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New York Times, Thursday, July 19, 1979

Author:
John Chervokas
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 39, Avg Word Len: 4.89, Missing: { J Q Y Z }, Scrabble score: 266 (avg 1.43)
Open Squares: 82, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 7, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1
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© 1979, The New York TimesNo. 10,845
Across
1. Divine indignation : WRATH
6. Legal matter : RES
9. Boastful walk : STRUT
14. Home on high : AERIE
15. Paltry piece : ORT
16. "BUtterfield 8" author : OHARA
17. Chair person : CANER
18. Red Brigades tactic : TERRORISM
20. "Dum spiro, ___" (S.C. motto) : SPERO
21. Wings on a rara avis : ALAE
22. Greek group in W.W. II : ELAS
23. Set off a charge : DETONATE
26. Mountain goat's milieu : CRAG
30. Chinese fraternal organization : TONG
31. Destroyer's destroyer : UBOAT
35. Item on a saint's statue : HALO
36. Yen : URGE
37. Scene of a Freedom March : SELMA
38. ___ Drive, scenic road in Italy : AMALFI
40. Israeli's aloha : SHALOM
41. Script with heavy strokes : RONDE
42. Aviation was his vocation : POST
45. Split : RIVE
46. Vague rumor : ONDIT
47. River in Normandy : ORNE
48. Prognostication is his vocation : SEER
49. Position in hockey or politics : LEFTWING
52. City or river in Maine : SACO
55. Imitated : APED
56. Automaton : ROBOT
61. Captain Hook's nemesis : CROCODILE
63. Banish : EXILE
64. Sty cries : OINKS
65. Overhead transportation : ELS
66. Cleveland suburb : BEREA
67. Old hat : PASSE
68. Fast jet : SST
69. Where Saul saw a soothsayer : ENDOR
Down
1. Warriors in skirts : WACS
2. Harvest : REAP
3. Composer of the oratorio "Abel" : ARNE
4. Stadium level : TIER
5. Judean king : HEROD
6. Muscle or motor : ROTATOR
7. Soon : ERELONG
8. Alien : STRANGE
9. ___ Canals : SOO
10. Nursery trio : THREEBEARS
11. Hobo's transportation : RAIL
12. Minor Bear : URSA
13. Coverings on Highlands heads : TAMS
19. American caricaturist : REA
24. Ornamental case : ETUI
25. Exclamation of impatience : TUSH
26. Hispanic "bombshell" : CHARO
27. Novarro of old films : RAMON
28. "___ flowing with milk and honey" : ALAND
29. Young intruder (see 10 Down) : GOLDILOCKS
32. Fran Allison's TV dragon : OLLIE
33. Get ___ on (stir) : AMOVE
34. Man in a Ringling ring : TAMER
39. Joyous celebration : FETE
40. Anna ___, star of "Nana": 1934 : STEN
42. Crusty entrees : POTPIES
43. "Animal Farm" author and kin : ORWELLS
44. Nastiest : SNIDEST
50. Goldfish swallowing, e.g. : FAD
51. Dabchick or didapper : GREBE
52. Old English poet : SCOP
53. Met melody : ARIA
54. Swindles : CONS
57. Plodding yokefellows : OXEN
58. "A ___ in the hand . . . " : BIRD
59. Bread spread : OLEO
60. Lacerate : TEAR
62. Chemical suffix : OSE

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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