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New York Times, Saturday, July 12, 1980

Author: Elaine D. Schorr
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 37, Avg Word Len: 5.37, Missing: { J Q X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 256 (avg 1.36)
Open Squares: 78, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
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© 1980, The New York TimesNo. 11,204
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1. Domain : SPHERE
7. Future replacements : SPARES
13. They've got the goods : TRADERS
15. Kind of battery : STORAGE
16. From La Spezia, Italy, to Hyères, France : RIVIERA
17. Fire and fury : PASSION
18. Dill herb of the Bible : ANET
19. State of deep despair : SLOUGH
21. Sentry post: Abbr. : STA
22. Thespian Hagen : UTA
23. ___ up (adjust) : TUNE
24. Sampler beginning : BEIT
25. Conventicle group : SECT
27. Spinal component : DISK
28. Kind of step or neck : GOOSE
29. Passive : DORMANT
31. Van's place in an army : FRONT
32. Nary a soul : NOONE
33. Box up : CRATE
34. Slyly malicious : SNIDE
35. Most relaxed : LOOSEST
37. Doctor the drink : SPIKE
38. Chinese dynasty : MING
39. Nigerian group : EDOS
41. Valley of the vines : NAPA
42. Refreshers of a sort : NAPS
43. Picnic pest : ANT
44. Birth month of D.D.E. : OCT
45. Silents star Love : BESSIE
47. "___ the wild blue yonder" : INTO
48. Largest of the Ryukyu Islands : OKINAWA
50. Star's sub : STANDIN
52. City near Bucharest : PLOESTI
53. Earthly : TERRENE
54. "And steep my ___ in forgetfulness?": Shak. : SENSES
55. Marked with lines or grooves : SCORED
1. Comic opera's Oscar : STRAUS
2. Kind of matter : PRINTED
3. Hit the ceiling : HAVEACONNIPTION
4. Emulate Robert Giroux : EDIT
5. Arikara : REE
6. Earns a demerit : ERRS
7. Drew's milieu : STAGE
8. Like London's Savoy : POSH
9. ___ poetica : ARS
10. Cause to hit the ceiling : RAISEONESDANDER
11. He has "I" trouble : EGOTIST
12. Where Chiles might turn to Stone : SENATE
14. Cracker : SALTINE
15. Wood or fungus that smolders when lit : SPUNK
20. Give the gate : OUST
24. Baby wear : BOOTEE
26. Moscow vehicle : TROIKA
27. Great ___ : DANE
28. Fat, in France : GRAS
30. Rhythmical scheme : MODE
31. Coat fastener : FROG
33. Be formed (of) : CONSIST
34. Patch plasterwork : SPACKLE
35. Items to be puckered : LIPS
36. Survivor-takes-all insurance : TONTINE
37. Busybodies : SNOOPS
38. Some of the Kenyans : MASAI
40. Blotto : STONED
42. Salamanders : NEWTS
45. Diamond point : BASE
46. Seine summers : ETES
47. Japanese receptacle : INRO
49. Readings on vanes : NES
51. Curve segment : ARC

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

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