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New York Times, Tuesday, August 21, 1979

Author:
N. M. Meyer
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 4.87, Missing: { F J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 265 (avg 1.43)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 6, XRef: 0
N. M. Meyer has 12 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1979, The New York TimesNo. 10,878
Across
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Inspect quickly : SCAN
5
Moves on foot : WALKS
10
Brake : STOP
14
Golf pro Jerry : PATE
15
One of the Masseys : ILONA
16
Possess : HAVE
17
___ mater : ALMA
18
"Home they brought him ___ with spears": Tennyson : SLAIN
19
Leave out : OMIT
20
Commercial ships : MERCHANTMARINE
23
Attention-getting cry : HEY
24
Hart's weapon : ANTLER
25
Related events : SERIES
29
Sententious sentiment : MOTTO
31
Fleming's "007" : AGENT
32
Roman's approval : BENE
33
Kind of hog : ROAD
37
Circular plate : DISC
38
Former Asian org. : SEATO
39
Sand hill : DUNE
40
Italian town, famed for wine : ASTI
41
Composer of "Le Roi d'Ys" : LALO
42
Perle that once gleamed in Washington : MESTA
43
Impoverished : NEEDY
45
Scottish pattern : TARTAN
46
Do some scaling : ASCEND
49
___ Plaines, Ill. : DES
50
Depth or thickness : THIRDDIMENSION
56
British goodbye : TATA
57
False gods : IDOLS
58
Elliptical : OVAL
60
"They have spread ___ . . . ": Psalm 140 : ANET
61
Courage : NERVE
62
Port or hock : WINE
63
Counsel, to Burns : REDE
64
Author of "The Poor Little Rich Girl" : GATES
65
Style of furniture : ADAM
Down
1
Place featuring baths : SPA
2
Peaceful : CALM
3
"Don't throw bouquets ___" : ATME
4
Close : NEAR
5
Correspondent's word after "best" : WISHES
6
Relieve : ALLAY
7
Temporary financial help : LOAN
8
Join closely : KNIT
9
San Francisco suburb : SANMATEO
10
Kind of cook or diner : SHORTORDER
11
Dravidian language : TAMIL
12
Sheeplike : OVINE
13
Pop singer Frampton : PETER
21
Huntley : CHET
22
Insect having castes : ANT
25
Actress Thompson : SADA
26
Auspices : EGIS
27
Become inactive : REST
28
Burn to ashes : INCINERATE
29
Farinaceous : MEALY
30
Atop : ONTO
32
Necklace part : BEAD
34
Remove from office : OUST
35
Square column : ANTA
36
College official : DEAN
38
Winter fun : SLEDDING
42
Mozart's "Coronation ___" : MASS
44
Finish : END
45
Present and past : TENSES
46
Flower-petal oil : ATTAR
47
Gunfighter in a 1953 film : SHANE
48
Summoned to court : CITED
49
Look into deeply : DELVE
51
Concept : IDEA
52
Sahl : MORT
53
Siouan tribesman : IOWA
54
Augustan Age writer : OVID
55
Zola novel : NANA
59
Moon buggy : LEM

Answer summary: 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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