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New York Times, Wednesday, January 16, 1980

Author: Jean J. Davison
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 270 (avg 1.43)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
Jean J. Davison has 62 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1980, The New York TimesNo. 11,026
Across Down
1. Like a lemon : SOUR
5. Banana plant fiber : ABACA
10. Particle : MOTE
14. Arm bone : ULNA
15. Corncribs' kin : SILOS
16. Word with lasting or blooming : EVER
17. Devilish; crafty : MEPHISTOPHELEAN
20. Sunny side of a bullfight arena : SOL
21. Rain dance, e.g. : RITE
22. Obtuse : DENSE
23. Uneven : EROSE
25. Zoo structure : CAGE
27. "Scram!" to Shakespeare : AVAUNT
29. They made a star trek : MAGI
30. Common street name : ELM
33. A Hardy girl : TESS
34. Not left over, as food : EATEN
35. Compete : VIE
36. Traitorous friend : SNAKEINTHEGRASS
40. Ages and ages : EON
41. Smart : NATTY
42. Broadway gp. : ANTA
43. C.P.A.'s entry : AMT
44. Widgeon : SMEE
45. Passageway : ACCESS
47. Prevaricator : LIAR
48. Eyes flirtatiously : OGLES
49. Neck : SCRAG
52. Monster : OGRE
53. Crow's call : CAW
56. Source of continual irritation : THORNINTHEFLESH
60. Luxury : EASE
61. Bristles : SETAE
62. Inner: Comb. form : ENTO
63. ___ bien : TRES
64. Hotel offering : ROOMS
65. Particle : ATOM
1. Calculator's specialty : SUMS
2. Butter substitute : OLEO
3. Disagreeable : UNPLEASANT
4. Stadium sound : RAH
5. Aid : ASSIST
6. Please, in Hamburg : BITTE
7. Medicinal plant : ALOE
8. One of the fuzz : COP
9. Kind of blonde : ASH
10. Mix-up : MELEE
11. Kiln : OVEN
12. Jasmine and Darjeeling : TEAS
13. Sea eagle : ERNE
18. What steel and spinach have in common : IRON
19. Trim : EDGING
24. Hard bread : RUSK
25. Heathcliff's love : CATHY
26. World Series star: 1969 : AGEE
27. Confused : ATSEA
28. Poison : VENOM
29. Photo finish : MATTE
30. Tending to fade from sight : EVANESCENT
31. Site of knights' fights : LISTS
32. Flattops of the Southwest : MESAS
34. Join : ENTER
37. Flag : ENSIGN
38. "___ Dancer," Nureyev film : IAMA
39. Word with drag or human : RACE
45. Goes along with : AGREES
46. Musical symbol : CLEF
47. Penates' companions : LARES
48. Old Irish alphabet : OGHAM
49. Proofreader's direction : STET
50. Scorch : CHAR
51. Abie's girl : ROSE
52. Preminger : OTTO
54. Concerning : ASTO
55. Second word of a Hemingway title : WHOM
57. Neighbor of Syr. and Eg. : ISR
58. Recent: Comb. form : NEO
59. Meadow : LEA

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

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