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New York Times, Tuesday, February 19, 1980

Author: Pollard
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.97, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 295 (avg 1.56)
Open Squares: 75, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 9, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
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© 1980, The New York TimesNo. 11,060
Across Down
1. Rhyme scheme : ABAB
5. Most frequent, to a statistician : MODAL
10. Individuality : SELF
14. Lacquered metalware : TOLE
15. "___ at the office" : IGAVE
16. Colorado resort : VAIL
17. Kind of surgeon : ORAL
18. Lamp spirit : GENIE
19. Old Norse poetry collection : EDDA
20. Twain's fingerprint expert : PUDDNHEADWILSON
23. Islands in a stream : AITS
24. Mat. time : AFT
25. Not generous : SKIMPY
28. Race-track bet : PERFECTA
33. Bancroft and Jackson : ANNES
34. Fondant : CANDY
35. Pronoun : HER
36. An inch equals 1,000 of these : MILS
37. Golfer Julius : BOROS
38. Dollar, in Durango : DURO
39. Italian goose : OCA
40. Home-run king of 1961 : MARIS
41. High-altitude clouds : CIRRI
42. Frolics : SKYLARKS
44. Having paths, as a theater : AISLED
45. Sphere : ORB
46. Street waif : ARAB
47. Twain's frog's milieu : CALAVERASCOUNTY
55. "What's ___ for me?" : INIT
56. ___ Doone : LORNA
57. Miss Ponselle : ROSA
58. Two-by-two man : NOAH
59. Disabled : LAMED
60. Headliner : STAR
61. "I Should ___," 1944 song : CARE
62. Springe : SNARE
63. Merit : EARN
1. Over : ATOP
2. Brian ___, old Irish king : BORU
3. "When I was ___" : ALAD
4. Ugly women : BELDAMES
5. Powerful : MIGHTY
6. S-shaped curves : OGEES
7. Actor Andrews : DANA
8. Greedy : AVID
9. Certain islands : LEEWARDS
10. Willowy : SVELTE
11. St. Louis bridge : EADS
12. Island near Venice : LIDO
13. Custard dessert : FLAN
21. Small bites : NIPS
22. Problematical : IFFY
25. Greek island : SAMOS
26. New York ballplayer : KNICK
27. Dentist's specialty : INLAY
28. Juliet's betrothed : PARIS
29. Name meaning "man" : ENOS
30. Boor : CHURL
31. ___ Haute : TERRE
32. Taro, for one : AROID
34. Topper that's a stopper : CORK
37. Weight lifter's gear : BARBELLS
38. Expend : DISBURSE
40. Mets' "Marvelous" one of yore : MARV
41. Ta-ta, in Rome : CIAO
43. Abhor : LOATHE
44. Roofed lane : ARCADE
46. TV's Lou Grant : ASNER
47. One of Carter's jobs: Abbr. : CINC
48. Buffalo's cousin : ANOA
49. Mendacious person : LIAR
50. Horse color : ROAN
51. "___ virumque cano" : ARMA
52. ___ bene : NOTA
53. Despot : TSAR
54. Tale : YARN

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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