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New York Times, Wednesday, May 23, 1979

Author: Russell
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { J Q W }, Scrabble score: 277 (avg 1.48)
Open Squares: 77, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 9, XRef: 0, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
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© 1979, The New York TimesNo. 10,788
Across Down
1. Island in a palindrome : ELBA
5. Interval : SPACE
10. Prenuptials party : STAG
14. Respiratory organ of fishes : GILL
15. Ragged Dick's creator : ALGER
16. Crab-eating mongoose : URVA
17. Slugger Slaughter : ENOS
18. New Zealand aboriginal : MAORI
19. Brad or spad : NAIL
20. Juggled hereditary factor : RECOMBINANTDNA
23. Stable staple : OAT
24. Groups of kilns : OASTS
26. TV interlocutor : EMCEE
30. Let fall : DROP
33. Laconian stream : IRI
34. Nobelist Bellow : SAUL
35. Son of Charlemagne : LOUISI
37. Muscular contraction : TIC
38. Co-discoverer of a genetic structure : SIRFRANCISCRICK
41. Letter covering: Abbr. : ENV
42. N.C.O.'s command : ATEASE
43. Coward : NOEL
44. No, in Edinburgh : NAE
45. Gusto : ZEST
46. Medieval guild : HANSE
47. Remove : ERASE
49. Miss Merkel : UNA
51. Twin spiral in genetics : THEDOUBLEHELIX
59. "I've ___ to London . . . " : BEEN
60. Genetic duplicate : CLONE
61. Hereditary unit : GENE
62. Brazilian parrots : ARAS
63. "Squat like ___ . . . ": Milton : ATOAD
64. ___ even keel : ONAN
65. Jekyll's dark side : HYDE
66. "Who's ___ Now?": 1923 song : SORRY
67. Average : SOSO
1. Elbe tributary : EGER
2. Ancestry : LINE
3. Group acting in concert : BLOC
4. "They ___ serve who . . . " : ALSO
5. Rio dance : SAMBA
6. Braid of hair : PLAIT
7. Greek contest : AGON
8. ___ alba (white wax) : CERA
9. Poet's Ireland : ERIN
10. ___ Islands (Java, Borneo, etc.) : SUNDA
11. Change : TRANSITION
12. Female fliers : AVIATRICES
13. Radio soap, "Our ___ Sunday" : GAL
21. One of the Stooges : MOE
22. Subject : TOPIC
25. Farm tool : SICKLE
26. Ancient ascetic : ESSENE
27. Aorta, e.g. : MAINARTERY
28. Highway sign : CURVEAHEAD
29. Mischievous wee one : ELF
30. Item in Shylock's coffers : DUCAT
31. Danish-American journalist : RIIS
32. Bone: Comb. form : OSSE
35. "Better ___ than never" : LATE
36. Bills : ONES
39. Demolished : RAZED
40. Genetic messenger : RNA
46. Cry of surprise : HAH
48. Common or sixth follower : SENSE
49. Of an arm bone : ULNAR
50. Indigent : NEEDY
52. Wood sorrels : OCAS
53. In the preceding mo. : ULTO
54. Rude, clumsy person : BOOR
55. Selves : EGOS
56. Fabric with an open weave : LENO
57. Claire and Balin : INAS
58. Strange: Prefix : XENO
59. Cry of contempt : BAH

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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