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New York Times, Wednesday, July 11, 1979

Author: Kathryn Righter
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.16, Missing: { J Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 291 (avg 1.52)
Open Squares: 75, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1
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© 1979, The New York TimesNo. 10,837
Across Down
1. Sulky mood : HUFF
5. Majestic : GRAND
10. Fountain beverage : COLA
14. Seed cover : ARIL
15. Red ___ (children's game) : ROVER
16. Jezebel's husband : AHAB
17. Tom peeped at her and went blind : LADYGODIVA
19. Domesticated : TAME
20. Knocks down : FLOORS
21. Lightweight horse-drawn wagon : DEMOCRAT
23. Clenched hand : FIST
25. Slices of bacon : RASHERS
26. Group at boot camp : DRAFTEES
30. Tisane, e.g. : TEA
31. Hop kilns : OASTS
32. Places : LOCI
34. Counterfeit : SHAM
38. Member of a Hindu sect : SIKH
39. "Go down to Kew in ___ time": Noyes : LILAC
40. Sugar source : CANE
41. Other : ELSE
42. Adjectival suffix : ICAL
43. Convincing : VALID
44. Goldwater is one : HAM
46. Move to a new community : RESETTLE
48. Ceremonial processions : PARADES
52. Variety of pear : BOSC
53. Flood : INUNDATE
55. Goddess of wisdom : ATHENA
59. Milk product used in cheese : CURD
60. Diverted : DISTRACTED
62. Verbal : ORAL
63. Dinsmore or Venner : ELSIE
64. Iota : ATOM
65. Saga : TALE
66. Spirited mount : STEED
67. Convent dwellers : NUNS
1. Word with wit, moon or dollar : HALF
2. Russian river : URAL
3. Canine appellation : FIDO
4. Lose one's temper : FLYOFFTHEHANDLE
5. ___ Pointe, Mich. : GROSSE
6. Distance measure : ROD
7. Eager : AVID
8. "Positively not!" : NEVER
9. Like Racine's works : DRAMATIC
10. Without specific plan or order : CATCHASCATCHCAN
11. Chicago airport : OHARE
12. Missouri birthplace of H.S.T. : LAMAR
13. Promotes : ABETS
18. Coarse hominy : GRITS
22. Full of: Suffix : OSE
24. Tending to a definite end : TELIC
26. Medicinal quantity : DOSE
27. Race-track position : RAIL
28. Inquires : ASKS
29. Kind of energy : SOLAR
33. Hebrew sent as a spy to Canaan : CALEB
35. End : HALT
36. Blue dye : ANIL
37. Native of Ecbatana : MEDE
39. Summer beverages : LIMEADES
43. Goddess of the hearth : VESTA
45. Append : ADD
47. Flew upward : SOARED
48. Ornamental loop : PICOT
49. Order including frogs, toads, etc. : ANURA
50. Bucolic : RURAL
51. Avocet's cousin : STILT
54. Actual being : ESSE
56. "___, Brute!" : ETTU
57. Kind of light : NEON
58. Naval V.I.P.'s : ADMS
61. Cravat : TIE

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