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New York Times, Friday, July 6, 1979

Author: Johnson
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 264 (avg 1.41)
Open Squares: 70, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 8, XRef: 0, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1
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© 1979, The New York TimesNo. 10,832
Across Down
1. Kind of race : DRAG
5. Flutter or sway loosely : FLAP
9. Impure diamond : BORT
13. Kansas city : IOLA
14. Do-re-mi : MOOLA
15. Arrow poison : INEE
16. Neutralized : COUNTERBALANCED
19. What exodists do : EMIGRATE
20. Mock-ups : MODELS
21. Isle of ___ (English county) : ELY
22. Lairs : DENS
23. Moist and cold : CLAMMY
27. Take the bait : BITE
28. Old soldiers' org. : VFW
31. Cattle roundup : RODEO
32. U.S.N. vessel : LST
33. Alone, as a diva onstage : SOLA
34. Illicit, as a sale : UNDERTHECOUNTER
38. Become gentle : MELT
39. "Them as ___ gits" : HAS
40. Burmese native : KAREN
41. Prefix with suppose and signify : PRE
42. Sardine packages : TINS
43. Furious fellows : RAGERS
44. Joker, for one : CARD
45. Three-toed sloths : AIS
46. Extra item in a newspaper : INSERT
49. Go before : ANTECEDE
54. Retaliatory actions : COUNTERMEASURES
56. "Don't bet ___!" : ONIT
57. Jackets and collars : ETONS
58. Large quantities : TONS
59. N.J. five : NETS
60. Something to feather : NEST
61. Ferrara name : ESTE
1. "Galloping dominoes" : DICE
2. " . . . always ___ at the top" : ROOM
3. His: Fr. : ALUI
4. Antisocial group : GANG
5. "Fair, fat, and ___": Scott : FORTY
6. Ear part : LOBE
7. In the style of : ALA
8. ___ State (S. Carolina) : PALMETTO
9. Ties : BINDS
10. Story starter : ONCE
11. Spool's cousin : REEL
12. Kennedy and Williams : TEDS
14. Farinaceous : MEALY
17. Nervous thrill : TREMOR
18. Highly rated : AONE
22. Record : DISC
23. Appropriate rhyme for thump : CRUMP
24. Ascetic : LONER
25. Confuse : ADDLE
26. Run into : MEET
27. Sanctify : BLESS
28. Part of a French toast : VOTRE
29. Smirk or scoff : FLEER
30. Alerts : WARNS
33. Fisherman's headache : SNAG
35. Thurber's "The ___ Clocks" : THIRTEEN
36. Worker : HAND
37. Arbitrary proclamations : UKASES
42. Sharp : TART
43. Sopranos Hunter and Shane : RITAS
44. Monetary units : CENTS
45. In reference to : ANENT
46. Representation for veneration : ICON
47. "___ but the brave . . . ": Dryden : NONE
48. Diamonds, e.g. : SUIT
49. Radio name of yore : AMOS
50. Dainty : CUTE
51. Psyche's beloved : EROS
52. Auto scar : DENT
53. To be, to Cicero : ESSE
55. Highway: Abbr. : RTE

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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