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New York Times, Saturday, August 4, 1979

Author:
David A. Scully
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 5.00, Missing: { Q V W X Z }, Scrabble score: 282 (avg 1.52)
Open Squares: 67, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 10, XRef: 1, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7
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© 1979, The New York TimesNo. 10,861
Across
1. Thick slice : SLAB
5. Annoy : IRK
8. Annoyer : PEST
12. What annoyers do : TIRE
13. Knot or shred of wool : NOIL
15. Earl "___" Hines, jazz pianist : FATHA
16. Tennis term : ADIN
17. Hengist or Horsa : JUTE
18. "___ Is Born" : ASTAR
19. George S. Kaufman's "Epitaph for a waiter" : GODCAUGHTHISEYE
22. Engage : HIRE
23. Fictional Jane : EYRE
24. "Hello, ___!" : DOLLY
26. Strength of a current : AMPERAGE
30. Minute arachnids : MITES
31. Scoff : SNEER
32. What the Dr. ordered : MED
33. "A Secretary Is Not ___," 1961 song : ATOY
34. Asparagus part : SPEAR
35. Vol. State : TENN
36. Lunched : ATE
37. Destroyer: Comb. form : CLAST
38. Eighth Greek letter : THETA
39. Collaborator with Kaufman : MOSSHART
41. Equals : PEERS
42. Ornery one : CUSS
43. Part of a Kipling line : ARAG
44. Musical by Kaufman and 39 Across : IDRATHERBERIGHT
51. He played Throttlebottom in "Of Thee I Sing" : MOORE
52. Traditional septet : SEAS
53. Rake : ROUE
54. Stupid ones : ASSES
55. Sensitivity : TACT
56. Tra-___ : LALA
57. Malt-and-honey drink : MEAD
58. "Little Red Book" author : MAO
59. Event at bridge : SLAM
Down
1. Kind of party : STAG
2. Where Venetians bask : LIDO
3. Parched : ARID
4. A Kaufman companion at the Algonquin Round Table : BENCHLEY
5. Lesion : INJURY
6. Cosmetician's product : ROUGE
7. ___ and kin : KITH
8. Tarkenton was one : PASSER
9. Ending for room or kitchen : ETTE
10. Vehicle in a Holmes poem : SHAY
11. Darnel : TARE
14. "___ Cake," Kaufman-Ryskind musical : LETEMEAT
15. Not so biased : FAIRER
20. Troubles : AILS
21. Prefix with active : HYPER
24. The same : DITTO
25. Siouans : OTOES
26. "'Tis good to keep ___ egg": Don Quixote : ANEST
27. Moslem ruler : AMEER
28. Fellows : GENTS
29. ___ Ferber, Kaufman collaborator : EDNA
30. Servant's word : MAAM
31. Least dense : SPARSEST
34. Cut : SLASH
35. "Bring on ___," Kaufman-Ryskind musical : THEGIRLS
37. Rodeo structures : CHUTES
38. Shred : TEAR
40. Panicky : SCARED
41. Quickly : PRESTO
43. Fiber from a banana stalk : ABACA
44. Moslem leader : IMAM
45. Measure of medicine : DOSE
46. Soprano Ponselle : ROSA
47. Twenty quires : REAM
48. Purpose : GOAL
49. Sinuous dance : HULA
50. Two or more draft animals : TEAM

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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