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New York Times, Tuesday, December 30, 1980

Author: Peter Swift
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 4.90, Missing: { J Q }, Scrabble score: 281 (avg 1.47)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1
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© 1980, The New York TimesNo. 11,375
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1. Israeli statesman ___ Eshkol : LEVI
5. Sharpen a razor : STROP
10. Boxer's weapon : FIST
14. Dismounted : ALIT
15. Occupation : TRADE
16. Wimbledon winner: 1975 : ASHE
17. Gemini : CASTORANDPOLLUX
20. W.W. II area : ETO
21. Shovel's partner : PICK
22. Like a double martini : POTENT
23. Bass wind instrument : SERPENT
25. Milliner's question : SIZE
26. Energy unit : ERG
27. Sensitive to pollen, e.g. : ALLERGIC
31. Annual department store employee : SANTA
34. Uses a telephone : DIALS
35. Top-notch : ACE
36. To the sheltered side : ALEE
37. Livestock shelters : BARNS
38. "___ is that music . . . ": Keats : FLED
39. Word with soup or jacket : PEA
40. Doctrine : TENET
41. Kind of cloth : SUEDE
42. Wrote hastily : SCRAWLED
44. ___ José : SAN
45. A Diamond who was rough : LEGS
46. Dealer in equestrian gear : SADDLER
50. Marine fish that lures other fish : ANGLER
53. Mite : IOTA
54. Black bird : ANI
55. Symbols of firm friendship : DAMONANDPYTHIAS
58. Coup d'___ : ETAT
59. Grief : DOLOR
60. Feminine suffix : ETTE
61. Three on TV: 1960–72 : SONS
62. Hall of Fame infielder : EVERS
63. Display behind a bar : RYES
1. Adds a little liquor to : LACES
2. Make happy : ELATE
3. Cap feature : VISOR
4. Multinational corp. : ITT
5. Yo-yo attachment : STRING
6. Brief treatise : TRACT
7. Having an unpleasant odor : RANK
8. Singular : ODD
9. Amphetamines : PEPPILLS
10. Stumble : FALTER
11. "Typee" locale : ISLE
12. Avoid : SHUN
13. Book for students : TEXT
18. Word with hat or house : OPERA
19. Exudes slowly : OOZES
24. Astronaut Conrad : PETE
25. Bias : SLANT
27. Publicized : AIRED
28. Novelist Zona ___ : GALE
29. On the rocks : ICED
30. Grant : CEDE
31. Boobs : SAPS
32. Actor Guinness : ALEC
33. Kind of beer : NEAR
34. Citizens of Aalborg and Aarhus : DANES
37. Capital of Yugoslavia : BELGRADE
38. Pecuniary resources : FUND
40. Relative of 'twixt : TWEEN
41. Egyptian in the news : SADAT
43. Sets apart : ALLOTS
44. Backers of Bacchus : SATYRS
46. Lethargy : SOPOR
47. Nonprofessionals : LAITY
48. Akin on Mom's side : ENATE
49. Attains a higher status : RISES
50. Summer drinks : ADES
51. Defense org. : NATO
52. Fed : GMAN
53. Unemployed : IDLE
56. Month: Abbr. : NOV
57. Possessive pronoun : HER

Answer summary: 1 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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