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New York Times, Saturday, December 6, 1980

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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { F J Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 262 (avg 1.39)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1
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Students & seniors
Across
1. Athenian archer : EROS
5. Postpone : REMIT
10. This has a "grate" sound : RASP
14. Type of beetle : ROVE
15. Tagliavini's tunes : ARIAS
16. Former featherweight champ : ERNE
17. Aliform : ALAR
18. Wine seller, for one : COMMERCIAL
20. Air one's wares : TELEVISE
22. Bet on both teams : HEDGE
23. Half of many a course : NINE
24. Black who was really white : AMOS
26. Kind of solution : SALINE
29. Video V.I.P.'s : SPONSORS
33. Jalopy : CRATE
34. One of Luna's appearances : PHASE
35. Kind of duct : VIA
36. Ethereal : AERY
37. Blow + spurt = ___ : BLURT
38. Burden for a Bedouin's camel : TENT
39. Spot for an ad : MAG
40. Intended : MEANT
41. Pithy : TERSE
42. What admen push : PRODUCTS
44. Departed from the party : BOLTED
45. Actress Dana's opposite? : ELKE
46. Abbe who is definitely not a cleric : LANE
47. Conjecture (about a tree?) : OPINE
50. He puts on many an act : DIRECTOR
54. Where plugs are manufactured : MADISONAVE
57. Heroine captivated by a captain : AIDA
58. Arithmetic for young G.W. : AREA
59. Ceremonies that sound correct : RITES
60. Old rhyme for hit : SMIT
61. Like some TV "People" : REAL
62. Distort a report : SLANT
63. X, X, X : TENS
Down
1. Quod ___ faciendum : ERAT
2. Mork or Mindy : ROLE
3. Place for a race : OVAL
4. Person of honor : SERENITY
5. Playwright now found in Wis. : RACINE
6. Chop-worn : EROSE
7. Marcel Marceau, e.g. : MIME
8. "I think, therefore ___" : IAM
9. Part of a fly : TSE
10. R & R for Junior : RECESS
11. Far from fecund : ARID
12. Angler's tangle : SNAG
13. Athlete who once got his kicks : PELE
19. Alpine riser : RHONE
21. Virginia creeper (not Dare!) : VINE
24. No longer linked : APART
25. Simba's share, at least : MOST
26. Scaramouch : SCAMP
27. To the back : AREAR
28. Key follower : LARGO
29. Refrains from : SHUNS
30. Out in the open : OVERT
31. "Hair-dew" : RINSE
32. Up to here : SATED
34. Home at Shea : PLATE
37. Call's partner : BECK
38. Air show : TELECAST
40. Fancy footwear : MULES
41. His debut came in '32 : TONE
43. Peter's three-time utterance : DENIAL
44. Least furnished : BAREST
46. Give some dash to a bash : LIVEN
47. Bongo of Gabon : OMAR
48. Do a kitchen-police job : PARE
49. Germ for a TV pitch : IDEA
50. Kind of bank : DATA
51. Prime ___ : TIME
52. Monocular deity : ODIN
53. Cry of a backward star? : RATS
55. Certain connections : ORS
56. Nada : NIL

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

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