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New York Times, Wednesday, June 13, 1979

Author: Herb L. Risteen
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 39, Avg Word Len: 5.31, Missing: { F J K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 266 (avg 1.43)
Open Squares: 62, Cheaters: 14, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1
Herb L. Risteen has 244 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1979, The New York TimesNo. 10,809
Across Down
1. "Oompah" producers : TUBAS
6. Pacer's pad : STABLE
12. Medicinal plants : ARNICAS
14. Start of Longfellow's "Revere" poem : LISTEN
15. Discouraged : DOWNINTHEMOUTH
17. Proper : DUE
18. Scoffing person : DERIDER
19. Penultimate word of a palindrome : SAW
21. Spick's companion : SPAN
23. Items on "her fingers" : RINGS
24. Shape of a hogan : CONE
25. Always : EVER
27. Flying formation : VEE
28. Soubise is one : SAUCE
29. Entertains lavishly : REGALES
31. Did a clerk's work : SORTED
32. Some are rarae : AVES
33. Gaucho's cow catcher : BOLA
34. Packaged : CRATED
37. "El Libertador" : BOLIVAR
40. Young Turk : REBEL
41. Hair style : BUN
42. Hill's mate : DALE
43. Far from apathetic : AVID
44. Blackmore heroine : LORNA
46. Pinches : NIPS
48. "___ Blas" : GIL
49. Without purpose : AIMLESS
51. One of the Three Stooges : MOE
52. Controls completely : LEADSBYTHENOSE
55. Store fodder : ENSILE
56. Less jumpy : SERENER
57. Usher : SEATER
58. Doesn't leave : STAYS
1. Thespian : TROUPER
2. Disentangle : UNWEAVE
3. Site for anthracite : BIN
4. Kind of test : ACID
5. More sensible : SANER
6. Heavy tool : SLEDGE
7. ___ Square : TIMES
8. Hebrew lyre : ASOR
9. Quantity of heat: Abbr. : BTU
10. Enlarges, as a garment : LETSOUT
11. Heighten : ENHANCE
12. Does arithmetic : ADDS
13. Fights with all one's might : STRIVES
16. Earl (Fatha) ___, jazz pianist : HINES
20. Word with milk or tumble : WEED
22. Nullified : NEGATED
24. Sahara sight : CARAVAN
26. "Boléro" composer : RAVEL
28. Cube or sphere : SOLID
30. Was ahead : LED
31. Note in the diatonic scale : SOL
33. Hoods of Londoners' cars : BONNETS
34. Rugged rock : CRAG
35. Rails at : REVILES
36. Where young Ike lived : ABILENE
37. Built like a fullback : BURLY
38. Hubby's high cost of leaving : ALIMONY
39. Takes a rest : REPOSES
41. B-36, e.g. : BOMBER
44. Thread for hosiery : LISLE
45. Lenten symbol : ASHES
47. Nostradamus was one : SEER
49. Collier's access : ADIT
50. Famed muralist : SERT
53. ___ rule (ordinarily) : ASA
54. Teachers' org. : NEA

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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