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New York Times, Wednesday, March 26, 1980

Author: Robert Katz
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.97, Missing: { J K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 275 (avg 1.46)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 9, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
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© 1980, The New York TimesNo. 11,096
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1. Sink part : PIPE
5. ___ Island, N.Y. : CONEY
10. Performer's favorite sound : CLAP
14. "God's Little ___" : ACRE
15. Without company : ALONE
16. ___ Christian Andersen : HANS
17. Rome airport : LEONARDODAVINCI
20. Women's service org. : ORT
21. Chili ingredient : BEAN
22. Tall and thin : REEDY
23. Provokes anger : RILES
25. Open an envelope : SLIT
26. What soda is to Scotch : CHASER
28. Least sincere : PHONIEST
32. Sprint : RACE
33. Full of salt : BRINY
34. Marriage contract word : NEE
35. Italian family : ESTE
36. Catapulted : SLUNG
37. Diminutive suffix : ETTE
38. W.W. II theater : ETO
39. Empty-headed : INANE
40. "Younger ___ Springtime" : THAN
41. Pleasure garden : PARADISE
43. Wiseacre : SMARTY
45. Political leaning : LEFT
46. Stone memorial : STELA
47. Hard work : SWEAT
49. Timetable abbrs. : ETAS
50. Captain's diary : LOG
53. Paris airport : CHARLESDEGAULLE
56. Sword part : HILT
57. Adoree of silents : RENEE
58. What little children should be : SEEN
59. Currier's partner : IVES
60. Turf : SWARD
61. Brink : EDGE
1. ___ Alto, Calif. : PALO
2. Champagne bucket : ICER
3. Angle plotter : PROTRACTOR
4. Dusk, to poets : EEN
5. Go headlong at top speed : CAREER
6. As ___ the hills : OLDAS
7. Zenith time : NOON
8. Player who may be tight : END
9. Lasting 12 months : YEARLONG
10. Abruzzi town or province : CHIETI
11. Ship's eventual destination : LAND
12. Noun suffix : ANCY
13. Before omega : PSI
18. Ready, willing and ___ : ABLE
19. Like some leaves : VEINY
24. Words of understanding : ISEE
25. Spruce up shoes : SHINE
26. Emulate Swee' Pea : CREEP
27. ___ la vista : HASTA
28. Trim vines : PRUNE
29. What Svengali did : ENTHRALLED
30. Attack : SETAT
31. Very small : TEENY
33. TNT sound : BLAST
36. Goblets for brandy : SNIFTERS
37. Relative of etc. : ETAL
39. Utopian : IDEAL
42. Puts on guard : ALERTS
43. Put on Broadway : STAGED
44. Hill of sorts : MESA
46. Take the helm : STEER
47. Gat's sharp cousin : SHIV
48. Ridge : WALE
49. Poet Millay : EDNA
51. One of the Cassinis : OLEG
52. Kelly or Tunney : GENE
53. Mayor Byrne's city, for short : CHI
54. Emulate Dorcas : SEW
55. "How ___ doth breed a habit . . . ": Shak. : USE

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 1 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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