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New York Times, Monday, March 17, 1980

Author: Hugh McElroy
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 4.74, Missing: { B C Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 279 (avg 1.51)
Open Squares: 66, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 19, XRef: 3, Spans: 4, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
Hugh McElroy has 20 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1980, The New York TimesNo. 11,087
Across Down
1. County in Ireland : MAYO
5. Ex-soldiers : VETS
9. Jaunting car's cousin : TRAP
13. Baseball name : ALOU
14. "Ave ___" : MARIA
15. Mary, "the ___ of Tralee" : ROSE
16. O'Sullivan-O'Toole duo : MAUREENANDPETER
19. ___ Lingus : AER
20. Today's newspaper : DAILY
21. Eskimo boat : UMIAK
22. British statesman : PITT
23. Saucer in the sky : UFO
24. McGuire-McHugh twosome : DOROTHYANDFRANK
32. "Come Back to ___" : ERIN
33. Echelon formations : VEES
34. "Norma ___," 1979 film : RAE
35. "Sweeney ___," B'way hit : TODD
36. Like Rosie O'Grady : SWEET
38. Jupiter : JOVE
39. Compass heading : ENE
40. "___ of the County Down" : STAR
41. Delderfield's "God ___ Englishman" : ISAN
42. Murphy-Kelly team : ROSEMARYANDGENE
47. Scott Joplin work : RAG
48. Grandmother of Timothy : LOIS
49. "I want ___ just like . . . " : AGIRL
52. Swedish seaport : MALMO
54. Cries of surprise : AHS
57. Fitzgerald-O'Brien combo : GERALDINEANDPAT
60. ___ Islands, Galway Bay : ARAN
61. Erect : ONEND
62. River on North Korea's border : YALU
63. True grit : SAND
64. Emeralds : GEMS
65. N.C. college : ELON
1. Papa's spouse : MAMA
2. Wings of Amor : ALAE
3. Thurber's "Let ___ Mind Alone" : YOUR
4. "Faith of ___ Fathers" : OUR
5. Dressing table : VANITY
6. Of a certain time : ERAL
7. One adjective for a leprechaun : TINY
8. Like McCullers's "Café" : SAD
9. Vibratory motion : TREMOR
10. Roast, in Arles : ROTI
11. In a currach off 60 Across : ASEA
12. ___ up (come alive) : PERK
14. County near Dublin : MEATH
17. Use a blue pencil : EDIT
18. Flak explosions, visually : PUFFS
22. Walden, for one : POND
23. Ernst ___, flying ace of W.W. I : UDET
24. Prevent : DETER
25. Maine college town : ORONO
26. Goes by car : RIDES
27. "___ palpable hit": Hamlet : AVERY
28. Maureen O'Hara, ___ Fitzsimmons : NEE
29. Got up : AROSE
30. Town in 14 Down : NAVAN
31. City in N.H. : KEENE
36. Kind of party : STAG
37. In which Brian Boru was slain : WAR
38. Irish dances : JIGS
40. Narrow-minded : SMALL
43. ___ of mercy : ERRAND
44. Ethan and Ira : ALLENS
45. Footloose fellow : NOMAD
46. A lord in "The Winter's Tale" : DION
49. Moslem officials : AGAS
50. German textile center : GERA
51. Oil-rich country : IRAN
52. "That Old Irish Mother of ___" : MINE
53. Wind: Prefix : ANEM
54. "Oh, What ___ Was Mary" : APAL
55. Nimbus for St. Patrick : HALO
56. Astonish : STUN
58. Irish setter, e.g. : DOG
59. Recolor : DYE

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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