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New York Times, Friday, August 22, 1980

Author:
C. J. Angio
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 37, Avg Word Len: 4.95, Missing: { J K Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 266 (avg 1.41)
Open Squares: 68, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 12, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
C. J. Angio has 93 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
David Steinberg notes:

In original solution, the "R" in 48-Across entry was backwards, like a Cyrillic "Я."

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T
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O
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W
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L
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G
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R
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E
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G
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S
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O
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L
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O
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O
H
A
R
A
15
R
E
N
O
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I
D
E
A
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L
I
R
A
S
18
A
C
R
E
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D
O
I
T
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D
O
R
S
E
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Y
B
R
O
T
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H
E
R
S
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E
R
E
24
U
S
H
E
R
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H
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A
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M
S
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A
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B
I
E
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L
O
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E
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S
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S
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O
F
A
35
C
R
A
T
36
R
I
A
L
T
O
37
B
I
G
38
B
A
N
D
39
G
O
O
D
M
A
N
40
A
R
N
E
S
S
41
P
A
W
S
42
A
G
A
43
N
E
A
R
S
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R
A
G
E
45
O
N
E
R
46
R
I
47
C
E
R
48
N
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A
R
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R
51
O
Y
A
L
C
A
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N
A
D
I
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A
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N
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S
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G
E
R
M
57
A
I
D
E
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M
A
R
I
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I
N
C
A
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S
T
E
W
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I
N
A
N
E
62
G
I
A
N
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H
E
S
S
64
T
A
B
O
R
© 1980, The New York TimesNo. 11,245
Across
1
Item thrown into a ring : TOWEL
6
Actor Morris : GREG
10
Big moment for young Helen O'Connell : SOLO
14
She composed "Wyoming Suite for Piano": 1946 : OHARA
15
Spot for slots and poker pots : RENO
16
Seed for a lyric : IDEA
17
Money in Ankara : LIRAS
18
A bit of Tara : ACRE
19
Porter's "Let's ___": 1928 : DOIT
20
Two memorable maestros : DORSEYBROTHERS
23
" . . . ___ I saw Elba" : ERE
24
His forte is to escort : USHER
25
They tear a passion to tatters : HAMS
28
Hero 2,327 times on B'way : ABIE
30
Loam ranging from clay to sand : LOESS
34
"Son ___ Preacher Man," 1968 song : OFA
35
Demo follower : CRAT
36
Locale for musicals : RIALTO
37
___ Era : BIGBAND
39
"King of Swing" : GOODMAN
40
"Gunsmoke" actor : ARNESS
41
Simba's feet : PAWS
42
Begum's spouse : AGA
43
Approaches : NEARS
44
What 37 Across was in the 30's : RAGE
45
Lulu : ONER
46
Kitchen gadget : RICER
48
V.P. under G.R.F. : NAR
50
Guy Lombardo's group : ROYALCANADIANS
56
Origin : GERM
57
Washington, to Braddock : AIDE
58
Berlin hit, often sung in chorus : MARIE
59
Peru was his milieu : INCA
60
Swelter or dither : STEW
61
Like a dunderhead : INANE
62
Composer ___ Carlo Menotti : GIAN
63
Name of a dame of fame : HESS
64
Small drum : TABOR
Down
1
"I've ___ Ev'ry Little Star," 1932 song : TOLD
2
Subject of a 1922 song : OHIO
3
Baron De La ___: 1577–1618 : WARR
4
Obliterates : ERASES
5
Device using light rays : LASER
6
Snatch : GRAB
7
Navy boot : RECRUIT
8
"La Vie ___," 1946 song : ENROSE
9
"Where no wood is, there the fire ___ out": Proverbs 26:20 : GOETH
10
Artery feeder : SIDEROAD
11
Fragrance : ODOR
12
Oahu welcome symbols : LEIS
13
Morsel for Genuine Risk : OAT
21
Has a craving : YEARNS
22
Colossus of Rhodes : HELIOS
25
White House designer : HOBAN
26
Like Chicago: Oct. 8–10, 1871 : AFIRE
27
___ cum laude : MAGNA
29
Like Leroy Brown : BAD
31
Noted violinist : ELMAN
32
Paramount ___, rostrum for young Sinatra : STAGE
33
Destroyer equipment : SONAR
35
A source of cinnamon : CASSIA
36
Ivanhoe's bride : ROWENA
38
Famed U.S. poet: 1914–72 : BERRYMAN
39
Wisecrack : GAG
41
Where to see and hear tubas : PARADES
44
Perform in class : RECITE
45
Epithet for Elizabeth I : ORIANA
47
What cymbals do : CLASH
49
Word on a ticket : ADMIT
50
Bolognese painter: 1575–1642 : RENI
51
Killer whale : ORCA
52
Cronkite's specialty : NEWS
53
Caftan wearer : ARAB
54
___ Martini, former singer : NINO
55
Dixon, but not Mason : SEER
56
Jam session : GIG

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

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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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