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New York Times, Saturday, November 8, 1980

Author:
Mermelstein
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 4.87, Missing: { F Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 277 (avg 1.50)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
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© 1980, The New York TimesNo. 11,323
Across
1. Org. for Welby : AMA
4. Pound division : CANTO
9. One of a loving Latin trio : AMAS
13. Nice pronoun : CELA
15. Lend ___ (listen) : ANEAR
16. Carter : NICK
17. Carters : HODDINGANDBILLY
20. Art work : WOODCUT
21. Offspring : ISSUE
22. Missiles, when dried : PEAS
23. Sound of surf : ROTE
25. Expedite : HASTEN
28. Pinball disaster : TILT
29. Queen killer : ASP
32. Show name : ABIE
33. Club for the trap : WEDGE
34. U.S. overseas radio agcy. : VOA
35. Carters : HURRICANEANDAMY
39. Peer Gynt's mother : ASE
40. Organ supplier : DONOR
41. Word in a Coleridge title : RIME
42. Title in D.C. : SEN
43. Anatomical canal : ITER
44. Creator of Sergius O'Shaugnessy : MAILER
46. Decision mechanism : TOSS
47. Montenegrin, e.g. : SERB
48. Theatrical locale for toys : ATTIC
51. Esculent : EATABLE
54. Carters : JIMMYANDLILLIAN
58. Positional word for seamen : ALEE
59. Chaucerian tale-teller : REEVE
60. ___ est percipi : ESSE
61. Sunder : REND
62. Patroon's property : MANOR
63. Greek goddess : ATE
Down
1. Helmut's "Alas!" : ACH
2. Catty comment's rejoinder : MEOW
3. Actor Ray : ALDO
4. High-kicking exhibition : CANCAN
5. A lord in "Macbeth" : ANGUS
6. Adjective at the bar : NEAT
7. Thrash : TAN
8. Mil. hardware : ORD
9. Liqueur base : ANISE
10. Wire measures : MILS
11. Rights org. : ACLU
12. Scottish island : SKYE
14. Textbook selector : ADOPTER
18. Left Bank notion : IDEE
19. Attacked, as by the love bug : BITTEN
23. Jockey : RIDER
24. Character in "Three Sisters" : OLGA
25. Barriers having trenches or ditches : HAHAS
26. Calumniate : ABUSE
27. Singer seeking sailors : SIREN
28. Drift : TENOR
29. Efficacy : AVAIL
30. Abbeville's river : SOMME
31. Liquidator : PAYER
33. Sinks : WANES
36. Anoesia : IDIOCY
37. Barracks items : COTS
38. What certain guards do well : DRIBBLE
44. Vocation : METIER
45. Sea fed by the Syr Darya : ARAL
46. Clocked : TIMED
47. Quibbling evasion : SALVO
48. Door position : AJAR
49. Favus : TILE
50. Treasury investigators : TMEN
51. Earl of Avon : EDEN
52. "David and ___," 1962 film : LISA
53. Packy ___ (Hope as a boxer) : EAST
55. Estuary : ARM
56. Govt. aid to opera, etc. : NEA
57. Rosalynn Carter, ___ Smith : NEE

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle.

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