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New York Times, Monday, August 27, 1979

Author:
Meunier
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 5.00, Missing: { J K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 280 (avg 1.51)
Open Squares: 75, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
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© 1979, The New York TimesNo. 10,884
Across
1. Double agents : SPIES
6. Waller or Domino : FATS
10. Heavenly headgear : HALO
14. Matisse : HENRI
15. Hodgepodge : OLIO
16. Cain's victim : ABEL
17. Group of eight : OCTAD
18. Anthracite : COAL
19. Conduct : LEAD
20. Yell blue murder : RAISETHEROOF
23. Catch in a net : ENMESH
24. Home of the Angels : ANAHEIM
28. Compass letters : SSE
29. Compositor's goof : TYPO
32. Cave : GROTTO
33. Revise : EMEND
35. Shoshonean Indians : UTES
36. Fit : TEMPERTANTRUM
41. Prima donna : DIVA
42. Off limits : TABOO
43. Beer mugs : STEINS
46. Catherine ___, last wife of Henry VIII : PARR
47. Where to see Redford: Abbr. : SCR
50. Pertaining to part of the eye : CORNEAL
52. Three-bagger : TRIPLE
54. Show who's the boss : LOWERTHEBOOM
57. Soft drink : COLA
60. Stravinsky or Sikorsky : IGOR
61. River in N.C. : NEUSE
62. Kiln : OVEN
63. Dub : NAME
64. Scrutinized, with ill intent : CASED
65. "Knock on ___" : WOOD
66. Merriment : GLEE
67. Corundum : EMERY
Down
1. " . . . to the ___ of Tripoli" : SHORES
2. Nuts : PECANS
3. Not too late : INTIME
4. Rub out : ERASE
5. Avoid : SIDESTEP
6. French marshal, in W.W. I : FOCH
7. Medicinal plant : ALOE
8. Coronet : TIARA
9. Bye-bye : SOLONG
10. Thirty minutes : HALFHOUR
11. Honest one : ABE
12. Meadow : LEA
13. Word with Harry or Nick : OLD
21. Condiment : THYME
22. Paddle's relative : OAR
25. "___, Brute!" : ETTU
26. Newspaper notice : ITEM
27. Apr. and Dec. : MOS
30. Saucy : PERT
31. Ready for use : ONTAP
34. "The Aba ___ Honeymoon," 1914 hit song : DABA
36. Yugoslav strongman : TITO
37. Perpetually : EVER
38. Where Hawaii is not : MAINLAND
39. Lapp's region : NORTH
40. U.S. poet-playwright: 1875–1950 : TORRENCE
41. Mil. award : DSC
44. New: Comb. form : NEO
45. Preparing lumber : SAWING
47. Marital partner : SPOUSE
48. More miserly : CLOSER
49. Quack's pretended possession : REMEDY
51. Licit : LEGAL
53. Girder : IBEAM
55. "Eternal City" : ROME
56. Devil's-walking-stick : TREE
57. Guernsey or Dexter : COW
58. Egg: Comb. form : OVO
59. Zodiac sign : LEO

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 1 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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