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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

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Across
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
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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
Down
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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