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New York Times, Friday, September 12, 1980

Author:
Hugh McElroy
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { J K Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 283 (avg 1.51)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 15, XRef: 2, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
Hugh McElroy has 20 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1980, The New York TimesNo. 11,266
Across
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"Two Years Before the ___": Dana : MAST
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Tessie from London : OSHEA
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Any ___ in a storm : PORT
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Brightly colored fish : OPAH
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Reaches across : SPANS
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Inner: Prefix : ENTO
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"Many brave hearts are ___" : ASLEEPINTHEDEEP
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Took the trouble : BOTHERED
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Rope-trick item : LASSO
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Tankards' contents : ALES
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___ around (fail to queue up) : MILL
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Actress Kelly from Brooklyn : PATSY
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Behind schedule : LATE
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Moslem potentate : AGA
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Seafaring Viking : ERIC
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Juan of Argentina : PERON
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Bit of an iceberg : TIP
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"They that go down ___ . . . ": Psalm 107 : TOTHESEAINSHIPS
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Mil. helper : ADC
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Adjective for 31 Across : NORSE
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Lord High Everything ___, in "The Mikado" : ELSE
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"Not a word, now!" : SSH
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Item for the hold : CASE
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Addicted to beer drinking : MALTY
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No longer green : RIPE
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Housing at O.S.U. : DORM
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Aegean gulf : SAROS
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Demagogues : AROUSERS
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"Sailing, sailing, over ___" : THEBOUNDINGMAIN
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Lloyd's rating for a fine ship : AONE
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"___ ho, me hearties!" : HEAVE
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Pet of Nick and Nora : ASTA
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Used henna : DYED
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Renowned : FAMED
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Lowest high tide : NEAP
Down
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Biblical kingdom : MOAB
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Lhasa ___ (breed of dogs) : APSO
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Ancient mariner : SALT
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"Down ___!" (toast) : THEHATCH
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Fish-hunting bird : OSPREY
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Hari et al. : SPIES
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Deck worker : HAND
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Suffix with depend : ENT
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Rowan, for one : ASH
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Activate a bike : PEDAL
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Rest on ___ oars : ONES
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Sea lanes: Abbr. : RTES
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Venetian fishing boat : TOPO
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Snaky fish : EELS
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Terry and Drew : ELLENS
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Dressler : MARIE
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Lay ___ (flatter) : ITON
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Jabs : PRODS
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Gee follower : AITCH
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Let : LEASE
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With one end raised : ATILT
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Lehar's "___ Love" : GIPSY
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Area in St. Paul's : APSE
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Greek vowels : ETAS
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In itself or of itself : PERSE
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He wrote the first Spanish description of America : ENCISO
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Source of suds : SOAP
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He takes a course on a ship : HELMSMAN
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Behaved like a lovesick swain : MOONED
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" . . . as a bug in ___" : ARUG
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Dressed for a ceremony : ROBED
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Riverside in N.Y.C. : DRIVE
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Boer town : STAD
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Ship-to-ship call : AHOY
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Painter Magritte : RENE
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Jack London's "Before ___" : ADAM
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Comfort : EASE
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Actress Moreno : RITA
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Word with ginger or cold : SNAP
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Radio frequency initials : UHF
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Teachers' org. : NEA

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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