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New York Times, Monday, September 10, 1979

Author: Samuel K. Fliegner
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 4.90, Missing: { F J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 290 (avg 1.52)
Open Squares: 68, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1
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© 1979, The New York TimesNo. 10,898
Across Down
1. Croatian's cousin : SERB
5. Own up : ADMIT
10. Fearful : DIRE
14. Hercule Poirot lead : CLUE
15. Ex-president of Italy : LEONE
16. Tennysonian lady : ENID
17. Swedish pop quartet : ABBA
18. Material for cabinetwork : SANDALWOOD
20. Picture puzzle : REBUS
22. Dauphin's father : ROI
23. Gossipy woman : YENTA
24. Live : EXIST
26. Off-color : RACY
28. Hockey great : ORR
30. Olympics competitor : ATHLETE
32. "___ Clown" : BEA
35. Hat or Hattie : PANAMA
37. Flying formations : ECHELONS
39. Word before or after break : EVEN
40. Talk excessively : PRATE
42. Suffix with gas and court : EOUS
43. Conserves materials, in a way : RECYCLES
45. "Peer Gynt" dancer : ANITRA
47. Eastern neighbor of Okla. : ARK
48. Tedious reprimand : LECTURE
50. Conducted : LED
51. South Sea staple : TARO
52. Forestall, with "off" : STAVE
54. Combustion residue : ASHES
57. Pulpy fruit : UVA
59. "___ Love Song": 1929 : PAGAN
62. Outfielder's ___ catch : SHOESTRING
65. Kind of duckling : UGLY
66. ___ at windmills : TILT
67. Humane org. : ASPCA
68. ___-majesté : LESE
69. Part of a foot : INCH
70. Harass : BESET
71. Introduce, with "out" : TROT
1. Rocky spot in the Rockies : SCAR
2. Dresden's river : ELBE
3. Crane like a Dane in Spain : RUBBERNECK
4. Word with arts and esprits : BEAUX
5. Pacino and Smith : ALS
6. Scarcity; famine : DEARTH
7. Prefix with rail and gram : MONO
8. Oblique : INDIRECT
9. Samovar brew : TEA
10. Victim of an upset in the 40's : DEWEY
11. Participate, with "be" : INON
12. Opposite of a party pooper : RIOT
13. Icelandic work : EDDA
19. Secondary school, in France : LYCEE
21. Yul's "kingdom" in 1956 : SIAM
25. Fastening device : STAPLER
27. Basically : ATHEART
28. "Fidelio" is one : OPERA
29. Delirious person : RAVER
31. Opposite of the lion's share : LEAST
32. Roaring Twenties' character : BOOTLEGGER
33. Harden : ENURE
34. President of Syria : ASSAD
36. Unspecified number : ANY
38. Kauai neckpiece : LEI
41. Access to a paraclete : RECOURSE
44. Elegance in bearing : CLASS
46. Tide term : NEAP
49. Shylock's interest : USANCE
51. Baby or milk follower : TEETH
53. Underground chamber : VAULT
54. ___ spumante : ASTI
55. Where a kick hurts to the quick : SHIN
56. New Deal loan agcy. : HOLC
58. Red-carpet guests : VIPS
60. "The Sun ___ Rises" : ALSO
61. Kremlin thumbs down : NYET
63. Reckoning at a restaurant : TAB
64. Channel for craft : GAT

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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