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New York Times, Thursday, July 5, 1979

Author: Joy L. Wouk
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { J Q V Z }, Scrabble score: 275 (avg 1.47)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 11, XRef: 0, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
Joy L. Wouk has 124 pre-Shortz puzzles and 9 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1979, The New York TimesNo. 10,831
Across Down
1. "Ad ___ per aspera" : ASTRA
6. Gaiter : SPAT
10. Pet source : SPCA
14. Hip, hip, hooray : CHEER
15. Tuscan river : ARNO
16. Decisive point : CRUX
17. Veterinarian's concern : COLIC
18. Alien dreader : XENOPHOBE
20. "Enigma Variations" composer : ELGAR
22. January white ___ : SALE
23. "___ Blas" : GIL
24. Owing : INDEBT
26. Restricts : STINTS
28. Have : OWN
30. Needle case : ETUI
31. Tokyo, once : EDO
32. Fells and removes trees : LOGS
34. Crimson and scarlet : REDS
36. Dangerous : RISKY
39. Attic : LOFT
40. Spanish or Bermuda : ONION
42. Elevator man : OTIS
43. Parisian's "Well then!" : ALORS
45. Hindu god of fire : AGNI
46. 1,760 yards : MILE
47. Molasses distillate : RUM
48. Fleming and Smith : IANS
50. Two N.T. books : COR
51. Muddled : SOTTED
54. Shock : TRAUMA
56. Rhea's relative : EMU
57. Actress Kirk : LISA
59. Ai : SLOTH
61. Contrite ones : PENITENTS
64. Attempt : TRIAL
66. "Rock of ___" : AGES
67. Wilde's "Ballad of Reading ___" : GAOL
68. Bouquet : AROMA
69. Bind : LASH
70. Nashville's Grand Ole ___ : OPRY
71. March 6 in old Rome : NONES
1. Gram. case : ACC
2. Clog : SHOE
3. Gypsies' forte : TELLINGFORTUNES
4. Royal sway : REIGN
5. Covered shopping area : ARCADE
6. Begian musical-instrument maker: 1791–1865 : SAX
7. Nimble-fingered one : PRESTIDIGITATOR
8. King of Siam's friend : ANNA
9. Cat's-paws : TOOLS
10. Manhattan's P.S. 6 is one : SCH
11. Seer's forte : PROGNOSTICATION
12. Ancient measure of length : CUBIT
13. Figure skaters' spectacular spins : AXELS
19. Grimes or Pan : PETER
21. Prefix with grade or cede : RETRO
25. ___ Vista, Mex. (battle site in 1847) : BUENA
27. Dialect : IDIOM
28. Southwestern stewpot : OLLA
29. Sheep's clothing : WOOL
33. Vain gait : STRUT
35. Cousteau apparatus : SONAR
37. Prefix meaning thousand : KILO
38. French-Belgian river : YSER
41. Actress Foch and Designer Ricci : NINAS
44. Silvery little fish : SMELT
49. Ruth, "___ of Swat" : SULTAN
51. Calyx part : SEPAL
52. End : OMEGA
53. Artist Rivera : DIEGO
55. Havana's ___ Castle : MORRO
58. Crack : SNAP
60. Harness part : HAME
62. Suffix with fool and dolt : ISH
63. ___ as a fox : SLY
65. ___ Vegas : LAS

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