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New York Times, Saturday, September 13, 1980

Author: Bette Sue Cohen
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 33, Avg Word Len: 5.19, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 276 (avg 1.44)
Open Squares: 78, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 10, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
Bette Sue Cohen has 41 pre-Shortz puzzles and 6 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1980, The New York TimesNo. 11,267
Across Down
1. Oriental park : PARADISE
9. Floors in a maison : ETAGES
15. Gastropod mollusks : ABALONES
16. Noted soprano : KANAWA
17. ___ Mountains (Calif. range) : PANAMINT
18. Begrudged : ENVIED
19. Chi.-to-D.C. direction : ESE
20. "On Your ___" : TOES
22. Cotton machines : GINS
23. Reduces a sail : REEFS
26. Adapts machinery for new uses : RETOOLS
28. French-Belgian river : LYS
30. Fits of angry temper : MADS
31. Sighting : AIM
34. "Haste ___" : MAKESWASTE
38. Auld lang ___ : SYNE
39. Relative of the turkey trot : ONESTEP
40. Soften; disarm : UNSTEEL
42. Cecropia : MOTH
43. Outlets for low-priced items : DIMESTORES
45. Myrmecologist's interest : ANT
46. Ten: Comb. form : DECA
47. Slippery critter : EEL
48. Egress : EMANATE
51. Union general : MEADE
55. Composer Khachaturian : ARAM
56. Baccalaureate deg. : LITB
58. Yugoslav city : NIS
59. Vivacity : SPIRIT
61. Gleams faintly : SHIMMERS
64. Block : HINDER
65. Underground activity : SABOTAGE
66. Rotary ___ : ENGINE
67. Bags : ENSNARES
1. Kind of tiger or wasp : PAPER
2. Humiliate : ABASE
3. Indian noblewoman : RANEE
4. In the manner of : ALA
5. Comic actor DeLuise : DOM
6. Parts of some sigs. : INIT
7. Head of la casa : SENOR
8. Respects : ESTEEMS
9. ___ out (supplement) : EKE
10. "La Cumparsita" and "Blue" : TANGOS
11. "___ Chorus" : ANVIL
12. One who denies : GAINSAYER
13. Lambs' mas : EWES
14. Elegiac : SAD
21. Phidian creation : STATUE
24. "___ and Fantasy," 1943 film : FLESH
25. Solar or circulatory follower: Abbr. : SYST
27. Danish city : ODENSE
29. Sverige : SWEDEN
32. Arrow poison : INEE
33. Tormé and Brooks : MELS
34. N.Y.C. gallery : MOMA
35. Most prolific auth. : ANON
36. Medical college in Ohio : KETTERING
37. Of the summit : APICAL
38. Mink item : STOLE
41. Check : STEM
44. Contemporary of Mondrian : MATISSE
46. Noted missionary on Molokai : DAMIEN
49. Tuesday, in Paris : MARDI
50. Zeena's spouse in a Wharton book : ETHAN
52. Close by: Poetic : ANEAR
53. Threnody : DIRGE
54. Curves : ESSES
55. " . . . hear ___ drop" : APIN
57. Lobster-meal items : BIBS
59. Pronoun for a ship : SHE
60. Three, in Milano : TRE
62. "___ Oncle," Tati film : MON
63. N.Y.C. transit agency : MTA

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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