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New York Times, Wednesday, December 10, 1980

Author: Jean J. Davison
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { J K Q V W X Z }, Scrabble score: 265 (avg 1.40)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Spans: 3
Jean J. Davison has 62 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1980, The New York TimesNo. 11,355
Across Down
1. Large car, familiarly : LIMO
5. Greek island : CORFU
10. Hold fast : GRIP
14. Square yardage, e.g. : AREA
15. Some of Saint-Saëns' songs : ARIAS
16. Tease : RIDE
17. Ploys involving shells and shills : CONFIDENCEGAMES
20. Finis : END
21. Word with school or crossing : GRADE
22. Item in the black : ASSET
23. Did a garden chore : HOED
24. B.&O. and others : RRS
25. Pater's wife : MATER
28. Useful byproducts : SPINOFFS
33. Mimic : APER
34. Thick French soup : POTAGE
36. One of the Dolomites : ALP
37. Magician : PRESTIDIGITATOR
40. ___ Yutang (Chinese author) : LIN
41. Fled from the homestead to wed : ELOPED
42. Butte's kin : MESA
43. Hamlet's milieu : ELSINORE
45. Pert and impertinent : SASSY
46. Word with hazel or butter : NUT
47. Jut of land : SPIT
49. Do a cleaning chore : SCOUR
52. Burgle : STEAL
54. Goal : AIM
57. Sub rosa : SURREPTITIOUSLY
60. Item not found on a tundra : TREE
61. Ozawa waves it : BATON
62. Cadence : LILT
63. Mtg. : SESS
64. Something to cast : STONE
65. Vehicle for Loretta Swit : MASH
1. Tatter's product : LACE
2. Steel source : IRON
3. Heal : MEND
4. Lummox : OAF
5. Framework : CADRE
6. Mountain nymph : OREAD
7. Peel : RIND
8. Stand up to : FACE
9. Function : USE
10. V.I.P. at Hartford : GRASSO
11. Edges : RIMS
12. ___ fixe : IDEE
13. Gnat, e.g. : PEST
18. Stravinsky : IGOR
19. A deep red : GARNET
23. Towel marking : HERS
24. Stiff : RIGID
25. Syrup source : MAPLE
26. Fourth of 12 : APRIL
27. Troubled years, usually : TEENS
28. Mushroom stalk : STIPE
29. British "buttons" : PAGE
30. Clotho, Lachesis and Atropos : FATES
31. Dental ___ : FLOSS
32. Flower arrangement : SPRAY
34. Helmsman : PILOT
35. Bouquet : ODOR
38. Professor's goal : TENURE
39. Third of a Latin trio : AMAT
44. Habituates : INURES
45. Granger's structure : SILO
47. Author Ernest Thompson ___ : SETON
48. His pen was mightier than George's sword : PAINE
49. Fast jets : SSTS
50. What a mountebank's product won't do : CURE
51. Bauxite and stibnite : ORES
52. R.B.I.'s, e.g. : STAT
53. Late European leader : TITO
54. Where yaks and zebus roam : ASIA
55. "To hastening ___ a prey": Goldsmith : ILLS
56. Tale about Thor : MYTH
58. ETV source : PBS
59. City on the Danube : ULM

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