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New York Times, Wednesday, September 24, 1980

Author: Kathryn Righter
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.03, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 304 (avg 1.59)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, 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. 11,278
Across Down
1. Garret : ATTIC
6. Part of a window blind : SLAT
10. Narrow opening : SLIT
14. Goddess of the hunt : DIANA
15. Surface undulation : WAVE
16. Milne's "When We ___ Very Young" : WERE
17. Official receiving a 19-gun salute : AMBASSADOR
19. In the distance : AFAR
20. French possessive pronoun : MES
21. Holographic : HANDWRITTEN
23. Ventilates : AIRS
24. Part of the foot : ARCH
25. Made a touchdown : SCORED
28. Kind of tennis stroke : BACKHAND
32. Player of pibrochs : PIPER
33. Strives successfully : COPES
34. Conjunction : NOR
35. Prayers : AVES
36. Is concerned : CARES
37. Icelandic literary work : EDDA
38. X : TEN
39. Blanket or lid : COVER
40. Sound from an unoiled hinge : CREAK
41. King of England: 978–1016 : ETHELRED
43. Cook gently : CODDLE
44. Wing-shaped : ALAR
45. Lake, source of the Blue Nile : TANA
46. Garb for "Second Hand Rose" : HANDMEDOWNS
50. Rex's Gallic relative : ROI
53. Wavy, in heraldry : UNDE
54. Be received; arrive : COMETOHAND
56. One on the move : GOER
57. Arboret, e.g. : TREE
58. Even : LEVEL
59. Finishes : ENDS
60. Ingredient of mortar : SAND
61. Mineral for grinding and polishing : EMERY
1. "Supermoney" author, ___ Smith : ADAM
2. Kind of keeper : TIME
3. Small flaps : TABS
4. "___ Mist," 1928 song : INA
5. Supermarket employee : CASHIER
6. Producers of cygnets : SWANS
7. His gun was for hire in 1942 : LADD
8. Declare : AVOW
9. Galleries or colonnades : TERRACES
10. Cloth sample : SWATCH
11. Like an insincere compliment : LEFTHANDED
12. Dies ___ : IRAE
13. Sea bird : TERN
18. Red chalcedony : SARD
22. Annoys : IRKS
23. The Greek Tiu : ARES
25. Sudden outpouring : SPATE
26. Little spotted skunk : CIVET
27. Liberal; generous : OPENHANDED
28. World-weary : BORED
29. Mimicker : APER
30. Pertaining to knots or bumps : NODAL
31. Male mallard : DRAKE
33. Home to a Paleolithic man : CAVE
36. Emends : CORRECTS
37. Wagnerian role : ERDA
39. Quahog : CLAM
40. Comfort or cheer : CONSOLE
42. Church officials : ELDERS
43. Argot : CANT
45. "Ring" leader of Tammany Hall : TWEED
46. Enormous : HUGE
47. "___, good nurse!": Juliet : ANON
48. One of the Copperfields : DORA
49. Straw in the wind : OMEN
50. Talk wildly : RAVE
51. Unique item or person : ONER
52. In a lazy manner : IDLY
55. Couturier's line : HEM

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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