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New York Times, Wednesday, September 17, 1980

Author:
Jean J. Davison
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 4.74, Missing: { H J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 271 (avg 1.46)
Open Squares: 67, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
Jean J. Davison has 62 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
David Steinberg notes:

Part of clues for 57- and 62-Down appear to have been cut off in the original—the former had "pon" instead of "pony," and the latter had "Proofreade" instead of "Proofreader's"; made the corrections.

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© 1980, The New York TimesNo. 11,271

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Across
1
Senseless : MAD
4
Plants and animals of a region : BIOTA
9
Put on ___ : AIRS
13
Nursery item : CRIB
15
Urge : IMPEL
16
Load : STOW
17
The act of stripping or ridding : DIVESTMENT
19
Spot bordering an agora : STOA
20
New or raw follower : DEAL
21
Bury : INTER
23
Quant. : AMT
24
Regretting : RUING
26
Jumble : RUCK
28
French possessive : SES
30
One of the Moluccas : CERAM
33
Consecrate : BLESS
36
"The greatest" : ALI
37
Storehouse : ETAPE
38
Studio equipment : EASEL
39
Sail nearer the wind : LUFF
41
Adjunct to a fishing line : SNELL
43
Where to fasten a necklace : NAPE
44
Goodbye, in Acapulco : ADIOS
46
Colloquial goodbyes : TATAS
48
Sass : LIP
49
T-shirt transfer : DECAL
50
Evade, as an issue : SKIRT
51
Partner of long. : LAT
52
Berserk : AMOK
54
Town across the Hudson from Tarrytown : NYACK
56
Likely : APT
58
___ Archipelago : GULAG
61
Jacob ___, American reformer : RIIS
63
Disturb : ROIL
65
Engagers in a logomachy : DISPUTANTS
68
Medicinal plant : ALOE
69
Scallion's cousin : ONION
70
Concert halls : ODEA
71
Ulna, e.g. : BONE
72
Emulates an usher : SEATS
73
Hordeolum : STY
Down
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Hosted an event : MCD
2
Like the Mojave : ARID
3
Variety, as of crops, investments or people : DIVERSIFICATION
4
It's in the horse's mouth : BIT
5
They gave variety to the U.S. : IMMIGRANTS
6
Shut's partner : OPEN
7
Tepee or yurt : TENT
8
Amend : ALTER
9
Fool : ASS
10
Start of a statement re human variegation : ITTAKESALLKINDS
11
Word with elbow : ROOM
12
Whack : SWAT
14
Actor Bridges : BEAU
18
Golf disaster : SLICE
22
Hick : RUBE
25
N.B.A. team : NETS
27
Tribe : CLAN
28
Waldorf, e.g. : SALAD
29
Avoid : ELUDE
31
"Silent, upon ___ in Darien": Keats : APEAK
32
Phrase often applied to the U.S. : MELTINGPOT
34
Brown color : SEPIA
35
Conquered insomnia : SLEPT
40
Beer head : FOAM
42
Former Detroit pitching star : LARY
45
Plug away : SLOG
47
Onset : START
53
Praise : KUDOS
55
So long, in Milan : CIAO
56
A Semite : ARAB
57
Word with shirt or pony : POLO
59
This may be dotted : LINE
60
Huge land mass : ASIA
62
Proofreader's word : STET
64
Shelter : LEE
66
"Gott mit ___" : UNS
67
Utter : SAY

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 1 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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