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New York Times, Tuesday, September 23, 1980

Author:
Frank Geary
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 39, Avg Word Len: 4.77, Missing: { F J Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 263 (avg 1.41)
Open Squares: 72, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 10, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
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© 1980, The New York TimesNo. 11,277
Across
1. Fitzgerald forte : SCAT
5. Set of opinions : CREDO
10. Headliner : STAR
14. Jostle : PUSH
15. Enticed : LURED
16. Triple this for a 1970 film : TORA
17. On the sheltered side : ALEE
18. ___ as a March hare : ASMAD
19. Cry of woe : ALAS
20. Wild guess : STAB
21. Cudgel : SHILLELAGH
23. Bret Harte character : AHSIN
25. Tibetan ox : YAK
26. Lakes of ___ : KILLARNEY
30. Absolute rulers : TSARS
34. God of manly youth : APOLLO
35. Org. : SOC
37. Busch or Marsh : MAE
38. Attention getter : PST
39. Pull : TOW
41. Diminutive suffix : ULE
43. Vessel : URN
44. Deposit : PUT
45. Barnyard sound : MAA
47. Obliterated : ERASED
49. ___ as the hills : ASOLD
52. Screens : STRAINERS
54. Affirmative answer : YES
56. "___ Doone" : LORNA
57. Irish elf : LEPRECHAUN
61. Courage : GRIT
65. Jai ___ : ALAI
66. Lave lightly : RINSE
67. Took a taxi : RODE
68. Soapy mineral : TALC
69. Crafts for Carlos : ARTES
70. Verily : AMEN
71. Cabell of baseball : ENOS
72. Anjou and Comice : PEARS
73. Headcheese, e.g. : MEAT
Down
1. Health resorts : SPAS
2. Bogart fans, e.g. : CULT
3. On the Sargasso : ASEA
4. "After ___," 1892 song : THEBALL
5. Jean Brodie's milieu : CLASSROOM
6. "Fools ___," 1940 song : RUSHIN
7. Stoats : ERMINES
8. New or square follower : DEAL
9. How eccentrics behave : ODDLY
10. Pursues prey : STALKS
11. Weight of India : TOLA
12. "To ___ and a bone . . . ": Kipling : ARAG
13. Hasty : RASH
22. Devour : EAT
24. Sentry's command : HALT
26. Greek letter : KAPPA
27. Site of a decisive battle: 301 B.C. : IPSUS
28. Game of chance : LOTTO
29. One of "three little words" : YOU
31. Divert : AMUSE
32. More uncommon : RARER
33. Forwards : SENDS
36. Clarity : CLEARNESS
40. Existed : WAS
42. "___ go bragh" : ERIN
46. Home of the Falcons : ATLANTA
48. What Oriental is to relation : ANAGRAM
50. Herrick's forte : LYRICS
51. River in Scotland : DEE
53. Alarm clock : ROUSER
55. Discard : SCRAP
57. Kind of edition : LATE
58. Dash : ELAN
59. ___ Alto : PALO
60. Charter : HIRE
62. Seven-hills city : ROME
63. Notion : IDEA
64. Portable shelter : TENT

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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