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New York Times, Thursday, February 21, 1980

Author: Frank Geary
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { F J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 256 (avg 1.37)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1
Frank Geary has 27 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1980, The New York TimesNo. 11,062
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1. Croat or Serb : SLAV
5. Subways : TUBES
10. Clasp : HASP
14. Fairy or elf : PERI
15. Felony : CRIME
16. Century plant : ALOE
17. Concerning : INRE
18. Opposite of exaggerate : UNDERSTATE
20. Jacket : ETON
21. Imagine : ENVISION
22. Oppressed : DOWNTRODDEN
26. Seraglio : HAREM
27. McGuffey product : READER
32. Humorist George : ADE
34. Sluggish : INERT
37. Twenty : SCORE
38. Thin nail : BRAD
40. Tear-jerker : ONION
42. Double : TWIN
43. Field for some hams : RADIO
45. Slug's cousin : SNAIL
47. Seine : NET
48. Imbibe : ABSORB
50. Chicago's soccer team : STING
52. Practical : DOWNTOEARTH
57. Part of Spanish Sahara : RIODEORO
61. Erstwhile Irish capital : TARA
62. Offers better bargains than one's rivals : UNDERSELLS
65. Feb. 13, to Fabius : IDES
66. Gun or actress : STEN
67. Kipling's "Plain ___ from the Hills" : TALES
68. Aperture : VENT
69. Wrongful act : TORT
70. Form of trapshooting : SKEET
71. Whirlpool : EDDY
1. Discovered : SPIED
2. Slow, to Spontini : LENTO
3. Indian museum display : ARROWHEADS
4. Franz Schubert's birthplace : VIENNA
5. Inst. at Fort Worth : TCU
6. Ossuary : URN
7. Waited : BIDED
8. Rectify : EMEND
9. Tray : SERVER
10. Things thrown into rings : HATS
11. Part of a game name : ALAI
12. Hernando de ___ : SOTO
13. Hammer head : PEEN
19. Math terms : SINES
23. Prefix with axial or angle : TRI
24. Where duets become solos : RENO
25. Auguries : OMENS
28. What some should clean up : ACT
29. Lowered in status : DOWNGRADED
30. ___ Smith, O'Neill hero : ERIE
31. Tenant's obligation : RENT
32. River in Luzon : ABRA
33. Mousy : DRAB
35. ___ Tin Tin : RIN
36. Prosit, e.g. : TOAST
39. Cassius ___, historian of Rome : DIO
41. Climbing fern used in basketry : NITO
44. Bid : ORDER
46. Fabricate : LIE
49. Promotes : BOOSTS
51. Indigenous : NATIVE
53. Inflict : WREAK
54. ___ prosequi : NOLLE
55. Tendency : TREND
56. Impulsive : HASTY
57. Shade of red : RUST
58. Ambler's "Journey ___ Fear" : INTO
59. River that joins the Neisse : ODER
60. Depression : DENT
63. Confederate V.I.P. : LEE
64. Kennedy noisemaker : SST

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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