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New York Times, Monday, December 29, 1980

Author: Johnson
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.79, Missing: { J K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 257 (avg 1.37)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 10, XRef: 0
Johnson has 29 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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1. Kid sister to boy of 17 : PEST
5. Author Luce : CLARE
10. Beach toy : PAIL
14. Wears away : EATS
15. Fieldwork : REDAN
16. Salvation ___ : ARMY
17. Like Arnold's action : TREASONOUS
19. Mrs. Sprat's anathema : LEAN
20. Competitors : ENTRANTS
21. Governors, e.g. : ISLAND
23. Marvin from N.Y.C. : LEE
24. Stepping stone for Eliza : FLOE
25. Part of O.A.S. : STATES
29. Game bird's perch in a carol : PEARTREE
33. Livestock feed : MASH
34. Surface burn : SINGE
35. "Exodus" hero : ARI
36. Rose's lover : ABIE
37. Explorer ___ de León : PONCE
38. Mining nail : SPAD
39. Walton's need : ROD
40. The nominees : SLATE
41. Compiègne's river : OISE
42. Crazy places for a little rock 'n' roll : TREETOPS
44. Auction participant : BIDDER
46. Kind of bug : LADY
47. "None ___ the brave . . . ": Dryden : BUT
48. He doesn't deserve the fair : COWARD
51. Many a G.I. : SELECTEE
56. Skip : OMIT
57. Yews, e.g. : EVERGREENS
59. Caught, as a train : MADE
60. Income in Indre : RENTE
61. "The ___ in Spain," 1956 song : RAIN
62. Produced : BRED
63. Thomas and Warner : SETHS
64. Ye ___ tea shoppe : OLDE
1. "For the love of ___!" : PETE
2. Get by get-up-and-go : EARN
3. Let it stand : STET
4. Autocrat : TSAR
5. Haggard hags : CRONES
6. Festina ___ (make haste slowly) : LENTE
7. Fusses : ADOS
8. Ambassador from India: 1948–49 : RAU
9. Fodder : ENSILAGE
10. Small bed : PALLET
11. Surveyor's measure : AREA
12. City NNE of Vladivostok : IMAN
13. "Middletown" sociologist : LYND
18. Merchant's ploy : SALE
22. Tender : SORE
24. Use an epee : FENCE
25. Don Adams TV role : SMART
26. Fife's accompaniment : TABOR
27. Digression : ASIDE
28. "Stan ___ Man" Musial : THE
29. Ale measures : PINTS
30. ___ transit : RAPID
31. Rub off : ERASE
32. Sea duck : EIDER
34. Unctuous : SOAPY
37. Slow-but-steady students : PLODDERS
38. Lawn builder : SOD
40. Outstanding one : STAR
43. Joyful : ELATED
44. Dieters' losses : BULGES
45. Trip for Trajan : ITER
47. Place on a wharf : BERTH
48. Search carefully : COMB
49. Mosque of ___, in Jerusalem : OMAR
50. Extensive : WIDE
51. Homophone for cent : SENT
52. Game fish : CERO
53. Shade of blue : TEAL
54. Wife of Geraint : ENID
55. Early laborer : ESNE
58. Victory letter : VEE

Answer summary: 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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