RASCAL
25
___ the weather (ill) : UNDER
27
"___ in sudden seas of light": Tennyson : ISLED
29
Webfoot's home : OREGON
33
Unnerved : SHOOK
36
Den : LAIR
38
Emerson or Jefferson : SAGE
39
Where Pizarro landed: 1532 : PERU
40
Arbuckle of old films : FATTY
41
Employ : HIRE
42
Ages : ERAS
43
Concerning : INRE
44
Was overfond : DOTED
45
Jig and shag : DANCES
47
Rainbow: Comb. form : IRIDO
49
Prefix for mural or state : INTRA
51
Annoy : NETTLE
55
Brandy from grape residue : MARC
57
Premed course : ANAT
59
Psyche's beloved : EROS
60
Whim : FANCY
61
Rectifier tubes used in high-energy research : IGNITRONS
63
Lynn and Rice, to Red Sox fans : IDOLS
64
Ooze : SLIME
65
Legume : PEA
66
Stephen Vincent ___ : BENET
67
Type of fisherman : EELER
68
Suffix for cook or fish : ERY
Down
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Understandable : CLEAR
2
Abzug : BELLA
3
Proofreaders' directions : STETS
4
Cry of triumph : AHA
5
Narrate anew : RETELL
6
G.I. out on the sly : AWOL
7
Area of eerie disappearances : BERMUDATRIANGLE
8
One concern of an insurer : ARSON
9
Moderate : TEMPER
10
One of the good guys : SQUARESHOOTER
11
"Charley's ___" : AUNT
12
Furor : RAGE
13
Road sign : SLO
18
Relative of a rat race : VICIOUSCIRCLE
24
Start of a J.F.K. quote : ASK
26
Small boat : DORY
28
Verve : ELAN
30
Horse-show feature : GAIT
31
Monster : OGRE
32
Requirement : NEED
33
Hied : SPED
34
Romans called her Juno : HERA
35
Algerian port : ORAN
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Duct of interest to a brain surgeon : ITER
40
Clenched hand : FIST
44
Ike's initials : DDE
46
Encapsulate : ENCYST
48
Sufficiently early : INTIME
50
Lift : RAISE
52
Figure of speech : TROPE
53
Rugged or dogged individualist : LONER
54
Peter Quennell product : ESSAY
55
Fashioned : MADE
56
Prolific author: Abbr. : ANON
58
Puzzle makers' favorite dye : ANIL
60
Little liar's lapse : FIB
62
Region: Abbr. : TER

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

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