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New York Times, Friday, April 6, 1979

Author:
Vincent L. Osborne
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.11, Min Word Len: 4, Missing: { F J Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 276 (avg 1.46)
Open Squares: 77, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 8, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
Vincent L. Osborne has 20 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1979, The New York TimesNo. 10,741

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Across
1. Seize : GRAB
5. Ishmael's skipper : AHAB
9. Player Naismith's game : CAGER
14. Something remarkable : LULU
15. The ___ (ditto) : SAME
16. Crockett's last stand : ALAMO
17. Site of Santa Cruz fort : ORAN
18. Crossed the plate horizontally : SLID
19. Time for hamantaschen : PURIM
20. Designer of the Statue of Liberty : BARTHOLDI
22. Shadow : UMBRA
23. Place of perfect happiness : ELYSIUM
24. Formerly the French Sudan : MALI
26. Farm machine, for short : TRAC
28. Fawning : MENIAL
32. Tournaments like Wimbledon's : OPENS
36. One of the Cook Islands : RAROTONGA
38. Except : SAVE
39. Ghana group : AKRAS
40. Kin of "gee-tars" : UKES
41. David Balfour's creator : STEVENSON
43. Until now : ASYET
44. Nod : ASSENT
45. Fritz ___, film director : LANG
47. Inroad : RAID
49. Clique : COTERIE
54. Teller's concern in the early 40's : ABOMB
57. Early conquerors of Rome : ETRUSCANS
59. Orally : PAROL
60. Powell of diamond fame : BOOG
61. Beethoven composition : OPUS
62. Love, in Milano : AMORE
63. "___ Great Day for the Irish" : ITSA
64. Money in 13 Down : LIRE
65. Shone : RAYED
66. Schick ___ : TEST
67. Churchill's successor as P.M.: 1955 : EDEN
Down
1. Drake circumnavigated it : GLOBE
2. Bucolic : RURAL
3. Wingy : ALARY
4. Lays one down on the infield : BUNTS
5. ___ as vinegar : ASSOUR
6. Identifying devices : HALLMARKS
7. " . . . dark, ___ the blaze of noon": Milton : AMID
8. Obscure : BEDIM
9. Juliet's surname : CAPULET
10. Of a common metallic element : ALUMINOUS
11. Costume : GARB
12. Bahrain potentate : EMIR
13. Trastevere's città : ROMA
21. Grammy winners : HITS
25. Old radio character : AMOS
27. Noel : CAROL
29. Black : INKY
30. He wrote the screenplay for "The African Queen" : AGEE
31. Cobbler's aid : LAST
32. Scapulae, e.g. : OSSA
33. Walks with light footsteps : PATS
34. Times like Halloween : EVES
35. Raven's word : NEVERMORE
37. Chanced upon : RANACROSS
39. Filibusterer, e.g. : ANTI
42. Empowered : ENABLED
43. C.I.A. operatives : AGTS
46. Chewy confection : NOUGAT
48. Bookkeeping term : DEBIT
50. Eleve's milieu : ECOLE
51. Kind of fire or transit : RAPID
52. Harden : INURE
53. Site of the Villa Hugel : ESSEN
54. On ___ with : APAR
55. Bear Bryant's team : BAMA
56. "___ Plata," Montana motto : OROY
58. Pack : TOTE

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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