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New York Times, Tuesday, December 2, 1980

Author: Joy L. Wouk
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.79, Missing: { J Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 279 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 70, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 13, XRef: 0, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1
Joy L. Wouk has 124 pre-Shortz puzzles and 9 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1980, The New York TimesNo. 11,347
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1. Tale starter : ONCE
5. Pierre's apple : POMME
10. "___ Shanter" : TAMO
14. Composed : COOL
15. Advantage : AVAIL
16. Part of U.A.R. : ARAB
17. Russian device : HAMMERANDSICKLE
20. Resistance unit : OHM
21. Ratio phrase : ISTO
22. ___ Parker (busybody) : NOSEY
23. Concede : AGREE
25. Flows' partner : EBBS
27. Paddled : CANOED
29. Winglike : ALAR
30. Scarcely : ILL
33. ___-de-camp : AIDE
34. Discharge : FIRE
35. Prefix with lith and plastic : NEO
36. Turkish device : CRESCENTANDSTAR
41. ___ Majesty the Queen : HER
42. Hautboy : OBOE
43. Son of Jacob : LEVI
44. Wynn and Begley : EDS
45. Heath : MOOR
46. Marianne and Clement : MOORES
48. Neighbor of Va. : TENN
49. Entangle or untangle : RAVEL
50. Broad cravat : ASCOT
53. Humber tributary : OUSE
54. Harem part : ODA
57. American device : STARSANDSTRIPES
61. Follower of air or sea : PORT
62. Let fly : LOOSE
63. Docile; gentle : MEEK
64. Tell them to go climb a tree : SAPS
65. Less contaminated : PURER
66. Shaw's "___ and the Man" : ARMS
1. Siete follower : OCHO
2. Ham's father : NOAH
3. Naval officers : COMMANDERS
4. Dutch ___ : ELM
5. Described grammatically : PARSED
6. Like Humpty Dumpty : OVATE
7. ___-war bird : MANO
8. Prefix with day or land : MID
9. Urban sights, for short : ELS
10. Cantina fare : TACOS
11. Synagogue features : ARKS
12. Cob or buck : MALE
13. Refrain from contumacy : OBEY
18. Prime Minister De Valera's land : EIRE
19. Acquired early and deeply : INBRED
24. "As Maine ___, so . . . " : GOES
25. Lamb : ELIA
26. Go around Robin Hood's ___ : BARN
27. Hide : CACHE
28. Broadcast : AIRED
29. Word with taste or glow : AFTER
30. Gate crasher : INTERLOPER
31. Permission : LEAVE
32. Lemur of Asia : LORIS
37. Tailed celestial bodies : COMETS
38. Black : EBON
39. "High ___," 1952 film : NOON
40. Kind of gin : SLOE
46. Ibsen's "The ___ Builder" : MASTER
47. Word with eat or feed : OVER
48. Considerations for some courts : TORTS
49. Charlotte ___ : RUSSE
50. Vipers : ASPS
51. Porch for Plato : STOA
52. Cousin of a buffalo fish : CARP
53. Aroma : ODOR
55. Judge : DEEM
56. Solicits : ASKS
58. Eisenhut, for one : ALP
59. ___-turn (road sign) : NOU
60. Hogg or Dodo : IMA

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 1 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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