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New York Times, Tuesday, September 25, 1979

Author: Herb L. Risteen
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { F J K Q U Z }, Scrabble score: 288 (avg 1.52)
Open Squares: 67, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
Herb L. Risteen has 244 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1979, The New York TimesNo. 10,913
Across Down
1. Deli salad : SLAW
5. Carpentry tool : RASP
9. Shun some sustenance for slimness : DIET
13. Pit : HOLE
14. Self-interest : EXPEDIENCE
17. Biblical brother : ABEL
18. What a non sequitur lacks : PERTINENCE
19. Breed of cattle : DEXTER
21. Mercury's comprises 88 days : YEAR
22. Kobe coin : SEN
23. Out of bed : ASTIR
25. Plumlike fruit : SLOE
27. Word with hood or kind : MAN
29. Where landlubbers need new legs : ASEA
31. ___ peanuts : SALTED
35. Do arithmetic : ADD
36. Rinses : LAVES
38. Frank record : DIARY
39. Desolate : LORN
41. Not unlawful : LEGIT
43. Skater's thrilling maneuver : AXEL
44. Zodiac sign : ARIES
46. Supple : LITHE
48. "___ rhinestone cowboy . . . " : IMA
49. Bakery supplies : YEASTS
51. Farsighted fellow : SEER
52. Barcelona bigwig : DON
53. Face-powder ingredient : TALC
55. English poet and clergyman: 1573–1631 : DONNE
57. Travelogue prop : MAP
60. Food for carnivores : MEAT
62. Put up : REARED
65. Make angry : EXASPERATE
68. A king of Israel : OMRI
69. Propeller wash : SLIPSTREAM
70. Water carrier : MAIN
71. Olympian : HERA
72. "Desire Under the ___" : ELMS
73. Corse et Miquelon : ILES
1. Food fish : SHAD
2. Lung part : LOBE
3. Old Dominion city : ALEXANDRIA
4. Whip marks : WELTS
5. Avenger's goal : REPRISAL
6. "Lizzie Borden took an ___" : AXE
7. Lively : SPRY
8. Fountain and Rose : PETES
9. English river : DEE
10. Tourist havens : INNS
11. Behold! : ECCE
12. High schooler : TEEN
15. Telephone parts : DIALS
16. Encroachment : INROAD
20. And others: Abbr. : ETAL
24. Take great pleasure in : REVEL
26. Lamb who wrote about a pig : ELIA
27. ___ Archipelago : MALAY
28. Worship : ADORE
30. Protection : AEGIS
32. Of stuffing and mounting : TAXIDERMAL
33. Italian's secluded retreat : EREMO
34. Thomas, the poet : DYLAN
37. Located : SITED
40. Love ___ : NEST
42. Some of Euclid's discoveries : THEOREMS
45. Collectors' items : STAMPS
47. Water bird : ERNE
50. Menace for motorists : SLEET
54. Soissons square : CARRE
56. Ruth's in-law : NAOMI
57. Engage, as gears : MESH
58. Spindle : AXLE
59. Poker holding : PAIR
61. Asian weight : TAEL
63. Canal that needed Clinton's clout : ERIE
64. Repeats tiresomely : DINS
66. Belgian town near Liège : SPA
67. Dundee headwear : TAM

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

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