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New York Times, Wednesday, April 9, 1980

Author: Bette Sue Cohen
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { J K Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 265 (avg 1.42)
Open Squares: 70, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 9, XRef: 1, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
Bette Sue Cohen has 41 pre-Shortz puzzles and 6 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1980, The New York TimesNo. 11,110
Across Down
1. "Grand" batting feat : SLAM
5. "La Douce" : IRMA
9. Record-breaker Hank : AARON
14. Entire: Comb. form : HOLO
15. Average : MEAN
16. Lane in London : DRURY
17. Civil liberties org. : ACLU
18. Type of hairdo : AFRO
19. Miss by ___ : AMILE
20. Announcer's report on a home run : GOINGGOINGGONE
23. Active one : DOER
24. "___ the ramparts . . . " : OER
25. Heartsease : PANSY
28. Record-breaker Roger : MARIS
31. Ott of Polo Grounds fame : MEL
34. Atmospheres : AROMAS
36. Scored more runs : WON
37. Renown : FAME
38. Fine fielding feat : SHOESTRINGCATCH
41. East Indian hemp : SUNN
42. Shutout spoiler : RUN
43. "Third Reich" author : SHIRER
44. D.C.-from-Chi. direction : ESE
45. City on the Red River : FARGO
47. Iroquois members : ERIES
48. ___ Deco : ART
49. Biting remark : BARB
51. Mets, Reds et al. : NATIONALLEAGUE
58. Arms and wings : LIMBS
59. Medit. language : ITAL
60. Peer : LORD
61. Of the hipbone : ILIAC
62. Phillies' Rose : PETE
63. Dip : LADE
64. Slow, to Solti : LENTO
65. Observed : SEEN
66. Hit with a bean ball : STUN
1. Chase fly balls : SHAG
2. Nuts : LOCO
3. " . . . monarch of ___ survey" : ALLI
4. Hurlers : MOUNDSMEN
5. Candidate's concern : IMAGE
6. What K. M. Landis instituted : REFORM
7. Spouse, in Savoie : MARI
8. Shortly : ANON
9. Saws : ADAGES
10. Lancelot's gear : ARMOR
11. Decaying state : RUIN
12. Heraldic border : ORLE
13. U.S. humorist: 1850–96 : NYE
21. "Naked Maja," etc. : GOYAS
22. ___-on (activities) : GOINGS
25. In no way mod : PASSE
26. Danish port : ARHUS
27. Nary a soul : NOONE
29. "On ___ and a prayer" : AWING
30. Yankees' Guidry : RON
31. Mother: Comb. form : MATRI
32. Mike person : EMCEE
33. Glassmakers' ovens : LEHRS
35. Prefix with sphere : STRATO
37. Umpires' calls : FAIRBALLS
39. Capek play : RUR
40. ___ amie : CHERE
45. Giants' burg : FRISCO
46. Like a flattened ball : OBLATE
48. Awaiting the pitch : ATBAT
50. Announcer Mel (see 20 Across) : ALLEN
51. Egypt's lifeline : NILE
52. Idi : AMIN
53. Beats by a run : NIPS
54. To ___ (exactly) : ATEE
55. Player who loses the game : GOAT
56. Pakistani tongue : URDU
57. Garden spot : EDEN
58. ___ Abner : LIL

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

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