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New York Times, Saturday, February 16, 1980

Author: Robert Katz
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 42, Avg Word Len: 4.82, Missing: { G J K Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 267 (avg 1.46)
Open Squares: 63, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 12, XRef: 1, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
Robert Katz has 73 pre-Shortz puzzles and 3 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1980, The New York TimesNo. 11,057
Across Down
1. Innkeeper, in Imola : OSTE
5. Montana group : CREE
9. ___ fide : BONA
13. Debatable : MOOT
14. ___ d'oeuvre : HORS
15. Shankar's instrument : SITAR
16. "Cruel seas," e.g. : ANTHROPOPATHISM
19. Have, in Inverness : HAE
20. Mars' Greek counterpart : ARES
21. Basket fodder : TRASH
22. Loser at sea in 1588 : ARMADA
24. Part of H.M.S. : HER
25. "Mozart was a child progeny," etc. : MALAPROPISMS
32. River under the Ponte Sisto : TIBER
35. Grand-___ home run : SLAM
36. Hawaiian neckwear : LEI
37. Pothers : ADOS
38. "Ain't it a ___!" : SHAME
39. German basin : SAAR
40. Skid follower : ROW
41. ___-bêche (philatelist's prize) : TETE
42. Restaurant feature : TABLE
43. "Peter Piper picked . . . ," e.g. : ALLITERATION
47. Dancing sound : TAP
48. ___ quo ante : STATUS
52. Pronouncements : DICTA
54. Teasdale : SARA
56. Cytoplasm component : RNA
57. Relative of 16 Across : PATHETICFALLACY
60. Spotlight color : AMBER
61. Steak order : RARE
62. Laze : IDLE
63. Garden starter : SEED
64. Organic compound : ENOL
65. Look, in a way : PEER
1. D-day beach : OMAHA
2. Submarine finder : SONAR
3. Revered symbol, to some : TOTEM
4. Old English letter : ETH
5. Church song : CHORAL
6. Do ranch work : ROPE
7. Love god : EROS
8. Parapsychologist's subj. : ESP
9. North Indian language : BIHARI
10. Early U.S. statesman: 1725–83 : OTIS
11. Car of the 40's : NASH
12. Humerus limb : ARM
15. Well-known coccus, for short : STREP
17. "M*A*S*H" role : RADAR
18. Not out : ATHOME
23. Iowa city : AMES
26. Hebrew tribe : ASHER
27. Rio de la ___ : PLATA
28. Part of a clone : RAMET
29. Butter slice : SLAB
30. Word with square or corn : MEAL
31. Begetter : SIRE
32. Scarlett O'Hara address : TARA
33. "The Fallen ___": Graham Greene : IDOL
34. Try for a strike : BOWL
38. One ___ a time : STEPAT
39. An Arabian capital : SANA
42. Destroy a car : TOTAL
44. Yearned : ITCHED
45. Spud : TATER
46. Begin's land : ISRAEL
49. Swap : TRADE
50. Surrender word : UNCLE
51. Suffix for sooth or gain : SAYER
52. Kind of school : DAME
53. "Let ___," Beatles hit : ITBE
54. Survey : SCAN
55. Hairdo : AFRO
57. ___ de deux : PAS
58. Anger : IRE
59. Leo the ___ (Durocher) : LIP

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

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