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New York Times, Wednesday, September 5, 1979

Author:
Tap Osborn
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.16, Missing: { J Q V X }, Scrabble score: 308 (avg 1.61)
Open Squares: 78, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 8, XRef: 0, Spans: 4, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
Tap Osborn has 111 pre-Shortz puzzles and 1 Shortz Era puzzle in our database.
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© 1979, The New York TimesNo. 10,893
Across
1. L.A. euphemism for smog : HAZE
5. Kind of pupil : STAR
9. ___ cum laude : MAGNA
14. Type style: Abbr. : ITAL
15. Comfort : EASE
16. Do ___ burn (seethe) : ASLOW
17. Parents' September lament: Part I : FORBACKTOSCHOOL
20. One who surmises : INFERRER
21. Shrimp dish : PRAWNS
22. Obtain : GET
23. Winged : ALAR
24. Part II of "lament" : WHYDOTHEYIMPOSE
32. They go to blazes : HOSES
33. State bird of Hawaii : NENE
34. Layer : HEN
35. U.S.S.R. neighbor : IRAN
36. Explosion : BLAST
38. Arena agenda : CARD
39. State : SAY
40. Thrash or thresh : BEAT
41. ___ Lanza, memorable tenor : MARIO
42. Part III of "lament" : THEGOLDENRULEOF
46. Stratagem : RUSE
47. Arab alliance: 1958–61 : UAR
48. Chico's treat : TAMALE
51. Most wrathful : ANGRIEST
56. Last line of "lament" : BRANDNEWCLOTHES
58. Chemical compound : AMIDE
59. Silkworm : ERIA
60. Author Bombeck : ERMA
61. British golf cup : RYDER
62. French city : LYON
63. Rabin's predecessor : MEIR
Down
1. Relative of stereo : HIFI
2. Like ___ of bricks : ATON
3. Artistic cuplike stand : ZARF
4. River into the North Sea : ELBE
5. Arcane : SECRET
6. " . . . and the Lord ___ away" : TAKETH
7. Star: Comb. form : ASTR
8. Car named for Mr. Olds : REO
9. Kind of lace : MACRAME
10. Musical key : ASHARP
11. Radiate : GLOW
12. Whistle-blowing time : NOON
13. Piercing tools : AWLS
18. Historic city in Greece : ARGOS
19. First-aid contrivance : SPLINT
23. Capitol Hill votes : AYES
24. Forerunner of bridge : WHIST
25. Israeli dance : HORAH
26. Famed Belgian violinist : YSAYE
27. Leonine lair : DEN
28. Growing out : ENATE
29. Busy airport : OHARE
30. Word with comic : SERIO
31. "Till the ___ Time," 1945 song : ENDOF
36. Nazi war-crimes setting : BELSEN
37. Do a shipper's job : LADE
38. One of Ike's predecessors : CAL
40. Plymouth Rock, e.g. : BOULDER
41. ___ Trail, on Lanai, Hawaii : MURRO
43. Rio ___ : GRANDE
44. Papal legate : NUNCIO
45. Loose overcoat : RAGLAN
48. Skier's transport : TBAR
49. It "marches on its stomach" : ARMY
50. Hotel worker : MAID
51. Off course : AWRY
52. News brief : ITEM
53. Honor, in Hannover : EHRE
54. Half: Prefix : SEMI
55. Autocrat : TSAR
57. Slithery creature : EEL

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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