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Stephanie Spadaccini
Stephanie Spadaccini

New York Times, Saturday, November 22, 1980

Author:
Stephanie Spadaccini
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 29, Avg Word Len: 5.44, Missing: { F J Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 265 (avg 1.35)
Open Squares: 90, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
Stephanie Spadaccini has 8 pre-Shortz puzzles and 36 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1980, The New York TimesNo. 11,337
Across
1. Haymarket attraction : THEATRE
8. Preserved : SALTED
14. Taller and thinner : RANGIER
15. Traveling players : TROUPES
17. Experience : UNDERGO
18. Kind of horse or camel : ARABIAN
19. Zsa Zsa has said it several times : IDO
20. Gourmand : EATER
22. About 39 inches in England : METRE
23. Classify : SORT
25. Tellers of twisted tales : LIARS
27. Sub ___ (secretly) : ROSA
28. Meredith Wilson's "The ___ Man" : MUSIC
30. "___ and Whispers," Bergman film : CRIES
32. Cartoonist who created Ferd'nand : MIK
33. Hardens : STEELS
35. Castanets : SNAPPERS
37. Engrossed : RAPT
39. Stamp stuff : GLUE
40. Tool for a tailor : SCISSORS
44. Sounds of derision : SNORTS
48. Calloway : CAB
49. Pens : STIES
51. Genuflect : KNEEL
52. Kayo blow : ONER
54. Ejects : SPEWS
56. River on the Broads : YARE
57. Gypsy's card : TAROT
59. Rove furtively : PROWL
61. Most West Pointers : MEN
62. Gourmet : EPICURE
64. Part of a car : REAREND
66. Atom splitter : REACTOR
67. Fer-___, pit viper : DELANCE
68. Muzzles : SNOUTS
69. Max in "Hart to Hart" : STANDER
Down
1. Platitudes : TRUISMS
2. "Dime" of song, e.g. : HANDOUT
3. Support : ENDORSE
4. Jack Benny's secret : AGE
5. Tucker out : TIRE
6. Queenly : REGAL
7. Amatory : EROTIC
8. Movie-credit word : STARRING
9. Dep.'s opposite : ARR
10. Rich soil : LOAM
11. Oca or yam : TUBER
12. Representative example : EPITOME
13. Letter opener : DEARSIR
16. Untrustworthy people : SNEAKS
21. Dumbo's "wings" : EARS
24. Wedding-cake parts : TIERS
26. Otaries : SEALS
29. Kind of room or mate : CLASS
31. True grit : SPUNK
34. Signs of rubeola : SPOTS
36. Showy flower : PEONY
38. Mechanisms for switches : TRIPPERS
40. Sea duck : SCOTER
41. Tidbits : CANAPES
42. Native of a European peninsula : IBERIAN
43. Calchas, for one : SEER
45. Change anew : REAMEND
46. Playwright Rattigan : TERENCE
47. Having little force or validity : SLENDER
50. Swashbucklers' needs : SWORDS
53. "___ and His Brothers," 1960 film : ROCCO
55. Nectarous : SWEET
58. Garb for "Swan Lake" : TUTU
60. Tra trailers : LALA
63. Rubbish! : ROT
65. Smuggled : RAN

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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