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New York Times, Friday, August 8, 1980

Author: Eli Wesoff
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 42, Avg Word Len: 4.95, Missing: { J Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 261 (avg 1.43)
Open Squares: 64, Cheaters: 10, FITB: 8, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
Eli Wesoff has 93 pre-Shortz puzzles and 1 Shortz Era puzzle in our database.
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© 1980, The New York TimesNo. 11,231
Across Down
1. Important golf tourn. : PGA
4. Uses a dirk : STABS
9. A queen of Sparta : LEDA
13. Waggish : ARCH
15. Porter's "You Don't Know ___": 1929 : PAREE
16. Actor Holliman : EARL
17. Rake : ROUE
18. Pump attachment : ANKLESTRAP
20. Destroy utterly, as a car : TOTAL
22. Follies star Gray : GILDA
23. Air rifle ammo : BBS
24. ___ Bow, river in Wyo. : MEDICINE
26. Lorelei ___, Loos woman : LEE
28. Montenegrin : SERB
29. Since, to Scottie : SYNE
31. Game in which at least two men come to pass : FOOTBALL
35. Bodkin : NEEDLE
37. River rising in Mongolia : AMUR
38. He wore a Union suit : MEADE
40. Ink follower : WELL
41. Helicopter airfoils : ROTORS
43. No longer out of order : REPAIRED
45. Potent beginning : OMNI
46. Preserve : SALT
47. Time past : AGO
48. Slants : INCLINES
52. Seabees' org. : USN
54. Beanery : DINER
56. Where Vulcan plied : AETNA
58. What an onychophagist bites : FINGERNAIL
61. Tibia : SHIN
62. Spread : OLEO
63. "Ill ___ moonlight, proud Titania" : METBY
64. Family branch : SEPT
65. Pop : SODA
66. Phoenix's milieu : ASHES
67. Meadowland : LEA
1. Segment : PART
2. He has a stable job : GROOM
3. Crucial : ACUTE
4. Baden-Baden is one : SPA
5. Like certain assets : TANGIBLE
6. He was once in "Luv" : ARKIN
7. "G.W.T.W." scarlet woman : BELLE
8. Go to ___ (deteriorate) : SEED
9. Allow : LET
10. Chatterbox : EARBENDER
11. Mousy : DRAB
12. The Pennines, e.g. : ALPS
14. Obstinate : HEADSTRONG
19. Mud volcano : SALSE
21. Dear, in Dortmund : LIEB
25. Stuffs : CRAMS
27. Evidence giver : EYEWITNESS
30. Swiss linear unit : ELLE
31. Wide's partner : FAR
32. "Typee" sequel : OMOO
33. Against superior forces : OUTMANNED
34. Spirit of ancient Rome : LAR
35. Neighbor of Tibet : NEPAL
36. Antiquity, in poesy : ELD
39. Trace the outline of : DESCRIBE
42. ___ la Plata, S.A. estuary : RIODE
44. Inter ___ : ALIA
48. Orator of '76 : INNES
49. Ray Milland's birthplace in Wales : NEATH
50. Merman or Barrymore : ETHEL
51. Wading bird : SNIPE
52. Saucers, to some : UFOS
53. Rural storage space : SILO
55. "My Friend ___" : IRMA
57. Drama group acronym : ANTA
59. Asian antelope : GOA
60. French-Belgian river : LYS

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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