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New York Times, Wednesday, July 25, 1979

Author: Jean J. Davison
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.03, Missing: { J Q V Z }, Scrabble score: 298 (avg 1.56)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 4, XRef: 4, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1
Jean J. Davison has 62 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1979, The New York TimesNo. 10,851
Across Down
1. Ale or beer : BREW
5. Initially : FIRST
10. Pillar's partner : POST
14. Actor's concern : ROLE
15. Scent : AROMA
16. Mischa Elman's teacher : AUER
17. With 52 Across, advice re separate vacations : ABSENCEMAKESTHE
20. Where Nicklaus got his start : TEE
21. "___ Kleine Nachtmusik": Mozart : EINE
22. Obtain unfairly : EXTORT
23. Something to tote : BALE
24. Second-story man : THIEF
25. Reckoning : SCORE
27. Beep's relative : TOOT
28. Heavens : SKY
31. Images : ICONS
32. Highly controversial furs : SEALSKINS
34. Artist Kingman : DONG
35. Turn topsy-turvy : UPEND
36. American author: 1909–55 : AGEE
37. See 11 Down : OUTOFMIND
39. Word with wise or worldly : OTHER
40. It may have a P.S. : LTR
41. Competently : ABLY
42. Treats for birds : SUETS
43. Burning : AFIRE
45. Companion of ifs and ands : BUTS
46. Beach convenience : CABANA
48. Word with spoken or hearted : SOFT
49. Cocktail-shaker item : ICE
52. See 17 Across : HEARTGROWFONDER
55. "Judith" composer : ARNE
56. Weird : EERIE
57. Lamb's pseudonym : ELIA
58. Jet-engine housings : PODS
59. Fond uncle, e.g. : DOTER
60. Result of a blow : WELT
1. Nasty kid : BRAT
2. Bath accessory : ROBE
3. Or ___ (threat) : ELSE
4. Tiny : WEE
5. Smooth; glib : FACILE
6. Dunne or Castle : IRENE
7. Seven-hilled city : ROME
8. Little, in Scotland : SMA
9. Seize : TAKEHOLD
10. Artificial gems : PASTE
11. With 37 Across, advice re separate vacations : OUTOFSIGHT
12. Very, in Dresden : SEHR
13. Weight allowance : TRET
18. Opposite of retreats : NEARS
19. Egresses : EXITS
23. Small drum : BONGO
24. ___ fro : TOAND
25. Reconnoiter : SCOUT
26. Custom officer's concern : CONTRABAND
27. Minute : TEENY
29. Jerk-test joints : KNEES
30. River to the North Sea : YSER
31. Object of fan mail : IDOL
32. Bung : SPILE
33. Hepburn and Smith : KATES
35. Cast into shadow : UMBRAGED
38. Swoon : FAINT
39. "___ lunch" : OUTTO
42. Endure : SUFFER
44. Bus tokens : FARES
45. Kind of knife : BOWIE
46. Roughen, as skin : CHAP
47. Prefix for plane or space : AERO
48. Kind : SORT
49. Unemployed : IDLE
50. Finish a room at the top : CEIL
51. After eras : ERAT
53. Vintage car : REO
54. Unused : NEW

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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