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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
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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
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Kind of fire or transit : RAPID
52
Harden : INURE
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Site of the Villa Hugel : ESSEN
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On ___ with : APAR
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Bear Bryant's team : BAMA
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"___ 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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