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New York Times, Wednesday, January 9, 1980

Author:
Mary E. Oberlander
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.97, Missing: { J K Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 252 (avg 1.33)
Open Squares: 76, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 1, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
Mary E. Oberlander has 1 pre-Shortz puzzle in our database.
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© 1980, The New York TimesNo. 11,019
Across
1. Seed with a licorice flavor : ANISE
6. Playwright David : RABE
10. Enormous : VAST
14. Loaded : LADEN
15. On : ATOP
16. Entertainer Johnson : ARTE
17. Correct : AMEND
18. Seed used for flavoring : CORIANDER
20. Condiment : SEASONING
22. Bridge supports : PIERS
23. Spring : ARISE
24. Dahl : ARLENE
25. Ship wreckage : FLOTSAM
28. Bowed instrument : VIOL
29. Embankments : LEVEES
30. Flavoring : CINNAMON
34. NASA worker's degree : EAA
35. Eur. country : AUS
36. Title in Islam : AGA
37. Flavoring : ALLSPICE
41. Noisy oil well : ROARER
44. Shoppe sign word : OLDE
45. Chef's garnish : PARSLEY
46. Be added periodically as an increase : ACCRUE
49. "The Fifer" artist : MANET
50. Slights : SLURS
51. Garden flowers : MARIGOLDS
55. Aromatic mint : HOREHOUND
57. Fields : AREAS
58. Wicked : EVIL
59. Likewise : ALSO
60. City SE of Nantes : NIORT
61. Perceives : SEES
62. Adolescent, for short : TEEN
63. Fertile desert areas : OASES
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1. Expression of concern : ALAS
2. Identify : NAME
3. Concept : IDEA
4. Apprehend via smell, touch, etc. : SENSATE
5. Approve : ENDORSE
6. Third Reich policy : RACISM
7. Expiate : ATONE
8. Bjorn of tennis : BORG
9. Upon or over: Prefix : EPI
10. Flavoring extract : VANILLA
11. Town NW of Dublin : ARDEE
12. Far from lenient : STERN
13. Concise : TERSE
19. Cook's attire : APRON
21. Indonesian island : NIAS
24. River to the Rhone : AIN
25. Pest in a kennel : FLEA
26. "All men true and ___ . . . " Tennyson : LEAL
27. Egg shape : OVAL
28. Force : VIS
30. Hint : CUE
31. Fertilizer : MARL
32. S-curve : OGEE
33. Not one, colloquially : NARY
35. Perfect serve : ACE
38. Plants with sour juice : SORRELS
39. Luxurious : PLUSH
40. Ornamental fish : IDE
41. Hindu queen : RANI
42. Flavoring : OREGANO
43. Irving book : ASTORIA
45. Excuse : PARDON
46. Pompeii's undoing : ASHES
47. Flavoring : CLOVE
48. Marie or Pierre : CURIE
49. Clergyman's residence : MANSE
51. Stubborn person : MULE
52. People born July 23–Aug. 22 : LEOS
53. Challenge : DARE
54. Fast planes : SSTS
56. Cereal grass : OAT

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