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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
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County in Ireland : MAYO
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Ex-soldiers : VETS
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Jaunting car's cousin : TRAP
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Baseball name : ALOU
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"Ave ___" : MARIA
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Mary, "the ___ of Tralee" : ROSE
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O'Sullivan-O'Toole duo : MAUREENANDPETER
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___ Lingus : AER
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Today's newspaper : DAILY
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Eskimo boat : UMIAK
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British statesman : PITT
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Saucer in the sky : UFO
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McGuire-McHugh twosome : DOROTHYANDFRANK
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"Come Back to ___" : ERIN
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Echelon formations : VEES
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"Norma ___," 1979 film : RAE
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"Sweeney ___," B'way hit : TODD
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Like Rosie O'Grady : SWEET
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Jupiter : JOVE
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Compass heading : ENE
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"___ of the County Down" : STAR
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Delderfield's "God ___ Englishman" : ISAN
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Murphy-Kelly team : ROSEMARYANDGENE
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Scott Joplin work : RAG
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Grandmother of Timothy : LOIS
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"I want ___ just like ... " : AGIRL
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Swedish seaport : MALMO
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Cries of surprise : AHS
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Fitzgerald-O'Brien combo : GERALDINEANDPAT
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___ Islands, Galway Bay : ARAN
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Erect : ONEND
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River on North Korea's border : YALU
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True grit : SAND
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Emeralds : GEMS
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N.C. college : ELON
Down
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Papa's spouse : MAMA
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Wings of Amor : ALAE
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Thurber's "Let ___ Mind Alone" : YOUR
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"Faith of ___ Fathers" : OUR
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Dressing table : VANITY
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Of a certain time : ERAL
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One adjective for a leprechaun : TINY
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Like McCullers's "Café" : SAD
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Vibratory motion : TREMOR
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Roast, in Arles : ROTI
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In a currach off 60 Across : ASEA
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___ up (come alive) : PERK
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County near Dublin : MEATH
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Use a blue pencil : EDIT
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Flak explosions, visually : PUFFS
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Walden, for one : POND
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Ernst ___, flying ace of W.W. I : UDET
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Prevent : DETER
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Maine college town : ORONO
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Goes by car : RIDES
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"___ palpable hit": Hamlet : AVERY
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Maureen O'Hara, ___ Fitzsimmons : NEE
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Got up : AROSE
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Town in 14 Down : NAVAN
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City in N.H. : KEENE
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Kind of party : STAG
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In which Brian Boru was slain : WAR
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Irish dances : JIGS
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Narrow-minded : SMALL
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___ of mercy : ERRAND
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Ethan and Ira : ALLENS
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Footloose fellow : NOMAD
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A lord in "The Winter's Tale" : DION
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Moslem officials : AGAS
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German textile center : GERA
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Oil-rich country : IRAN
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"That Old Irish Mother of ___" : MINE
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Wind: Prefix : ANEM
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"Oh, What ___ Was Mary" : APAL
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Nimbus for St. Patrick : HALO
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Astonish : STUN
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Irish setter, e.g. : DOG
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Recolor : DYE

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

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