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New York Times, Monday, May 28, 1979

Author:
William Jarvis
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 32, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { J Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 257 (avg 1.33)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 9, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
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© 1979, The New York TimesNo. 10,793
Across
1. Fall faller : LEAF
5. Brake of a sort : SPRAG
10. Goulash : STEW
14. Approximately : ORSO
15. Marketplace : AGORA
16. God: Comb. form : THEO
17. Spacemen : COSMONAUTS
19. ___ Stanley Gardner : ERLE
20. Belgian port : OSTEND
21. Eternal : TIMELESS
23. ___-do-well : NEER
25. Pliny ___, U.S. inventor : EARLE
26. Coastal region : LITTORAL
30. "Can do" is his motto : SEABEE
33. Actress Sophia : LOREN
34. Platters : DISKS
36. Elbow : ELL
37. Jewish month : ADAR
38. Swearwords : OATHS
39. Fence part : RAIL
40. First word of "Home, Sweet Home" : MID
41. Rocky debris : SCREE
42. Piece of pastry : TORTE
43. Sour : ACIDIC
45. Hollows : RECESSES
47. Having a purpose : TELIC
49. Old Norse poem : RUNE
50. Made up of loosely linked incidents : EPISODIC
53. "Ivanhoe" heroine : ROWENA
57. Betty of cartoons : BOOP
58. Kind of discharge : ELECTRICAL
60. ___ Domini : ANNO
61. "___ Book," by Eugene Burdick : NINAS
62. Reeves's "A Ford, ___ Lincoln" : NOTA
63. Egg's bed : NEST
64. Cheap; inferior : TATTY
65. A grandson of Adam : ENOS
Down
1. Crazy as a loon : LOCO
2. God of love : EROS
3. Helper: Abbr. : ASST
4. Agitator : FOMENTER
5. Abrasive tool : SANDER
6. Golf tourn. : PGA
7. Defeat soundly : ROUT
8. Clarinetist Shaw : ARTIE
9. Protective respirators : GASMASKS
10. Stanley Kowalski's wife : STELLA
11. Nursery group : THREEBEARS
12. Lampreys' kin : EELS
13. Afflictions : WOES
18. Tie ___ (get spiffed) : ONEON
22. Soy, ___, es (Sp. I lesson) : ERES
24. Electronic detective : RADAR
26. Beast of burden : LLAMA
27. Containing an antiseptic : IODIC
28. Customs and beliefs : TRADITIONS
29. Metric capacity : LITER
31. Aristocracy : ELITE
32. Les femmes : ELLES
35. Diaphanous : SHEER
38. West : OCCIDENT
39. Color like Pompeian red : ROSEWINE
41. Farm building : SILO
42. Purport : TENOR
44. Autocrat : DESPOT
46. Female's bow : CURTSY
48. Eyelashes : CILIA
50. Israel's Abba ___ : EBAN
51. Corn bread : PONE
52. Part of a dollar : CENT
54. A social sci. : ECON
55. Alliance acronym : NATO
56. Alack's partner : ALAS
59. He's hip to the jive : CAT

Answer summary: 1 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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