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New York Times, Tuesday, July 3, 1979

Author:
Carol Dutting
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 287 (avg 1.53)
Open Squares: 66, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 8, XRef: 1, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
Carol Dutting has 10 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1979, The New York TimesNo. 10,829
Across
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Noncom : SGT
4
Pocket for a watch : FOB
7
In abundance : GALORE
13
___ window (impossible task) : ALADDINS
16
Word with eye or series : OPENER
17
"'Twas the night ___" : BEFORECHRISTMAS
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Wrap around : ENTWINE
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"Paris ___," book by James Brady : ONE
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Before, to a bard : ERE
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Sparks or Buntline : NED
23
Wrinkle-faced dog : PUG
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Lies down : RESTS
27
Homophone for swayed : SUEDE
29
Kipling's "The Man Who ___" : WAS
32
Choir member : ALTO
33
Whalers' get-together : GAM
34
Drug : OPIATE
36
Town crier of a sort : WEEWILLIEWINKIE
39
Nevertheless : EVENSO
40
Put up : CAN
41
Kept : HELD
42
Corded fabric : REP
43
He painted "Launching the Boat" : HOMER
45
Pennies : CENTS
46
Word for Alice's hatter : MAD
47
Deface : MAR
48
Sass : LIP
51
Shivaree : DIN
52
Capital of the Society Islands : PAPEETE
56
Pussy cat's answer to a well-known query : IVEBEENTOLONDON
59
Concern of some censors : MORALS
60
See 30 Down : SLANTING
61
Dark-haired man : BRUNET
62
Singing Starr : KAY
63
Rocky pinnacle : TOR
Down
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___ bien (it tastes good): Sp. : SABE
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Secluded valley : GLEN
3
William Howard ___ : TAFT
4
Diabolical one : FIEND
5
First word of "The Raven" : ONCE
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Unit of capacity (2150.42 cu. in.) : BSH
7
Elevator operator's announcement : GOINGDOWN
8
Part of a church : APSE
9
Suffix with book or brace : LET
10
"This one is ___" : ONME
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React like a startled steed : REAR
12
Irish Gaelic : ERSE
14
Urban business center : DOWNTOWN
15
Uses a towel : DRIES
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Sensualist : ROUE
23
Used a polishing material : PUMICED
24
Less seasoned : RAWER
25
French pupil : ELEVE
26
Precipitous : STEEP
27
Frivolous girl of song : SAL
28
Finial : EPI
29
Call in the morning : WAKEN
30
Off-center : ATILT
31
Germs : SEEDS
33
Most depressing : GLOOMIEST
35
Essential : INHERENT
37
Suffix with sheep or wolf : ISH
38
Sound detector : EAR
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Nobelist in Literature: 1929 : MANN
45
Menu entry : CAPON
47
Native of Penang : MALAY
48
Arm or leg : LIMB
49
Composer Novello : IVOR
50
Land of the Incas : PERU
51
Cross out : DELE
52
Negri of silents : POLA
53
Work on manuscripts : EDIT
54
Up ___ good : TONO
55
M.I.T. grad : ENGR
57
Forbid : BAN
58
"For shame!" : TSK

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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