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New York Times, Friday, June 6, 1980

Author: Jean Reed
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 5.05, Missing: { J Q V Z }, Scrabble score: 285 (avg 1.52)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 8, XRef: 0, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
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© 1980, The New York TimesNo. 11,168
Across Down
1. Exclamations : AHAS
5. Part of a dress or mine : SEAM
9. Former Algerian cavalryman : SPAHI
14. Pelf : LOOT
15. Gardner : ERLE
16. Famed violinist : ELMAN
17. Word form before dollar or mart : EURO
18. Danish-American reformer: 1849–1914 : RIIS
19. Side of a quarter : TAILS
20. Factitious diamond footing : ARTIFICIALTURF
23. Hackney coach : FIACRE
24. Takes to court : SUES
25. Pelion's partner : OSSA
28. Thirteen, at bridge : TRICKS
32. Philosopher who taught at Columbia : EDMAN
36. " . . . baked in ___" : APIE
38. Cheese from France : BRIE
39. Diamond dramatics : GRANDSTANDPLAYS
42. Fort Knox contents : GOLD
43. Idler's anathema : WORK
44. Scholarship high school in N.Y.C. : REGIS
45. Flowering shrub : SPIREA
47. Catechumen : TYRO
49. "Don't tread ___" : ONME
51. Epoch of the mammal : EOCENE
56. Diamond altruism : SACRIFICEFLIES
60. Picasso : PABLO
61. One of Omar's three wishes : LOAF
62. Caesar's worst day : IDES
63. Chassis items : AXLES
64. Opposite of post : ANTE
65. "One man's ___ is another man's Persian" : MEDE
66. Lyrical Lizette : REESE
67. Rip : TEAR
68. ___ Mawr : BRYN
1. " . . . we all do fade as ___": Isa. : ALEAF
2. Nymph for a Moslem in Paradise : HOURI
3. Main artery : AORTA
4. Impassive : STOIC
5. Diamond classic : SERIES
6. The Red : ERIC
7. Et ___ : ALII
8. Tabletop hills : MESAS
9. Dog for a nimrod : SETTER
10. Seemingly true : PLAUSIBLE
11. Herat bigwig : AMIR
12. Period between certain quarters : HALF
13. Outs' antitheses : INS
21. Fern feature : FROND
22. Sealed, as a pipe joint : LUTED
26. Prime Minister in Tokyo: 1964–72 : SATO
27. Notwithstanding, with "from" : APART
29. Rock face : CRAG
30. Yelp like a dog : KIYI
31. Mtg. : SESS
32. Roe : EGGS
33. Part of a dose : DROP
34. Neighbor of Niger : MALI
35. Lion tamer of legend : ANDROCLES
37. Black : INKY
40. Hindu holy man : SWAMI
41. Suffix with fool or weather : PROOF
46. "La Vie ___" : ENROSE
48. Joint or jacket : REEFER
50. Keynote for Elgar : EFLAT
52. Go up : CLIMB
53. Kind of down : EIDER
54. Impoverished : NEEDY
55. Krupp's spot : ESSEN
56. Grayish blue : SAXE
57. Habile : ABLE
58. Calif. geological formation : IONE
59. Down: Prefix : CATA
60. ___ avion : PAR

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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