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New York Times, Saturday, September 20, 1980

Author:
Kathryn Righter
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.16, Missing: { F J Q V X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 266 (avg 1.39)
Open Squares: 67, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 2, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
Kathryn Righter has 63 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1980, The New York TimesNo. 11,274
Across
1. Norm : PAR
4. Part of an oriel : PANE
8. Cry of a flushed snipe : SCAPE
13. Rash or insolent : AUDACIOUS
15. Pole used in Scottish games : CABER
16. Old, unpleasant woman : GRIMALKIN
17. Relative of Franco : ITALO
18. Emulate Pele or Orr : RETIRE
19. These never shake love, says Shakespeare : TEMPESTS
21. Cuprum-stannum alloy : AES
22. Wire job : TAP
24. Evening, in Evian : SOIR
25. Kind of palm or pepper : BETEL
27. Uses a divining rod : DOWSES
31. Speed up : ACCELERATE
35. Swiss river : AARE
36. Royce's fellow traveler : ROLLS
37. Namibia, formerly: Abbr. : SWA
38. Purify : PURGE
39. Russian river : URAL
40. "The ___," Hellinger opus: 1934 : TENMILLION
42. Conceal or blush : MANTLE
44. Certain trucks : SEMIS
45. Dutch portrait painter : HALS
47. Thus : SIC
48. Jungfrau is one : ALP
51. Connect, as with links : CATENATE
55. Drum signal : TATTOO
57. Source of hemp fiber : ABACA
58. Frameworks in clay modeling : ARMATURES
60. King of Naples: 1808–15 : MURAT
61. Playfully coy : KITTENISH
62. Gujarat, in India, is one : STATE
63. Palindromic Latin infinitive : ESSE
64. This might give you a laugh : GAS
Down
1. Thick soup : PUREE
2. Stulms : ADITS
3. Branches : RAMI
4. Crested, as a woodpecker : PILEATE
5. Perfect, to Armstrong : AOK
6. This follows 24 Across : NUIT
7. Anglo-Saxon underdogs : ESNES
8. General who defeated Hannibal : SCIPIO
9. Screeches : CATERWAULS
10. He mocked Demeter and became a lizard : ABAS
11. Skin : PELT
12. Cupid, to Clytemnestra : EROS
13. Site of the Taj Mahal : AGRA
14. Mergers : CARTELS
20. Manner : MODE
23. Intrinsically : PERSE
25. Dare : BELLTHECAT
26. Sheer cotton fabrics : LAWNS
28. What Indira says to her dresser : SARI
29. Cogito follower : ERGO
30. Viewed : SEEN
31. Calla lily, e.g. : ARUM
32. Beloved of Uncas : CORA
33. Roderick Dhu's group : CLAN
34. Makes the wild mild : TAMES
38. Folded or pleated : PLICATE
40. Honduran port : TELA
41. Ape or parrot : IMITATE
43. Woolly : LANATE
46. Pale : STAKE
48. Open courts : ATRIA
49. Type of soil : LOESS
50. Luxurious : POSH
51. Machine parts : CAMS
52. Adjoin : ABUT
53. Place named for a mythical Irish queen : TARA
54. Strike was her shtick : ERIS
56. ___ oil, used in varnish : TUNG
59. Map abbrs. : MTS

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 7 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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