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New York Times, Wednesday, December 24, 1980

Author: Tap Osborn
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.97, Missing: { F X }, Scrabble score: 300 (avg 1.59)
Open Squares: 72, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Spans: 4, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
Tap Osborn has 111 pre-Shortz puzzles and 1 Shortz Era puzzle in our database.
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© 1980, The New York TimesNo. 11,369
Across Down
1. Colonnade : STOA
5. Cap for a dervish : TAJ
8. Oriental marketplace : BAZAAR
14. Tarragon, e.g. : HERB
15. Lithium source : ORE
16. Iago's wife : EMILIA
17. Bleach out : ETIOLATE
19. "Flow ___, sweet Afton": Burns : GENTLY
20. Had words : ARGUED
21. Antler part : PRONG
23. Broadway singing star John : RAITT
24. Brisket, e.g. : MEAT
25. One of the Aleutians : ADAK
29. Substance of genetic importance : DNA
30. Farm sight : BARN
31. "Spirit of St. Louis," e.g. : PLANE
32. Landing spots : QUAYS
34. Oakland athlete : RAIDER
35. Harry Warren–Al Dubin 1935 hit : LULUSBACKINTOWN
39. Nervous : UNEASY
40. Metal fastener : RIVET
41. Singer Kay : STARR
42. Soccer great : PELE
43. Youth : LAD
46. Cause for legal action : TORT
47. City on the Oka : OREL
48. "You'll ___ Know," Warren-Gordon 1943 hit : NEVER
50. Prohibit : ESTOP
52. Belvedere : GAZEBO
53. Echo : PARROT
56. Baltic country, formerly : ESTHONIA
58. Bandage : SWATHE
59. Chafe : RUB
60. Phooey! : NUTS
61. Enclosed : INDOOR
62. Gielgud's title : SIR
63. Exploit : GEST
1. Do a fleecing job : SHEAR
2. Group of four : TETRAD
3. Source : ORIGIN
4. Warren-Dubin 1935 hit, "___ Nine" : ABOUTAQUARTERTO
5. Amphibian : TOAD
6. Composing, for one : ART
7. Warren-Mercer 1938 hit : JEEPERSCREEPERS
8. Sired : BEGOT
9. Hymn ending : AMEN
10. Warren-Robin 1952 hit : ZINGALITTLEZONG
11. High, in music : ALT
12. Distress : AIL
13. Bandleader Bloch : RAY
18. Service call : LET
22. Went on the ballot : RAN
24. Yucatán native : MAYA
26. Pedestal part : DADO
27. Over : ANEW
28. Jerome of songdom : KERN
30. Coddle : BABY
31. Star facet : PANE
33. U.N. member : USSR
34. Cleave : RIVE
35. Inordinate desire : LUST
36. "Render therefore ___ . . . " : UNTO
37. "Book of Nonsense" author : LEAR
38. Veto : KILL
42. Favoring : PRO
44. Lexington or Madison : AVENUE
45. Charges : DEBITS
47. Fish-eating mammal : OTTER
48. Slangy turndown : NAH
49. TV "tribute," à la Martin : ROAST
51. London area : SOHO
52. Europe's largest island: Abbr. : GTBR
53. Greek letter : PSI
54. Cereal bristle : AWN
55. TV's precursor : RAD
57. ___ generis (unique) : SUI

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

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