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New York Times, Saturday, January 19, 1980

Author: Vincent L. Osborne
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 5.00, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 290 (avg 1.57)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
Vincent L. Osborne has 20 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1980, The New York TimesNo. 11,029
Across Down
1. Han Solo's element : SPACE
6. ___ Liberty : MISS
10. Pass over : OMIT
14. Highway maneuver : UTURN
15. Hawkeye's state : IOWA
16. ___ mecum (handbook) : VADE
17. Brought to light : BARED
18. Spoke like Porky Pig : STAMMERED
20. Father of Hannibal : HAMILCARBARCA
22. St. Agnes's or St. John's : EVE
23. Bell and Kettle : MAS
24. Container for a roll of film : CASSETTE
29. Formality : STARCH
34. Emulate Socrates : ASK
35. Samovars : URNS
37. Grenoble's river : ISERE
38. Father of Alexander the Great : PHILIPOFMACEDON
42. Grant absolution : REMIT
43. Ngo Dinh ___ : DIEM
44. Mister, in Madrid : DON
45. Haberdashery measurement : INSEAM
47. State embracing part of the Bad Lands : NEBRASKA
50. Hayfield : LEA
52. Scull : OAR
53. Father of Charlemagne : PEPINTHESHORT
60. Zealous : DEDICATED
61. Remorseful ones : RUERS
63. Bookie's concern : ODDS
64. Moll's milieu : GANG
65. N.Y.C. hotel of yesteryear : ASTOR
66. Painter of "The Duchess of Alba" : GOYA
67. Highlands vernacular : ERSE
68. Preliminaries at a track meet : HEATS
1. Stand-in : SUB
2. Egyptian deity : PTAH
3. Nimbus : AURA
4. Thickish liqueurs : CREMES
5. Salad plant : ENDIVE
6. Catchall wd. : MISC
7. Tittle : IOTA
8. Horde from the hive : SWARM
9. Brazilian dances : SAMBAS
10. Between mind and matter : OVER
11. Wine-press residue : MARC
12. Product of reflection : IDEA
13. Do a haymaker's job : TED
19. Adhesive material : MASTIC
21. Surcease : LETUP
24. Site of the Blue Grotto : CAPRI
25. Blanched : ASHEN
26. Hydroplanes : SKIMS
27. Crushed; oppressed : TROD
28. In conclusion: Fr. : ENFIN
30. Peer Gynt's mother : ASE
31. Spawning grounds for trout or salmon : REDDS
32. Bo-peep's staff : CROOK
33. Lucy Ricardo's rinse : HENNA
36. Hook's sidekick : SMEE
39. Twisted tale : LIE
40. Slanting type : ITALIC
41. Early lecterns : AMBOS
46. Household : MENAGE
48. Ardently collegiate : RAHRAH
49. Play the firebrand : AROUSE
51. Rose oil, e.g. : ATTAR
53. Word form with meter or motor : PEDO
54. Swirl : EDDY
55. City NNE of Corsica : PISA
56. Certain brooders : HENS
57. Rim : EDGE
58. Actress Shaw of B'way fame : RETA
59. Student's pony : TROT
60. Kind of leg or ear : DOG
62. Group in h.s. : SRS

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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