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New York Times, Monday, June 9, 1980

Author: Herb L. Risteen
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { J Q X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 278 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 6, XRef: 1, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1
Herb L. Risteen has 244 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1980, The New York TimesNo. 11,171
Across Down
1. Fastener : HASP
5. Patrol or station follower : WAGON
10. Culture medium : AGAR
14. Affirm : AVER
15. "___ Together," 1932 song : ALONE
16. Dumb one of old comics : DORA
17. Asti product : WINE
18. Face with stone : REVET
19. Heating apparatus : OVEN
20. Window drapery : VALANCE
22. Sideshow attraction : FREAK
23. Domesticate : TAME
24. Duelist's weapon : RAPIER
27. Large sea duck : SCOTER
29. At no time, in poesy : NEER
30. Pinch : NAB
33. Movie beauty : LOREN
34. Sacred book : KORAN
35. Córdoba cheer : OLE
36. What a drill team presents : ARMS
37. Son of Hecuba and Priam : PARIS
38. Triplet : TRIN
39. Shamus : TEC
40. Thicket : COPSE
41. Called by name at a hotel : PAGED
42. Work unit : ERG
43. Arizona Indian : HOPI
44. "Venus and Adonis" painter : RUBENS
45. "Peter Grimes" and "Billy Budd" : OPERAS
47. Word with cast or sad : IRON
48. Ship's crane : DAVIT
50. Very young hare : LEVERET
53. Mr. Holden : EBEN
54. Yawning : AGAPE
56. The Graces waited on him : EROS
58. ___ Jay, on 7 Down : FORT
59. Trucker's stop : DINER
60. Farewell : TATA
61. Food fish : TUNA
62. Where Uspallata Pass is : ANDES
63. Oodles : SLEW
1. Speak hesitantly : HAW
2. Tel ___ : AVIV
3. Loser in 1972 : SENATORMCGOVERN
4. Bishops, e.g. : PRELATES
5. ___ Robins, city in Ga. : WARNER
6. Actor Guinness : ALEC
7. Site of Castle Williams : GOVERNORSISLAND
8. Purse item : ONE
9. Catch cod : NET
10. Worship : ADORE
11. Commonwealth V.I.P. : GOVERNORGENERAL
12. District : AREA
13. Grade : RANK
21. Prayer word : AMEN
22. Snow atop a glacier : FIRN
25. Avian abode : AERIE
26. Garden produce : PEAS
27. Roofing material : SLATE
28. Kitchen gadget : CORER
31. Foreign : ALIEN
32. Flexes : BENDS
34. Letter on a key : KAPPA
37. Lacking ability : POOR
38. Stools or drums : TABORETS
40. Jazz trumpeter Baker : CHET
41. Genuine : PURE
44. Comedienne Joan : RIVERS
46. Ship commanded by Pinzón : PINTA
48. Skillful : DEFT
49. Hunt hero : ABOU
51. Inventor of a sign language : EPEE
52. ___ bag : TOTE
54. "Bleak House" heroine : ADA
55. Card player's call : GIN
57. "Nor do not ___ the air . . . ": Hamlet : SAW

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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