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New York Times, Saturday, March 22, 1980

Author: Jean J. Davison
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 4.87, Missing: { K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 262 (avg 1.42)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 6, XRef: 1, Spans: 3
Jean J. Davison has 62 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1980, The New York TimesNo. 11,092
Across Down
1. Socialite, for short : DEB
4. Shopper's consideration : COST
8. Bethlehem product : STEEL
13. Change for a five : ONES
15. Discordant : AJAR
16. Bisect : HALVE
17. Viva voce : ORAL
18. Dover ___ : SOLE
19. Peregrine : ALIEN
20. Rationale for cooperation : NOMANISANISLAND
23. Oilers or Steelers : ELEVEN
24. Taboo word : DONT
25. ___ polloi : HOI
27. Man-made fabric : DACRON
32. Slander : SMEAR
36. "___ fan tutte" : COSI
39. Tradition : LORE
40. Attempt at cooperation: 1920–46 : LEAGUEOFNATIONS
43. Other, in Ponce : OTRO
44. Prefix for toxin : ANTI
45. Great Lakes acronym : HOMES
46. Sawbuck : TENNER
48. N.F.L. man : PRO
50. Portico : STOA
53. Lure : ENTICE
58. Biblical directive for cooperation : LOVETHYNEIGHBOR
63. Withstand : ABIDE
64. Form of John : EVAN
65. Prefix for space or gram : AERO
66. Dorian Gray's creator : WILDE
67. Slope : RISE
68. Angered : IRED
69. Something to get up : STEAM
70. Word with dog or bob : SLED
71. Half a fly : TSE
1. Surname in a Blackmore novel : DOONE
2. Register : ENROL
3. N.Y.C.'s former mayor : BEAME
4. Gambling house : CASINO
5. What a señorita flashes : OJOS
6. Chicken or egg follower : SALAD
7. Roma–Firenze vehicle : TRENO
8. Kind of daisy : SHASTA
9. ___ in the saddle : TALL
10. Lamb : ELIA
11. Tied : EVEN
12. Afford temporarily : LEND
14. Central European : SLAV
21. Hindu statesman : NEHRU
22. Country of 21 Down : INDIA
26. Object of worship : ICON
28. Muse of history : CLIO
29. "___ at the Top": Braine : ROOM
30. French river or department : ORNE
31. Cape : NESS
32. Track of a deer : SLOT
33. Homophone for meat : METE
34. Deserve : EARN
35. Contest, Greek style : AGON
37. Frequently, in poesy : OFT
38. Pert one : SNIP
41. Kind of worm or work : EARTH
42. Strip of leather : THONG
47. Value : ESTEEM
49. Checked by pulling : REINED
51. Certain courts : OYERS
52. Hammer's partner : ANVIL
54. Siamese : THAI
55. Jacques ___, French composer : IBERT
56. Centers : CORES
57. Eat away : ERODE
58. Enactments : LAWS
59. Necrology : OBIT
60. Disgusting : VILE
61. Work attributed to Snorri Sturluson : EDDA
62. Facility : EASE

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