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New York Times, Monday, September 17, 1979

Author: N. M. Meyer
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { J Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 281 (avg 1.50)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 8, XRef: 0, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
N. M. Meyer has 12 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1979, The New York TimesNo. 10,905
Across Down
1. Chatter : GAB
4. Consommé : BROTH
9. Penny-ante ante : CENT
13. Operatic solo : ARIA
15. Tropical vine : LIANA
16. Surface unit : AREA
17. Moderate : MIDDLEOFTHEROAD
20. Constituents : ELEMENTS
21. Cozy retreats : NESTS
22. Bonifaces' places : INNS
23. Necrological notice : OBIT
25. Scotch drink : ROBROY
28. Excited : AGOG
29. "___ live and breathe!" : ASI
32. Large land mass : ASIA
33. Hotfoot it away : SCRAM
34. Nabokov novel : DAR
35. One way to sit on the range : TALLINTHESADDLE
39. Coop find : EGG
40. Customs : MORES
41. Ardor : ELAN
42. View : SEE
43. ___ Piper : PIED
44. Say O.K. : ACCEDE
46. ___ gun (machine pistol) : BURP
47. Muse of history : CLIO
48. Brilliant acclaim : ECLAT
51. Most majestic : GRANDEST
55. Infection fighters : WHITEBLOODCELLS
58. Shamrock land : EIRE
59. Ornamental : FANCY
60. Predatory bird : SKUA
61. Expedited : SPED
62. Tries to ferret out : SEEKS
63. Blunder : ERR
1. Safari quarry : GAME
2. Seed covering : ARIL
3. ___ one's time : BIDE
4. Long fish : BLENNY
5. Street disorders : RIOTS
6. Clumsy ones : OAFS
7. High explosive : TNT
8. Exclamation of surprise : HAH
9. Proofreader's mark : CARET
10. God of love : EROS
11. Tidy : NEAT
12. Small boys : TADS
14. Drake was one : ADMIRAL
18. Soft, meshed fabric : LENO
19. Puzzle : ENIGMA
23. Monsters : OGRES
24. Long scarves : BOAS
25. Charges : RATES
26. Indian tribe : OSAGE
27. Lower part of a ship's hold : BILGE
28. Was painful : ACHED
29. Confuse : ADDLE
30. Greens mixture : SALAD
31. Dunne or Papas : IRENE
33. ___ throat : STREP
36. Attribute to another, as a fault : IMPUTE
37. Pinot ___ (a red wine) : NOIR
38. Solves a cryptogram : DECODES
44. " . . . love, first learned in ___ eyes": Shak. : ALADYS
45. Pres. title : CINC
46. Lessened : BATED
47. Earthenware pot or jar : CROCK
48. Members of a fold : EWES
49. Poker counter : CHIP
50. Italian money : LIRE
51. Start of a Mitchell title : GONE
52. Sommer from Berlin : ELKE
53. Cause of many a duel : SLUR
54. Russian monarch : TSAR
56. "___ Daughter," Marquand novel : BFS
57. Neighbor of Port Moresby : LAE

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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