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New York Times, Tuesday, February 5, 1980

Author: Elaine D. Schorr
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.97, Missing: { F J K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 261 (avg 1.38)
Open Squares: 65, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 10, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
Elaine D. Schorr has 49 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1980, The New York TimesNo. 11,046
Across Down
1. Words of contempt : BAHS
5. Australian actress Cilento : DIANE
10. "Silas Marner" squire : CASS
14. Not of the cloister : LAIC
15. Creators of blurbs : ADMEN
16. Teutonic king : OTTO
17. Vessel of myth : ARGO
18. Kind of cake : YEAST
19. Simon or Diamond : NEIL
20. Regards : BEHOLDS
22. Lone Ranger's steed : SILVER
24. Take the lead : STAR
25. Mazo de la ___ : ROCHE
26. Go before : ANTECEDE
29. Winter warmer : EARLAP
33. Quantity of wood : CORD
34. Charley's Dona Lucia : AUNT
36. Vermont ski resort : STOWE
37. Eskimo knife : ULU
38. Composer of "The Bartered Bride" : SMETANA
40. Saw backward : WAS
41. City in Egypt : TANTA
43. Homophone for sorry : SARI
44. Saarinen : EERO
45. Associate of Karl Marx : ENGELS
47. Slow goers : LAGGARDS
49. Mechanical routines : ROTES
51. Biblical word : HATH
52. Pupil covering : CORNEA
54. ___ ends (unsettled) : ATLOOSE
57. ETV fare : NOVA
58. Molded dish : ASPIC
60. Darkness, to Nicole : NUIT
61. Mideast acronym : OPEC
62. Arrowsmith's wife : LEORA
63. "___ Perpetua," Idaho motto : ESTO
64. Painter Magritte : RENE
65. "O magic ___!": Keats : SLEEP
66. Witnessed : SEEN
1. Be a stoolie : BLAB
2. Swiss river : AARE
3. Excitable : HIGHSTRUNG
4. Decamped : SCOOTED
5. Reverie : DAYDREAM
6. The day that Brutus struck : IDES
7. Japanese woman diver : AMA
8. Link, in Livorno : NESSO
9. What sirens do : ENTICE
10. Score a spare : CONVERT
11. To ___ (precisely) : ATEE
12. Slammer : STIR
13. Hurok : SOL
21. Resinous secretion : LAC
23. ___ apso (Tibetan dog) : LHASA
25. What some car companies offer : RENTALS
26. Perspicacious : ACUTE
27. Actress Jeanette : NOLAN
28. "Union ___," book by Sayles: 1977 : DUES
30. Tip O'Neill's milieu : LOWERHOUSE
31. Antoinette Perry is one : AWARD
32. Pancho's moola : PESOS
35. Scarlett's place : TARA
38. Beauty parlor : SALON
39. Headgear for Scrooge : NIGHTCAP
42. O'Hara's "From the ___" : TERRACE
44. ___ words (retract) : EATONES
46. Picks pockets : STEALS
48. Chick : GAL
50. Tripod : EASEL
52. Deal with successfully : COPE
53. Kind of bird : OVEN
54. Leeds's river : AIRE
55. Developer's interest : SITE
56. Windsor Castle neighbor : ETON
57. "___ any drop . . . " : NOR
59. "Tamerlane" poet : POE

Answer summary: 2 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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