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New York Times, Tuesday, September 4, 1979

Author: Jean J. Davison
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 5.00, Missing: { J K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 288 (avg 1.56)
Open Squares: 65, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
Jean J. Davison has 62 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1979, The New York TimesNo. 10,892
Across Down
1. Gym item : MAT
4. Part of SALT : ARMS
8. Lambs' mas : EWES
12. Iterate : ECHO
14. ___ and bounds : LEAPS
16. QE2, e.g. : SHIP
17. Stair part : STEP
18. Trite : BANAL
19. Movie, in Madrid : CINE
20. Did a lawn chore : HOSED
22. Made less severe : MITIGATED
24. Bucolic : RURAL
26. Doe or roe : FEMALE
27. Indigenous : NATIVE
29. Lasting imprint : STAMP
31. Landers or Sothern : ANN
33. Wrongly : AMISS
35. Sedate : STAID
37. Collegienne : COED
39. Caper : ANTIC
41. Suffix for refer or prefer : ENCE
42. Refuge : HAVEN
44. Mystery writer's award : EDGAR
46. Adage : SAW
47. Where an armless Venus was found in 1820 : MELOS
49. Inter : ENTOMB
51. Comic-strip canine : RIVETS
53. Declaim : SPOUT
55. Russian : MUSCOVITE
58. Register : ENROL
60. Vicinity : AREA
61. Zola : EMILE
63. Whirlpool : EDDY
64. Glove for Chambliss : MITT
65. Lave lightly : RINSE
66. Light-___ (about six trillion miles) : YEAR
67. Being : ESSE
68. Textile worker : DYER
69. Flock of pheasants : NYE
1. Coordinate : MESH
2. Olivier or Barrymore : ACTOR
3. "___ on the British Empire" (19th-century boast) : THESUNNEVERSETS
4. Vestment : ALB
5. Countersink : REAM
6. Doctrine of U.S. expansionists in the 19th century : MANIFESTDESTINY
7. Freshet : SPATE
8. Increase rapidly, as prices : ESCALATE
9. Specious justification for 19th-century empire building : WHITEMANSBURDEN
10. Article, in Anhalt : EINE
11. Hastened : SPED
13. "Billy Budd" is one : OPERA
15. Diets successfully : SLIMS
21. Information : DATA
23. Gangsters' weapons : GATS
25. Bean or capital : LIMA
28. Virginia creeper, e.g. : VINE
30. Type of type : PICA
31. German interjection : ACH
32. Chomsky of linguistics : NOAM
34. Symbol : SIGN
36. "Foggy, Foggy, ___" : DEW
38. Fragile : DELICATE
40. Clowder members : CATS
43. De ___ (again) : NOVO
45. Hogtie : ROPE
48. Sunder : SEVER
50. Evil's proverbial root : MONEY
52. Fearful : TIMID
54. Now : TODAY
55. Blame-bearer in a song : MAME
56. He wrote "Battle Cry": 1953 : URIS
57. Threat word : ELSE
59. Trichord, e.g. : LYRE
62. Poetic contraction : EER

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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