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New York Times, Friday, November 28, 1980

Author: Eli Wesoff
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.11, Missing: { J K Q W Z }, Scrabble score: 268 (avg 1.42)
Open Squares: 75, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
Eli Wesoff has 93 pre-Shortz puzzles and 1 Shortz Era puzzle in our database.
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© 1980, The New York TimesNo. 11,343
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1. Button Gwinnett was one : SIGNER
7. Desert rat's quest : LODE
11. Séance sound : RAP
14. Achieve success : ARRIVE
15. Tel ___ : AVIV
16. High note : ELA
17. Devotee of Bantingism : DIETER
18. Asbestos, asphalt, etc. : MINERALS
20. Denticulate : SERRATE
22. Subjects to detrition : ERODES
23. Caught a monarch : NETTED
24. Cheap booze : REDEYE
25. Suffix with lemon or cannon : ADE
27. China, for one : SEA
28. ___ d'Or, French wine area : COTE
29. Famous clinic : MAYO
31. Teutonic trio : DREI
33. Forum garb : TOGAE
37. Expert : ADEPT
39. Table scrap : ORT
40. Uncivil : SURLY
41. Actor George of "Away All Boats" : NADER
42. Phocid : SEAL
44. "So long" : TATA
45. Abounding : RIFE
47. Cockchafer : DOR
49. Aye : YES
50. Loser in 1588 : ARMADA
53. Seek release from an obligation : BEGOFF
55. Post-riot criminal : LOOTER
56. Cure-alls : ELIXIRS
58. Puritanical person : BLUENOSE
60. Dental problem : CARIES
62. Cubit : ELL
63. Race track, with "the" : TURF
64. Arabian romance : ANTARA
65. Silent assent : NOD
66. Satisfy for a time : STAY
67. Schoolmaster, in Stuttgart : LEHRER
1. Disconsolate : SAD
2. Rainbow : IRIS
3. Kind of monster : GREENEYED
4. Saltpeter, in Southampton : NITRE
5. Turns inside out : EVERTS
6. Changed an evaluation : RERATED
7. Disabled : LAMED
8. Egg: Comb. form : OVI
9. Moola, in Mexico : DINERO
10. Men's lounging slippers : EVERETTS
11. Aptly named novelist : READE
12. Allen's or Gasoline ___ : ALLEY
13. Effete : PASSE
19. ___ the storm (survived) : RODEOUT
21. Flower named for its scent : TEAROSE
25. "___ for All Seasons" : AMAN
26. Nursery sound : DADA
28. Fortress : CITADEL
30. Function : OPERATE
32. Before, to the Bard : ERE
34. Franciscan : GRAYFRIAR
35. Familiar term for Adenauer : ALTE
36. Unfledged bird : EYAS
38. Fish spears : TRIDENTS
43. Reasonable : LOGICAL
46. Avant-garde, in street lingo : FAROUT
48. Cyrano's beloved : ROXANE
50. First name of "the Veep" : ALBEN
51. Jacob Abbott's juvenile hero : ROLLO
52. "The glass of fashion and the ___ of form": Shak. : MOULD
53. Thickset : BEEFY
54. Narrow arm of the sea : FIRTH
57. Dry : SERE
59. Mrs. below the border : SRA
61. Patriotic org. : SAR

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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