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New York Times, Thursday, October 23, 1980

Author:
Jeanette K. Brill
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.97, Missing: { G J K Q X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 285 (avg 1.51)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 3, XRef: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1
Jeanette K. Brill has 79 pre-Shortz puzzles and 2 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1980, The New York TimesNo. 11,307
Across
1. Spiny-finned fish : BASS
5. Commentator-writer Alexander : SHANA
10. Hebrew dry measure : EPHA
14. City founded by Harold III : OSLO
15. Name meaning "lovable" : MABEL
16. Skelton role : CLEM
17. Furrow : SEAM
18. Mouthpiece of a musical instrument : EMBOUCHURE
20. Ornamental shrub with roselike flowers : CAMELLIA
22. House for Henri : MAISON
23. Waver; falter : HALT
24. Delineate : LIMN
25. Devices for Figaro : STROPS
28. One aided by Nader : CONSUMER
32. Apt homophone for cruise : CREWS
33. The Elephant Boy of films : SABU
34. Storage bin : SILO
35. Gypsy man : ROM
36. Like some court judgments : INREM
37. Chat informally : RAP
38. Poet Naso : OVID
40. Exigency : NEED
41. Having a dull finish : MATTE
43. Spotted : DETECTED
45. Noisy disturbance : POTHER
46. Klinger of "M*A*S*H" : FARR
47. Oaf : DOLT
48. Evening reception : SOIREE
51. Supporting structure : BUTTRESS
55. Stoutness : EMBONPOINT
57. Medicinal plant : ALOE
58. French corn : MAIS
59. With 47 Down, actress from Louisville : IRENE
60. Boite : CAFE
61. M.I.T. or R.P.I. : INST
62. Challenged : DARED
63. Nicholas I or II : TSAR
Down
1. Variety of pear : BOSC
2. On the main : ASEA
3. Feat in bridge : SLAM
4. In one way or another : SOMEHOW
5. What olfactometers measure : SMELLS
6. ___ up (emote onstage) : HAMIT
7. Swedish rock group : ABBA
8. Avant-gardist : NEO
9. Most abundant metal in earth's crust : ALUMINUM
10. Sea urchin : ECHINUS
11. Ne ___ ultra (acme) : PLUS
12. Leander's love : HERO
13. Prayer ending : AMEN
19. Trippets : CAMS
21. Swathes : LAPS
24. Having a rounded projection : LOBED
25. Young cod or haddock : SCROD
26. Treasure ___ : TROVE
27. Send payment : REMIT
28. Was concerned about : CARED
29. Glee : MIRTH
30. Gladden : ELATE
31. Noted pollster : ROPER
33. Scoff : SNEER
36. Resolutely fearless : INTREPID
39. Thaw out : DEFROST
41. Shed, as feathers : MOLT
42. Entice : ATTRACT
44. Normandy city : CAEN
45. Preserved, in a way : POTTED
47. See 59 Across : DUNNE
48. Kind of trailer : SEMI
49. SW Asian country : OMAN
50. Wading bird : IBIS
51. Berliner's brew : BIER
52. Greek underground org. in W.W. II : ELAS
53. Lounge piece : SOFA
54. Crystal gazer : SEER
56. Mouths: Lat. : ORA

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

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