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New York Times, Friday, June 8, 1979

Author:
Jack Luzzatto
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 30, Avg Word Len: 5.57, Missing: { J K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 282 (avg 1.45)
Open Squares: 92, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
Jack Luzzatto has 292 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1979, The New York TimesNo. 10,804
Across
1. Expressionless : DEADPAN
8. Pascal : BLAISE
14. Restriction : EMBARGO
15. Blue water : DEEPSEA
16. Scale named for a French mathematician : VERNIER
17. Spellbinders : ORATORS
18. Borneo ape, for short : ORANG
19. Disdain : SPURN
21. Obstacle : LET
22. Well kept : TIDY
23. Track thriller : DERBY
24. Hamlet : DANE
25. Shoe width : EEE
26. Sky blazer : COMET
27. Observant one : NOTER
28. Awaited fearfully : DREADED
30. Axmen : HEWERS
31. Ennobles : DIGNIFIES
33. Ravenous : HUNGRY
36. Fragments from fires : CINDERS
39. Strange : ALIEN
40. Social affair : PARTY
41. Useful abbr. : ETC
43. St. Teresa's group : NUNS
44. Author of "America the Beautiful" : BATES
45. Ship pole : SPAR
46. Music to a matador's ears : OLE
47. Shaggy : MANED
48. Fat young herring : MATIE
49. "Get lost!" : VAMOOSE
51. Iridescent : OPALINE
53. Irving Stone's "Love Is ___" : ETERNAL
54. Stroked soothingly : GENTLED
55. Kind of library : RENTAL
56. Those with endurance : STAYERS
Down
1. Set apart solemnly : DEVOTE
2. Rubbed with a mineral substance : EMERIED
3. Tool for scraping : ABRADER
4. Ozark or Thomas : DANNY
5. Prissy person : PRIG
6. Application information : AGE
7. Vinland voyagers : NORSEMEN
8. Coffee bean, e.g. : BERRY
9. Angular : LEAN
10. Like le mot juste : APT
11. Deny contact : ISOLATE
12. More collected : SERENER
13. Spring times : EASTERS
15. Uncertainty : DOUBT
20. Assert : PREDICATE
23. Evasive : DODGY
24. Divine : DOWSE
26. Stone-heap marker : CAIRN
27. Deserving of welfare : NEEDY
29. Borders : EDGES
30. Slight helps : HINTS
32. Andirons : FIREDOGS
33. Victoria's house : HANOVER
34. Lament loudly : ULULATE
35. Diamond or court group : NINEMEN
37. Trouble in Paradise : REPTILE
38. He dyes for a living : STAINER
40. Wall decoration : PANEL
42. Codes of belief : CREEDS
44. Fundamental : BASAL
45. Smacking of the sea : SALTY
47. Woman who barely smiled : MONA
48. "Give a ___ horse . . . " : MANA
50. Noted women's service org. : ORT
52. Display of temper : PET

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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