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New York Times, Friday, December 26, 1980

Author: Vincent L. Osborne
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.11, Missing: { F J K Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 257 (avg 1.36)
Open Squares: 75, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
Vincent L. Osborne has 20 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1980, The New York TimesNo. 11,371
Across Down
1. Figure on Lebanon's flag : CEDAR
6. Phlegmatic person : CLOD
10. Calumniator, for one : LIAR
14. Site of world's largest oil refinery : ARUBA
15. Adriatic resort : LIDO
16. Florence's river : ARNO
17. To the ___ (full) : GILLS
18. Chained Lady of the heavens : ANDROMEDA
20. Selective : ECLECTIC
22. Mielziner designs : SCENES
23. Hauberk : ARMOR
25. Feature of a blue jay : CREST
26. Hostler's milieu : STABLE
30. Mount St. Helens menace : LAVA
32. Sound : HALE
33. City in SW California : SANTAMARIA
39. Where batters are transformed : OVEN
40. Word in many mastheads : TIMES
41. Kind of tree or oil : TUNG
42. Kentucky capitalists : DISTILLERS
44. "___ in Love with Amy" : ONCE
45. Hold : DEEM
46. Give a performance : APPEAR
48. Of bristles : SETAL
52. ___ Varden in "Barnaby Rudge" : DOLLY
54. Soviet peninsula : CRIMEA
56. Uneasy : RESTLESS
61. Descriptive of Bob Cratchit : UNDERPAID
63. Cry to hounds : HALLO
64. Bar to a sale : LIEN
65. Scoria : SLAG
66. Bermuda, e.g. : ONION
67. For fear that : LEST
68. French pronoun : ELLE
69. Vespiaries : NESTS
1. Teller's locale : CAGE
2. Norse mariner : ERIC
3. Obtund : DULL
4. Fit : ABLE
5. Spanky, for one : RASCAL
6. Adjuster's concern : CLAIM
7. Tails on a penny : LINCOLNMEMORIAL
8. Fey : ODD
9. Actress from Swindon, Eng. : DORS
10. More claudicant : LAMER
11. Personification of peace : IRENE
12. Aconcagua's range : ANDES
13. Pan : ROAST
19. Noted English philosopher: 14th century : OCCAM
21. Wooden horse : TRESTLE
24. Tax-board member : RATER
26. Did a farrier's job : SHOD
27. Rikki-tikki-___, Kipling mongoose : TAVI
28. Draft choices : ALES
29. Penchant : BENT
31. Liegemen : VASSALS
34. Was in the grip of la grippe : AILED
35. In the crow's-nest : ATOP
36. Mystical mark : RUNE
37. Huayna Capac, e.g. : INCA
38. Radio-tube stabilizer : AGER
43. Drone : IDLER
47. Dragon killed by Apollo : PYTHON
48. Oar : SCULL
49. "Sesame Street" Muppet : ERNIE
50. Minas Basin's claim to fame : TIDES
51. Catkin : AMENT
53. Toehold for Hillary : LEDGE
55. Area at the end of the choir : APSE
57. Lois of the Daily Planet : LANE
58. Site of ancient games : ELIS
59. Letter drop : SLOT
60. Fyodor Karamazov's offspring : SONS
62. "___ That Jazz" : ALL

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