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New York Times, Saturday, November 29, 1980

Author:
Nikki Tenfelde
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 39, Avg Word Len: 5.17, Min Word Len: 4, Missing: { F J Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 270 (avg 1.45)
Open Squares: 86, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
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© 1980, The New York TimesNo. 11,344
Across
1. Lassoed : ROPED
6. Rub clean : WIPE
10. Edicts : ACTS
14. President ousted by Amin in 1971 : OBOTE
15. Solar disk : ATEN
16. Like a 1913 Liberty Head nickel : RARE
17. Marine skeleton : CORAL
18. Tiber tributary : NERA
19. Seaport in Algeria : ORAN
20. Informal party with light refreshments : KETTLEDRUM
22. Clips : MOWS
23. Moderate : REASONABLE
25. Yoke : TEAM
29. Route 1 is one : ARTERY
30. One receiving a share : ALLOTTEE
32. Rabbit fur : LAPIN
37. Repellent in a closet : CAMPHOR
38. Bent : PRONATE
40. Japanese word meaning "first generation" : ISSEI
41. Ripples or rustles : CRINKLES
42. Halo; nimbus : GLORIA
45. Kind of wave : HEAT
46. Disjointed : INCOHERENT
50. Reverberation : ROLL
51. Prophetic disclosure : APOCALYPSE
57. Encompassed by : AMID
58. One place to see an ibis : NILE
59. Merits : EARNS
60. Subdued : TAME
61. Word between speak and mind : ONES
62. Country youth : SWAIN
63. Utopian spot : EDEN
64. Famed T-man : NESS
65. Narrow passage in an English cathedral : SLYPE
Down
1. What Sisyphus pushed : ROCK
2. Joseph Robinson plays it : OBOE
3. Algeciras is one : PORT
4. Berliner's budget : ETAT
5. Secluded valley : DELL
6. Aeneas was one : WANDERER
7. Battologize : ITERATE
8. Examine : PERUSE
9. Charm : ENAMOR
10. It rises from a rose : AROMA
11. Kin of a honey locust : CAROB
12. Fishing net : TRAWL
13. What gibberish doesn't make : SENSE
21. Mother of Azan : ERATO
24. Versatile material : NYLON
25. "Shut up!" in Siena : TACI
26. Greek W.W. II military org. : ELAS
27. What eleemosynars give : ALMS
28. Brood or dawdle : MOPE
31. Region of the femur : THIGH
33. Egyptian cross symbolizing life : ANKH
34. "___ Moon," 1920 song : PALE
35. Sweet spire : ITEA
36. Set of boxes : NEST
38. Ida or Ino : PRINCESS
39. Lariat : RIATA
41. Some Mardi Gras celebrants : CREOLES
43. "___ Me," Bill Withers hit song : LEANON
44. Plant also called "live-forever" : ORPINE
46. Enraged : IRATE
47. Tuareg, e.g. : NOMAD
48. Region, to Ruskin : CLIME
49. Ancient : OLDEN
52. Minus : LESS
53. Small boat : YAWL
54. Preacher's advice : PRAY
55. Shred : SNIP
56. Anglo-Saxon laborer : ESNE

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

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