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New York Times, Saturday, September 29, 1979

Author:
Jack Luzzatto
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 68, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.62, Missing: { H J Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 263 (avg 1.38)
Open Squares: 72, Cheaters: 10, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
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Across
1. Alamo commander : TRAVIS
7. Proposal : OFFER
12. Loner by choice : EREMITE
13. Valuable East Indian trees : NIEPAS
15. Careful motorist : DEFENSIVEDRIVER
18. Makes patches : DARNS
19. Hill's partner : DALE
20. Town of water-into-wine miracle : CANA
21. One of Jason's Argonauts : IDAS
22. De Mille of film fame : CECIL
23. Band date : GIG
24. Clockmaker Terry : ELI
25. Poe name : ALLAN
26. Column : STELE
28. Spanish wife : SENORA
30. Wobbled : TEETERED
32. Mr. Fixit : REPAIRMAN
34. Sea of the Bermuda Triangle : SARGASSO
37. The very thing : ITSELF
41. Comes to heel : OBEYS
42. $100 bill : CNOTE
44. Sticky liquid : TAR
45. Foot, to Fabius : PES
46. Flattens by hammering : PEENS
47. French roast : ROTI
48. Kitchen spread : OLEO
50. Concerning : INRE
51. Material from flax : LINEN
52. Good reason for a citation : RECKLESSDRIVING
55. Prefix for sphere : STRATO
56. Golden hued : AUREATE
57. Lecherous man : SATYR
58. Hankers : YEARNS
Down
1. Pedal : TREADLE
2. Desist : REFRAIN
3. Closing words : AMENS
4. Sauterne and Beaujolais : VINS
5. "Beauty is ___ own excuse for being" : ITS
6. Beer glass : SEIDEL
7. Youngman gag : ONELINER
8. He ousted Fulgencio : FIDEL
9. ___-de-lance : FER
10. Heroic : EPIC
11. Despoiler : RAVAGER
12. Small whirls : EDDIES
14. Like some nonagenarians : SENILE
16. Groups in summer jams : VACATIONERS
17. Vented fury : RAGED
22. Sounds from claques : CLAPS
25. Districts : AREAS
26. Kind of highway : STATE
27. Halves of a score : TENS
29. Specialty of Dionysus : ORGY
31. Issues : EMITS
33. Steep funicular railway : ASCENSOR
34. Deep sleep : SOPOR
35. White poplars : ABELES
36. Pares surgically : RESECTS
38. British schoolboy : ETONIAN
39. Undeveloped fingerprints : LATENTS
40. Surrey topper : FRINGE
43. Sometime : ONEDAY
46. Devoutness : PIETY
47. Moon or Spoon : RIVER
49. Gumbo vegetable : OKRA
51. Money in Milan : LIRA
53. Long. partner : LAT
54. Muse regretfully : RUE

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 1 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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