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New York Times, Tuesday, March 25, 1980

Author: Herb L. Risteen
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { F Q V X }, Scrabble score: 288 (avg 1.54)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 10, XRef: 1, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1
Herb L. Risteen has 244 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1980, The New York TimesNo. 11,095
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1. Word with plant or head : EGG
4. ___ four : PETIT
9. French clerical title : ABBE
13. Access : DOOR
15. New England college town : ORONO
16. Sills specialty : ARIA
17. Busy as ___ : ABEE
18. Alaskan town : SITKA
19. What a footpad does : ROBS
20. Notre Dame vs. Montclair State, e.g. : MISMATCH
22. Knightly combat : JOUST
23. Lacerated : TORE
24. Border, as of lace : EDGING
27. Sports official : SCORER
29. Biblical kingdom : MOAB
30. Presidential monogram : HST
33. World's highest capital : LHASA
34. Affliction causing loss of hair : MANGE
35. Shipment from China : TEA
36. Excellent : AONE
37. Showy flower : CANNA
38. ___ ranch : MINK
39. Give it a whirl : TRY
40. Be prominent : SHINE
41. ___ macabre : DANSE
42. Electric ___ : EEL
43. Bully : HAZE
44. Liquefied by heat : MOLTEN
45. Slippery one : ELUDER
47. Prefix with suggestion : AUTO
48. Kind of shower : LINEN
50. Went speedily : BARRELED
54. Water growth : ALGA
55. Nut of the oak : ACORN
57. ___ arms : SIDE
58. "Cinderella team" of 1969 : METS
59. Mournful music : DIRGE
60. Sufficient, to FitzGerald : ENOW
61. Court celebrity : ASHE
62. Generous one : DONOR
63. German river : EMS
1. Dairy product : EDAM
2. Asian desert : GOBI
3. Stops at nothing : GOESTOANYLENGTH
4. Notice : POSTER
5. Author Hoffer : ERIC
6. Naturally fitted for : TOTHEMANNERBORN
7. India ___ : INK
8. "___ Wild Rose" : TOA
9. Retired diamond notable : AARON
10. Made to conform : BROUGHTINTOLINE
11. Infant attire : BIBS
12. Middle ___ : EAST
14. Contrition : REMORSE
21. Statistic in an almanac : AREA
22. Correspond : JIBE
25. "Death Be Not Proud" poet : DONNE
26. Infatuated : GAGA
27. Convention decision : SLATE
28. Odd job : CHORE
31. Homophone for cents : SENSE
32. Swindled : TAKEN
34. Indian corn : MAIZE
37. African lake : CHAD
38. "The ___ Falcon" : MALTESE
40. Eschew : SHUN
41. Gloomy : DOUR
44. George Eliot hero : MARNER
46. Legal paper : LEASE
48. Priest at 33 Across : LAMA
49. Parts of France : ILES
51. Jason's ship : ARGO
52. Biblical land : EDOM
53. Moistens : DEWS
55. Do arithmetic : ADD
56. Labor org. founded in 1938 : CIO

Answer summary: 1 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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