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New York Times, Thursday, October 2, 1980

Author: Eli Wesoff
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 5.05, Missing: { B J Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 277 (avg 1.48)
Open Squares: 65, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 9, XRef: 0, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
Eli Wesoff has 93 pre-Shortz puzzles and 1 Shortz Era puzzle in our database.
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© 1980, The New York TimesNo. 11,286
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1. Before Sat. : FRI
4. Tea Party leader: Dec. 16, 1773 : ADAMS
9. Slanted, open passageway : RAMP
13. Algerian seaport : ORAN
14. ___ Gray, inventor of the shimmy : GILDA
15. "A Death in the Family" author : AGEE
16. Giants' playground : CANDLESTICKPARK
19. What every speaker needs : AUDIENCE
20. Usher's ground : AISLE
21. Regarding : ASTO
22. Wrangler's companion : PARD
24. Starts, as a horse : SHIES
26. Rectangular column : PILASTER
30. Word before bone or plaster : SHIN
31. Porker : SHOAT
32. Workers' group: Abbr. : ILO
33. Bakery item : PARKERHOUSEROLL
37. Santa ___, Calif. : ANA
38. Banking service : LOANS
39. Type of arch : OGEE
40. Fictional sleuth : SAMSPADE
42. The Arno crosses his city : PISAN
44. River rising in the Bernese Alps : AARE
45. Of sound mind : SANE
46. Shield of Zeus : AEGIS
49. Desert footgear : SANDSHOE
53. Where Old Faithful obliges tourists : YELLOWSTONEPARK
56. Martian: Comb. form : AREO
57. In agreement : ATONE
58. Amorous look : OGLE
59. Actress Martha from Fort Worth : HYER
60. Deceived : DUPED
61. Literary monogram : TSE
1. Sauerbraten server : FRAU
2. She had several fans : RAND
3. Fluid for a cartoonist : INDIAINK
4. Their job may be purchasing : AGENTS
5. Kind of dancer : DISCO
6. An elder in Essen : ALTE
7. When Luther was 18 : MDI
8. One of Black Hawk's braves : SAC
9. What some adventurers shoot : RAPIDS
10. Turkish bigwigs : AGAS
11. Blackbird : MERL
12. Toy dog, for short : PEKE
13. S.A. wood sorrel : OCA
17. ___-majesté : LESE
18. System of unarmed self-defense : KARATE
22. " . . . the ___ frauds of friendship": Fielding : PIOUS
23. Word of woe : ALAS
24. "Talking Woman" author, ___ Alexander : SHANA
25. ___ Ulysses Grant : HIRAM
26. Word with radio : PHONE
27. N.Y. State county : TIOGA
28. Burstyn from Detroit : ELLEN
29. This is in a cast : ROLE
30. Saratoga Springs and Hot Springs : SPAS
31. What to seek in dog days : SHADE
34. ___ del Norte (Rio Grande gorge) : ELPASO
35. Bellow : ROAR
36. Early symptom of typhoid fever : ROSESPOT
41. London was one; so was O'Neill : SAILOR
42. Razzed : PANNED
43. Foster's "Massa's ___ Cold, Cold Ground" : INDE
45. River in France : SAONE
46. Lady's maid in Bombay : AYAH
47. Weird : EERY
48. Feeling after triumph : GLEE
49. Word before order or payment : STOP
50. Witches : HAGS
51. Chaplet on Galahad's headgear : ORLE
52. Scrape by, with "out" : EKE
54. Billfold contents : WAD
55. Actor ___ Erwin : STU

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

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