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New York Times, Thursday, November 6, 1980

Author:
Victor Goldfarb
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 4.87, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 282 (avg 1.52)
Open Squares: 64, Cheaters: 5, FITB: 8, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
Victor Goldfarb has 17 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1980, The New York TimesNo. 11,321
Across
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Concrete strip : SLAB
5
River in SE Wales : EBBW
9
Cheerless : DRAB
13
Isak Dinesen product : TALE
14
One-third of a 1970 film title : TORA
15
Actress Adorée : RENEE
17
Shaft : AXLE
18
Hellman's "The Children's ___" : HOUR
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Best and Ferber : EDNAS
20
Member of the N.F.L. : REDSKINS
22
Agree to : ASSENT
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Pitcher's stat : ERA
24
Place for certain cold storage : ICEHOUSE
26
Hankerings : YENS
28
Passageways for shoppers : ARCADES
32
Gave out sparingly : DOLED
34
Proper, to Pierre : VRAI
35
Ab ___ (from the start) : OVO
36
Dean Martin hit, "That's ___!" : AMORE
37
Force; power : VIS
38
Bendix role : RILEY
40
X : TEN
41
500 sheets of newsprint : REAM
43
County or river in Ala. : COOSA
44
Betrothed : ENGAGED
46
Speak indistinctly : SLUR
47
Sled dog : MALEMUTE
50
Wartime agcy. : OPA
53
Puts off : DEFERS
56
Held back, as stocks : UNISSUED
58
Praise highly : EXALT
59
Release, as a mechanism : TRIP
60
Spumante source : ASTI
61
Dressler or Wilson : MARIE
62
Do work for Lloyd's of London : RATE
63
This may weigh over 500 lbs. : CLAM
64
Like Joe Greene : MEAN
65
Malt beverages : ALES
66
Former Giant, ___ Rote : KYLE
Down
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Ogle : STARE
2
Less strict : LAXER
3
Morning, noon and night : ALLDAYLONG
4
Drones : BEES
5
Group of moral principles : ETHICS
6
Daniel or Richard : BOONE
7
Brief encounter : BRUSH
8
___ of 1812 : WAR
9
Parts of opera houses : DRESSCIRCLES
10
Sinus Arabicus : REDSEA
11
"___ of the Thousand Days" : ANNE
12
Noggin : BEAN
16
Erhard's group : EST
21
Where the Montessori method is often tried : KINDERGARTEN
22
Distinctive quality : AURA
25
Crew on the Charles : OARS
27
Suffix with cannon and musket : EER
29
In a lugubrious way : DOLOROUSLY
30
Dec. 24, Dec. 31, etc. : EVES
31
Oriental legume : SOYA
32
Topic in a dorm : DATE
33
Gregory Peck movie, with "The" : OMEN
34
Companion of vigor : VIM
37
___ mecum (guidebook) : VADE
39
Debt acknowledgment : IOU
42
Snakelike fish : EELS
45
Becky Sharp's friend : AMELIA
46
Eyestalk : STIPES
48
Work by Orozco : MURAL
49
Fuse : UNITE
51
Part of some dogwoods : PETAL
52
Stop on ___ : ADIME
53
E.M.K. is one : DEM
54
Prof's concoction : EXAM
55
Token at times : FARE
57
Fire : SACK
59
La's companion : TRA

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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