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New York Times, Monday, October 6, 1980

Author: Peter Swift
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.79, Missing: { J Q X Y }, Scrabble score: 276 (avg 1.48)
Open Squares: 59, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 8, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
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© 1980, The New York TimesNo. 11,290
Across Down
1. Intended : AIMED
6. Umpire's call : SAFE
10. Accurate : TRUE
14. Climb up or over : SCALE
15. Placid : EVEN
16. Philosopher Descartes : RENE
17. "Till ___" (a long time) : HELLFREEZESOVER
20. Boater's need : OARS
21. Cheat, with "off" : RIP
22. Bestows : IMPARTS
26. Roman statesman : AGRIPPA
30. Takes care of : NURSES
31. Tropical black bird : ANI
32. Small room : CELL
33. Moods of irritation : SNITS
34. Move gradually : EDGE
35. "Preacher" of pitching fame : ROE
36. "Till ___" (a long time) : DEATHDOUSPART
40. "N'est-ce ___?" : PAS
41. Haughty manners : AIRS
42. Powerful clique : ELITE
44. Denizens of a formicary : ANTS
46. Road map abbr. : RTE
47. More spiteful : MEANER
48. Duns : PESTERS
50. Grammar students, at times: Brit. : PARSERS
51. A long time ___ : AGO
52. Begrime : SOIL
53. "Till ___" (a long time) : THECOWSCOMEHOME
61. One of the Channel Islands : SARK
62. Relative of etc. : ETAL
63. Temptress : SIREN
64. Urges (on) : EGGS
65. Taps gently : DABS
66. Use up : SPEND
1. Wood for skis : ASH
2. Word with cream or pick : ICE
3. ___ de mer : MAL
4. Building extension : ELL
5. Clear away the trees : DEFOREST
6. Prophets : SEERS
7. Rarae ___ : AVES
8. Red cap : FEZ
9. Latent powers : ENERGIES
10. ___ of Capricorn : TROPIC
11. Accelerate a motor : REV
12. French article : UNE
13. Always: Poet. : EER
18. Exclamation of annoyance : RATS
19. Title Chaplin held : SIR
22. Those in power : INS
23. Worldly : MUNDANE
24. Residents of a rectory : PRIESTS
25. Nick and Nora's pooch : ASTA
26. Former county in Scotland : ANGUS
27. Actress from Galveston : PERRINE
28. Member of a cabal : PLOTTER
29. Pub drink : ALE
31. Revere : ADORE
34. Emends : EDITS
37. Did a farm job : HARROWED
38. Unmatched : PEERLESS
39. Cry of despair : ALAS
40. Baby food : PAP
43. Sounds of hesitation : ERS
45. Followers of hay and smoke : STACKS
47. Mutilate : MAIM
49. Conceit : EGO
50. Mutual funds : POOLS
52. Anathema to an A.F.L. member : SCAB
53. Monogram of a memorable poet: 1888–1965 : TSE
54. Crone : HAG
55. Unit of work : ERG
56. RR stop : STA
57. Wise: Slang : HIP
58. Swedish coin : ORE
59. Board-game pieces : MEN
60. Last word in many books : END

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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