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Charles J. Matonti
Charles J. Matonti

New York Times, Tuesday, February 26, 1980

Author: Charles J. Matonti
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 47, Avg Word Len: 4.56, Missing: { F Q Z }, Scrabble score: 268 (avg 1.51)
Open Squares: 44, Cheaters: 12, FITB: 7, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
Charles J. Matonti has 8 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1980, The New York TimesNo. 11,067
Across Down
1. Vital juice : SAP
4. ___ rule : ASA
7. Not new : USED
11. Kind : GENRE
13. Bill of fare : MENU
15. Evergreen : PINE
16. U.S. namesake of town saved by 63 Across : NEWORLEANS
18. Word with mobile or man : SNOW
19. Application or custom : PRAXIS
20. Parade music : MARCHES
22. Hindu title : SRI
23. Japanese food fish : TAI
25. Ad ___ committee : HOC
26. ___ Ford Range, Antarctica : EDSEL
28. Ripe : MATURE
31. Altar slab : MENSA
34. Moon crater : GEBER
36. Reel's partner : ROD
37. Japanese statesman : ITO
38. Where, to Caesar : UBI
40. Building extension : ELL
41. Mother of Cain : EVE
42. Hit show sign : SRO
43. Fusilli or lasagne : PASTA
45. Ruhr city : ESSEN
47. Fractions : TENTHS
49. Obliterate : ERASE
51. Numerical prefix : TRI
52. Former campus org. : SDS
53. Auditor, for short : CPA
56. Serkin or Watts : PIANIST
59. Inscribed pillars : STELES
62. Prayerful song : HYMN
63. French saint : JEANNEDARC
65. One of the Waughs : ALEC
66. "Kiss Me, ___" : KATE
67. Dungaree material : DENIM
68. ___-majesté : LESE
69. Young sheep : TEG
70. Actress Sandra : DEE
1. Prophets : SEERS
2. Sadat : ANWAR
3. Stand-ins : PROXIES
4. Soul, in Sedan : AME
5. Nautical measure : SEAMILE
6. Karenina or Christie : ANNA
7. Result : UPSHOT
8. Easy jobs : SINECURES
9. A son of Seth : ENOS
10. Morning moisture : DEW
11. Country's total annual output: Abbr. : GNP
12. Silkworm : ERI
14. Kin of R.O.T.C. : USR
17. W.W. II craft : LSTS
21. ___ VII of France : CHARLES
24. Protection : AEGIS
27. Princely French name: 1349–1830 : DAUPHIN
28. Brooks or Allen : MEL
29. Wander : ROVE
30. Garden spot : EDEN
31. Vapor : MIST
32. To be, in Brest : ETRE
33. Periods when many go to lunch : NOONTIMES
35. Whiskers or founder of B.S.A. : BEARD
39. ___-relief : BAS
44. Having a will : TESTATE
46. Left a federation : SECEDED
48. Daze; stupor : TRANCE
50. Org. : ASSN
54. DC-10, for one : PLANE
55. Nest for a kite : AERIE
56. Journalist Ernie : PYLE
57. Alphabetic trio : IJK
58. Chair : SEAT
60. Jimmy's rival : TED
61. Postgrad degree : SCM
62. Holbrook : HAL
64. Opposite of pos. : NEG

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

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