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New York Times, Friday, May 25, 1979

Author:
Jones
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 37, Avg Word Len: 5.37, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 290 (avg 1.54)
Open Squares: 70, Cheaters: 12, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
Jones has 22 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1979, The New York TimesNo. 10,790
Across
1. Mulligans : STEWS
6. Sour : ACERB
11. Unsteady : ASTATIC
13. Works by a German painter-engraver : DURERS
15. Horner's comment : WHATAGOODBOYAMI
18. French tapestry town : ARRAS
19. Chest sounds : RALES
20. Force; power : VIS
21. First-aid gear : KITS
22. Chose : OPTED
23. Colombian city : CALI
24. First lady : EVE
25. Hale and Hari : SPIES
26. Olive green : LODEN
27. What hysterics need : SEDATION
29. Enjoy : SAVOR
30. West Germany's capital : BONN
31. Word with down or line : PIPE
32. Practical : UTILE
34. Handy Andy : FIXITMAN
38. Slyly derisive : SNIDE
39. Hamlet and Borge : DANES
40. Guido's high note : ELA
41. ___ out (destroy) : WIPE
42. Sea swallows : TERNS
43. Townsend or Marshall : PLAN
44. Likely : APT
45. Betel palm : ARECA
46. "I ___ Say No" : CAINT
47. Sociable fellow : GOODTIMECHARLIE
50. Set apart solemnly : DEVOTE
51. Injuries : LESIONS
52. Ate in style : DINED
53. Live : EXIST
Down
1. Moved suddenly : STARTED
2. So longs : TATAS
3. Letters from Greece : ETAS
4. Wag's partner : WIG
5. Lizard or skink : SCORPION
6. Confuses : ADDLES
7. Did a math task : CUBED
8. Asteroid #433 : EROS
9. Isla del ___, in the Gulf of Panama : REY
10. Pretended courage : BRAVADO
11. Activates : AWAKES
12. Free from guilt : SHRIVE
14. Cheshire cat, e.g. : SMILER
16. Like some breakfast cereals : OATEN
17. "The proof of the pudding ___ . . . " : ISIN
22. Think out loud : OPINE
23. Crave to possess : COVET
25. What the piper's son did : STOLE
26. ___ lazuli : LAPIS
28. Stand fast : ABIDE
29. Two make "boxcars" at Vegas : SIXES
31. Acme : PINNACLE
32. Camera support : UNIPOD
33. What Tiny Tim did in the tulip bed : TIPTOED
34. Samuel Foote's forte : FARCE
35. Sweet clover : MELILOT
36. An amino acid : ALANIN
37. City at the mouth of the Loire : NANTES
38. Festoon : SWAG
39. Judged : DEEMED
42. No longer fresh : TRITE
43. Nobleman to whom Juliet was betrothed : PARIS
45. Like ___ of bricks : ATON
46. Almost, in Alicante : CASI
48. Year in the reign of Theodoric the Great : DVI
49. Jinx : HEX

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 7 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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