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New York Times, Wednesday, January 30, 1980

Author: Robert Katz
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.03, Missing: { Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 279 (avg 1.46)
Open Squares: 77, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 9, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
Robert Katz has 73 pre-Shortz puzzles and 3 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1980, The New York TimesNo. 11,040
Across Down
1. Skinned an apple : PARED
6. Item once thought indivisible : ATOM
10. "___ a Gigolo," 1930 song : JUST
14. Soap plant : AMOLE
15. "___ Begins at Forty" : LIFE
16. Inner: Comb. form : ENTO
17. Egg maker : LAYER
18. Fortune breaker, possibly : INFLATION
20. Carpenter's byproduct : SHAVINGS
22. Lamb's specialty : ESSAY
23. Filled with cargo : LADEN
24. Scotch and ___ : SODA
26. Roof support : RAFTER
28. "___ Pearl Harbor" : REMEMBER
32. Killed time : IDLED
33. Briar and corncob : PIPES
34. Salt Lake City athlete : UTE
35. Sound of a sandbag hitting the ground : THUD
36. Sea bird : SOLAN
37. Scoria : SLAG
38. Aurora's counterpart : EOS
39. Bikini, for example : ATOLL
40. Mea ___ : CULPA
41. Set a date for : SCHEDULE
43. Knob on a sword handle : POMMEL
44. Trespasses : SINS
45. Toscanini's birthplace : PARMA
46. He wrote "Phaedo" : PLATO
49. Like the "simple" life : PASTORAL
52. Fortune breaker, possibly : RECESSION
55. Trimming braid : INKLE
56. Italian family : ESTE
57. Wrongful act, to lawyers : TORT
58. Requires : NEEDS
59. Where two pieces of fabric meet : SEAM
60. "Do ___ others . . . " : UNTO
61. South Dakota town : ARTAS
1. Finn and Sawyer, e.g. : PALS
2. Oriental nurse : AMAH
3. Fortune maker, possibly : ROYALFLUSH
4. Promoted : ELEVATED
5. Ridiculed : DERIDED
6. Straighten : ALIGN
7. Containers for food, in Canberra : TINS
8. Not on the job : OFF
9. Brooks or Ott : MEL
10. Flotsam's partner : JETSAM
11. Etats-___ : UNIS
12. Portico, Greek style : STOA
13. Oscar's cousin : TONY
19. Mosquito : AEDES
21. ___ Tamid (Hebrew lamp) : NER
24. Plant part : SEPAL
25. Straw in the wind : OMEN
26. Church services : RITES
27. Kind of committee : ADHOC
28. Lunar valley : RILLE
29. Fortune maker, possibly : BULLMARKET
30. A day's march : ETAPE
31. Splendid : REGAL
33. Sights in suburbia : POOLS
36. Dazzle : STUN
37. Spiritualist, sometimes : SUMMONER
39. Goodbye, in Granada : ADIOS
40. Italian ski resort : CORTINA
42. Regard highly : ESTEEM
43. Pops : PAS
45. Prefix with mime or graph : PANTO
46. J.E.C.'s title : PRES
47. ___-majesté : LESE
48. Recorded proceedings : ACTA
49. Larboard : PORT
50. Alan or Robert of films : ALDA
51. Not as much : LESS
53. Actor Erwin : STU
54. Free electron : ION

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

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