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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
1. "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
17. Lifts, in London : ELEVATORS
19. Wool of poor quality : MUNGO
20. High: Comb. form : ALTI
21. 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
1. 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
37. 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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