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New York Times, Tuesday, October 21, 1980

Author: Herb L. Risteen
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 4.74, Missing: { F J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 265 (avg 1.43)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 10, XRef: 0, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1
Herb L. Risteen has 244 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1980, The New York TimesNo. 11,305
Across Down
1. Queen in a Shelley poem : MAB
4. "Good-bye" composer : TOSTI
9. Handles awkwardly : PAWS
13. O. T. book : AMOS
15. Of the bone below the humerus : ULNAR
16. Assembly section : UNIT
17. Like ___ out of hell : ABAT
18. English novelist: 1814–84 : READE
19. Tabula ___ (blank slate) : RASA
20. Costa ___ : RICA
21. Seoul soldier : ROK
22. Kitchen utensil : DICER
23. Formerly : ONCE
25. Traveler in a umiak : ESKIMO
28. Surgical knife : LANCET
30. Have ___ for (hold a grudge) : ITIN
31. Cotton knot : NEP
34. "Hedda Gabler" playwright : IBSEN
35. Idaho boundary river : SNAKE
36. Year in the reign of Justinian I : DLI
37. Catches cod : NETS
38. Tony winner LuPone : PATTI
39. Troglodyte's place : CAVE
40. Patriotic org. : DAR
41. Woodworking tool : LATHE
42. Sky sight : COMET
43. "___ Blue?": 1929 song : AMI
44. Century plant : ALOE
45. City in California : SONORA
46. Zookeeper's activity : CAGING
48. American colonizer : PENN
49. Peteman's purchase : NITRO
51. Down Under animal : ROO
53. Of hearing : OTIC
56. Reputation : ODOR
57. Modify to suit : ADAPT
59. Starchy plant : TARO
60. Immunizing agents : SERA
61. Adjust anew : RESET
62. Arthurian lady : ENID
63. Amenable : EASY
64. In disorder : MESSY
65. Happy ___ lark : ASA
1. Picasso's "Dora ___ Seated" : MAAR
2. Prefix with dextrous : AMBI
3. Pythons : BOACONSTRICTORS
4. Castle feature : TURRET
5. Grocery item : OLEO
6. Treacherous person : SNAKEINTHEGRASS
7. Young boy : TAD
8. Fighting temper : IRE
9. This occurs in Adar : PURIM
10. Western city, famed for mining : ANACONDAMONTANA
11. Sapient : WISE
12. Excel : STAR
14. Postures : STANCES
22. Wine's partner : DINE
24. One hundred yrs. : CEN
26. Kind of craft : STATE
27. Cuyler of baseball's Hall of Fame : KIKI
28. Actress Christian : LINDA
29. Opposite the middle of a ship's side : ABEAM
32. Young eel : ELVER
33. Michelangelo work : PIETA
35. Squelched : SATON
38. Nuuanu ___, scenic spot on Oahu : PALI
39. Imply : CONNOTE
41. Como, to Carlo or Carlos : LAGO
42. Sebastian ___, record-breaking miler : COE
45. Irregular : SPOTTY
47. Order : ARRAY
49. ___ around (pry) : NOSE
50. Concept : IDEA
52. Uncloses, to Shakespeare : OPES
54. Garden bloom : IRIS
55. Musical finale : CODA
57. Weapon : ARM
58. English river : DEE

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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