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New York Times, Wednesday, February 20, 1980

Author: Robert Katz
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { J K Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 261 (avg 1.40)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 10, XRef: 0, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
Robert Katz has 73 pre-Shortz puzzles and 3 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1980, The New York TimesNo. 11,061
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1. The red planet : MARS
5. Get rid of : SHED
9. Thermae : BATHS
14. Words of understanding : ISEE
15. Female beauty : PERI
16. Utopian : IDEAL
17. Feather one's ___ : NEST
18. Region of ancient Greece : ELIS
19. Papal headdress : TIARA
20. Volume I of a Churchill opus, with "The" : GATHERINGSTORM
23. Theater sign : SRO
24. They preyed on the Pueblos : UTES
25. Certain property : REALTY
29. Bearing : MIEN
30. Haggard novel : SHE
33. "A poem lovely as ___" : ATREE
34. Fastener : HASP
35. God with a hammer : THOR
36. Volume II of a Churchill opus : THEIRFINESTHOUR
39. Free electrons : IONS
40. Parisian summers : ETES
41. Awaken : ROUSE
42. Explorer Johnson : OSA
43. Steinbeck's "Tortilla ___" : FLAT
44. Trounced : ROUTED
45. Kind of horse or curtain : IRON
46. Sodium chloride : SAL
47. Title of a six-volume Churchill opus, with "The" : SECONDWORLDWAR
54. Pops : SODAS
55. Plentiful : RIFE
56. "Bitter ___" (Italian film) : RICE
57. Suffix with fraud : ULENT
58. He wrote "The Angry Hills" : URIS
59. Piedmontese brew, for short : ASTI
60. Ike's British colleague in arms : MONTY
61. As ___ as a pin : NEAT
62. "Think ___" (dieter's imperative) : THIN
1. Chinese dynasty : MING
2. On the briny : ASEA
3. Musical notation : REST
4. Adam's third son : SETH
5. Inventor of a practical gyroscope : SPERRY
6. Sun: Comb. form : HELIO
7. Where banshees wail : ERIN
8. Camouflages : DISGUISES
9. "Once ___, twice shy" : BITTEN
10. Goodbye, in Guadalajara : ADIOS
11. "O shed no ___!": Keats : TEAR
12. Injure : HARM
13. Moroccan port : SLA
21. Depside is one : ESTER
22. Hitchcock's "The Thirty-Nine ___" : STEPS
25. Mathematical relationship : RATIO
26. Belief system : ETHOS
27. Where gladiators gathered : ARENA
28. Hawaiian neckwear : LEIS
29. French painter : MANET
30. Raise one's voice : SHOUT
31. Theater audience : HOUSE
32. Strayed : ERRED
34. Kind of driver or baseball play : HITANDRUN
35. A grand : THOU
37. Jack the Ripper was one : FELON
38. Angler's tactic : TROLL
43. Like windows in winter : FROSTY
44. Least common : RAREST
45. "___ Begin to Tell You" : ICANT
46. Balkan capital : SOFIA
47. One-man stint : SOLO
48. Whence Cain was banished : EDEN
49. Circus prop : WIRE
50. Egad's cousin : DRAT
51. Genie's offering : WISH
52. Start of a play : ACTI
53. Slow a horse, with "in" : REIN
54. Partner of substance : SUM

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

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