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New York Times, Friday, September 28, 1979

Author: C. J. Angio
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.11, Missing: { J Q V W X }, Scrabble score: 299 (avg 1.58)
Open Squares: 70, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 9, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7
C. J. Angio has 93 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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1. Jacques ___, French actor : TATI
5. Biblical kingdom : MOAB
9. Kreisler or Reiner : FRITZ
14. "Full many ___ of purest ray . . . ": Gray : AGEM
15. Former constellation : ARGO
16. Word with rocket or grade : RETRO
17. U. of Maryland athlete : TERP
18. Observe closely : KEEPTABSON
20. Madden : ENRAGE
22. Homophone for scene : SEEN
23. Senator's "Yes" : AYE
24. Parisian creations : STYLES
25. "___ homo!" : ECCE
27. Abnormal fear of heart disease : CARDIOPHOBIA
32. Monogram of "The Lone Eagle" : CAL
34. Tie up a tug : MOOR
35. Mooch : SPONGE
37. Hilo hello : ALOHA
39. Diminutive suffix : ULE
41. "Science of Logic" philosopher : HEGEL
42. Oculist's interest : RETINA
44. Nero's friend and enemy : OTHO
46. N.B.A. whistler : REF
47. Problem interior decorators mustn't have : CHROMOPHOBIA
50. Folk verses : EPOS
51. Fledgling : NESTER
54. Flock sound : MAA
57. Crude cabins : HUTS
59. S.A. shrub or tree : ESPINO
60. They may have agoraphobia : ANCHORITES
63. Hash-house sign : EATS
64. Locust bean : CAROB
65. "That's ___ of malarkey!" : ALOT
66. To ___ (precisely) : ATEE
67. Quarrier's quarry : STONE
68. Curious, to a fault : NOSY
69. "Roberta" composer : KERN
1. Family in TV's "Soap" : TATES
2. He gets parts for thespians : AGENT
3. Fabric for towels and bathrobes : TERRYCLOTH
4. Lion's prey : IMPALA
5. Manages by hook or crook : MAKESDO
6. Shipment to Kokomo : ORE
7. Middle ___ : AGES
8. Girl confused by ewes : BOPEEP
9. People panicked by Parisians : FRANCOPHOBES
10. He had "Yankeephobia" : REB
11. "___ long way to Tipperary . . . " : ITSA
12. Where xyloid equine fooled the foe : TROY
13. Final numbers on an envelope : ZONE
19. Georgia and Carnegie : TECHS
21. Many an American in W.W. I : GERMANOPHOBE
26. Tree of Honduras : EBOE
28. Losing gambler's mark : IOU
29. Kind of deck : ORLOP
30. Bring oneself into favor : INGRATIATE
31. Tommy of diamond fame : AGEE
32. Word with coal or cattle : CAR
33. Highlander's name : ALEC
36. Nixie or pixie : ELF
38. Employ : HIRE
40. Numerical suffix : ETH
43. Pierre's passion : AMOUR
45. "The best policy" : HONESTY
48. ___ Way (Roman route) : OSTIAN
49. " . . . but when ___, they are for war": Psalms : ISPEAK
52. Go in : ENTER
53. Former Cleveland slugger : ROSEN
54. Certain apples, for short : MACS
55. Course in med. school : ANAT
56. Kind of phobia involving heights : ACRO
58. Historic spot in Normandy : STLO
61. Groom-to-bride word : HON
62. Orion made love to her : EOS

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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