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New York Times, Friday, February 15, 1980

Author:
Lewis
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.11, Missing: { B J Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 270 (avg 1.43)
Open Squares: 70, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
Lewis has 1 pre-Shortz puzzle in our database.
David Steinberg notes:

Clue for 46-Across is inaccurate — when Patty Duke was married to John Astin, she went by "Patty Duke Astin"; left as in the original.

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© 1980, The New York TimesNo. 11,056
Across
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Hupmobile or Kissel : AUTO
5
Send payment : REMIT
10
Tpk., e.g. : RTE
13
Tree-dwelling animal : SLOTH
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Wear away : ERODE
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Ending for a direction : ERN
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Must : HASTO
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Dangerous woman : SIREN
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Library unit: Abbr. : VOL
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Certain log piles : HOTDECKS
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Foot: Prefix : PEDI
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Sorted or rated : CLASSED
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Musical intervals : THIRDS
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Part of a hoop : RIM
28
Double this for a Malayan tree : YLANG
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Start : ONSET
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Actress Mimieux : YVETTE
34
Love, hate, etc. : EMOTIONS
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Controversial issue : HOTPOTATO
38
Baker's dozen : THIRTEEN
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Parsley's cousin : FENNEL
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Finnish poems : RUNES
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Patty ___ Duke : ASTIN
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Whitney or Wallach : ELI
49
Marshals : ARRAYS
51
Actress Parsons : ESTELLE
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Conspiracy : PLOT
54
Fast freight trains: Slang : HOTSHOTS
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TV newscaster Lindstrom : PIA
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Fortuneteller's card : TAROT
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"___ Who Love": Stone : THOSE
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Aim : END
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Angry : IRATE
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Sir, in Sonora : SENOR
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Football players: Abbr. : RGS
66
Fished for congers : EELED
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Invitation's request : RSVP
Down
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Rowan : ASH
2
Ending with form : ULA
3
Put ___ (outdo) : TOSHAME
4
Hahn, Harbach and Herz : OTTOS
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Mignonette : RESEDA
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Greenland's colonizer : ERIC
7
"___ and Mindy" : MORK
8
That is, to Tacitus : IDEST
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Half a score : TEN
10
Left-hand page : REVERSO
11
Past participle of tread : TRODDEN
12
Joins a cause : ENLISTS
14
Even better than okey-dokey : HOTSYTOTSY
21
Cancel : DELETE
22
Quill : PINION
23
Hue's partner : CRY
24
Ingmar's protégée : LIV
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Bushmen's kin : HOTTENTOTS
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Bright lights : NEONS
30
Time based on a Lon. borough : GMT
33
Menace : THREAT
35
Stupid : OAFISH
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Sweet or chick follower : PEA
38
Pelts-for-pelf person : TRAPPER
39
Field hockey's Irish cousin : HURLING
40
Encroachments : INROADS
42
Wrestling holds : NELSONS
43
Extension on a house : ELL
44
Fabulize : LIE
47
Tried : TESTED
50
Portion : SHARE
52
Upper regions : ETHER
55
Kind of exam : ORAL
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Kind of bag : TOTE
58
Equal score : TIE
60
Soho coin : SOV
61
Marshall Plan initials : ERP

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 5 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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