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New York Times, Friday, May 23, 1980

Author: Dorothea E. Shipp
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 41, Avg Word Len: 5.11, Missing: { J Q W X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 249 (avg 1.35)
Open Squares: 72, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2 Grid has super symmetry.
Dorothea E. Shipp has 63 pre-Shortz puzzles and 1 Shortz Era puzzle in our database.
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© 1980, The New York TimesNo. 11,154
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1. Noise denoting terror : SCREAM
7. Spurted : GUSHED
13. Abstract sculpture : STABILE
14. Relying on experience alone : EMPIRIC
16. Leathernecks : MARINES
17. More prepared : READIER
18. Give ___ whirl : ITA
19. Spade or Levenson : SAM
21. French beverage : THE
22. Director Jean-___ Godard : LUC
23. Inflexible : ADAMANT
27. Kind of session : RAP
28. Cycle : ERA
29. Window-box flower : BEGONIA
30. Poetic word : ERE
31. What firemen do on a diamond : RELIEVE
33. Groups of nine : ENNEADS
35. Ziegfeld : FLO
36. Stretch out, as money or food : EKE
37. Summer TV fare : REPEATS
41. Comprehensive : OVERALL
45. Yoko : ONO
46. Fretful one : REPINER
48. New Guinean port : LAE
49. Entertainers in W.W. II : USO
50. Famines : DEARTHS
51. Saharan garb : ABA
52. Max Beerbohm, for one : SIR
53. American caricaturist : REA
54. "Rocker" contemporary : MOD
55. Parker or Powell : ELEANOR
59. Treat old furniture : RESTORE
63. Set apart for a certain purpose : DESTINE
64. Confidant : INSIDER
65. Under the alfluence of incohol : STONED
66. Groom : OSTLER
1. Height : STATURE
2. Reddish-brown lynx : CARACAL
3. Statistic for Yaz or DiMag : RBI
4. German article : EIN
5. Brew : ALE
6. Memo, e.g. : MESSAGE
7. Relevant : GERMANE
8. Japanese apricot : UME
9. Karlovy Vary is one : SPA
10. Stashed : HID
11. Asmara's country : ERITREA
12. Extreme conservative : DIEHARD
13. His "umbrella" is bright : SMILER
15. Very thin pancakes : CREPES
20. ___, amas, amat : AMO
23. Héloïse's beloved : ABELARD
24. Fan : DEVOTEE
25. Ancient Assyrian capital : NINEVEH
26. Suez sights : TANKERS
32. Nigerian group : IFE
34. Always, in poesy : EER
37. Awakened : ROUSED
38. Stores grain : ENSILES
39. At the bottom of the class : POOREST
40. Bandied words : SPARRED
41. Smallest of the HOMES group : ONTARIO
42. Thin, shiny silk : ALAMODE
43. A.F.L. member : LABORER
44. Coryphaeus : LEADER
47. Fury : IRE
56. From ___ Z : ATO
57. She wrote "Delta of Venus" : NIN
58. "Wonderful ___," old song : ONE
60. U.S.N.A. graduate : ENS
61. Swift crosser of the Atl. : SST
62. Sesame : TIL

Answer summary: 2 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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