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New York Times, Tuesday, July 17, 1979

Author: Jean J. Davison
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 4.87, Missing: { J Q Y Z }, Scrabble score: 272 (avg 1.47)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
Jean J. Davison has 62 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1979, The New York TimesNo. 10,843
Across Down
1. From a distance : AFAR
5. River feature : DELTA
10. Word of approval : AMEN
14. "Winnie ___ Pu" : ILLE
15. Mythical king bound to a wheel : IXION
16. Jacob's third son : LEVI
17. Seat for after-dinner speakers : DAIS
18. Freshet : SPATE
19. Easy task : SNAP
20. Impromptu : EXTEMPORANEOUS
23. Three-masted schooner : TERN
24. Ar, ef or dee: Abbr. : LTR
25. Waterproof boot : PAC
28. Christmas carol : NOEL
30. Worship : ADORE
35. Heaps : ALOT
37. Rare fellow : ONER
39. Italian automotive center : TURIN
40. Inpromptu : SPUROFTHEMOMENT
43. Petruchio's challenge : SHREW
44. Narrative, Galsworthy style : SAGA
45. Matador's movement : PASE
46. Boccaccio's "The ___ Heart" : EATEN
47. Framework for fodder : RACK
49. Article in Anhalt : DER
50. Age : ERA
53. Nose: Comb. form : RHIN
55. Impromptu : UNPREMEDITATED
62. Performer in a certain circus : FLEA
63. Morning, for Marceau : MATIN
64. Except : SAVE
65. Privy to : INON
66. Expiate : ATONE
67. Square footage : AREA
68. Poison : BANE
69. Bullet sounds : PINGS
70. Abandoned : LORN
1. His forte is support : AIDE
2. Linen source : FLAX
3. Dismounted : ALIT
4. Changed the clock : RESET
5. Refutation : DISPROOF
6. Advocates : EXPONENTS
7. Mendacious one : LIAR
8. Demolish a car : TOTAL
9. Concerning : ANENT
10. Besides : ALSO
11. Cafe card : MENU
12. A Perón and a Gabor : EVAS
13. Light bite : NIP
21. They're all equal : MEN
22. Sara Teasdale's muse : ERATO
25. Outmoded : PASSE
26. Omega's opposite : ALPHA
27. Woo : COURT
29. Hungarian composer : LEHAR
31. Place to store ammo : DUMP
32. Mount Ida maiden : OREAD
33. Part of a laundry cycle : RINSE
34. Record : ENTER
36. Place for shoes or ornaments : TREE
38. As to : REGARDING
41. Recipient of a deed : OWNER
42. Tammany Hall and power mowers : MACHINES
48. Caboodle's partner : KIT
51. Alter property lines : REMAP
52. Great violin : AMATI
54. Kind of cavity or twang : NASAL
55. Fibula's upper counterpart : ULNA
56. Tube light : NEON
57. Sheet of stamps : PANE
58. Type of jacket : ETON
59. Source of poi : TARO
60. At any time : EVER
61. Rusk or Acheson : DEAN
62. Distortion : FIB

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later.

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