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New York Times, Wednesday, May 2, 1979

Author: Johnson
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.03, Missing: { G J Q }, Scrabble score: 302 (avg 1.58)
Open Squares: 75, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 11, XRef: 0, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
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© 1979, The New York TimesNo. 10,767
Across Down
1. Hay package : BALE
5. Whence comes applejack : CIDER
10. Fork-tailed sea bird : TERN
14. At the drop of ___ : AHAT
15. Old-womanish : ANILE
16. Gallic girlfriend : AMIE
17. Title for Charlotte: 1864–67 : EMPRESSOFMEXICO
20. Remorseful one : REPENTER
21. Titania's husband : OBERON
22. Nursery schooler : TOT
23. Bustles : ADOS
24. One with equal billing : COSTAR
28. "Four larks and a ___": Lear : WREN
29. He's never out of butts : RAM
32. H.R.E. founder : OTTOI
33. Base of a framework : SILL
34. Ration for the needy : DOLE
35. Home of the Virginia Cavaliers : CHARLOTTESVILLE
38. Cologne, to Germans : KOLN
39. Dye containers : VATS
40. Pinpoint of land : ISLET
41. Brynner : YUL
42. Milne's "When We Were ___ Young" : VERY
43. Foes of the Hatfields : MCCOYS
44. Supermarket item : CART
45. "A garden is a lovesome thing, God ___!": Brown : WOT
46. ___ of Gibraltar : STRAIT
49. Sargent and Eunice : SHRIVERS
54. Capital of the U.S. Virgin Islands : CHARLOTTEAMALIE
56. Prefix for naut or gram : AERO
57. Postgraduate hurdles : ORALS
58. Shoe salesman's question : SIZE
59. Pour : TEEM
60. Eccentricities : KINKS
61. Race : TEAR
1. Bugs ___, memorable humorist : BAER
2. Words to accompany a sigh : AHME
3. North European : LAPP
4. Existence, in Épinal : ETRE
5. Pollux's twin : CASTOR
6. Magazine part : INSET
7. Fashion name : DIOR
8. Pixy : ELF
9. Updates : REMODELS
10. Strains : TAXES
11. Arabian V.I.P. : EMIR
12. Rich, in Valladolid : RICO
13. Kind of tube : NEON
18. Involve necessarily : ENTAIL
19. Black : EBON
23. Kingdom of Burgundy : ARLES
24. Arrogant : COCKY
25. "Come, ___ Traveller Unknown," hymn by Wesley : OTHOU
26. Delay by evasion : STALL
27. Severed : TORN
28. Like G.B.S. or Wilde : WITTY
29. First duke of Normandy : ROLLO
30. N.Y.C.'s Shubert ___ : ALLEY
31. " . . . ___ the gold of the night" : MEETS
33. False or head follower : START
34. Spinner in a studio : DISC
36. Caught up with : OVERTOOK
37. Dupe : VICTIM
42. Ski spot for G.R.F. : VAIL
43. Swamp : MORASS
44. Billiard shot : CAROM
45. Relative of a conch : WHELK
46. Word to a cat : SCAT
47. Friends' word : THEE
48. Kind of treat : RARE
49. Smith of tennis : STAN
50. "This world so ___ . . . ": Huxley : VAST
51. Author Wiesel : ELIE
52. ___ Shah Pahlevi : RIZA
53. Visionary : SEER
55. Bi plus one : TRI

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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