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New York Times, Saturday, May 5, 1979

Author:
Raymond F. Eisner
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 33, Avg Word Len: 5.19, Missing: { F H J K Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 258 (avg 1.34)
Open Squares: 80, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
Raymond F. Eisner has 36 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1979, The New York TimesNo. 10,770
Across
1. Town on the Ganges : MAU
4. Samaritan's specialty : AID
7. Reckon : COMPUTE
14. Immovable object vs. irresistible force : IMPASSE
16. Betting situation : OVERLAY
17. Employees of utility companies : READERS
18. Stuff : SATIATE
19. "___ I: Science is We": Claude Bernard : ARTIS
20. North Sea feeder : EMS
22. Best and Purviance : EDNAS
23. Encompass : GIRT
24. Preface : PROEM
26. Kind of dollars : EURO
27. Vane direction : ENE
28. Like some servants : DEVOTED
30. Clamor : DIN
31. More retiring : DEMURER
33. Violin's ancestor : REBEC
35. Doxies : ISMS
36. Sand, to Chopin : AMIE
37. Kaffir, e.g. : BANTU
39. Impeded : SNAGGED
42. Cannes condiment : SEL
43. ___ awe of (was intimidated by) : STOODIN
45. Bible book: Abbr. : LEV
47. Richard from S.F. : EGAN
49. Guessed wrong : ERRED
50. Gallery featuring scores of Turners : TATE
51. Late-show Murphy : AUDIE
53. Swiss stream : AAR
54. Furnish food : CATER
55. French philosopher : DIDEROT
57. Torrid : SEARING
59. Peridot or shade of green : OLIVINE
60. "Johnny ___," Rodgers-Hart song : ONENOTE
61. "In the beginning" is its beginning : GENESIS
62. ___ Ling, Chinese range : NAN
63. A grandfather of Saul : NER
Down
1. Optical illusion : MIRAGE
2. Eskimo or Indian : AMERIND
3. Stymied : UPATREE
4. Grieg's "___ Death" : ASES
5. Neighbor of Leb. : ISR
6. "None but the brave ___ the fair": Dryden : DESERVES
7. Pamper : COSSET
8. Eggs, to Ovid : OVA
9. Distribute : METE
10. Self-esteem : PRIDE
11. Soviet city near Lake Baikal : ULANUDE
12. Turkish : TATARIC
13. " . . . your ___ things far off": Pindar : EYESON
15. Mine entrance : ADIT
21. Othello, e.g. : MOOR
24. Change the order of : PERMUTE
25. Tavern for Raleigh, Jonson et al. : MERMAID
28. Does housework : DUSTS
29. Condescend : DEIGN
32. Andy Gump's wife : MIN
34. Implore : BEG
36. Dame Judith : ANDERSON
37. Charm : BEGUILE
38. He had a magic lamp : ALADDIN
39. Corn crake's cousin : SORA
40. Glee : ELATION
41. International breather : DETENTE
42. Harbor seal : SEADOG
44. Sounds off on a podium : ORATES
46. Church official : VERGER
48. Snow, in Santiago : NIEVE
50. Pool for an oread : TARN
52. Sister of Ares : ERIS
54. Port on the Orne : CAEN
56. Navy's C.I.A. : ONI
58. Former Spanish queen : ENA

Answer summary: 2 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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