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New York Times, Friday, November 14, 1980

Author:
Eli Wesoff
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { J Q V X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 260 (avg 1.39)
Open Squares: 59, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
Eli Wesoff has 93 pre-Shortz puzzles and 1 Shortz Era puzzle in our database.
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Students & seniors
Across
1. ___ cum laude : MAGNA
6. High mil. office : CINC
10. Nag : CARP
14. Prospero's servant : ARIEL
15. Meat stew : OLIO
16. Spread : OLEO
17. All-pro Jack Ham is one : LINEBACKER
19. His ___ (personage) : NIBS
20. Office equipment : DESK
21. Mocha, Java, etc. : COFFEES
23. Straw-filled tick : PALLET
26. Mercy : LENIENCE
27. In the direction of movement : ALEE
28. Season in Calais : ETE
30. One of a quadrillion on Earth : ANT
31. Cribbage item : PEG
32. Sing like Columbo : CROON
34. "___ long way toTipperary, . . . " : ITSA
37. Welt producer : CATONINETAILS
40. Word with oven or poke : SLOW
41. Sticker : LABEL
42. Decide : OPT
44. Take tiffin : EAT
46. Arthur's ebony spear : RON
47. Noted French teacher of deaf and dumb children: 18th century : EPEE
48. Like some bricks, raisins, etc. : SUNDRIED
52. Away : ABSENT
54. Busman's door-opening item : TREADLE
55. Name for a señorita : INES
56. Second Israeli ambassador to U.S. : EBAN
57. Leif's father : ERICTHERED
62. Powder ingredient : TALC
63. Jockey : RIDE
64. Flavoring for ouzo : ANISE
65. Snick's partner in bygone days : SNEE
66. Scorch : SEAR
67. Middle East desert region : NEGEB
Down
1. ___ de mer : MAL
2. Onassis : ARI
3. Type of fizz : GIN
4. Cleopatra's ___, in Central Park : NEEDLE
5. "The Sandbox" playwright : ALBEE
6. Small pile of hay : COCK
7. Kind, unkindly speaking : ILK
8. Amy, to Billy : NIECE
9. Cigar type : CORONA
10. Paper for celebrations : CONFETTI
11. Sci-fi film of 1979 : ALIEN
12. Viol ancestor : REBEC
13. Band playing in a western : POSSE
18. " . . . ___ and distant shore": Thayer : ASTERN
22. Lampshade topper : FINIAL
23. Hack's output : PAP
24. Templeton and Guinness : ALECS
25. Kind of tender : LEGAL
26. Lightweight champ: 1917–25 : LEONARD
29. Helot's lot : TOIL
32. "Cavalcade" playwright : COWARD
33. Mountain climbed by Moses : NEBO
35. Spot for a kanone : SLOPE
36. Ditto above : ASPEN
38. Perform like Tallchief : TOEDANCE
39. Landlord's correlative : TENANT
43. Holiday in Hanoi : TET
45. Mosaic workers : TILERS
47. Ancient ascetic : ESSENE
48. Proofreaders' marks : STETS
49. ___ renewal : URBAN
50. "Jerusalem the Golden" author : NEALE
51. Uncanny : EERIE
53. Literature's "Borstal Boy" : BEHAN
55. Refrigerator : ICER
58. Cantor song : IDA
59. Outfit : RIG
60. Vane direction : ESE
61. Coming-out girl : DEB

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