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New York Times, Friday, August 29, 1980

Author: Albert E. Lytle
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 39, Avg Word Len: 5.03, Missing: { J K Q V W X Z }, Scrabble score: 263 (avg 1.41)
Open Squares: 60, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
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© 1980, The New York TimesNo. 11,252
Across Down
1. Deliver : BRING
6. "___ Préludes": Liszt : LES
9. Part of a fraternity name : TAU
12. Harshness : RIGOR
13. Outbreaks that spread like wildfire : EPIDEMICS
16. Berlin's "All ___" : ALONE
17. Agents : MIDDLEMEN
18. Large subfamily of Indo-European languages : GERMANIC
20. Up to now : YET
21. Everlasting, to poets of the past : ETERNE
23. Small groups : CELLS
27. Its bite causes nagana : TSETSE
30. Handle meanly : ILLTREAT
32. Early South American : INCA
33. Element for a solution : CLUE
34. Harper Valley group : PTA
35. In a tug of war : PULLING
39. Furnaceman at Pittsburgh : SMELTER
41. Watson's org. : PGA
42. ___ to ruin : ROAD
44. Jacob van ___, noted Flemish painter : OOST
45. Qualified : ELIGIBLE
47. Counts every penny : STINTS
49. Neophytes : TYROS
50. This has a lot of scents : SACHET
52. Tea, in Tours : THE
54. Wildly excited : FRENETIC
58. European body of water : BALTICSEA
62. " . . . may his ___ increase!": Hunt : TRIBE
63. Policeman's activity, at times : ACCOSTING
64. Hair-raising : EERIE
65. Legal eagle: Abbr. : ATT
66. Deck cleaner : MOP
67. Kind of parade : DRESS
1. Pat oneself on the back : BRAG
2. Get one's dander up : RILE
3. Dmitri's compatriot : IGOR
4. Element like oxygen or carbon : NONMETAL
5. Superstars : GREATS
6. Topper : LID
7. Whirling wind : EDDY
8. Chosen one : SELECTEE
9. The youngest Cratchit : TIM
10. Team's best pitcher : ACE
11. Service br. : USN
13. Bedouin chief : EMIR
14. Alfresco repast : PICNIC
15. What an urban maid may watch : METER
19. Initially dubbed : NEE
22. Structural additions : ELLS
24. Mollusk, coin or elementary particle : LEPTON
25. Gossip's interest : LATEST
26. Fits' partner : STARTS
27. Scarf : TIPPET
28. How bugs rest in rugs : SNUGLY
29. Temptation for a dieter : ECLAIR
31. Abner's radio chum : LUM
36. "Erin go bragh" is one : IRISHISM
37. ___ Hill, San Francisco : NOB
38. Service sta. total : GALS
40. Wastrel of a sort : LOITERER
43. Daze with noise : DEAFEN
46. Reached : GOTTO
47. "___ walks in beauty . . . ": Byron : SHE
48. Camped out : TENTED
51. Rough rock : CRAG
53. Prefix with plasm : ECTO
55. Fail to be indefatigable : TIRE
56. Relative of a spoonbill : IBIS
57. These go after bees : CEES
58. "Whiffenpoof Song" finale : BAA
59. Personate : ACT
60. Utah Beach craft : LCT
61. Take a little drink : SIP

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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