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New York Times, Wednesday, January 23, 1980

Author: Charles Engler
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.97, Missing: { J K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 271 (avg 1.43)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 10, XRef: 0, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
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© 1980, The New York TimesNo. 11,033
Across Down
1. Fairy-tale creature : ELF
4. Investigate : PROBE
9. Kind of room or table : POOL
13. Anacondas : BOAS
15. Of the ear : AURAL
16. Annul : UNDO
17. Manet portrait of a youth : BOYWITHCHERRIES
20. Base runners, at times : STEALERS
21. Short wooden matches : VESTAS
22. Author Anaïs : NIN
23. His land is now Iran : MEDE
24. Raft wood : BALSA
27. ___ Darya, Asian river : AMU
29. ___ robbery : ARMED
33. Off Broadway award : OBIE
34. Tilled lands, in Spain : ARADAS
36. Lee ___, heavyweight contender: 1951 : OMA
37. Manet portrait of a female : WOMANWITHPARROT
40. Holiday herald : EVE
41. Egg-rolling day : EASTER
42. Little one: Suffix : ETTE
43. Invigorate : RENEW
45. Poetic contraction : EEN
46. Indy 500 factor : SPEED
47. Sweetsop : ATES
49. U.S.A., French style : EUA
50. Prayer : ORISON
53. Frisky zoo attractions : SEALIONS
58. Jan van Eyck self-portrait, with "A" : MANINAREDTURBAN
60. Anagram for neat : ANTE
61. Roam : RANGE
62. Prefix with soft or sweet : SEMI
63. Repute : ODOR
64. Fragrant compound : ESTER
65. Slangy assent : YEP
1. Recedes : EBBS
2. Spoils of war : LOOT
3. Actress Dunaway : FAYE
4. Eucharistic plate : PATEN
5. German industrial district : RUHR
6. Sea monsters : ORCS
7. "___! Humbug!" : BAH
8. French pupil : ELEVE
9. Ship official : PURSER
10. "Step ___!" : ONIT
11. Music halls : ODEA
12. This makes some sore : LOSS
14. Welsh port : SWANSEA
18. Pelvic bones : ILIA
19. ___ beet : REDASA
23. Coot : MUDHEN
24. Leafy retreat : BOWER
25. Out of reach : ABOVE
26. Threshold : LIMEN
27. Mounts : ARISES
28. Smelting mixture : MATTE
30. Malory's "Le ___ d'Arthur" : MORTE
31. Ham it up : EMOTE
32. Old hat : DATED
34. Hawaiian milkfish : AWA
35. Mo. of showers : APR
38. Famous Isaac : NEWTON
39. Garage sign : REPAIRS
44. Not so rough : EASIER
46. Pacific archipelago : SULU
48. Finnish lake, to Swedes : ENARE
49. Lotus-___ (dreamer) : EATER
50. Hawaiian thrush : OMAO
51. Strip of shoe leather : RAND
52. "___ each life some rain . . . " : INTO
53. Transported : SENT
54. Verge : EDGE
55. "___ thy heart": Emerson : OBEY
56. Dub : NAME
57. Impertinent one : SNIP
59. Ethiopian prince : RAS

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 8 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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