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New York Times, Thursday, May 15, 1980

Author:
Eli Wesoff
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.03, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 284 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 75, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 7, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
Eli Wesoff has 93 pre-Shortz puzzles and 1 Shortz Era puzzle in our database.
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Students & seniors
Across
1. Dempsey opponent: Sept. 14, 1923 : FIRPO
6. Astringent : ALUM
10. Four-wheeler in London : PRAM
14. Hot ___ get-out : ASALL
15. ___ leg to stand on : NOTA
16. Zero, at Wimbledon : LOVE
17. Epic translated by Pope : ILIAD
18. Old women : GRANDAMES
20. Name for Claudia Alta Taylor Johnson : LADYBIRD
22. Laundry equipment : DRIERS
23. Herb that foiled 39 Across : MOLY
24. Modern curtain material : IRON
25. Procrastinates : DELAYS
28. Part of a cruciform church : TRANSEPT
32. Fails to include : OMITS
33. Slow down : BRAKE
34. Feb. follower : MAR
35. Upper part of a glacier : NEVE
36. Chief Justice: 1874–88 : WAITE
37. Prefix with right or reader : COPY
38. Vane direction : NNE
39. She turned men into swine : CIRCE
40. Certain rays : BETAS
41. Actress Barbeau : ADRIENNE
43. Most balanced : SANEST
44. Track posting : ODDS
45. Fat: Comb. form : SEBO
46. Rathskeller container : SEIDEL
49. Period for diversion : PLAYTIME
53. Black actor of the 40's : CANADALEE
55. Narratives of a kind : SAGAS
56. Aide: Abbr. : ASST
57. Word before head or throat : SORE
58. To the left, at sea : APORT
59. Beast, in Tours : BETE
60. Menu item : SOUP
61. ___ Mile Island, Pa. : THREE
Down
1. Flunk : FAIL
2. Mallorca, for one : ISLA
3. Surprise attack : RAID
4. Sandbox companion : PLAYMATE
5. Eton alumni : OLDBOYS
6. "The Last ___ Man," Green novel : ANGRY
7. Beaverbrook was one : LORD
8. Hagen from Göttingen : UTA
9. "Funnies" magician : MANDRAKE
10. ___ of Abraham : PLAINS
11. Site of the Borghese Gardens : ROME
12. Affirm : AVER
13. Type of mate : MESS
19. Honeybee or aircraft : DRONE
21. "___ ne passeront pas" : ILS
24. Enraged : IRATE
25. Disco queen Summer : DONNA
26. Improve a text : EMEND
27. Onions' companion : LIVER
28. Instant : TRICE
29. Ham it up : EMOTE
30. Irene from Greece : PAPAS
31. Meeting on the sly : TRYST
33. Rural sights : BARNS
36. Relative of a capstan : WINDLASS
37. Monument or empty tomb : CENOTAPH
39. Gave up : CEDED
40. Acted the nana : BABYSAT
42. Treat with an antiseptic : IODATE
43. Kind of horse or gull : SEA
45. Dormancy : SLEEP
46. Strikebreaker : SCAB
47. Life of ___ : EASE
48. M.I.T., for one : INST
49. Where Arequipa is : PERU
50. Sikorsky : IGOR
51. Stall occupant : MARE
52. Ferrara name : ESTE
54. Card game of crossword fame : LOO

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

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