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New York Times, Wednesday, September 3, 1980

Author: Plesinger
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 44, Avg Word Len: 4.76, Missing: { J K Q X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 267 (avg 1.48)
Open Squares: 51, Cheaters: 10, FITB: 11, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
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© 1980, The New York TimesNo. 11,257
Across Down
1. MOMA offering : ART
4. Emperor before Galba : NERO
8. Shade of brown : FAWN
12. Follower of poor or school : ROOM
14. Freud's "___ und Tabu" : TOTEM
15. "Musetta's Waltz" : ARIA
16. Concluding passage : CODA
17. Second president of the Weimar Republic : HINDENBURG
19. "___ jolly good fellow" : FORHESA
21. Measurement standard : GAUGE
22. Solicitude : CARE
23. Dickinson's "A Visitor in ___" : MARL
24. Abandon evil ways : REFORM
27. Like maple syrup : VISCOUS
30. Supped : ATE
31. ___ David (Star of David) : MAGEN
33. St. James of Hollywood : SUSAN
35. Coughing sound : AHEM
37. Misplay : ERROR
39. Marketing gimmick : SALE
40. Mint rejects : FIDOS
42. Michaelmas daisy : ASTER
44. Tibetan antelope : GOA
45. Battery terminal : CATHODE
47. Family member : PARENT
49. Dory adjuncts : OARS
50. Attitudinize : POSE
51. N.Y. catcher, manager, coach : BERRA
53. Questionable : SUSPECT
56. Very thin pasta : VERMICELLI
58. Go away! : SHOO
60. "Bus Stop" author : INGE
61. Next to nothing : LEAST
62. Obtain a return : EARN
63. Indian foot soldier : PEON
64. North Sea feeder : ELBE
65. ___ the line : TOE
1. Jeanne d'___ : ARC
2. Gambrel or mansard : ROOF
3. Fuss : TODO
4. "Make a joyful ___ . . . ": Psalm 100 : NOISE
5. Sicilian volcano : ETNA
6. Carmine : RED
7. Greek letters : OMEGAS
8. Incredible : FABULOUS
9. " . . . bug in ___" : ARUG
10. Install electricity : WIRE
11. Gee-gee : NAG
13. O'Neill's "___ Millions" : MARCO
14. Baths of ancient Rome : THERMAE
18. Undercover cops : NARCS
20. Mischief : HARM
23. N.D. air base : MINOT
24. Aussie aviators: Abbr. : RAAF
25. Professional standard : ETHIC
26. "___ cold . . . " : FEEDA
27. Metrical writing : VERSE
28. Philologer's interest : USAGE
29. Drawing room : SALON
32. Alumni, for short : GRADS
34. Unmixed, as a drink : NEAT
36. Railroad employees : MOTORMEN
38. Store, as for safekeeping : REPOSIT
41. Ventriloquist Lewis : SHARI
43. Scrape : RASP
46. Delos had one : ORACLE
48. Singer Della : REESE
50. Edible seeds of peas, beans, etc. : PULSE
51. Part of N.B. : BENE
52. "Cogito, ___ sum": Descartes : ERGO
53. Strip of pavement : SLAB
54. Talk casually : CHAT
55. Matador's victim : TORO
56. Bigwig : VIP
57. Anguineous fish : EEL
59. Unit : ONE

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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