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New York Times, Monday, August 4, 1980

Author: Richard N. Platt, Jr.
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 44, Avg Word Len: 4.64, Missing: { F G J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 252 (avg 1.39)
Open Squares: 61, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 7, XRef: 1, Spans: 3
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© 1980, The New York TimesNo. 11,227
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1. Word with castle or bar : SAND
5. Cleo's bosom companion : ASP
8. Prognosticator : SEER
12. "___ face!" : ABOUT
14. "___ Stoops to Conquer" : SHE
15. Freshet : SPATE
16. Where the march to Montgomery started : SELMA
17. Prepare a hide : TAN
18. Ziti, e.g. : PASTA
19. Tricky : SLIPPERYASANEEL
22. E.M.K. is one : SEN
23. Narrow opening : SLIT
24. Emulate Bugs Bunny : HOP
27. Baste : SEW
29. This often spreads like wildfire : RUMOR
33. To be, to Guillaume : ETRE
35. Movie maker J. Arthur : RANK
38. Tennis star from Australia : LAVER
40. Obstinate : STUBBORNASAMULE
43. Mister, in Quito : SENOR
44. He once led the Cosmos : PELE
45. Touched down : ALIT
46. Author of "La Vie de Jésus" : RENAN
48. Word with run or play : END
50. Summer, in Martinique : ETE
51. Dear's partner : NEAR
54. Baby brother's baby sitter : SIS
56. Full of self-esteem : PROUDASAPEACOCK
64. Actor Greene : LORNE
65. Revolutionary org. : PLO
66. Car that won't go far : LEMON
67. Up and about : ASTIR
68. B.P.O.E. member : ELK
69. Gin : SNARE
70. Vireo's home : NEST
71. Isolationist in the Senate: 1925–45 : NYE
72. Word with shoe or family : TREE
1. Talk back : SASS
2. Victim of a tiller : ABEL
3. ___ me tangere : NOLI
4. Sometime landfills : DUMPS
5. Sci. for Kepler : ASTR
6. ___ Rebellion: 1786–87 : SHAYS
7. Kind of colony : PENAL
8. Form an arch over : SPAN
9. Alleviate : EASE
10. Suffix for lay or kitchen : ETTE
11. "Camino ___" : REAL
13. Nixon's undoing : TAPES
15. Kitchen utensil : SPATULA
20. Winter month in Catalonia : ENERO
21. "To ___ with Love" : SIR
24. Notorious Nazi parachutist : HESS
25. Aquatic mammal : OTTER
26. Cut back : PRUNE
28. Woof's companion : WARP
30. Baby's first word, perhaps : MAMA
31. Small egg : OVULE
32. Used tinder again : RELIT
34. Black : EBON
36. Sailing dir. : NNE
37. Cabbage's cousin : KALE
39. Neural network : RETE
41. Cattleman's employee : BRANDER
42. Sometimes it's common : SENSE
47. A.F.T. rival : NEA
49. Rings a number : DIALS
52. Squaw Valley competitor : ASPEN
53. Recover : RALLY
55. Fragrance : SCENT
56. Diagram : PLAN
57. Maid in "Upstairs, Downstairs" : ROSE
58. Table scraps : ORTS
59. ___ rule, at a convention : UNIT
60. Jab : POKE
61. General Bradley : OMAR
62. Essence : CORE
63. Meeting place for the femur, tibia and patella : KNEE

Answer summary: 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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