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New York Times, Thursday, March 6, 1980

Author:
C. J. Angio
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { J Q V Z }, Scrabble score: 274 (avg 1.47)
Open Squares: 65, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 6, XRef: 1, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
C. J. Angio has 93 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1980, The New York TimesNo. 11,076
Across
1. Clark or Marsh : MAE
4. Azan's mother : ERATO
9. Box cautiously : SPAR
13. Philosopher proscribed by the Vatican : KANT
14. Holy Grail, e.g. : RELIC
15. ___ Alto : PALO
16. Hard, lustrous coal : ANTHRACITE
18. Mars, to Menelaus : ARES
19. Wild grapevine : LIANA
20. "Gil ___" : BLAS
22. Chopper : AXE
23. Medical school offerings : BASICSCIENCES
27. Wainscot : CEIL
28. Delight in cruelty : SADISM
31. One of the Pennines : ALP
34. Winnow : SIFT
37. What 29 Down is : RATIO
38. Where the price is light : BARGAINBASEMENT
42. Running wild : ARIOT
43. Reproachful remark : GIBE
44. Court unit : SET
45. River in S.C. : SANTEE
47. Corn product : OLEO
50. Embarrassed, as a runner on the diamond : CAUGHTOFFBASE
56. Enjoy Jay Peak, Vt. : SKI
58. Indonesian boat : PROA
59. Stewpots : OLLAS
60. Kind of measure : TAPE
62. Retinues : ENTOURAGES
65. Vivacity : ELAN
66. Joins with stitches : SEAMS
67. Part of a harrow : TINE
68. Tuesday out of N.Y.C. : WELD
69. Its capital is Damascus : SYRIA
70. Ames and Asner : EDS
Down
1. Craze : MANIA
2. Certain piers : ANTAS
3. Of a culture group : ETHNIC
4. Cycle : ERA
5. ___ room (play area) : REC
6. Court excuse : ALIBI
7. Championship : TITLE
8. Immense expanses : OCEANS
9. Colorado Springs, e.g. : SPA
10. Hangers-on : PARASITES
11. Comfort or Karras : ALEX
12. Compass card : ROSE
13. Commentator Marvin : KALB
17. Caucasian, for one : RACE
21. Cause goose pimples : SCARE
24. Cuban's "Certainly!" : SISI
25. What some vines do : CLING
26. Cheese from abroad : EDAM
29. Trig term : SINE
30. Cluster of trees, in the West : MOTT
31. Robes made from goat's hair : ABAS
32. Composer of "Granada": 1932 : LARA
33. Chief : PRINCIPAL
35. Crime-fighting agcy. : FBI
36. Conventional prohibition : TABOO
39. "I've ___ Gal in Kalamazoo": 1942 : GOTA
40. Consumed greedily : ATEUP
41. Core of solipsism : SELF
46. Way out : EGRESS
48. ___ effort : EFOR
49. Child dedicated to religious life : OBLATE
51. Cutie pie : HONEY
52. Crimean dweller : TATAR
53. Cold : ALGID
54. Composer Saint-___ : SAENS
55. Cicero's "to be" : ESSE
56. Chili con carne : STEW
57. Colewort : KALE
61. Conclude : END
63. Japanese lake : OMI
64. Columbia: Abbr. : USA

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