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New York Times, Saturday, January 5, 1980

Author: Kathryn Righter
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 5.34, Missing: { J K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 269 (avg 1.44)
Open Squares: 72, Cheaters: 12, FITB: 4, XRef: 1, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1
Kathryn Righter has 63 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1980, The New York TimesNo. 11,015
Across Down
1. Kind of bunt or race : DRAG
5. Their motto is "Semper Paratus" : SPARS
10. Hedge plant : PRIVET
12. Oriental staple : SEAWEED
14. Former Barbary State : TRIPOLI
15. Victor Hugo hero : HERNANI
16. Refuge : HAVEN
17. Mother-in-law of Ruth : NAOMI
19. Kin of aves. : STS
20. Gulf of the Arabian Sea : ADEN
21. Rich tapestry : ARRAS
22. "___ yourself" : DOIT
23. Finished first : WON
24. Damage : SPOIL
25. English poet-clergyman : DONNE
26. One of the Cyclades : PAROS
27. Whalebone : BALEEN
28. Euphoric : ONTOPOFTHEWORLD
32. Elegant carriage : BERLIN
33. Tanker tender : OILER
34. Kept a secret watch on : SPIED
35. Titan who wasn't 28 Across : ATLAS
36. Disorderly crowd : MOB
39. Loser to Taylor in 1848 : CASS
40. Nonsensical : SILLY
41. Pharmacist's word for wax : CERA
42. Diminutive suffix : ULE
43. Midshipman : CADET
44. Of muscular power : TONAL
45. Be a donee : RECEIVE
47. Manage or run : OPERATE
49. Concerns of a probate court : ESTATES
50. Elysee, e.g. : PALACE
51. ___ Park, Colo. : ESTES
52. Thurber's "The ___ Animal" : MALE
1. Pushed; forced : DRIVEN
2. Mature : RIPEN
3. English river : AVON
4. Colloid : GEL
5. Appears : SEEMS
6. Equal: Prefix : PARI
7. Grain beard : AWN
8. Newscaster Harry : REASONER
9. Guard : SENTINEL
10. Madrid museum : PRADO
11. "Cat on a Hot ___" : TINROOF
12. Sand bar : SHOAL
13. Swell : DISTEND
14. Melt : THAW
18. Tutor of Alexander the Great : ARISTOTLE
21. Part of a stage : APRON
22. Sorrow : DOLOR
24. Palatable : SAPID
25. U.S. Vice President: 1925–29 : DAWES
26. Natives of Lublin : POLES
27. Relative of "Avast!" : BELAY
28. Ambiguous : OBSCURE
29. Natives of Katmandu : NEPALESE
30. Divides into three equal parts : TRISECTS
31. Follow the hunt on foot : HILLTOP
35. Coadjutors : AIDES
36. Threaten : MENACE
37. Declaim : ORATE
38. Bundle : BALE
40. Redeems : SAVES
41. Lithophyte, for one : CORAL
43. Quote : CITE
44. Seaport in Honduras : TELA
46. Take tiffin in London : EAT
48. Jack of clubs : PAM

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