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New York Times, Thursday, July 12, 1979

Author:
Gurner
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 312 (avg 1.67)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
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© 1979, The New York TimesNo. 10,838
Across
1. Catnip or thyme : HERB
5. Actress Van Doren : MAMIE
10. Land mass : ASIA
14. Actor-playwright-composer Novello : IVOR
15. Biblical patriarch : ISAAC
16. Eat snacks all day : NOSH
17. Author of "Liza of Lambeth" : SOMERSETMAUGHAM
20. Ornament for a uniform : EPAULET
21. Flaubert's forte : PROSE
22. Roe bestower : SHAD
23. Tubular or shrill : PIPY
25. Rider in a 1939 film : DESTRY
28. Yield : CEDE
29. ___-de-sac : CUL
32. U.S. Indian : OTOE
33. Pom-pom girl's specialty : CHEER
34. ___ Fail, coronation stone : LIA
35. Author of "Pierre et Jean" : GUYDEMAUPASSANT
39. Chemical suffix : IDE
40. Common and proper words : NOUNS
41. Letter smuggled past prison censors : KITE
42. Poetic contraction : EER
43. Word with dance or tale : FOLK
44. Turning point of a novel : CLIMAX
46. Butcher's offering : PORK
47. Silent one : CLAM
48. Garner or Flynn : ERROL
51. Volga laborer : BOATMAN
54. Author of "Sister Carrie" : THEODOREDREISER
58. Overlay with wood or plaster : CEIL
59. "Gay" place : PAREE
60. Undiluted, as whisky : NEAT
61. Sharpen : HONE
62. Between, to poets : TWIXT
63. French depot : GARE
Down
1. Linen marking : HIS
2. Cry of revelry, in Hellas : EVOE
3. Lark : ROMP
4. Follower of single or double : BREASTED
5. Lose : MISLAY
6. "I cast ___ to earth": Tennyson : ASEED
7. Arness role : MATT
8. "___ Woman," Reddy's 1972 hit : IAM
9. U.S. agcy.: 1948–51 : ECA
10. Fuming : ANGRY
11. Lower Manhattan locale : SOHO
12. "The corn ___ high . . . " : ISAS
13. Self-pitying words : AHME
18. West German river : RUHR
19. On one's ___ (indigent) : UPPERS
23. Chirps : PEEPS
24. Notion : IDEA
25. Motherless calf : DOGIE
26. Musical composition : ETUDE
27. U.S. artist Raphael : SOYER
28. Thick slab : CHUNK
29. Maintain : CLAIM
30. Kings Peak range : UINTA
31. Liquid that yields rubber : LATEX
33. Make watertight : CAULK
36. Clasp : ENFOLD
37. Tract in "Wuthering Heights" : MOOR
38. Speedy reader's specialty : SKIMMING
44. Burgundy's relative : CLARET
45. Recent : LATE
46. First Pulitzer Prize novelist: 1918 : POOLE
47. Ancient manuscript : CODEX
48. Fix in one's memory : ETCH
49. Flow; current: Comb. form : RHEO
50. Control, in a way : REIN
51. Double this for a disease : BERI
52. Sailing : ASEA
53. Type of beer or miss : NEAR
55. Elect : OPT
56. Bitter cold : RAW
57. Hwy. : RTE

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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