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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
Across Down
1. "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
17. 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
1. Sans ___ (matchless) : EGAL
2. Caber : POLE
3. "___ Liberal": M. Arnold : IAMA
4. Trash : CLAPTRAP
5. Pulled; dragged : HALED
6. 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
50. Side of a ship : BEAM
51. Mandrel : AXLE
52. Please : SUIT
53. Lease leader : LEND
54. Piece of scenery : FLAT
55. Hardy marsh shrub : GALE
56. Novelist Hunter : EVAN
57. Bucky of diamond fame : DENT
59. Mark of sorrow : DEE

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

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