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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 Down
1. 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
17. Aid a felon : ABET
18. Collectors' cubbies : TOLLBOOTHS
20. Garnishes for Parisians' pancakes : SIROPS
22. African potentate : AMIR
23. ___ 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
1. 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
12. 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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