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New York Times, Monday, December 15, 1980

Author:
David Galef
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 4.87, Missing: { G K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 276 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 72, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 3, XRef: 1, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
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Students & seniors
Across
1. Demure : PRIM
5. Aries–Taurus time : APRIL
10. Cut short : CROP
14. Halo : AURA
15. "The March King" : SOUSA
16. Hawaiian souvenirs : LEIS
17. Photocopy, for short : STAT
18. Tendon : SINEW
19. Bridge seat : EAST
20. Chaucerian work : THEHOUSEOFFAME
23. Is not indefatigable : TIRES
24. Ornamental vase : URN
25. Tangled or untangled : RAVELED
28. Asian or swine follower : FLU
29. Man in blue : COP
32. Historical periods : ERAS
33. Indonesian island : BALI
34. Chemical suffix : ENE
35. Chaucerian work, with "The" : CANTERBURYTALES
40. Honest ___ : ABE
41. Observed : SEEN
42. Talk harshly : BLAT
43. Letter addenda : PSS
44. Half a fly : TSE
45. Andover and Groton : SCHOOLS
48. Iota : JOT
49. Go on ___ (indulge in a spree) : ATEAR
50. Part of 35 Across : THEPARSONSTALE
56. Ship's front : PROW
57. Netting for snaring : TOILS
58. Moslem chief : IMAM
59. Dogleg. e.g. : HOLE
60. Rickenbacker : EDDIE
61. Arena at Atlanta : OMNI
62. Pastoral poem : IDYL
63. Spores : SEEDS
64. Yuletime : NOEL
Down
1. Bygone : PAST
2. O.T. book : RUTH
3. Dies ___ : IRAE
4. Algebra exam, for one : MATHTEST
5. Give confidence to : ASSURE
6. Self-confident : POISED
7. Characters with mystical meanings : RUNES
8. Lake in Lombardy : ISEO
9. How criminals do not behave : LAWFULLY
10. Scour : CLEAN
11. Paper amount : REAM
12. French river : OISE
13. Attention-getter : PST
21. "Black gold" : OIL
22. Papaya or muskmelon : FRUIT
25. TV newscaster's summary : RECAP
26. Fine steeds : ARABS
27. Wind indicators : VANES
28. Distant : FAR
29. Casals played it : CELLO
30. Ryan or Tatum : ONEAL
31. Aphids and weevils : PESTS
33. Kolacky : BUN
36. Bar legally : ESTOP
37. Clarifies, perhaps : RESTATES
38. Apoidea member : BEE
39. Subject of many demonstrations : ABORTION
45. Phlegmatic : STOLID
46. Perfumes with a thurible : CENSES
47. Owns : HAS
48. Chatoyant or peridot : JEWEL
49. Play device : ASIDE
50. Walked on : TROD
51. Sacrosanct : HOLY
52. Emulated Shoemaker : RODE
53. Munitions, informally : AMMO
54. Back street : LANE
55. Ludwig or Cooper : EMIL
56. Greek letter : PHI

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

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