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New York Times, Thursday, September 25, 1980

Author: Madura
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.03, Missing: { J K Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 275 (avg 1.44)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
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© 1980, The New York TimesNo. 11,279
Across Down
1. Hardens : SETS
5. Inspired with fear : AWED
9. Linage : SPACE
14. Fit accurately : TRUE
15. Jetty : MOLE
16. Long poem about a war : ILIAD
17. Wiles : ARTS
18. British tenor : PETERPEARS
20. Rosters : ROTAS
22. Siouan : OMAHA
23. Modern sailing vessel : TRIMARAN
26. Central veins of leaves : COSTAE
30. Celebrated : FETED
31. Noted violinist : MENUHIN
32. Patriotic org. : SAR
34. Jubilant : ELATED
36. Work over : REDO
37. Support : TRUSS
39. Game winner's cry : GIN
40. Medieval stringed instrument : REBEC
41. Bridge position, in Barcelona : ESTE
42. Reeve or peahen : FEMALE
44. Suffix with buck or puck : ISH
45. Dishes like vichyssoise : POTAGES
47. Tram sound : CLANG
49. Ambushed, in a way : SNIPED
50. Early losers at Saratoga : REDCOATS
53. Respond to Steve Martin : LAUGH
55. Subject : TOPIC
56. Images in a Clement Moore poem : SUGARPLUMS
61. Graf ___ : SPEE
62. Empty : INANE
63. Vent : EMIT
64. Biblical judge : ELON
65. Trifled (with) : TOYED
66. Jet black : EBON
67. Depression : DENT
1. Jerk or jump : START
2. Eraser's target : ERROR
3. Gustatory mélange : TUTTIFRUTTI
4. Oil-yielding seed, for cookery : SESAME
5. Elec. unit : AMP
6. Misfortune : WOE
7. John from Middlesex : ELTON
8. Rate : DEEM
9. Suction device : SIPHON
10. Sybarite's goal : PLEASURE
11. Home designers' org. : AIA
12. Gondola, e.g. : CAR
13. Workers on MSS. : EDS
19. What Kelso did well : RACED
21. Fills : SATES
24. Bro. or dau. : REL
25. Saws : ADAGES
27. Gotham : THEBIGAPPLE
28. Executive secretaries : AIDES
29. Tennyson's "___ Arden" : ENOCH
31. Threat : MENACE
32. Stages : STEPS
33. Pyromaniac's delight : ARSON
35. Actor Holt: 1918–73 : TIM
38. Pontooned transport : SEAPLANE
40. Voluntary emergency CB org. : REACT
42. Totally disgusted : FEDUP
43. Law degree : LLD
46. Like an automobile transmission : GEARED
48. Ensnared : NOOSED
50. Compass point : RHUMB
51. Fasten : TIEON
52. Perfume : SCENT
54. Kind of club : GLEE
56. Command to Fido : SIT
57. A special número : UNO
58. Cheerful : GAY
59. "Winterset" hero : MIO
60. Union, in D.C., for one : STN

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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