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New York Times, Friday, February 29, 1980

Author:
C. J. Angio
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 44, Avg Word Len: 4.76, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 293 (avg 1.62)
Open Squares: 68, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
C. J. Angio has 93 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1980, The New York TimesNo. 11,070

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Students & seniors
Across
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"Beowulf" is one : EPIC
5
Scottish poet: 1770–1835 : HOGG
9
Part of a cut gem : FACET
14
Score for an Islander : GOAL
15
Little or Frye : APER
16
Outgrowth of a seed plant : OVULE
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Soprano Gluck : ALMA
18
Turkish coin : LIRA
19
Spanish sherry city : XERES
20
February 29 : LEAPYEARDAY
23
What Rod Carew wields : BAT
24
Rock star Nugent : TED
25
Quick, sharp bark : YIP
26
Brilliant gray : PEARL
29
Nosh : EAT
31
Milne hero : PIM
34
Relative of a dik-dik : IMPALA
36
Foot part : INCH
37
Beethoven's Symphony No. 3 ___ flat : INE
38
"With the help of my God I shall ___" : LEAPOVERTHEWALL
41
Ref. book : ENC
42
Nictate : WINK
43
Part of e.r.a., in baseball : EARNED
44
E.T.O. man : DDE
45
Was inactive : SAT
46
Rumbullions : RIOTS
47
Ariosti's "Amor ___ Nemici" : TRA
49
Shampoo additive : EGG
50
Roulette wager : BAS
53
Jumped or skipped over : LEAPFROGGED
58
Give off : EXUDE
60
___ contendere : NOLO
61
Flow along or against : LAVE
62
Peregrine : ALIEN
63
Tomorrow, to Tacitus : CRAS
64
Get-up-and-go : ELAN
65
Distributed : METED
66
Suffix with luncheon : ETTE
67
Dollars for quarters : RENT
Down
1
Sans ___ (matchless) : EGAL
2
Caber : POLE
3
"___ Liberal": M. Arnold : IAMA
4
Trash : CLAPTRAP
5
Pulled; dragged : HALED
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Suffix indicating an eye defect : OPIA
7
Madison's V.P.: 1813–14 : GERRY
8
Slope on a road : GRADIENT
9
Sly : FOXY
10
Rosary bead : AVE
11
Check : CURB
12
Ancient town near Salerno : ELEA
13
Kind of case or tube : TEST
21
Disease of plants : YELLOWS
22
Cochise was one : APACHE
26
Hairy; downy : PILED
27
Do editorial work : EMEND
28
Rapidly : APACE
30
Jason's ship : THEARGO
31
Opposite of forte : PIANO
32
Estuary : INLET
33
Roundhouses, in pinochle : MELDS
35
Emulate Billy Mitchell : AVIATE
36
Annoy : IRK
39
Charm : ENTRANCE
40
Mosquito's larva or pupa : WRIGGLER
48
Mariner's direction : APORT
49
Ragged-edged : EROSE
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Side of a ship : BEAM
51
Mandrel : AXLE
52
Please : SUIT
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Lease leader : LEND
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Piece of scenery : FLAT
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Hardy marsh shrub : GALE
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Novelist Hunter : EVAN
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Bucky of diamond fame : DENT
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Mark of sorrow : DEE

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later.

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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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