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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.
PS 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
Across Down
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
1. 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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