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New York Times, Saturday, October 18, 1980

Author: George P. Sphicas
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 5.34, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 284 (avg 1.52)
Open Squares: 79, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 9, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 10
George P. Sphicas has 13 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1980, The New York TimesNo. 11,302
Across Down
1. Eisenhower, Carter et al. : LIBRAS
7. Thimblerig object : PEA
10. Kind of scientist in cartoons : MAD
13. He played Lawrence of Arabia : OTOOLE
14. Grows pale : WANS
15. Arab robe : ABA
16. Candy : BONBON
17. Germanic language of yore : OLDSAXON
19. Begets : ENGENDERS
21. Life principle; soul : ANIMA
22. In fact : REALLY
23. Van Doren from S.D. : MAMIE
24. Coin : CENT
27. Airport in Israel : LOD
28. Metal for cans : TIN
29. Hebrew letters : ALEFS
31. "___ bin ein Berliner": J.F.K. : ICH
33. Tooth : MOLAR
35. On the level : LEGIT
36. Pronoun for a doe : SHE
37. Legal plea : ALIBI
38. Wrong : FALSE
39. River once called Obringa : AAR
40. "___ means!" : BYALL
41. Sign of nervousness : TIC
42. Business deg. : MBA
44. Spot for a pad : KNEE
45. Power : MIGHT
47. Ancient rival of Athens : SPARTA
49. Colder : ICIER
50. OPEC : OILCARTEL
54. Operatic text : LIBRETTO
56. Crane fly : TIPULA
57. N.Z. or Ire. : ISL
58. Kind of light : NEON
59. Like some twists of fate : IRONIC
60. Sensibility, in Sens : AME
61. Top chess player: 1960–61 : TAL
62. ___ emptor : CAVEAT
1. Uvula : LOBE
2. Take ___ the lam : ITON
3. Sound from Big Ben : BONG
4. Best U.S. chess player at 15 : ROBERTFISCHER
5. Without help : ALONE
6. Medieval silk : SENDAL
7. ___-walsy : PALSY
8. What a checkmate causes : END
9. NE corner of India : ASSAM
10. Emperor of Mexico: 1864–67 : MAXIMILIAN
11. Loathsome : ABOMINABLE
12. Mother of Perseus : DANAE
14. Title held by 61 Across, 4 Down and 18 Down : WORLDCHAMPION
18. Current titleholder : ANATOLYKARPOV
20. Pope's "___ to Abelard" : ELOISA
24. Young whale : CALF
25. Zeno's philosophy : ELEATICISM
26. Insignificant : NEGLIGIBLE
30. Sault ___ Marie : STE
32. Book on plants : HERBAL
33. Fairy queen governing men's dreams : MAB
34. Cause one to get steamed up : RILE
43. Bitter cold : ARCTIC
45. Small skin lumps : MILIA
46. Council of ___: 1545–63 : TRENT
47. Liquor made in northern Mexico : SOTOL
48. Weasel's tropical cousin : TAIRA
51. Rodgers product : TUNE
52. Lamb : ELIA
53. Milk: Comb. form : LACT
55. "___ and Sympathy" : TEA

Answer summary: 8 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 8 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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