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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: 1, 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 Down
1. "Two Years Before the ___": Dana : MAST
5. Tessie from London : OSHEA
10. Any ___ in a storm : PORT
14. Brightly colored fish : OPAH
15. Reaches across : SPANS
16. Inner: Prefix : ENTO
17. "Many brave hearts are ___" : ASLEEPINTHEDEEP
20. Took the trouble : BOTHERED
21. Rope-trick item : LASSO
22. Tankards' contents : ALES
23. ___ around (fail to queue up) : MILL
25. Actress Kelly from Brooklyn : PATSY
27. Behind schedule : LATE
28. Moslem potentate : AGA
31. Seafaring Viking : ERIC
32. Juan of Argentina : PERON
33. Bit of an iceberg : TIP
34. "They that go down ___ . . . ": Psalm 107 : TOTHESEAINSHIPS
38. Mil. helper : ADC
39. Adjective for 31 Across : NORSE
40. Lord High Everything ___, in "The Mikado" : ELSE
41. "Not a word, now!" : SSH
42. Item for the hold : CASE
43. Addicted to beer drinking : MALTY
45. No longer green : RIPE
46. Housing at O.S.U. : DORM
47. Aegean gulf : SAROS
50. Demagogues : AROUSERS
54. "Sailing, sailing, over ___" : THEBOUNDINGMAIN
57. Lloyd's rating for a fine ship : AONE
58. "___ ho, me hearties!" : HEAVE
59. Pet of Nick and Nora : ASTA
60. Used henna : DYED
61. Renowned : FAMED
62. Lowest high tide : NEAP
1. Biblical kingdom : MOAB
2. Lhasa ___ (breed of dogs) : APSO
3. Ancient mariner : SALT
4. "Down ___!" (toast) : THEHATCH
5. Fish-hunting bird : OSPREY
6. Hari et al. : SPIES
7. Deck worker : HAND
8. Suffix with depend : ENT
9. Rowan, for one : ASH
10. Activate a bike : PEDAL
11. Rest on ___ oars : ONES
12. Sea lanes: Abbr. : RTES
13. Venetian fishing boat : TOPO
18. Snaky fish : EELS
19. Terry and Drew : ELLENS
23. Dressler : MARIE
24. Lay ___ (flatter) : ITON
25. Jabs : PRODS
26. Gee follower : AITCH
27. Let : LEASE
28. With one end raised : ATILT
29. Lehar's "___ Love" : GIPSY
30. Area in St. Paul's : APSE
31. Greek vowels : ETAS
32. In itself or of itself : PERSE
35. He wrote the first Spanish description of America : ENCISO
36. Source of suds : SOAP
37. He takes a course on a ship : HELMSMAN
43. Behaved like a lovesick swain : MOONED
44. " . . . as a bug in ___" : ARUG
45. Dressed for a ceremony : ROBED
46. Riverside in N.Y.C. : DRIVE
47. Boer town : STAD
48. Ship-to-ship call : AHOY
49. Painter Magritte : RENE
50. Jack London's "Before ___" : ADAM
51. Comfort : EASE
52. Actress Moreno : RITA
53. Word with ginger or cold : SNAP
55. Radio frequency initials : UHF
56. 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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