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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
Across
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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
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Off schedule : LATE
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Tragic event in 1666 : GREATLONDONFIRE
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Gets aboard : ENTRAINS
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Stood in line : WAITED
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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
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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
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Old times : ELD
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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
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Ridicule : TAUNT
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Salt tree : ATLE
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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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