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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
Margetts has 4 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1980, The New York TimesNo. 11,136
Across
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Sonar return : ECHO
5
Head or back follower : ACHE
9
Jacob's twin brother : ESAU
13
Tie up to the pier : MOOR
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Deck enclosure : RAIL
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Maglie and Mineo : SALS
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Old Ironsides : USSCONSTITUTION
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Brewing vessels : TEAPOTS
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Positive terminal : ANODE
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Overhead RR's : ELS
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Short, quick cut : SNIP
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Use up : SPEND
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Instep covering : SPAT
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Org. under F.D.R. : CCC
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Flash flood : SPATE
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Era after era : AEON
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Early movie siren : BARA
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The Saratoga was the first: 1925 : AIRCRAFTCARRIER
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Adam's third son : SETH
38
Cozy place : NOOK
39
Broadcast : AIRED
40
Stallone, to friends : SLY
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Stravinsky ballet : AGON
42
Thread holder : SPOOL
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Kind of check : SPOT
44
White Sox city : CHI
45
Weasel's relative : OTTER
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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
Down
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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
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Inventor Whitney : ELI
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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
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"Baby and Child Care" author : SPOCK
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Barker's oratory : SPIEL
25
Republican, for one : PARTY
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Engrave with acid : ETCH
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Naturalist Ernest T. : SETON
28
City on the Nile : CAIRO
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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
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Pirate's weapon : RAPIER
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Little or Frye : APER
42
Items often lost at the track : SHIRTS
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Steps over a fence : STILE
44
Hold tightly : CLASP
45
Scent : ODOR
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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

Answer summary: 1 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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