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New York Times, Monday, May 5, 1980

Author: Margetts
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 44, Avg Word Len: 4.76, Missing: { J Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 263 (avg 1.45)
Open Squares: 59, Cheaters: 10, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1
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© 1980, The New York TimesNo. 11,136
Across Down
1. Sonar return : ECHO
5. Head or back follower : ACHE
9. Jacob's twin brother : ESAU
13. Tie up to the pier : MOOR
14. Deck enclosure : RAIL
15. Maglie and Mineo : SALS
16. Old Ironsides : USSCONSTITUTION
20. Brewing vessels : TEAPOTS
21. Positive terminal : ANODE
22. Overhead RR's : ELS
23. Short, quick cut : SNIP
24. Use up : SPEND
27. Instep covering : SPAT
28. Org. under F.D.R. : CCC
31. Flash flood : SPATE
32. Era after era : AEON
33. Early movie siren : BARA
34. The Saratoga was the first: 1925 : AIRCRAFTCARRIER
37. Adam's third son : SETH
38. Cozy place : NOOK
39. Broadcast : AIRED
40. Stallone, to friends : SLY
41. Stravinsky ballet : AGON
42. Thread holder : SPOOL
43. Kind of check : SPOT
44. White Sox city : CHI
45. Weasel's relative : OTTER
47. One from whom property is transferred : ALIENOR
51. "Damn the torpedoes!" hero : ADMIRALFARRAGUT
54. Objective : GOAL
55. Formerly, but not recently : ERST
56. ___ cava (large vessel to the heart) : VENA
57. Sea eagle : ERNE
58. Deck swabbers : MOPS
59. Burglar : YEGG
1. Big bird : EMU
2. Consumer's concern : COST
3. Firefighting gear : HOSE
4. Killer whale : ORCA
5. Benedict or Eddy : ARNOLD
6. ___ off (pulls up anchor) : CASTS
7. Part of a box score : HITS
8. Inventor Whitney : ELI
9. Bar, in law : ESTOP
10. Suez Canal port : SAID
11. Lilylike plant : ALOE
12. Waves' org. : USN
17. Kickoff or overture : OPENER
18. Alaskan river or Angels' pitcher : TANANA
19. Basic quantity : UNIT
23. "Baby and Child Care" author : SPOCK
24. Barker's oratory : SPIEL
25. Republican, for one : PARTY
26. Engrave with acid : ETCH
27. Naturalist Ernest T. : SETON
28. City on the Nile : CAIRO
29. Fishing gear : CREEL
30. Joker or jokester : CARD
31. Back talk : SASS
32. On shank's mare : AFOOT
33. Vivacity : BRIO
35. Mohair source : ANGORA
36. Pirate's weapon : RAPIER
41. Little or Frye : APER
42. Items often lost at the track : SHIRTS
43. Steps over a fence : STILE
44. Hold tightly : CLASP
45. Scent : ODOR
46. Counterfeiter's nemesis : TMAN
47. Hair style : AFRO
48. Seagoing arm : NAVY
49. S-shaped molding : OGEE
50. Ladder part : RUNG
51. Stone or Bronze : AGE
52. Moon vehicle : LEM
53. Dog or name follower : TAG

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