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New York Times, Saturday, February 9, 1980

Author: Federing
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 5.00, Missing: { J Q V X }, Scrabble score: 291 (avg 1.57)
Open Squares: 67, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 9, XRef: 1, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
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© 1980, The New York TimesNo. 11,050
Across Down
1. Certain exams, for short : COMPS
6. Cleopatra's killer : ASP
9. Subordinate's response : NOSIR
14. Sluggish : INERT
15. Definite article : THE
16. Wide-awake : ALERT
17. Robert Nagy is one : TENOR
18. Mexican matzohs : TORTILLAS
20. TV program once hosted by Groucho : YOUBETYOURLIFE
22. Atmosphere: Comb. form : AER
23. Chemical suffix : IDE
24. Wonderland's mad one : HATTER
27. Dove's call : COO
28. Numbers man: Abbr. : CPA
31. Hindu garb : SARI
32. Where fodder ferments : SILO
34. Merchandise : WARES
36. Groucho the doctor : HUGOZHACKENBUSH
39. Reconcile : ATONE
40. Layer : TIER
41. Astronaut Slayton : DEKE
42. Dominique, e.g. : HEN
43. Agcy. once run by Ickes : PWA
45. Soundness : SANITY
47. "___ Na Na," TV program : SHA
48. The John Birch org., for one : SOC
49. Movie of 1937 (see 36 Across) : ADAYATTHERACES
57. Flight having risers : STAIRCASE
58. Floor: Fr. : ETAGE
59. Trattoria meat dish : POLLO
60. Blemish : MAR
61. Bulgarian capital : SOFIA
62. In ___ (tousled) : AMESS
63. Con's opposite : PRO
64. Scalp lock : TRESS
1. Gary or Eugene : CITY
2. ___'clock (dandelion) : ONEO
3. Bill of fare : MENU
4. Testing period : PROBATION
5. Wall or Fleet : STREET
6. ___ Gen. : ATTY
7. Scat! : SHOO
8. City on the Wabash : PERU
9. Settle definitely : NAILDOWN
10. Dragon of TV fame : OLLIE
11. Narcissist's love : SELF
12. Dies ___ : IRAE
13. Certain punches: Abbr. : RTS
19. The Bee Gees, e.g. : TRIO
21. Tom ___, former Yankee : TRESH
24. Terre ___ : HAUTE
25. Inert gas : ARGON
26. Lariat : RIATA
27. Fountain drinks : COKES
28. Vinegar bottle : CRUET
29. Troublesome : PESKY
30. Racketer Arthur : ASHE
31. Pahlevi : SHAH
33. Omaha Beach vessel : LCI
35. Edward VIII in 1936 : ABDICATOR
37. Greek god of the west wind : ZEPHYROS
38. Cancel : ERASE
44. British servicewoman : WAAC
46. "Desire hath ___": Burton : NOREST
47. Flying jibs : SAILS
49. Monad : ATOM
50. Evans from Uvalde, Tex. : DALE
51. Drive down lightly : TAMP
52. Romanov title : TSAR
53. Paragon : HERO
54. ___ au lait : CAFE
55. Auspices : EGIS
56. Proverbial septet : SEAS
57. Karlovy Vary is one : SPA

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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