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Stephanie Spadaccini
Stephanie Spadaccini

New York Times, Thursday, June 14, 1979

Author: Stephanie Spadaccini
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.11, Missing: { K Q Z }, Scrabble score: 277 (avg 1.47)
Open Squares: 64, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 12, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
Stephanie Spadaccini has 8 pre-Shortz puzzles and 36 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1979, The New York TimesNo. 10,810
Across Down
1. Heels : CADS
5. N.T. writer : MATT
9. Cauliflower and rabbit : EARS
13. Spirit in "The Tempest" : ARIEL
14. "Take ___ leave it!" : ITOR
15. Performance by Steve and Eydie : DUET
16. Romantic problem in Hamilton : BERMUDATRIANGLE
19. "I ain't gonna study war ___" : NOMORE
20. Bedouin's milieu : SAHARA
21. Ardor : ELAN
22. Thread holders : SPOOLS
25. Do a hatchet job : AXE
27. O'Hara's "___ North Frederick" : TEN
28. Maurice ___, of Nixon's day : STANS
29. Pokey : STIR
30. Inclining : ATILT
31. Between before and after : DURING
33. What Desi used to sing to Lucy : CUBANLOVESONG
36. Kind of case : VANITY
37. Acts like an expectant father : PACES
38. Church area : APSE
39. Violet, e.g. : COLOR
40. Publishing abbr. : MSS
43. Dye's partner : TIE
44. Took it easy : LOAFED
46. French cookbook word : ROTI
47. Circus performers : TAMERS
49. Played a part to the hilt : EMOTED
51. Queens' goodbye : JAMAICAFAREWELL
54. Thing on an agenda : ITEM
55. Over, in Hannover : UBER
56. Explorer La ___ : SALLE
57. Eliot hero : BEDE
58. Simon follower : SAYS
59. Handle, to Hadrian : ANSA
1. Patois spoken in La. : CREOLE
2. U.S.A.F. member : AIRMAN
3. Exorcist's quarry : DEMON
4. Aspersion : SLUR
5. Relative of P.O.W. : MIA
6. D.A. : ATT
7. Trunks : TORSOS
8. Hardship : TRIAL
9. ___ May Oliver : EDNA
10. Potatoes ___ : AUGRATIN
11. On a vacation : RELAXING
12. Jeanne d'Arc, for one : STE
13. Sash worn by ancient Jewish priests : ABNET
17. Kismet : DESTINY
18. Sounds of relief : AHS
23. Cloth over a chalice : PALL
24. ___ the world (exhilarated) : ONTOPOF
26. Work unit : ERG
28. Copy, for short : STAT
29. Sellouts on B'way : SROS
30. "___ Baby," song from "Hair" : ABIE
31. Cryptography expert : DECODER
32. Employer : USER
33. ___ bone, in the wrist : CAPITATE
34. Circular-knit : UNSEAMED
35. Dell : VALE
36. Cask for Chianti : VAT
39. Winter melon : CASABA
40. Roadside places : MOTELS
41. Mrs. Kowalski : STELLA
42. Edge : SIDLE
44. Niihau necklace : LEI
45. Hades, in Roman mythology : ORCUS
46. Martin's partner : ROWAN
48. Patrick's aunt : MAME
50. Western sight : MESA
51. The cut of one's ___ : JIB
52. Mad or clairvoyant : FEY
53. "___ longa, vita brevis" : ARS

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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