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New York Times, Monday, May 12, 1980

Author: Herb L. Risteen
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 270 (avg 1.44)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 10, XRef: 0, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1
Herb L. Risteen has 244 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1980, The New York TimesNo. 11,143
Across Down
1. Thicken : GEL
4. Stamping device : DATER
9. Anent : ASTO
13. Idol of sorts : LION
15. Pigment for Gainsborough : OCHRE
16. Diving bird : LOON
17. Florence's river : ARNO
18. Mountain nymph : OREAD
19. Brief calm : LULL
20. Brings into dishonor : DEGRADES
22. Boastful : WINDY
23. "___ boy!" : ITSA
24. Belgian port : OSTEND
27. Hit hard : BASHED
29. Single : UNAL
30. Educational org. : PTA
33. "Bridge at ___": Van Gogh : ARLES
34. Massage : KNEAD
35. Necktie fabric : REP
36. Familiar : NEAR
37. Lovely lass : MODEL
38. Fictional sleuth : MOTO
39. New England cape : ANN
40. Craze : FUROR
41. Greater : MAJOR
42. "A Shropshire ___" : LAD
43. Hebrew letter : ALEF
44. Hidden : LATENT
45. Extremely funny thing : SCREAM
47. Actor Clunes : ALEC
48. Bride's purchase : BROOM
50. Swimming hazard : UNDERTOW
54. Boor : LOUT
55. Mountain mint : BASIL
57. Small amount : IOTA
58. Relative : AUNT
59. Describing most twins : ALIKE
60. Unfruitful : ARID
61. George Eliot's Adam : BEDE
62. Gambled with cubes : DICED
63. Dir. from Frankfurt to Stuttgart : SSE
1. Flower, for short : GLAD
2. Former name for Ireland : EIRE
3. Waters adjacent to Connecticut : LONGISLANDSOUND
4. Bauble : DOODAD
5. Israeli port : ACRE
6. Julie Andrews movie : THESOUNDOFMUSIC
7. Levenson's "In One ___ . . . " : ERA
8. Kremlinism adherent : RED
9. Exhausted : ALLIN
10. Movie equipment : SOUNDPROJECTORS
11. Recounted : TOLD
12. "___ a Rose" : ONLY
14. Wild wind : NORTHER
21. "___ Death": Grieg : ASES
22. Unite closely : WELD
25. Show scorn : SNEER
26. Afrikaans : TAAL
27. Commonplace : BANAL
28. Sports locale : ARENA
31. Wyoming's ___ Range : TETON
32. On the left, at sea : APORT
34. Asian land : KOREA
37. Farm animal : MULE
38. ___ medica (physician's treatise) : MATERIA
40. Orwell's "Animal ___" : FARM
41. "The ___ Animal," 1940 play : MALE
44. Dipped out : LADLED
46. Tight-fitting garment : COTTE
48. Talk too much : BLAB
49. Dissolute man : ROUE
51. Louvre attraction : NIKE
52. Patriot of '76 : OTIS
53. Have beach fun : WADE
55. Defective : BAD
56. MacGraw : ALI

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