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New York Times, Monday, September 15, 1980

Author: Richard N. Platt, Jr.
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 42, Avg Word Len: 4.69, Missing: { C J Q V W X Z }, Scrabble score: 253 (avg 1.38)
Open Squares: 67, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1 Grid has repeated answers.
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1. Word with light or street : STOP
5. Cobra's relative : MAMBA
10. Resound : PEAL
14. Tibetan monk : LAMA
15. Remained stationary : STOOD
16. Sara ___ Jewett : ORNE
17. Belligerent son of Zeus : ARES
18. Sheer linen cloth : TOILE
19. Hersey's "___ the Valley" : INTO
20. Kind of ray : MANTA
22. Pops the question : PROPOSES
24. "Odd Man ___," 1947 film : OUT
26. Prefix for dome or turf : ASTRO
27. Nosy ___ (a busybody) : PARKER
30. Mailer : SENDER
34. Catamount : PUMA
35. Prefix for gram or nautical : AERO
38. Church part : SPIRE
39. Russian sea : ARAL
40. Australian marsupial : KOALA
42. City in Oklahoma : ENID
43. Put into type again : RESET
45. Canopus or Procyon : STAR
46. Exigency : NEED
47. Nero or Caligula : DESPOT
49. Handles a blooper : FIELDS
51. Amy Lowell creation : IMAGE
54. Solid caustic : LYE
55. Sphere missed by Casey : BASEBALL
58. Distinguishing character : ETHOS
62. Spellbound : RAPT
63. Willow rod : OSIER
65. Japanned metalware : TOLE
66. Newsman Elie : ABEL
67. Chose : OPTED
68. Foil's cousin : EPEE
69. Great ancient city : TYRE
70. Diviners : SEERS
71. Tajo and Ebro : RIOS
1. This may be grand : SLAM
2. Home of Irish kings : TARA
3. Red sky at morning, e.g. : OMEN
4. Message to Timothy or Titus : PASTORALEPISTLE
5. Helena's time, for short : MST
6. At the summit : ATOP
7. Dancer Shearer : MOIRA
8. Machetes of a sort : BOLOS
9. Experts : ADEPTS
10. Malicious missive : POISONPENLETTER
11. Lake in Ireland : ERNE
12. Pangolin's meal : ANTS
13. Constellation east of Cancer : LEO
21. Diving sea bird : AUK
23. Prospectors' finds : ORES
25. Wood used in shipbuilding : TEAK
27. Blender product : PUREE
28. Accumulate : AMASS
29. Antique autos : REOS
31. Broke one's fast : DINED
32. Iroquoians : ERIES
33. ___ Foxx : REDD
34. Cowpoke's chum : PARD
36. Kind of race : RAT
37. King of Norway: 995–1000 : OLAF
41. Seed covering : ARIL
44. "Come ___," 1931 song : TOME
48. Prohibitions : TABOOS
50. Cyclone center : EYE
52. Canadian peninsula : GASPE
53. Crème de la crème : ELITE
55. Milt Gross's "Nize ___" : BABY
56. Parrot : APER
57. Knowing look : LEER
59. Arizona Indian : HOPI
60. Margarine : OLEO
61. Meets a bet : SEES
62. "Dirty" one, in a Cagney line : RAT
64. Sts. or aves. : RDS

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