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New York Times, Thursday, August 2, 1979

Author:
Johnson
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { J Q X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 249 (avg 1.33)
Open Squares: 70, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1
Johnson has 29 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1979, The New York TimesNo. 10,859

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Across
1. Falls back, as a tide : EBBS
5. A deck has four : ACES
9. Elbe tributary : EGER
13. Solo plus one : DUET
14. Bikini, e.g. : ATOLL
15. Off schedule : LATE
16. Tragic event in 1666 : GREATLONDONFIRE
19. Gets aboard : ENTRAINS
20. Stood in line : WAITED
21. Ship's course : NNE
22. Whirl : SPIN
23. Movie-making chore : RETAKE
27. Car ___ : POOL
28. "The greatest" : ALI
31. Enraged : IRATE
32. Diving bird : AUK
33. "One small step for ___" : AMAN
34. Important event in 1775 : PAULREVERESRIDE
38. Anglo-Saxon menial : ESNE
39. Señorita's relative : TIA
40. Machine attendant : OILER
41. Fisherman's need : NET
42. Aga ___, Moslem leader : KHAN
43. Fiery : ARDENT
44. Rod's partner : REEL
45. Timetable abbr. : ARR
46. More sprightly : AIRIER
49. Estrange : ALIENATE
54. Sanguinary event in 1861 or 1862 : BATTLEOFBULLRUN
56. Former Met : AGEE
57. "___ moi le déluge" : APRES
58. Torn; broken : REFT
59. Office V.I.P. : BOSS
60. Ponce de ___ : LEON
61. Moderate : BATE
Down
1. Slight advantage : EDGE
2. Word with sun or wind : BURN
3. Vegetable : BEET
4. Morning or evening sight : STAR
5. Expiate : ATONE
6. Tricks : CONS
7. Old times : ELD
8. Tortoise, e.g. : SLOWPOKE
9. Like a pixie : ELFIN
10. Trot or canter : GAIT
11. French infinitive : ETRE
12. Bamboolike grass : REED
14. Bring into close cooperation : ALINE
17. Suez Canal ship : TANKER
18. Finger or finishing follower : NAIL
22. Tart : SOUR
23. Mature : RIPEN
24. Eliminate : ERASE
25. Ridicule : TAUNT
26. Salt tree : ATLE
27. Song of joy : PAEAN
28. "I'd walk ___ . . . " : AMILE
29. Low in the water : LADEN
30. Powerless : INERT
33. Not irrigated : ARID
35. Immaterial : ETHEREAL
36. Small vessel : VIAL
37. Horse, plant or color : SORREL
42. ___ over (capsize) : KEEL
43. Theologian of Constantine's day : ARIUS
44. Confirmation, etc. : RITES
45. Harry's "Veep" : ALBEN
46. Rhyme scheme : ABAB
47. Role in an 1887 opera : IAGO
48. St., Ave., etc. : RTES
49. Hairdo : AFRO
50. U.S. regulatory org. since 1935 : NLRB
51. Vicinity : AREA
52. Cluster, as of grass : TUFT
53. Duck, in Düsseldorf : ENTE
55. Unclose, to Shakespeare : OPE

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

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