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New York Times, Thursday, September 11, 1980

Author:
N. M. Meyer
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 44, Avg Word Len: 4.76, Missing: { J K Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 269 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 59, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 9, XRef: 0
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© 1980, The New York TimesNo. 11,265
Across
1. German coal region : SAAR
5. Fordham's mascot : RAM
8. Tempo : TIME
12. Climax : ACME
13. Hawkins or Thompson : SADIE
15. Redolence : ODOR
16. Creator of Ferdinand the Bull : LEAF
17. Nader's "Unsafe ___ Speed" : ATANY
18. Rain hard : POUR
19. Drink for a youngster : SHIRLEYTEMPLE
22. Actress Gwyn : NELL
23. Tiller's tool : HOE
24. Assent : ACCEDE
27. Evening event, usually : MOONRISE
32. Mild cigar : CLARO
33. Phil Donahue's wife : MARLO
34. "___ Sine Numine," Colo. motto : NIL
35. Promising : ROSY
36. City near Leipzig : HALLE
37. "Valentines and Vitriol" author : REED
38. "___ Got a Secret" : IVE
39. Salutation to Miss Parton? : HELLO
40. Roscoe Tanner's cannonball : SERVE
41. Charlotte russe and mousse : DESSERTS
43. Toulouse-Lautrec specialty : POSTER
44. Choler : IRE
45. Chicken ___ (CBers' weigh station) : COOP
46. Large dog : GREATPYRENEES
52. Heathery tract : MOOR
53. Latin name for Troy : ILIUM
54. Young rhinoceros : CALF
56. Seaweed derivative : AGAR
57. Handles a problem : COPES
58. Faithful : TRUE
59. Adriatic wind : BORA
60. ___ Aviv : TEL
61. Lunge or pung : SLED
Down
1. Maglie or Mineo : SAL
2. Experts in dogfights : ACES
3. Oriental nursemaid : AMAH
4. Sight at Abadan : REFINERY
5. Badgerlike animal : RATEL
6. "An apple ___ . . . " : ADAY
7. Postprandial tidbit : MINT
8. Hopalong Cassidy's horse : TOPPER
9. Baal : IDOL
10. Wry face : MOUE
11. Misjudge : ERR
13. Room, in Reims : SALLE
14. Peeper's post : EYEHOLE
20. Decorate again : REDO
21. Howling monkey : MONO
24. Sharp : ACRID
25. Small bulb : CLOVE
26. Instances : CASES
27. Shopping centers : MALLS
28. Base of a column : ORLO
29. Exanimate : INERT
30. Seagoing craft of the Jumblies : SIEVE
31. Cato the ___: 234–149 B.C. : ELDER
33. Snack-bar drink : MALT
36. Relative of an apostate : HERETIC
37. Expressions of deference : RESPECTS
39. Mother of Ares : HERA
40. Before long : SOON
42. ___ Madre : SIERRA
43. Millay products : POEMS
45. Merciless : CRUEL
46. Waiter for Godot : GOGO
47. Bellow : ROAR
48. Hitchcock's "Family ___" : PLOT
49. Cry of dismay : YIPE
50. Monroe of court fame : EARL
51. Twist : SLUE
52. Fairy queen : MAB
55. Nourished : FED

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