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New York Times, Thursday, August 23, 1979

Author:
Elaine D. Schorr
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.16, Missing: { F J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 269 (avg 1.41)
Open Squares: 74, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 8, XRef: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
Elaine D. Schorr has 49 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1979, The New York TimesNo. 10,880
Across
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Spur on : PROD
5
Kind of work or wear : HEAD
9
To-do : SCRAP
14
Experience : HAVE
15
Give the glad eye : OGLE
16
Business firm : HOUSE
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Aid a felon : ABET
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Collectors' cubbies : TOLLBOOTHS
20
Garnishes for Parisians' pancakes : SIROPS
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African potentate : AMIR
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___ up (irate) : HET
24
Make safe : ENSURE
25
Hill dwellers : ANTS
27
Brigands' booty : TREASURECHEST
33
Kind of lock : OAR
35
One of 39 in an old movie : STEP
36
Give ___ (bounce) : THEAIR
37
Gasconades : BRAGS
39
Upon: Comb. form : EPI
41
Anatomical loops : ANSAE
42
Tear jerkers : ONIONS
44
Abba ___ : EBAN
46
Chemical ending : YNE
47
Southwark, Vauxhall and Waterloo : LONDONBRIDGES
50
Aircraft acronym : STOL
51
Real estate listing : RENTAL
54
"Methought I was enamour'd of an ___" : ASS
57
Khomeini's domain : IRAN
59
Turkish city famed for mosques : EDIRNE
60
Like a certain writing style : SPENCERIAN
63
Golfer Sarazen : GENE
64
"Gay ___" : PAREE
65
Raines or Logan : ELLA
66
Proverbial heirs : MEEK
67
Is in a swivet : STEWS
68
See 61 Down : DEAL
69
Sweetsop : ATES
Down
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Passing fancy : PHASE
2
Yitzhak of Israel : RABIN
3
Load beyond the limit : OVERSTRAIN
4
Reroute : DETOUR
5
Tight spot : HOTSEAT
6
Item that can be inflated or deflated : EGO
7
___ breve : ALLA
8
West Coast race track : DELMAR
9
Cheated : SHORTCHANGED
10
Cote cry : COO
11
Buzzi or Roman : RUTH
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Wimbledon winner: 1975 : ASHE
13
Aphid, to a rose : PEST
19
Simon's confrère in I.Q. testing : BINET
21
City room write-ups : PRESSNOTICES
26
God, in China : SHEN
28
Get the point : SEE
29
Kind of case : UPPER
30
Lap of luxury : EASYSTREET
31
Chinese provincial capital : SIAN
32
Lemon or lime : TREE
33
One-sixth of a drachma : OBOL
34
Pisa's river : ARNO
38
___ country : GODS
40
There, to Tacitus : IBI
43
Saw logs with eyes closed : SNORE
45
Stimulating anger or action : ADRENAL
48
Exclaimed loudly : BLARED
49
Hard nut to crack : ENIGMA
52
It starts in janvier : ANNEE
53
Herbs that sound watery : LEEKS
54
Small cobras : ASPS
55
Family fuss : SPAT
56
Withered : SERE
58
Aswan's river : NILE
61
With 68 Across, 1930's promise : NEW
62
___ Dag (Turkish range) : ALA

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 7 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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