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New York Times, Tuesday, April 15, 1980

Author: Jean J. Davison
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { J K Q Z }, Scrabble score: 273 (avg 1.46)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
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© 1980, The New York TimesNo. 11,116
Across Down
1. Encompassed by : AMID
5. Medicinal plant : ALOE
9. Artistic judgment : TASTE
14. Van's opposite : REAR
15. Word with folk or bird : SONG
16. Sacrificial setting : ALTAR
17. Daughter of James II : ANNE
18. Litigant : SUER
19. Don Shula's eleven : MIAMI
20. Annual deductible item for some : BUSINESSEXPENSE
23. Blende or sphalerite : ORE
24. Family member, familiarly : GRAN
25. Religious pamphlet : TRACT
28. ___ Carlo Menotti : GIAN
29. Wane : EBB
32. "___ Girl" (Clara Bow) : THEIT
33. Priam's city : TROY
34. Canadian Indian : CREE
35. Filing status on an annual form : HEADOFHOUSEHOLD
38. Start of "The Aeneid" : ARMA
39. "___ that touch wine . . . " : LIPS
40. Fashionable beaches : LIDOS
41. Westrum of diamond fame : WES
42. Aching : SORE
43. One of Nixon's V.P.s : AGNEW
44. Mutts : CURS
45. Clay today : ALI
46. Result of an annual guessing game : ESTIMATEDINCOME
54. Horde from the hive : SWARM
55. Steel ingredient : IRON
56. Eager : AVID
57. French chef's forte : SAUCE
58. Ireland, formerly : EIRE
59. Alight : LAND
60. Register : ENTER
61. Strip of shoe leather : RAND
62. Kind of market or circus : FLEA
1. Sadat or Arafat, e.g. : ARAB
2. Bill of fare : MENU
3. Smith and Fleming : IANS
4. After zwei : DREI
5. State : ASSERT
6. " . . . scarce the soul of a ___": Kipling : LOUSE
7. Individuals : ONES
8. Flagrant : EGREGIOUS
9. Chicken tick or a Floridian : TAMPAN
10. Outlander : ALIEN
11. Musial or Laurel : STAN
12. Floppy caps : TAMS
13. Railroad, lake or canal : ERIE
21. Night: Comb. form : NOCTO
22. Diagnostic aids : XRAYS
25. "Over ___" (W.W. I song) : THERE
26. Scads : REAMS
27. Verdi opera : AIDA
28. Feel one's way : GROPE
29. Rot slowly : ERODE
30. Under : BELOW
31. Water or flower followers : BEDS
32. Spring in Anchorage : THAW
33. More parched : THIRSTIER
34. Chew the rag : CHIN
36. Fauna's partner : FLORA
37. ___ marbles : ELGIN
42. Estivation time : SUMMER
43. Set in order : ALINED
44. "Odyssey" sorceress : CIRCE
45. Decorate : ADORN
46. Being : ESSE
47. Cygnet : SWAN
48. Showing stress : TAUT
49. Term for a worm : ERIA
50. Dogie : CALF
51. Ellipse : OVAL
52. "This Love of ___," Sinatra hit : MINE
53. Norse legends : EDDA

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 1 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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