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New York Times, Tuesday, May 22, 1979

Author: Jean J. Davison
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { J K Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 284 (avg 1.50)
Open Squares: 62, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 8, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6 Grid is asymmetric.
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© 1979, The New York TimesNo. 10,787
Across Down
1. She, in Lyon : ELLE
5. Prefix for bat or phobia : ACRO
9. "Last of the red-hot ___" : MAMAS
14. Spare : LEAN
15. Chump : BOOB
16. Kind of stew or coffee : IRISH
17. Ms. Luck : MISCHANCE
19. Impertinent : SASSY
20. Guitar, old style : LUTE
21. Traitor : RAT
23. Neighbor of Md. : DEL
24. Injury : DAMAGE
27. Attribute of Carry Nation : SOBRIETY
29. "___ and well" : ALIVE
30. Solar rays : SUNBEAMS
31. Come in second : LOSE
32. Bullring lance : PIC
33. Comfort : EASE
34. Relative of ltd. : INC
35. Ms. Mold : MISCAST
37. "Cakes and ___," Maugham novel : ALE
40. Urchin : GAMIN
42. Initials for a Navy vessel : USS
43. Growl : GNAR
44. Sews up the sides again : RESEAMS
46. Tine : PRONG
47. Storage for fodder : CORNCRIB
49. Coiffure : HAIRDO
50. Mouth: Comb. form : ORI
51. Coal scuttle : HOD
52. Swiss river : AARE
53. Don Shula's team : MIAMI
55. Ms. Donation : MISGIVING
60. Score one over par : BOGIE
61. Length times width, sometimes : AREA
62. Lamb's pseudonym : ELIA
63. ___ a kind (unique) : ONEOF
64. Close : NEAR
65. Obligation : DEBT
1. Shade tree : ELM
2. Wreath : LEI
3. ___ Vegas : LAS
4. San Marino or Vatican City, e.g. : ENCLAVE
5. Lessen : ABATE
6. Word with nose or ice cream : CONE
7. Mythical bird : ROC
8. Titania's spouse : OBERON
9. Ms. Entertainment : MISTREAT
10. Macaw : ARA
11. Ms. Behavior : MISDEMEANOR
12. Resources : ASSETS
13. In a wary way : SHYLY
18. Enormous : HUGE
22. Convent head : ABBESS
24. Drooping-watch painter : DALI
25. "It's ___ way to Tipperary" : ALONG
26. Ms. Brougham : MISCARRIAGE
27. Yield : SUCCUMB
28. Endings with Bacchanal and Mammal : IAS
30. Sib of a sort : SIS
32. Mrs. Tanqueray's creator : PINERO
35. Ms. Boss : MISCHIEF
36. Ninny : ASS
38. More than one-fourth of Earth's surface : LAND
39. Therefore : ERGO
41. Bishop, rook, etc. : MEN
43. Mourned : GRIEVED
45. Member of a medical corps : AIDMAN
46. ___ passu (side by side) : PARI
47. Dance band : COMBO
48. Constellation with belt and sword : ORION
49. Mother of Ishmael : HAGAR
52. Well offshore : ASEA
54. "Winterset" hero : MIO
56. Anger : IRE
57. ___ de France : ILE
58. Penpoint : NIB
59. Roscoe : GAT

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

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