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New York Times, Tuesday, November 18, 1980

Author:
John R. Prosser
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.97, Missing: { F J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 276 (avg 1.46)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 9, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
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Students & seniors
Across
1. Where Mazzilli menaces moundsmen : SHEA
5. Maundy money : ALMS
9. Trod the boards : ACTED
14. Onus : LOAD
15. Tabby's utterance : MEOW
16. Samuel ___, U.S. artist : MORSE
17. Sidekick : ASSOCIATE
19. Aplomb : POISE
20. Parlay, e.g. : BET
21. Conforms : AGREES
23. Bandleader Lewis : TED
24. Suppress : SITON
26. Site of the Henley Regatta : THAMES
29. Limits : STINTS
31. Large scale : SCUTE
32. At this time : TODAY
33. Monopoly-board street : STATESAVE
37. Foretoken : OMEN
38. Jeopardize : STAKE
39. Sunday drive : SPIN
40. Ancestry : PARENTAGE
42. Recorded : TAPED
43. Sergio ___, movie director : LEONE
44. Basketball players : CAGERS
45. Over and above : BEYOND
47. Unit of light energy : LUMEN
48. Holbrook or Linden : HAL
49. Chattels : ESTATE
51. "Never say ___" : DIE
54. Bouquet, as of wines : AROMA
57. Full house, e.g. : POKERHAND
59. Elbow-bender : TOPER
60. Mellows : AGES
61. Bluebeard, e.g. : OGRE
62. Type of preview : SNEAK
63. Acerb : TART
64. Juvenile : TEEN
Down
1. Flat, thick piece : SLAB
2. Knee breeches : HOSE
3. Park Avenue resident, e.g. : EASTSIDER
4. Fuss and feathers : ADO
5. Mexican friends : AMIGOS
6. Ascertain : LEARN
7. Minute particle : MOTE
8. Sugary pastry : SWEETCAKE
9. Electrical unit, for short : AMP
10. Murmur fondly : COO
11. Banal : TRITE
12. Snaky forms : ESSES
13. Quitclaim : DEED
18. Slyly malicious : CATTY
22. "On the Beach" author : SHUTE
25. How asses behave : INANELY
27. Noshed : ATE
28. "___ from Málaga," book by MacInnes : MESSAGE
29. Shut up shop : STOP
30. TV show about police: 1973–74 : TOMA
31. Where Tandy is dandy and Hume at home : STAGE
33. Opposes change : STANDSPAT
34. One of an octopod's octad : APPENDAGE
35. Four, in Frankfurt : VIER
36. At loose ___ : ENDS
38. Sculptured mountain in Georgia : STONE
41. Prefix with Catholic or Confucian : NEO
42. More pusillanimous : TAMER
44. Most dainty : CUTEST
45. "Hide the ___," Creasey novel : BARON
46. Wing to a J.P. : ELOPE
47. Abdul-Jabbar is one : LAKER
48. Tin, top, felt and straw followers : HATS
50. Judicial robe : TOGA
52. With regard to : INRE
53. Jack London's "Martin ___" : EDEN
55. "Give ___ kiss . . . ": Herrick : MEA
56. "Boner's ___," comic strip : ARK
58. On a winning streak : HOT

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 1 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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