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New York Times, Thursday, April 5, 1979

Author:
Elaine D. Schorr
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 5.19, Missing: { J K Q V W X Z }, Scrabble score: 271 (avg 1.45)
Open Squares: 77, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 10, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
Elaine D. Schorr has 49 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1979, The New York TimesNo. 10,740

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Across
1
Completed a sky dive : ALIT
5
Sylphish or puckish : ELFIN
10
What a nervous Nellie never takes : DARE
14
City on the Avon : BATH
15
___-à-vous! (Attention!) : GARDE
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Roberts : ORAL
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___ in one's bonnet : ABEE
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Go to ___ (disregard impediments) : ANYLENGTHS
20
Seized arbitrarily : COMMANDEERED
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Pyromaniac's specialty : ARSON
23
Title of respect : MADAM
27
Mil. groups : REGTS
31
Wolf of the West : COYOTE
32
U.N. employee : TRANSLATOR
36
In a little while : ANON
37
Branches : RAMI
38
Cause a grin : AMUSE
39
Repel, with "off" : FEND
40
Tennis term : ADIN
41
Challenged election winners : CONTESTEES
43
Actress Smith from England : MAGGIE
45
Relative of a hogan : TEPEE
46
South Sea outriggers : PROAS
47
Footprint or tire imprint : TREAD
51
In a showy way : FLAMBOYANTLY
57
Republic of Yugoslavia ("Black Mountain") : MONTENEGRO
60
English river to The Wash : OUSE
61
Allies' goal in 1945 : ELBE
62
Upper regions of space : ETHER
63
Frangipani, e.g. : ODOR
64
Togs and rigs : GEAR
65
From tip ___ : TOTOE
66
Fiber clusters : NEPS
Down
1
Manila hemp : ABACA
2
Group for whom Debs fought : LABOR
3
Bits and pieces : ITEMS
4
Ice-bag time : THEMORNINGAFTER
5
Richard of the reels : EGAN
6
Kind of lord or lady : LAND
7
Mimer David : FRYE
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Not in harness : IDLE
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___-do-well : NEER
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Best seller by Patrick Mann : DOGDAYAFTERNOON
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"___ is long . . . ": Longfellow : ART
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Oval outcry : RAH
13
Rumblers in the Bx. : ELS
19
Captain of the Nautilus : NEMO
21
Dijon donkeys : ANES
24
Gift getter : DONEE
25
Accordant : ATONE
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Does a good darn job : MENDS
28
Candied, as fruits : GLACE
29
"___ Shanter" : TAMO
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Aerialist's feat : STUNT
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Grow like ivy : CREEP
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Chaplin role : TRAMP
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Fence for defense : RADAR
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Any pal of Pancho : AMIGO
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Livorno host : OSTE
42
Bristly organ on a plant : SETA
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___ Royale : ISLE
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Chopin form : ETUDE
49
Joseph or Stewart : ALSOP
50
Cleaners' colleagues : DYERS
52
Swiss-French author : ANET
53
"Take ___ your leader" : METO
54
Paid money for: Abbr. : BGHT
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Mountain: Comb. form : OREO
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Days gone by : YORE
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Jo's sister : MEG
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___ Bull, famed violinist : OLE
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Hoop group: Abbr. : NBA

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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