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New York Times, Wednesday, June 6, 1979

Author: Ruth Lake Tepper
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 41, Avg Word Len: 4.72, Missing: { X }, Scrabble score: 300 (avg 1.63)
Open Squares: 54, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 9, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
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© 1979, The New York TimesNo. 10,802
Across Down
1. Pays homage to : HONORS
7. Pan or rap : SLAM
11. Mind measurements : IQS
14. It may be Western or Spanish : OMELET
15. Leslie Caron role: 1953 : LILI
16. Kook's cousin : NUT
17. George Washington, for one : BRIDGE
18. Picnic spread : EATS
19. Half a score : TEN
20. Pakistani region : SIND
21. "___ art thou Romeo?" : WHEREFORE
24. Start : ONSET
26. Kind of horse or man : IRON
27. Gobel, in Granada : JORGE
30. Deny : NEGATE
33. O'Neill's "The Hairy ___" : APE
34. Guard : WARDER
36. Web-footed diving birds : AUKS
40. In a crude way : CRASSLY
42. Submits : HANDSIN
44. ___ Rote of football fame : KYLE
45. ___-camp : AIDEDE
47. Chemical suffix : ENE
48. Town on L.I. Sound : DARIEN
50. Columbo carries one : BADGE
52. Court cry : OYEZ
54. Chekhov : ANTON
56. Polaris : NORTHSTAR
59. Spunky : GAME
63. ___ canto : BEL
64. Apiece : EACH
65. Irregular : UNEVEN
67. Octopus defense : INK
68. Bludgeon : CLUB
69. Fine wool : MERINO
70. Drilling expert: Abbr. : DDS
71. Unspecified number : SOME
72. Annie Oakleys : PASSES
1. Fireplace parts : HOBS
2. A king of Israel : OMRI
3. Herr's refusal : NEIN
4. Stephen Foster's "___ Tray" : OLDDOG
5. Ordinance: Abbr. : REG
6. Frets : STEWS
7. Relative of hailed : SLEETED
8. Mythomaniac : LIAR
9. Old man, in Mecklenburg : ALTE
10. Fish out of water : MISFIT
11. Preface, for short : INTRO
12. Kind of olive or crab : QUEEN
13. R.R. depot : STN
22. First of the Plantagenet kings : HENRYII
23. Mt. Ida maiden : OREAD
25. Tidings : NEWS
27. Mazuma : JACK
28. Grand Ole ___ : OPRY
29. Authentic : REAL
31. Place of torment : GEHENNA
32. City in Rumania : ARAD
35. Winged : ALAR
37. Secondhand : USED
38. Kind of cobra or crab : KING
39. Dirk of yore : SNEE
41. Passover feast : SEDER
43. Biblical mountain : NEBO
46. "___ not proud . . . ": Donne : DEATHBE
49. Ancient Mexicans : AZTECS
51. Enrages : ANGERS
52. Upright : ONEND
53. Egg yellows : YOLKS
55. Ruff : TRUMP
57. Aureola : HALO
58. Floating algae : SCUM
60. Rara ___ : AVIS
61. Word on Belshazzar's wall : MENE
62. Son of Seth : ENOS
63. Command : BID
66. A.F.T. rival : NEA

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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