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New York Times, Friday, June 29, 1979

Author: Elaine D. Schorr
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.97, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 280 (avg 1.48)
Open Squares: 74, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 9, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 8
Elaine D. Schorr has 49 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1979, The New York TimesNo. 10,825
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1. What hotheads fly into : RAGES
6. Arafat covering : ABA
9. Guardian gods for Gaius : LARES
14. TV's "Let's Make ___" : ADEAL
15. Vespertilionid : BAT
16. What the untruthful cockney did? : ELIDE
17. U.S.A.'s CINC : PRESIDENT
19. Aspect of a personality : FACET
20. Proceed warily : TAKEPRECAUTIONS
22. Exploit : USE
23. The powers that be : INS
24. Perform in a claque : CLAP
27. Proceed warily : GOONTIPTOE
34. Brooder on a farm : HEN
35. Attention-getters : PSTS
36. "___ Grecian Urn" : ODEONA
37. Dispatch boat : AVISO
39. Native: Suffix : OTE
41. Set foot in : ENTER
42. Bismuth and lithium : METALS
44. "To hastening ___ a prey": Goldsmith : ILLS
46. Caravansary : INN
47. Proceed warily : PLAYITSAFE
49. G-men : FEDS
50. Trifle : SOU
51. C.I.O. partner : AFL
53. Proceed warily : MAKEHASTESLOWLY
62. "Look ___!" : ALIVE
63. Kipling's "Just ___" : SOSTORIES
64. He needs seeds : SOWER
65. Prior to : ERE
66. Intrinsically : PERSE
67. Does a deejay's job : SPINS
68. Wood: Comb. form : XYL
69. ___ clear : STEER
1. Absorbed : RAPT
2. Spanish seaport : ADRA
3. One of the carnies : GEEK
4. Make less severe : EASEUP
5. Sometimes they're pink : SLIPS
6. Busy as ___ : ABEE
7. Seat for Marshall : BANC
8. Reach : ATTAIN
9. Larboards : LEFTSIDES
10. Jai ___ : ALAI
11. Carty of baseball : RICO
12. Where Paradise was lost : EDEN
13. Units for a King : SETS
18. Last licks : DREGS
21. Biblical preposition : UNTO
24. Ring king : CHAMP
25. On an even keel : LEVEL
26. Ekberg : ANITA
28. Nebraska Indian : OTO
29. Port for Pompey : OSTIA
30. Voltaire's weapon : PEN
31. Memorable Fields : TOTIE
32. Erect : ONEND
33. Is in line for rightfully : EARNS
35. They have their shining hours : POLISHERS
38. Authority, with "the" : SAY
40. Polar aide : ELF
43. Walkway for Pericles : STOA
45. Part of L.C.M. : LEAST
48. Breed of English cattle : SUSSEX
49. Wee blossom : FLORET
52. B'way bombs : FLOPS
53. Kind of production : MASS
54. Poorly proportioned : ALOP
55. U.S.A.F. nonflier : KIWI
56. Neck and neck : EVEN
57. Loyalist in '76 : TORY
58. Dresden donkey : ESEL
59. Send the facts fast : WIRE
60. ___-majesté : LESE
61. Nieuwpoort's river : YSER

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

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