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New York Times, Friday, May 16, 1980

Author:
Jack L. Steinhardt
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 29, Avg Word Len: 5.44, Missing: { J Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 270 (avg 1.38)
Open Squares: 96, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 6, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
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© 1980, The New York TimesNo. 11,147
Across
1. Engraves with dots and flicks : STIPPLES
9. Humiliated : SHAMED
15. Overcome by guilt : CONTRITE
16. Green film on copper : PATINA
17. Decreed : ORDAINED
18. Alters a bill : AMENDS
19. Defendants at court : REI
20. Corporative consolidations : MERGERS
22. Memorable Giant : OTT
23. Kind of apple or grass : CRAB
25. Furtive fellow : SNEAK
26. Malay outrigger : PROA
27. Edges : HONES
29. Dolt : ASS
30. Kitchen utensil : RICER
31. Dangle : LOLL
33. South African region : THERAND
35. Pillage : RAPINE
38. Kudus' cousins : ELANDS
39. Dusk : EVENING
41. Move swiftly : FLIT
42. ___ hand (assist) : LENDA
43. C.I.O. affiliate : AFL
45. Shakespeare's "Aliena" : CELIA
49. Silk producer : ERIA
50. Threadlike : FILAR
52. "The ___ rim dips . . . ": Coleridge : SUNS
53. Marine channel : GAT
54. Hydrocarbons used in lighters : BUTANES
56. Teacher's ___ : PET
57. Satellite launching stages : AGENAS
59. Dormant : INACTIVE
61. Domingo and Vickers : TENORS
62. Legal fee : RETAINER
63. Bestial wanderer : ESTRAY
64. Untidy woman : SLATTERN
Down
1. Burn a surface : SCORCH
2. Matador : TORERO
3. Amerind : INDIAN
4. Sch. affiliate : PTA
5. Proper's partner : PRIM
6. Queues : LINES
7. Timeless : ETERNAL
8. Rushlike plants : SEDGES
9. Stimulate interest : SPARK
10. Muggers : HAMS
11. Partook of : ATE
12. Spanish islander : MINORCAN
13. Abutting : ENDTOEND
14. Cravens : DASTARDS
21. New York river : EAST
24. "Johnny ___," Wyman's Oscar winner : BELINDA
26. Infringes on a copyright : PIRATES
28. Character in "War and Peace" : SONIA
30. Keepsake : RELIC
32. Deighton : LEN
34. Daughter of Loki : HEL
35. Banish : RELEGATE
36. Means : AVERAGES
37. See 15 Across : PENITENT
40. Single-foot, e.g. : GAIT
41. Slacks or shirt material : FLANNEL
44. Knacks : FLAIRS
46. Wolfish : LUPINE
47. "___ saw a Purple Cow" : INEVER
48. Behind a jet : ASTERN
50. Punctilious : FUSSY
51. Llanero's lariat : REATA
54. Silent vamp : BARA
55. Fitzgerald forte : SCAT
58. Alternative conjunction : NOR
60. ___ for tat : TIT

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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