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New York Times, Tuesday, December 9, 1980

Author:
Sidney L. Robbins
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 4.74, Missing: { J K Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 266 (avg 1.44)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
Sidney L. Robbins has 153 pre-Shortz puzzles and 50 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1980, The New York TimesNo. 11,354
Across
1. Where a muchacho lives : CASA
5. Panel strip : SPLAT
10. The Adamson cat : ELSA
14. Sale sign : ASIS
15. Emulate Jean Brodie : TEACH
16. Linguistics expert Chomsky : NOAM
17. Grid situation : FIRSTANDTENTOGO
20. Oriental : EASTERN
21. Abalone : ORMER
22. Pig pad : STY
23. It's sometimes crashed : GATE
25. Commencements : ONSETS
29. Hindu garb : SARI
30. Author Hyman : MAC
33. Spume : FOAM
34. Keen relish : GUSTO
35. Added wing : ELL
36. Punishment for delaying or moving too soon : FIVEYARDPENALTY
40. Japan follower : ESE
41. Eradicate : ERASE
42. Pit : SEED
43. Ruffing of baseball fame : RED
44. Tax : LEVY
45. Orb : SPHERE
47. Part of a threatening phrase : ELSE
48. Hinder : BAR
49. Dote on : ADORE
52. Like some vitamin pills : ONEADAY
57. What hotdoggers indulge in : GRANDSTANDPLAYS
61. French roast : ROTI
62. Bit of color : TINGE
63. Wings of insects : ALAE
64. Church recess : APSE
65. John Jacob : ASTOR
66. Very, in Berlin : SEHR
Down
1. ___ au lait : CAFE
2. Where to meet lamas and gurus : ASIA
3. Letter opener : SIRS
4. Type of prof : ASST
5. Shows fright : STARTS
6. "___ Lane," Beatles song: 1967 : PENNY
7. Terhune canine hero : LAD
8. Something to put on : ACT
9. Article used every day : THE
10. ___ nous : ENTRE
11. Device for weaving : LOOM
12. "Riders of the Purple ___": Grey : SAGE
13. Cupid : AMOR
18. Use for litmus paper : TEST
19. Knickknack : NOTION
23. Quebec peninsula : GASPE
24. "Vissi d'___," Puccini aria : ARTE
25. Bid : OFFER
26. Cacophony : NOISE
27. Salvaged : SAVED
28. Palindromic Scotch friend : EME
29. Like bubble baths : SUDSY
30. Fracas : MELEE
31. Do tailoring : ALTER
32. Bonnie's beau : CLYDE
34. Solemn : GRAVE
37. Said "Ziss, boom, bah!" : YELLED
38. War god : ARES
39. Residue : ASH
45. Carpentry tool : SANDER
46. Get ready, for short : PREP
47. Cartoonist Bushmiller : ERNIE
48. Drum or antelope : BONGO
49. Where Akbar died : AGRA
50. Type of kick : DROP
51. Feel one's ___ : OATS
53. "Woe is me!" : ALAS
54. Hill's partner : DALE
55. Nursemaid in New Delhi : AYAH
56. River of Flanders : YSER
58. Union in D.C. is one : STA
59. Opposite of 't aint : TIS
60. Picnic pest : ANT

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

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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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