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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
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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
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Arab robe : ABA
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Candy : BONBON
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Germanic language of yore : OLDSAXON
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Begets : ENGENDERS
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Life principle; soul : ANIMA
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In fact : REALLY
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Van Doren from S.D. : MAMIE
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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
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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
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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, 7 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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