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New York Times, Tuesday, July 24, 1979

Author:
Herb L. Risteen
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.79, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 284 (avg 1.52)
Open Squares: 58, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
Herb L. Risteen has 244 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1979, The New York TimesNo. 10,850
Across
1. Author of "Jonathan Livingston Seagull" : BACH
5. Gluey stuff : GEL
8. Large quantity : SCADS
13. Where Rio Branco is : ACRE
14. Till item : ONE
15. Steam ___ : SHOVEL
16. " . . . drown ___ with tears": Hamlet : THESTAGE
18. Sometime : MANANA
19. Playwright's ploy : ASIDE
20. Puffin's cousin : AUK
21. Kind of dog or fish : TOY
22. Tribal emblem : TOTEM
24. F.D.R. agency : NRA
26. Delight : ELATE
28. Finial : EPI
29. "Heav'n's first law": Pope : ORDER
31. More tender : SORER
32. Skipper's sci. : NAV
33. December song : NOEL
34. A.P. relative : UPI
35. Subtitle of a 1604 tragedy : THEMOOROFVENICE
41. Word with shove or cast : OFF
42. Field : AREA
43. Conjunction : NOR
44. Frank of Hollywood : CAPRA
47. " . . . ___ and true industrious friend": Shak. : ADEAR
48. Machine part : COG
49. Spartan slave : HELOT
50. Application : USE
51. Does literary work : EDITS
53. Old English coin : ORA
54. Take an unfair share : HOG
56. Cafeteria equipment : TRAYS
58. Newscaster Dan : RATHER
60. Very brave : LIONLIKE
63. Put in accord : ATTUNE
64. North Sea feeder : EMS
65. Class of vertebrates : AVES
66. Sly looks : LEERS
67. Actress Sandra : DEE
68. Tidings : NEWS
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1. "The ___" (stage thriller) : BAT
2. Essen exclamation : ACH
3. Like great artists : CREATIVE
4. Nobelist in Literature: 1946 : HESSE
5. Drive : GOAD
6. Propagate : ENGENDER
7. Actor Marvin : LEE
8. Kind of sonnet : SHAKESPEAREAN
9. Swindle : CON
10. Incarnation : AVATAR
11. Indicate : DENOTE
12. Macbeth, for one : SLAYER
15. Univ. at Dallas : SMU
17. Tragedy about a misanthrope : TIMONOFATHENS
20. Swiss river : AAR
22. Circus feature : TENT
23. Fancy fish : OPAH
25. Certain gun cartridges : RELOADS
27. ___ roast : LOIN
30. Building part : ROOF
34. Eye part : UVEA
36. Italian Prime Minister: 1964–68 : MORO
37. Nonworking hours : FREETIME
38. Penetrating : INCISIVE
39. Oddball : COOT
40. Work units : ERGS
44. Type of music : CHORAL
45. Pump up : AERATE
46. Missouri branch : PLATTE
47. Sept. predecessor : AUG
52. Poet Thomas : DYLAN
55. Smelter food : ORE
57. Gypsy ___ Lee : ROSE
59. Wallace hero, for short : HUR
60. Directed : LED
61. ___ Gardens, in Queens : KEW
62. Letter : ESS

Answer summary: 2 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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