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New York Times, Tuesday, August 14, 1979

Author: R. W. Greenleaf
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.97, Missing: { Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 269 (avg 1.42)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 9, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
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© 1979, The New York TimesNo. 10,871
Across Down
1. Swabs : MOPS
5. Gas: Prefix : AERO
9. Small vale : DELL
13. Oil group : OPEC
14. Canine sound : GNAR
15. Miss Hawkins : SADIE
16. Obi : SASH
17. More hedge work : RETRIMMING
19. Aggies, e.g. : SHOOTERS
21. Edict city: 1598 : NANTES
22. Mountain: Comb. form : OREO
23. "___ homo!" : ECCE
24. Book parts : SPINES
27. ___ on (despise) : LOOKDOWN
31. Decree : ARRET
32. ___ off (foists) : PALMS
33. Old car : REO
34. French river : LOIR
35. Dawn : SUNUP
36. Cafeteria item : TRAY
37. Call ___ day : ITA
38. Bitter vetches : TARES
39. Tee shot : DRIVE
40. Solaced : CONSOLED
42. Cards, as wool : TEASES
43. Carry : TOTE
44. Crawford or Baez : JOAN
45. Bottle for water : CARAFE
48. Bicentennial visitor to N.Y. Harbor : TALLSHIP
52. Two-masted vessel : BRIGANTINE
54. Wine: Comb. form : OENO
55. Author Horatio : ALGER
56. Dandelion, e.g. : WEED
57. Dole : METE
58. "King of the ___," 1965 song : ROAD
59. Approximately : ORSO
60. Kind of machine : SLOT
1. Stirling or Arnold : MOSS
2. Moonfish : OPAH
3. Dinero item : PESO
4. Beer vessel : SCHOONER
5. Is in accord : AGREES
6. Hot month in Buenos Aires : ENERO
7. Word of disgust : RATS
8. Retired hockey star : ORR
9. "The public be ___!": W. H. Vanderbilt : DAMNED
10. Make the copy right : EDIT
11. Queue : LINE
12. Sailing-race divisions : LEGS
15. Fishing boats : SMACKS
18. Not done: Abbr. : INCOMP
20. Allowance for waste : TRET
23. Mt. ___, peak in Colo. : EOLUS
24. Law of the Franks : SALIC
25. First: Comb. form : PROTO
26. New Guinea, to Indonesians : IRIAN
27. Having strip markers : LANED
28. Root used in perfumery : ORRIS
29. Intertwine : WEAVE
30. Appropriately, he wrote "The Barrel-Organ" : NOYES
32. Thickened soup : PUREE
35. Bambi's creator : SALTEN
36. Lintels : TRANSOMS
38. "A Bridge ___": Ryan : TOOFAR
39. Allot the cards : DEAL
41. Contrived : STAGED
42. City on the Maumee : TOLEDO
44. Fonda and Wyman : JANES
45. Construction piece, for short : CBAR
46. Guthrie : ARLO
47. Baltic port : RIGA
48. Layer : TIER
49. Cad, colloquially : HEEL
50. Preposition : INTO
51. Keats or Yeats : POET
53. "Tea for ___" : TWO

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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