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New York Times, Monday, August 18, 1980

Author: Herb L. Risteen
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 4.87, Missing: { F J K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 283 (avg 1.53)
Open Squares: 57, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
Herb L. Risteen has 244 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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Across Down
1. Leave in a hurry : SCAT
5. Hawkshaw's help : CLUE
9. One of two before "hooray!" : HIP
12. Melody for Scotto : ARIA
13. Supporting timber : CROSSPIECE
16. "___ Jim": Conrad : LORD
17. Learning technique : REPETITION
18. Letter : ESS
19. ___ mail : HATE
20. Mountain lakes : TARNS
21. Quiet : SEDATE
23. Kind of table or hall : POOL
25. Cut out : PRUNE
26. River in Venezuela : ORINOCO
29. Surfaced : PAVED
30. ___ Guard, at the Vatican : SWISS
31. Polish or chafe : RUB
33. Patriot of '76 : OTIS
34. Add interest to : SPICE
35. Very small thing : MOTE
36. End of the seventh century : DCC
37. Farm animals : SWINE
38. Irritable : RASPY
39. Like some platefuls : HEAPING
41. Oil center in Okla. : TULSA
42. Title Christie held : DAME
43. Edible, spiny-finned fish : MULLET
44. Principal component : BASIS
47. Rounded part : LOBE
48. Understand the lingo : DIG
50. Durant or Nash : AUTOMOBILE
53. Mafeking fighter: 1899–1900 : BOER
54. Critical point or place : CROSSROADS
55. Finnish poem : RUNE
56. Stammer : HAW
57. Middlecoff of P.G.A. fame : CARY
58. Barrister: Abbr. : ATTY
1. Fire ___ : SALE
2. Peevish person : CROSSPATCH
3. Armed-forces branch : AIRSERVICE
4. Young boy : TAD
5. Where Mt. Ida is : CRETE
6. Bound along : LOPE
7. Treat : USE
8. Time-belt letters : EST
9. Legatee : HEIR
10. Revered object : ICON
11. Slammers : PENS
13. Pack in a box : CRATE
14. Iron pegs for mountain climbers : PITONS
15. Aviator Balbo : ITALO
19. Workman : HAND
22. U.A.W. treasurer's accumulation : DUES
23. ___ supports : PRICE
24. French river or department : OISE
26. In debt : OWING
27. Deleted : CROSSEDOUT
28. One in the care of a clinician : OUTPATIENT
29. Seed case : POD
30. Book part : SPINE
32. Titled personage in Turkey : BEY
34. Dance resembling the watusi : SWIM
35. Shopping site : MALL
37. Spurts of energy : SPASMS
38. Hold sway : RULE
40. Final word in Toledo : ADIOS
41. Conduits : TUBES
43. Antiquated : MOLDY
44. Composer of "St. Matthew Passion" : BACH
45. Emanation : AURA
46. Put into storage : STOW
47. Truth stretcher : LIAR
49. "Vivian ___," Disraeli novel : GREY
51. Tolkien creature : ORC
52. Stole : BOA
53. Item in a lingerie dept. : BRA

Answer summary: 4 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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