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New York Times, Tuesday, September 2, 1980

Author: C. J. Angio
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.79, Missing: { J Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 266 (avg 1.42)
Open Squares: 66, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 6, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1
C. J. Angio has 93 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1980, The New York TimesNo. 11,256
Across Down
1. Become washed out : FADE
5. Key on a calculator : PLUS
9. Prefix with bellum : ANTE
13. Mars, to Homer : ARES
14. Geneva is one : LAKE
15. Sign on an inn : ROOMS
17. Pitching star : TOMSEAVER
19. Let in : ADMIT
20. "___ Yankee Doodle dandy" : IMA
21. Sch. affiliate : PTA
22. Hijack : ROB
24. Mrs., in Mexico : SRA
25. Golf club : MASHIE
27. Aries : RAM
28. Angler's headache : SNAG
29. Dido : ANTIC
30. Native of: Suffix : OTE
31. Place for a chapeau : TETE
32. Big ___, Calif. : SUR
34. Member of the congregation : BELIEVER
36. Three, to Tonio : TRE
39. Ebbs : RECEDES
41. Dummkopf : ASS
42. Backup man for 17 Across : RELIEVER
44. Faulkner's "___ Reivers" : THE
46. Champagne bucket : ICER
47. In the preceding mo. : ULT
48. Horse blanket : MANTA
52. Eight quarts : PECK
53. Guidonian note : ELA
54. Buchwald's forte : SATIRE
55. Kindled : LIT
56. Inst. at Baton Rouge : LSU
57. Bishopric : SEE
58. Stanley Steamer, e.g. : CAR
59. Broadway musical : EVITA
61. Stowe girl : LITTLEEVA
64. "Stretch" inning : SEVEN
65. Sector : AREA
66. Restore to copy : STET
67. Cleave : REND
68. Landlord's due : RENT
69. Nabors role : PYLE
1. Bluebeard's curious wife : FATIMA
2. "Butcher'd to make ___ holiday": Byron : AROMAN
3. Strip a ship : DEMAST
4. Sigma : ESS
5. Bench guards it : PLATE
6. "___ Come Back to Me" (Etna's song) : LAVA
7. Cousin of a gee-tar : UKE
8. Notched : SERRATED
9. Damascene, e.g. : ARAB
10. Silent approval : NOD
11. Auto-racing star : TOMSNEVA
12. Moslem rulers' domains : EMIRATES
16. Old hands : STAGERS
18. Selective gourmand : EPICURE
23. Foo yong : OMELET
26. Greetings : HIS
27. Kern musical: 1933 : ROBERTA
28. Sault ___ Marie : STE
33. Ziegfeld creations : REVUES
35. Pequod crewman : ISHMAEL
36. Long hits : TRIPLES
37. Swann or Fisk : RECEIVER
38. Optional course : ELECTIVE
40. Porous : CELLULAR
43. Annoy : IRK
45. Satisfy edacity : EAT
49. Precision or refinement : NICETY
50. Proverbial broadener : TRAVEL
51. What soda-water manufacturers do : AERATE
54. Attack : SETAT
56. Catch : LAND
57. Anna of "Nana": 1934 : STEN
60. Bo Derek film : TEN
62. Choler : IRE
63. Thought-transfer initials : ESP

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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