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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
1. 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
19. Wrap around : ENTWINE
20. "Paris ___," book by James Brady : ONE
21. Before, to a bard : ERE
22. Sparks or Buntline : NED
23. Wrinkle-faced dog : PUG
24. 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
1. ___ bien (it tastes good): Sp. : SABE
2. Secluded valley : GLEN
3. William Howard ___ : TAFT
4. Diabolical one : FIEND
5. First word of "The Raven" : ONCE
6. 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
11. React like a startled steed : REAR
12. Irish Gaelic : ERSE
14. Urban business center : DOWNTOWN
15. Uses a towel : DRIES
18. 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
44. 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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