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New York Times, Thursday, June 7, 1979

Author: Robert Katz
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 41, Avg Word Len: 4.84, Missing: { F J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 264 (avg 1.43)
Open Squares: 62, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 9, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
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© 1979, The New York TimesNo. 10,803
Across Down
1. Alpaca's land : PERU
5. .035 ounce : GRAM
9. Short race : DASH
13. Novelist Hunter : EVAN
14. Suggestive of chards : BEETY
15. Iroquoian language : ERIE
16. At ___ end : WITS
17. Neckwear : ASCOT
18. Forsaken : LORN
19. Abattoirs : SLAUGHTERHOUSES
22. Japanese-American : NISEI
23. Arabian port : ADEN
24. ___ bell (sound familiar) : RINGA
27. Meadows, to Milanese : PRATI
30. Country festival in England : ALE
31. Set in order : NEATEN
34. Monte Carlo bet : NOIR
38. Like some skirts : PLEATED
40. Spiritual interpretation : ANAGOGE
42. Sea bird : TERN
43. Waxed vituperative : RAILED
45. Eur. country : POL
46. Emulates Escoffier : COOKS
48. Indistinct : MISTY
50. Last word : AMEN
52. Kind of acid : OLEIC
55. Employees agin sins at inns : HOUSEDETECTIVES
61. Formerly, formerly : ERST
62. From the beginning : ABOVO
63. Quote : CITE
64. The Appian Way, e.g. : ITER
65. Visit unexpectedly : POPIN
66. Singer Cantrell : LANA
67. Godiva's title : LADY
68. Homophone for scene : SEEN
69. Ardor : ELAN
1. Seats in the nave : PEWS
2. The Devil's work : EVIL
3. Pro ___ (proportionately) : RATA
4. Like some heroes : UNSUNG
5. "Beau ___" : GESTE
6. Canceled check, e.g. : RECEIPT
7. Suffix with liquid : ATOR
8. The Hero-Leander tale is one : MYTH
9. Con man's forte : DELUDING
10. Got up : AROSE
11. Singer at sea : SIREN
12. Coop denizens : HENS
14. Scrooge's shouts : BAHS
20. Ferber title : GIANT
21. Grain : OAT
24. Transported : RAPT
25. "Winnie ___ Pooh" : ILLE
26. ___-do-well : NEER
28. "Camino ___," play by Williams : REAL
29. Queenly name : ANNE
32. Saarinen : EERO
33. One of the Aleutians : ADAK
35. Butterfingers' cry : OOPS
36. "___ Rhythm" : IGOT
37. Depend (on) : RELY
39. Family tree : ANCESTRY
41. Own up : ADMIT
44. Nuclide : ISOTOPE
47. "___ nation under God . . . " : ONE
49. Yule-tree ornament : ICICLE
50. Trunk artery : AORTA
51. Reflected : MUSED
53. He wrote "Rosemary's Baby" : LEVIN
54. A social sci. : ECON
55. Salzburg salute : HEIL
56. Dips bait lightly : DAPS
57. Central American tree : EBOE
58. Medicine-cabinet item : VIAL
59. Heater : ETNA
60. Actor Connery : SEAN

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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