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New York Times, Tuesday, May 20, 1980

Author: Judson G. Trent
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.79, Missing: { F J Q X }, Scrabble score: 285 (avg 1.52)
Open Squares: 65, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 8, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
Judson G. Trent has 51 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1980, The New York TimesNo. 11,151
Across Down
1. ___ saxophone : ALTO
5. Persians' foes: 550 B.C. : MEDES
10. Halloween mo. : OCT
13. Ruth's homeland : MOAB
14. Play it to the hilt : EMOTE
15. Whimper : MEWL
17. Vermont product : MAPLESUGAR
19. Actress Adams : EDIE
20. Geographic hub of N.Y. : ONEIDA
21. Protract : ELONGATE
23. Commit to another : VEST
25. Tear's partner : WEAR
26. Duck or fabric : PEKIN
29. Apparel for Arafat : ABA
32. Wilde : OSCAR
35. Peter the cartoonist : ARNO
36. King of Waters : AMAZON
38. Word of disbelief : HUH
39. Suffix with scan : SION
40. "Cry the Beloved Country" author : PATON
41. Soprano Grist : RERI
42. Hanoi holiday : TET
43. Items in the spectrum : COLORS
44. Straight ___ arrow : ASAN
45. Houston athlete : ASTRO
47. Dir. from Milan to Udine : ENE
48. Publishing decision : TITLE
49. Days of ___ : YORE
51. Birl or whirl : SPIN
53. Embeds : IMPLANTS
57. User who may be a loser : ADDICT
61. Drudge : MOIL
62. Hartford tree blown down in 1856 : CHARTEROAK
64. Corn bread : PONE
65. Fountain of ___ : YOUTH
66. Aware of : ONTO
67. Berg's "___ Wein" : DER
68. Remedies : CURES
69. Basenji and Manx, e.g. : PETS
1. Caisson load, for short : AMMO
2. Kind of shark : LOAN
3. Finish line : TAPE
4. Lethe : OBLIVION
5. Flattops, in N.M. : MESAS
6. Cassowary's cousin : EMU
7. Venetian ruler : DOGE
8. Lat. catchall : ETAL
9. Asian antelope : SEROW
10. Followers of psis : OMEGAS
11. Storage box : CEDARCHEST
12. Taunt : TWIT
16. Brenda or Peggy : LEE
18. Paradise : EDEN
22. Inert gas : NEON
24. Fare for Felipe : TAMALE
26. Linguini, for one : PASTA
27. Hurons' neighbors : ERIES
28. Paneling for a den : KNOTTYPINE
30. Wand : BATON
31. Atlantic islands : AZORES
33. Of the ear : AURAL
34. Lorelei's waters : RHINE
36. Mil. address : APO
37. Sides of cricket wickets : ONS
41. Shower unit : RAINDROP
43. Girl in "The Last of the Mohicans" : CORA
46. Word with skate or towel : ROLLER
48. Ebb or neap : TIDE
50. Reference vol. : ENCYC
52. "The ___ of glory . . . ": Gray : PATHS
53. Puckerel : IMP
54. "___ Indigo" : MOOD
55. Decalogue word : THOU
56. Lizard: Comb. form : SAUR
58. Bulwer-Lytton heroine : IONE
59. Carrie Chapman ___ : CATT
60. Fight finishes, for short : TKOS
63. U.S. 1 is one : RTE

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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