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New York Times, Tuesday, March 18, 1980

Author:
Meunier
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 4.87, Missing: { K Q Z }, Scrabble score: 291 (avg 1.57)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 3, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
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© 1980, The New York TimesNo. 11,088
Across
1. Trifles : FIGS
5. Row : TIER
9. ___ of war : SLOOP
14. Booty : LOOT
15. Manxman's milieu : ISLE
16. Brownish gray : TAUPE
17. Surreptitiously : UNDERTHECOUNTER
20. Greet : HAIL
21. C.P.A.'s concerns : NOS
22. Cavil : CARP
23. Tease : NEEDLE
25. Quantity: Abbr. : AMT
26. Equal: Fr. : EGAL
27. Benefit; use : AVAIL
28. G.P.'s profession : MED
30. Summer, in Soissons : ETE
31. Ordered : BADE
32. Overturn : UPEND
34. Master-Johnson subject : SEX
35. Canberra country : DOWNUNDER
39. Antipollution org. : EPA
42. Trademark : BRAND
43. Collection of Old Norse poetry : EDDA
47. Pen point : NIB
48. Sail : JIB
49. Pungs : SLEDS
50. Where to use a wedge : TRAP
52. Natural ___ : GAS
54. Bilks : CHEATS
55. Raja's wife : RANI
56. F.D.R.'s successor : HST
57. Lease : RENT
58. Woozy : UNDERTHEWEATHER
63. Coastline : SHORE
64. "___ Diary": Twain : EVES
65. Otherwise : ELSE
66. Aromatic herb : TANSY
67. Collector's item : DEBT
68. Stained : DYED
Down
1. Sniffles plus : FLU
2. Charged particle : ION
3. Deity : GODHEAD
4. Firmed up : STEADIED
5. Film producer's decision : TITLE
6. Ending for boor or book : ISH
7. Soprano Mauti-Nunziata of the Met : ELENA
8. Praise an applicant : RECOMMEND
9. After PQR : STU
10. Weapon for Ahab : LANCE
11. Power failures : OUTAGES
12. Emulate a b.t.o. : OPERATE
13. Confuse : PERPLEX
18. Moon feature : RILL
19. Belgian seaport : OSTEND
23. Snatch : NAB
24. Fräulein Braun : EVA
29. Letters for Ike : DDE
32. Dauntless despite discomfiture : UNABASHED
33. "Abel was I ere I saw Cain," e.g. : PUN
36. Follower of a prep. : OBJ
37. Great architect : WRIGHT
38. Yielded : RELENTED
39. Commit : ENTRUST
40. Voracious S.A. fish : PIRANHA
41. Desert : ABANDON
44. Fatal : DEATHLY
45. Banned pesticide : DDT
46. Perverse person : ASS
49. Home of Torre's men : SHEA
51. Breakwaters : PIERS
53. Carlton or Martin : STEVE
54. Peak : CREST
59. Juan Carlos, e.g. : REY
60. Arachnid's creation : WEB
61. Compass direction : ESE
62. Scarlet : RED

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