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New York Times, Monday, October 13, 1980

Author: Sidney L. Robbins
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 42, Avg Word Len: 4.82, Missing: { J X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 275 (avg 1.50)
Open Squares: 67, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 8, XRef: 0, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1
Sidney L. Robbins has 153 pre-Shortz puzzles and 50 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1980, The New York TimesNo. 11,297
Across Down
1. N.T. book : ACTS
5. Garber or Bartlett : PEAR
9. Confess : AVOW
13. Zeus's mother : RHEA
14. Tag : LABEL
16. "___ Straits," rock group : DIRE
17. Bill of fare : MENU
18. Sharp : ACUTE
19. Well-known office : OVAL
20. Protein for a Stockholmer : SWEDISHMEATBALL
23. Job : STINT
24. Compete : VIE
25. Argued : DEBATED
29. Hit sign : SRO
32. Tennis name : ASHE
36. Avatar of Vishnu : RAMA
37. Not native : ALIEN
39. Relative of a Western : SPANISHOMELETTE
42. Captured : TAKEN
43. ___ bien : TRES
44. Hardy girl : TESS
45. Vein item : ORE
46. Get one's just ___ : DESERTS
49. No-no : SIN
50. Indian or orange : OSAGE
54. Seeing Eye dogs : GERMANSHEPHERDS
61. Tub plant : ALOE
62. Furnish : EQUIP
63. Dotty : GAGA
64. Sutherland or Scotto : DIVA
65. Hot : AFIRE
66. Roman road : ITER
67. Swami : SEER
68. Prepared to drive a golf ball : TEED
69. Infection suppressants : SERA
1. Munitions : ARMS
2. ___ the fat (gabs) : CHEWS
3. Doctrine : TENET
4. ___ Arabia : SAUDI
5. Wallops : PLASTERS
6. Apiece : EACH
7. "Hallelujah, I'm ___!" : ABUM
8. Network : RETE
9. Sun-dried brick : ADOBE
10. "___ Zapata!" : VIVA
11. Exam : ORAL
12. Jack Benny word : WELL
15. Furlough : LEAVE
21. N.Y. subway : IND
22. ___ wave : TIDAL
26. Thai coins : BAHTS
27. Love, Italian style : AMORE
28. More docile : TAMER
29. Locale : SITE
30. Soaks : RETS
31. Change for a five : ONES
32. In re : ASTO
33. Coast Guard woman : SPAR
34. Cod's cousin : HAKE
35. Chemical suffix : ENE
38. Rent : LET
40. Where Shillong is : INDIA
41. Barred at the bar : ESTOPPED
47. Nine: Comb. form : ENNEA
48. Hush! : SSH
49. Nasty campaign tactic : SMEAR
51. Shield : AEGIS
52. Rasp : GRATE
53. Garden tool : EDGER
54. Flits : GADS
55. Wiesel or Abel : ELIE
56. Wander : ROVE
57. Meas. : SQFT
58. Creator of Mamie Stover : HUIE
59. Former name of a republic : EIRE
60. Author Davidson ("Loose Change") : SARA

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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