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New York Times, Wednesday, August 15, 1979

Author: Charles Engler
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 44, Avg Word Len: 4.76, Missing: { J W X Z }, Scrabble score: 283 (avg 1.56)
Open Squares: 51, Cheaters: 10, FITB: 8, XRef: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
Charles Engler has 13 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
PS notes: Clue for 50-Down should actually have "'There is'" instead of "'There's'"; left as in the original.
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© 1979, The New York TimesNo. 10,872
Across Down
1. Backward : FRO
4. D.C. agent : TMAN
8. Author of "The Alteration" : AMIS
12. Follower of bridge or street : LAMP
14. "Laborare est ___" : ORARE
15. Piquant : RACY
16. Ningpo nurse : AMAH
17. Fictional detective : NICKCARTER
19. Top-ranking bishop : PRIMATE
21. Out on a limb, literally : TREED
22. Rock: Comb. form : LITE
23. Cronies : PALS
24. "Bread and Wine" author: 1937 : SILONE
27. TV plainclothesman : BARETTA
30. Hot ___ pistol : ASA
31. Mediterranean gulf or seaport : GABES
33. Whey : SERUM
35. Program featuring Hawkeye : MASH
37. Dean Martin show : ROAST
39. Monkeyshine : DIDO
40. Studio tripod : EASEL
42. Midnight plus 60 minutes : ONEAM
44. Browning's "Rabbi ___ Ezra" : BEN
45. TV sleuth : COLUMBO
47. Nine days' devotion : NOVENA
49. Antelope, to a lion : PREY
50. Architectural pier : ANTA
51. Baby powders : TALCS
53. Like the neighbors' grass : GREENER
56. Spillane's shamus : MIKEHAMMER
58. Gator's cousin : CROC
60. Wellaway! : ALAS
61. Effrontery : BRASS
62. Within: Comb. form : ENDO
63. Utensils for Poe : PENS
64. Stevie Wonder's "___ She Lovely" : ISNT
65. Kt.'s attendant : ESQ
1. Peninsula in the U.S.A. : FLA
2. Garage entrance : RAMP
3. Colleague of Dwight in W.W. II : OMAR
4. Timeworn, as a joke : TRITE
5. Defense against a mugger : MACE
6. Floating zoo : ARK
7. Juice for Zeus : NECTAR
8. Collared : ARRESTED
9. Chanticleer, to a biddy : MATE
10. On the rocks : ICED
11. ___ Darya, Soviet river : SYR
13. S.S. Van Dine protagonist, with 48 Down : PHILO
14. Painting the town red : ONATEAR
18. Van Gogh's "Bedroom at ___" : ARLES
20. Chinese dynasty or vase : MING
23. Gone with the winds of fashion : PASSE
24. Like many an "old story" : SAME
25. Rebecca's spouse : ISAAC
26. Steer snagger : LASSO
27. Bingo's twin : BEANO
28. Chief's concern : TRIBE
29. Pulitzer poet: 1948 : AUDEN
32. Kind of prize : BOOBY
34. Leonardo lady : MONA
36. Incapacitated : HELPLESS
38. Leatherworkers : TANNERS
41. Decisive defeat in cribbage : LURCH
43. Small particle : MOTE
46. Iron-ore range : MESABI
48. See 13 Down : VANCE
50. "There's no music in ___": Ruskin : AREST
51. High silk hat : TILE
52. Descendant of Esau : AKAN
53. Relative of 4 Across : GMAN
54. Lightweight champ: 1899–1902 : ERNE
55. Gangland gats : RODS
56. Touring aid : MAP
57. Gamp or Gummidge : MRS
59. Rimsky-Korsakov's "Le ___ d'Or" : COQ

Answer summary: 3 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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