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New York Times, Tuesday, August 28, 1979

Author:
Ruth N. Schultz
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 42, Avg Word Len: 4.82, Missing: { G J Q X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 247 (avg 1.35)
Open Squares: 57, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
Ruth N. Schultz has 21 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1979, The New York TimesNo. 10,885
Across
1. Mimic : APE
4. Southpaw's pitching arm : LEFT
8. Transplant : REPOT
13. 'Umble one : HEEP
15. ___ Minor : ASIA
16. Choleric : IRATE
17. Bern's river : AARE
18. Red planet : MARS
19. Welles : ORSON
20. Smash hit : BLOCKBUSTER
23. Ready : SET
24. Spanish relative : TIA
25. Ennui : TEDIUM
27. Landi of old films : ELISSA
30. Does a cakewalk : STRUTS
33. "Thou ___ then be false . . . ": Polonius : CANSTNOT
36. Goose genus : ANSER
37. Everyday abbr. : ETC
38. Moral principle : ETHIC
40. ___-la-la : TRA
41. L.A. cager : LAKER
44. He began life as a sculptor : SOCRATES
47. W.W. II group : ALLIES
49. Surgeon's sewing thread : SUTURE
50. Loose at last : UNTIED
53. West Point grads : LTS
54. Commercials : ADS
56. Milky Way, for one : STARCLUSTER
61. Mother: Prefix : MATRI
63. Coaster : TILE
64. Comstock ___ : LODE
65. "___ Melancholy": Keats : ODEON
66. Invariably : EVER
67. Sea bird : ERNE
68. Director of "Anna Karenina": 1948 : KORDA
69. TV program : NEWS
70. Bumpkin : OAF
Down
1. Jezebel's husband : AHAB
2. Belfry sound : PEAL
3. Saarinen : EERO
4. Excoriate : LAMBASTE
5. Jacob's brother : ESAU
6. "___ in war, . . . " : FIRST
7. Discernment : TASTE
8. Girl of song : RIORITA
9. Miscalculate : ERR
10. Make the grade : PASSMUSTER
11. Sioux : OTOE
12. Omar product : TENT
14. Jelly basis : PECTIN
21. Osculate : KISS
22. Sullivan and Wynn : EDS
26. Repository of sorts : URN
27. Outer, to an M.D. : ECTAL
28. Dull : LACKLUSTER
29. Dwellers in formicaries : ANTS
31. Far from verbose : TERSE
32. Spanish Mrs. : SRA
34. Cry of discovery : OHO
35. Fixations : TICS
37. High note : ELA
39. Sweet cakes : CRULLERS
42. German article : EIN
43. Greek wine : RETSINA
45. Alaskan island : ATTU
46. Struggle : TUSSLE
48. Command to Rover : SIT
51. "They'd ___ every one": Carroll : EATEN
52. Tee shot : DRIVE
54. Frenzied : AMOK
55. Wall decoration : DADO
57. Ball of yarn : CLEW
58. Texas bull : TORO
59. Ferber : EDNA
60. Hazard near Norman's Woe : REEF
62. Reel's partner : ROD

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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