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New York Times, Friday, March 14, 1980

Author: Bert H. Kruse
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.03, Missing: { J Q V Y }, Scrabble score: 272 (avg 1.42)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
Bert H. Kruse has 63 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1980, The New York TimesNo. 11,084
Across Down
1. Ulster : COAT
5. Pope Pius X : SARTO
10. Leave : PART
14. Goya's duchess : ALBA
15. Inventer Howe : ELIAS
16. Philosophical poet : OMAR
17. Lab technicians, e.g. : PEOPLEOFCULTURE
20. Lobe locale : EAR
21. Disturbed : UPSET
22. Perplexed : ATSEA
23. Brief quotation : SNIPPET
25. Arabian leaders : EMEERS
26. Turned right : GEED
27. Halfhearted : TEPID
29. On one's toes : ATIP
31. Ambulance attachment : SIREN
32. Dip bait lightly : DAP
35. Metermen : CONSTANTREADERS
39. Lower extremity : TOE
40. Jannings and Ludwig : EMILS
41. Start of the 10th mo. : OCTI
42. Far from fresh : TRITE
43. Narrate : TELL
45. ___ as two peas . . . : ASLIKE
48. Navigator's need : SEXTANT
51. Range : SCOPE
52. Andrea or Nicolo of Cremona : AMATI
54. ___-même (oneself): Fr. : SOI
55. Epicureans : PEOPLEWITHTASTE
58. Else, in Scotland : ENSE
59. Fix a shoelace : RETIE
60. Fleet one : DEER
61. Have to have : NEED
62. Ending with poet or critic : ASTER
63. Londoners' last letters : ZEDS
1. Kin of peninsulas : CAPES
2. N.Y. oil-well center : OLEAN
3. Native : ABORIGINE
4. Beer producer : TAP
5. Percolated : SEEPED
6. Cather's "___ Lady" : ALOST
7. Abounding : RIFE
8. Diplomacy : TACT
9. Inst. at Columbus : OSU
10. Shot a grouse : POTTED
11. Divert : AMUSE
12. More uncommon : RARER
13. D.C. Cabinet post : TREAS
18. Samoan pigeon : LUPE
19. Layer : LAMINA
24. Stimulates, with "up" : PEPS
25. Fencer's steel : EPEE
27. Boxer's aim : TITLE
28. Is way off base : ERRS
29. Comport : ACT
30. Excessively : TOO
31. In a ___ (vexed) : SNIT
32. Like a disowned debutante : DECLASSEE
33. Buchwald : ART
34. "___ Love You" : PSI
36. "Working" author : TERKEL
37. French girlfriend : AMIE
38. Dullard : DOLT
42. Gave a pourboire : TIPPED
43. Restraint : TETHER
44. Cobb's "___ Laughing" : EXIT
45. Fluttery poplar : ASPEN
46. Opera segment : SCENE
47. At large : LOOSE
48. French composer of many piano works : SATIE
49. Eminent : NOTED
50. Stadium areas : TIERS
52. Greatly impresses : AWES
53. Catcher's need : MITT
56. Proposed amendment, for short : ERA
57. Wood trimmer : ADZ

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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