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New York Times, Tuesday, May 29, 1979

Author:
Meisler
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 44, Avg Word Len: 4.76, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 277 (avg 1.53)
Open Squares: 64, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
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© 1979, The New York TimesNo. 10,794
Across
1. "Too bad!" : ALAS
5. Couple : LINK
9. Gnat : MIDGE
14. Lancaster : BURT
15. Augury : OMEN
16. "There was ___ woman . . . " : ANOLD
17. Most populous continent : ASIA
18. ___ facto : IPSO
19. Dome-shaped house : IGLOO
20. Incredible : HARDTOSWALLOW
23. Standoffs : TIES
24. Drinks served in steins : BEERS
25. Wire measure : MIL
28. The Ancient of Days : CREATOR
31. Notched, as leaves : EROSE
33. Shepherded : LED
34. Relating to aircraft : AERO
38. Shore-dinner tidbit : SOFTSHELLEDCRAB
42. Pony up : ANTE
43. Frequent follower of long : AGO
44. Encampment spot : ETAPE
45. Field laborers : PLOWMEN
48. Pen : STY
49. Corals' creation : ATOLL
52. Dedicated : AVID
54. Off target : WIDEOFTHEMARK
59. The stock in some card games : TALON
60. Dolt : LOON
61. One of Byron's names : NOEL
63. Turn away : AVERT
64. Touch upon : ABUT
65. Part of a West Pointer's garb : CAPE
66. In disorder : MESSY
67. Piscataway five : WETS
68. Exhale : EMIT
Down
1. Arabian garment : ABA
2. Succulent : LUSH
3. Highlight at La Scala : ARIA
4. Word on a maze puzzle : START
5. Dawdle : LOITER
6. Levy : IMPOSE
7. Loch ___ : NESS
8. "By their fruits ye shall ___ them" : KNOW
9. He wrote "The Prisoner of Sex" : MAILER
10. Fireplace : INGLE
11. Sorrow : DOLOR
12. Blushes or flushes : GLOWS
13. Ancient Tokyo : EDO
21. Cuts into cubes : DICES
22. Domicile : ABODE
25. Flattop of the Southwest : MESA
26. Symbol of endurance : IRON
27. Garret : LOFT
29. Grant : ALLOW
30. Monogram of a British soldier in Arabia : TEL
32. Agathe or Thérèse : STE
34. Feign : ACT
35. Ages : ERAS
36. Absorbed : RAPT
37. Mind : OBEY
39. Hunter's cry : HALLO
40. Self-esteem : EGO
41. Dungaree, if blue : DENIM
45. Horn of ___ : PLENTY
46. Elephant keeper and driver : MAHOUT
47. Sports contests : EVENTS
49. "Oh, lift me as ___ . . . ": Shelley : AWAVE
50. Mah-jongg pieces : TILES
51. Bouquets : ODORS
53. Cotillion : DANCE
55. Custard pie : FLAW
56. Start of a Hamlet soliloquy : TOBE
57. Range : ROAM
58. Military hat : KEPI
59. Cap for Jock : TAM
62. Assign, as a contract : LET

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

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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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