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New York Times, Wednesday, August 1, 1979

Author: Eli Wesoff
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.25, Missing: { J Q V X }, Scrabble score: 282 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 64, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 10, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
Eli Wesoff has 93 pre-Shortz puzzles and 1 Shortz Era puzzle in our database.
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© 1979, The New York TimesNo. 10,858
Across Down
1. Cleopatra's final agent : ASP
4. Pintail duck : SMEE
8. Lady of Spain : DAMA
12. Farthest from the wind side : ALEE
13. Cardinals, e.g. : TEAM
14. Like Kringle's milieu : POLAR
15. Kind of monster : GILA
16. Coolant not needed in August : ANTIFREEZE
18. Insult : AFFRONT
20. Carpentier of ring fame : GEORGES
21. Planet, hound or god : PLUTO
22. Umps' kin : REFS
23. Outward appearance : AIR
25. Hat trimming : TORSADE
27. Thos. and Jas. : STS
30. Remain aboard : STAYON
32. On pins and needles : INASWEAT
34. One of a fabled 40 : THIEF
35. This, in Tours : CET
36. Struthers or Field : SALLY
37. Dissembling : AESOPIAN
39. Twaddle : PIFFLE
40. The ___ Gees, popular trio : BEE
41. Smallest of the Great Lakes : ONTARIO
43. Cobb and Power, for short : TYS
44. "___ Sanctorum," collection of saints' biographies : ACTA
45. Ancient Asia Minor region : IONIA
47. Frogman's equipment : SNORKEL
50. Commotions; quarrels : DUSTUPS
53. Mandarin oranges : TANGERINES
55. Operatic prince : IGOR
56. Sgt.'s superior : LIEUT
57. Actor Hamilton : NEIL
58. "Fly away, fly!" : SHOO
59. "The ___ 'e knows . . . ": Kipling : ORSE
60. Bearded, in botany : AWNY
61. Suburb of Brussels : ATH
1. First Arabic letter : ALIF
2. Egotist's specialty : SELFPRAISE
3. White of early films : PEARL
4. Lincoln's Secretary of War : STANTON
5. Plato, to Aristotle : MENTOR
6. "___, drink and be merry" : EAT
7. Visa holder : EMIGRANT
8. People of action : DOERS
9. Shake ___ (hasten) : ALEG
10. Structure for a rat race : MAZE
11. Greek Mars : ARES
12. Turkish title : AGA
14. Medicine, law et al. : PROFESSIONS
17. "___ cold, starve a fever" : FEEDA
19. Poorer : OUTOFPOCKET
23. Take ___ at (try) : ASTAB
24. "With this Ring, ___ wed" : ITHEE
26. City south of Florence : SIENA
27. Like many a hunt-and-peck typist : SELFTAUGHT
28. Count : TALLY
29. Eyelid inflammations : STYES
31. Farmer, in Eng. : YEO
33. Air Force female : WAF
35. Island southwest of Los Angeles : CATALINA
38. Prefix with cede or change : INTER
39. With devoutness : PIOUSLY
42. "Still ___ triumph over all mischance": Shak. : RIDEIN
44. Debate : ARGUE
46. "___ wise father . . . " : ITISA
47. Battle site: 1944 : STLO
48. Indian otter : NAIR
49. Wallet contents : ONES
51. Expression of disdain : POOH
52. "Rave" notice result : SRO
54. Unused : NEW

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

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