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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
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© 1979, The New York TimesNo. 10,740
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
16. Roberts : ORAL
17. ___ in one's bonnet : ABEE
18. Go to ___ (disregard impediments) : ANYLENGTHS
20. Seized arbitrarily : COMMANDEERED
22. 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
8. Not in harness : IDLE
9. ___-do-well : NEER
10. Best seller by Patrick Mann : DOGDAYAFTERNOON
11. "___ is long . . . ": Longfellow : ART
12. 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
26. Does a good darn job : MENDS
28. Candied, as fruits : GLACE
29. "___ Shanter" : TAMO
30. Aerialist's feat : STUNT
31. Grow like ivy : CREEP
32. Chaplin role : TRAMP
33. Fence for defense : RADAR
34. Any pal of Pancho : AMIGO
35. Livorno host : OSTE
42. Bristly organ on a plant : SETA
44. ___ Royale : ISLE
48. 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
55. Mountain: Comb. form : OREO
56. Days gone by : YORE
57. Jo's sister : MEG
58. ___ Bull, famed violinist : OLE
59. 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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