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New York Times, Friday, September 21, 1979

Author: Vincent L. Osborne
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.16, Missing: { Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 260 (avg 1.36)
Open Squares: 74, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 11, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
Vincent L. Osborne has 20 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1979, The New York TimesNo. 10,909
Across Down
1. ___ accompli : FAIT
5. Food for livestock : MASH
9. Patron saint of cripples : GILES
14. ___ Domini : ANNO
15. Lily relative : ALOE
16. Keats's "___ Psyche" : ODETO
17. Not mint : USED
18. Like prepositions and conjunctions : RELATIONAL
20. Deli offering : SALAMI
22. Hematite constituent : IRON
23. "Nine days ___" : OLD
24. Son of Poseidon : TRITON
25. Sp. miss : SRTA
27. Adult-youth problem : GENERATIONGAP
33. Execute a kick turn : SKI
35. Laudanum, for one : DRUG
36. Where the Tagus flows : IBERIA
37. The Balance : LIBRA
39. Goddess of dawn : EOS
41. Tony, for one : AWARD
42. Pewter, brass, etc. : ALLOYS
44. Car owner's problem : RUST
46. Epistolary afterthoughts: Abbr. : PSS
47. "___ poor in spirit": Matt. 5:3 : BLESSEDARETHE
50. Color of raw silk : ECRU
51. In ___ (well off) : CLOVER
54. D.D.S.'s group : ADA
57. Sound of disapproval : HISS
59. Surrender claim to: Law : REMISE
60. A hit song of 1956 : JUSTINTIME
63. Sponsor of the National Repertory Theater : ANTA
64. Arabian gazelle : ARIEL
65. Eram, eras, ___ : ERAT
66. Turned to the right : GEED
67. Did an assessor's job : RATED
68. Cincinnati nine : REDS
69. "___ Quam Videri": N.C. motto : ESSE
1. Tragedy by Goethe : FAUST
2. Early Moslems of Medina : ANSAR
3. Not qualified : INELIGIBLE
4. Until now : TODATE
5. Bartholomeu Dias, for one : MARINER
6. Something for a Toby : ALE
7. Alone: Prefix : SOLI
8. Publishing name : HEARST
9. Earn the red badge of courage : GOINTOBATTLE
10. Words to a court clerk : IDO
11. Gauzy weave : LENO
12. Catchall phrase : ETAL
13. Auctioneer's word : SOLD
19. Shinto temple gateway : TORII
21. One "fair of face" : MONDAYSCHILD
26. Afresh : ANEW
28. Be regretful : RUE
29. Marketplace for Xanthippe : AGORA
30. Rumor mills : GRAPEVINES
31. Assumed haughtiness : AIRS
32. Apollo starting points : PADS
33. Stele or mensa : SLAB
34. Veto : KILL
38. American Beauty : ROSE
40. Big ___, Calif. : SUR
43. Cousin of a towhee : SERIN
45. Classified items : SECRETS
48. Attire for a horseless carriage : DUSTER
49. Tribute : HOMAGE
52. Kefauver : ESTES
53. Author of "The Cloister and the Hearth" : READE
54. At variance : AJAR
55. ___ mater : DURA
56. ___ were (seemingly) : ASIT
58. Word to Arthur : SIRE
61. Kickoff device : TEE
62. Like a Wonderland tea party : MAD

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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