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New York Times, Saturday, March 8, 1980

Author:
Vincent L. Osborne
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.97, Missing: { J K Q Z }, Scrabble score: 272 (avg 1.44)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 9, XRef: 0, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
Vincent L. Osborne has 20 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1980, The New York TimesNo. 11,078
Across
1. Dumas swashbuckler : ATHOS
6. " . . . With a ___ bodkin?": Hamlet : BARE
10. Ishmael's skipper : AHAB
14. Took an oath : SWORE
15. ___ corner : AMEN
16. " . . . libra nos a ___" : MALO
17. Like some locks : TIMED
18. Unimaginative rejoinder : SAMETOYOU
20. Partner of all or only : ONE
21. City on the Tanaro : ASTI
22. Balance-sheet item : ASSET
23. Scout : RECONNOITER
27. Elide : OMIT
28. Ensnared : TRAPPED
33. Swings around : SLUES
35. Sweet spire : ITEA
37. Ugly emotion : HATE
38. Roundhead, in British history : PARLIAMENTARIAN
41. Pre : ANTE
42. Little sea pike : SPET
43. With desperate intensity : MADLY
44. Having left a will : TESTATE
46. ___-do : DOSI
47. Spirit of iconoclasm : IRREVERENCE
52. Occasion for reading the Haggadah : SEDER
56. ___ du Salut : ILES
57. Zorro : FOX
58. Studding component : TWOBYFOUR
60. Angular : GAUNT
62. Gauze weave : LENO
63. Incipient twigs : BUDS
64. More competent : ABLER
65. Site of Santa Cruz citadel : ORAN
66. Clairvoyant's words : ISEE
67. Arkansas River oil city : TULSA
Down
1. Actress in "The Maltese Falcon" : ASTOR
2. Strong cord : TWINE
3. The 76ers' Spectrum, the Lakers' Forum, etc. : HOMECOURTS
4. Object of stoping : ORE
5. But, to Terence : SED
6. Profundo or buffo : BASSO
7. Stradivari's teacher : AMATI
8. Kind of fever : REMITTENT
9. Chemical suffix : ENE
10. Andy's sidekick : AMOS
11. Forms windrows : HAYS
12. Century plant : ALOE
13. Fifteen-rounder, e.g. : BOUT
19. Historic Irish hill : TARA
21. Social creature : ANT
24. Western, for one : OMELET
25. Nil ___ bonum : NISI
26. Part of Q.E.D. : ERAT
29. Something to coin : PHRASE
30. Receipt words : PAIDINFULL
31. Wds. after a list of names : ETAL
32. Do as Peter did thrice : DENY
33. Tiff : SPAT
34. Shipping route : LANE
35. Lordly : IMPERIOUS
36. Whence to drive : TEE
39. Tycho Brahe's sci. : ASTR
40. "Omnia vincit ___" : AMOR
45. Sprightly : AIRY
46. Josquin ___ Prés, Flemish composer : DES
48. Give the slip : ELUDE
49. Chapter's partner : VERSE
50. Squirrel's cache : CONES
51. One of a Hollywood crowd : EXTRA
52. Town almost destroyed in W.W. II : STLO
53. Pitcher : EWER
54. Lady of Toledo : DONA
55. Deep black : EBON
59. G-men : FBI
60. Heater : GAT
61. ___ Simbel, on the Nile : ABU

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 1 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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