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New York Times, Thursday, December 11, 1980

Author: Rubin
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 35, Avg Word Len: 5.00, Missing: { J Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 296 (avg 1.56)
Open Squares: 76, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 8, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
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© 1980, The New York TimesNo. 11,356
Across Down
1. Brittle : CRISP
6. Ski spots : ALPS
10. Quaternary : FOUR
14. ___-dory : HUNKY
15. One of Vulcan's spheres : FIRE
16. "___ Sprach Zarathustra," 1973 song : ALSO
17. Before : UNTIL
18. Newgate, e.g. : GAOL
19. Sway : REEL
20. Miller or Google : BARNEY
22. "___ of W.B. Yeats," elegy by Auden : INMEMORY
24. Kenton or Musial : STAN
25. "___ and Me," H. Lamarr autobiography : ECSTASY
27. Call for Mrs. Bloom : YOOHOO
29. Afternoon, in Avila : TARDE
33. Greek letter : CHI
36. Fed. investigator : TMAN
37. Hubert's widow : MURIEL
38. Abode : HABITAT
40. Crowns : DIADEMS
41. He was no con man : EDISON
42. Singer Vikki : CARR
43. Prevaricate : LIE
44. Sir's counterpart : MADAM
45. Berlin hit: 1925 : ALWAYS
47. Admonition : WARNING
49. Kind of apple : CRAB
53. ___-tails : CATONINE
56. Soprano Malbin : ELAINE
58. Old grad : ALUM
59. Fit of ill humor : FUNK
61. Urge on : IMPEL
62. Musical round : ROTA
63. Kind of show : LATE
64. Exhausted : SPENT
65. Like some silk : SPUN
66. Princess of Braband : ELSA
67. Considerations for Cassatt : TINTS
1. Fish used as bait : CHUBS
2. Attack : RUNAT
3. Prefix with mural or state : INTRA
4. Emaciated : SKINNY
5. W.W. II journalist : PYLE
6. Neighbor of U.S.S.R. : AFG
7. Affaire d'amour : LIAISON
8. Quickly : PRONTO
9. Nobelist novelist-poet Lagerlöf : SELMA
10. Grange area : FARMYARD
11. TV backdrop : OLEO
12. He can't get enough of snuff : USER
13. ___-poly : ROLY
21. G. & S. character : YEOMAN
23. Sea inlet : ESTUARY
26. Songbird : CHAT
28. Footstool : OTTOMAN
30. Cambodian money : RIEL
31. Prefix denoting size : DEMI
32. Otherwise : ELSE
33. Sci. course : CHEM
34. "If I Only ___ Heart" : HADA
35. Footnote abbr. : IBID
37. Fata morgana : MIRAGE
39. "She ___, therefore may be woo'd": Shak. : ISAWOMAN
40. Haggard novel : DAWN
42. Lawyer's bread and butter : CLIENTS
45. Etesian : ANNUAL
46. Large, greenish prawns : SCAMPI
48. Jaeger's companion : RIFLE
50. Mature : RIPEN
51. In reference to : ANENT
52. Encircles : BELTS
53. Telphers : CARS
54. Asymmetrical : ALOP
55. Garb for a Balanchine vehicle : TUTU
57. Catalogue : LIST
60. Large parrot : KEA

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

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