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New York Times, Friday, August 24, 1979

Author:
Evelyn Benshoof
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 33, Avg Word Len: 5.19, Missing: { H J K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 271 (avg 1.41)
Open Squares: 92, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
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© 1979, The New York TimesNo. 10,881
Across
1. Refuses to spill the beans : CLAMSUP
8. Burns the midnight oil : BONESUP
15. Where the jet set lets it all hang out : RIVIERA
16. Stuffed oneself : OVERATE
17. Uranium is one : ELEMENT
18. Sacking is his "bag" : RAVAGER
19. Weight deduction : TARE
20. Provoked : IRATE
22. Dir. from Halle to Leipzig : ESE
23. Comport oneself : ACT
24. Baa-baa beasts : BLEATERS
27. Projecting pipe rim : FLANGE
28. Ultimate : LAST
32. Discrepancy : VARIANCE
35. Clement one : SPARER
37. Cupidity : AVARICE
38. Permanent rule : STATUTE
39. Leave at 70, e.g. : RETIRE
40. Dinner accessory : PLACEMAT
41. U.S.S.R. neighbor : IRAN
42. Sounded sonorously : PEALED
43. Throttled : GARROTED
46. Ex-G.I. : VET
49. Scarf : BOA
52. Bunyan or Pecos Bill : GIANT
53. Commiseration : PITY
54. Like a certain hairdo : UPSWEPT
56. Reduced tension or difficulty : EASEDUP
59. ___ idol : MATINEE
60. Exchange again : RETRADE
61. Catchwords : SLOGANS
62. Cuddled : NESTLED
Down
1. Chalk : CRETA
2. Purple flowering shrub : LILAC
3. Ward off : AVERT
4. Jester : MIME
5. Regard : SEE
6. Coffee maker : URN
7. Solitaire game : PATIENCE
8. Chemical salt : BORATE
9. Egg-shaped : OVATE
10. "Absolutely not!" : NEVER
11. "___ of Good Feeling" : ERA
12. Mahatma : SAGE
13. Shoshoneans : UTES
14. French father : PERE
21. Vogue : RAGE
24. House in Washington, D.C. : BLAIR
25. Carter's first Director of the Budget : LANCE
26. Chosen or scheduled : SLATED
27. Supplying with fuel : FIRING
29. Calla lily : ARUM
30. Bristle : SETA
31. Former weight allowance : TRET
32. Diverse: Comb. form : VARI
33. Declare : AVER
34. New Zealand tree : RATA
35. Hackneyed : STALE
36. Walked the floor : PACED
38. Untidy female : SLATTERN
40. Mexican laborer : PEON
42. Babbles : PRATES
44. Rocket-launching stage : AGENA
45. Come to maturity : RIPEN
46. He wrote "Kalki": 1978 : VIDAL
47. Schumann piano piece : ETUDE
48. Cast in the same role continually : TYPED
49. Old Dodgers : BUMS
50. Iridescent gem : OPAL
51. Concerning : ASTO
53. Forward : PERT
55. Peruke : WIG
57. Aeronautical eng. : AEE
58. City map abbrs. : STS

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

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