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New York Times, Monday, August 13, 1979

Author: Herb L. Risteen
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 275 (avg 1.47)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 6, XRef: 1, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
Herb L. Risteen has 244 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1979, The New York TimesNo. 10,870
Across Down
1. "Tell it not in ___" : GATH
5. Defeat : WORST
10. Flower or river follower : BED
13. South Seas novel : OMOO
14. As ___ (usually) : ARULE
15. Barcelona bull : TORO
16. Sign of pity or fear : LUMPINTHETHROAT
19. Liberates : FREES
20. What casts do : REHEARSE
21. Lacking brightness : DRAB
24. Van Buren had but one : TERM
25. Ginger : PEP
28. Burroughs beasts : APES
30. Eliot classic: 1863 : ROMOLA
34. Beverage : ALE
35. City in 7 Down : ESSEN
37. Always : EVER
38. Terrify : CURDLEONESBLOOD
42. Entertainer Adams : EDIE
43. "Annie Hall," for one : MOVIE
44. Chemical suffix : INE
45. She wrote "Bad Girl" : DELMAR
48. Jewelry item : RING
49. Place to hole up : DEN
50. Arabian sultanate : OMAN
52. If ___ be : NEED
54. Small dogs : SCOTTIES
58. Oil centeer : TULSA
62. Looks lovingly : MAKESSHEEPSEYES
65. Roman writer : OVID
66. Poetry Muse : ERATO
67. Kind of toad or frog : TREE
68. "___ whiz!" : GEE
69. Stupid one : DUNCE
70. Immunizing agents : SERA
1. "A good walk spoiled": Twain : GOLF
2. Asian river : AMUR
3. "It's Greek ___!" : TOME
4. Was optimistic : HOPED
5. Lacking force or color : WAN
6. Women's group sponsoring voc. ed. : ORT
7. Rhine region : RUHR
8. Weather word : SLEET
9. Fasten : TETHER
10. Uncouth chap : BOOR
11. Periods : ERAS
12. Be overly fond : DOTE
15. Impede or confine : TRAMMEL
17. Lebanon's southern neighbor : ISRAEL
18. Leander's lass : HERO
22. Recess in a cathedral : APSE
23. Twiggy broom : BESOM
25. Walked like an expectant father : PACED
26. Baffle : ELUDE
27. What the fearless face without flinching : PERIL
29. Man from Morelos : SENOR
31. Egg-shaped : OVOID
32. Sierra ___ : LEONE
33. English forest : ARDEN
36. "The Rosary" composer : NEVIN
39. Kicked downstairs : DEMOTED
40. Mathematical ratio : SINE
41. Causes to exist : BEGETS
46. Quantities: Abbr. : AMTS
47. Like a dais or podium : RAISED
51. Mrs. Gandhi's father : NEHRU
53. Concert numbers : DUETS
54. Urban problem : SMOG
55. The Blue Grotto, at Capri : CAVE
56. Wandering worker of the bad old days : OKIE
57. O'Casey or O'Faoláin : SEAN
59. Music maker that doesn't sound true : LYRE
60. Farsighted fellow : SEER
61. On the deep : ASEA
63. Common abbr. : ETC
64. "Ulalume" poet : POE

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

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