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Elio Desiderio
Elio Desiderio

New York Times, Monday, November 17, 1980

Author:
Elio Desiderio
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.97, Missing: { F J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 254 (avg 1.34)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 7, XRef: 1, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
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© 1980, The New York TimesNo. 11,332
Across
1. Fratricide victim : ABEL
5. ___ Ababa : ADDIS
10. Anthracite : COAL
14. Kind of bird or apple : LOVE
15. "___ said is soonest mended" : LEAST
16. Cinders or Raines : ELLA
17. Author Haley : ALEX
18. Aged beer : LAGER
19. Tidy : NEAT
20. Rozovsky play, based on a Tolstoy story : STRIDER
22. Put back a deposed monarch : RESTORE
24. Dressed to the ___ : NINES
26. Title for Guinness : SIR
27. Puts on, as a play : STAGES
30. One with a will : TESTATOR
35. Shopping places : MARTS
36. First name in mystery lore : ERLE
37. Actor Edmund : LOWE
38. Regarding : ASTO
39. Some OPEC currency : RIALS
40. Window unit : PANE
41. Daze : STUN
42. Sea bird : ERNE
43. Plinths : BASES
44. Foretold : HERALDED
46. Existentialist writer : SARTRE
47. Contend : VIE
48. "Jaws" star : SHARK
50. Toughened : STEELED
54. Gawky : AWKWARD
58. "___ the Mood . . . " : IMIN
59. Emulate Romeo and Juliet : MARRY
61. Edomites' ancestor : ESAU
62. Restaurant list : MENU
63. Gladden : ELATE
64. Place : SITE
65. Snick and ___ : SNEE
66. Discourage : DETER
67. Weight in 55 Down : TAEL
Down
1. Mournful word : ALAS
2. Part from the party : BOLT
3. Always : EVER
4. New York City thoroughfare : LEXINGTONAVENUE
5. Steve and Marty : ALLENS
6. "The Wreck of the Mary ___" : DEARE
7. Hammarskjöld : DAG
8. European river : ISER
9. Underlines : STRESSES
10. New York City thoroughfare : CENTRALPARKWEST
11. Butter substitute : OLEO
12. Winglike : ALAR
13. Adjective for a Marquand hero : LATE
21. ___ non (judge's holiday) : DIES
23. Pose for a portrait : SIT
25. Leaves high and dry : STRANDS
27. Broadway hit : SMASH
28. Sip : TASTE
29. A Rubinstein : ARTUR
31. Haggard title, in France : ELLE
32. Anyone greatly acclaimed : TOAST
33. Possessor : OWNER
34. Della of songdom : REESE
36. Gaelic name for Ireland : EIRE
39. Converted, as stocks, into cash : REDEEMED
43. Kennel sound : BARK
45. West role : LIL
46. He makes cords and boards : SAWYER
49. Creator of Truthful James : HARTE
50. Jazz artist Zoot : SIMS
51. Counterfeiter catchers : TMEN
52. German article : EINE
53. Hill's follower : DALE
55. Largest continent : ASIA
56. Grade : RATE
57. Affair of honor : DUEL
60. Squealer : RAT

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

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