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New York Times, Wednesday, January 14, 1981

Author: Nikki Tenfelde
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { J Q W X }, Scrabble score: 262 (avg 1.39)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 8, XRef: 0
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© 1981, The New York TimesNo. 11,390
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1. Fish sauce : ALEC
5. What glaziers take with their work : PANES
10. Pointed missile : DART
14. God of destruction, in India : SIVA
15. Express sentiment : EMOTE
16. "___ and Civilization": Marcuse : EROS
17. Ship's bottom timber : KEEL
18. Bactrian ___ : CAMEL
19. Site of Pizarro's tomb : LIMA
20. "From my books ___ of sorrow": Poe : SURCEASE
22. Tributary : FEEDER
24. Samovars : URNS
25. Powwow : CHAT
26. It seems to pray over its prey : MANTIS
29. City of Lilies : FLORENCE
33. Small type : AGATE
34. Lull with lullabies : CROON
35. Unctuous, flattering speech : OIL
36. Round of golf tournaments : ROTA
37. Highly gratifying : PROUD
38. Matrix : MOLD
39. Time : ERA
40. England's third-longest river : TRENT
41. "Riveter" of W.W. II : ROSIE
42. Employed with a fixed income : SALARIED
44. Long and slender : LINEAR
45. Puppet : TOOL
46. Christmas ___, in a Dickens tale : PAST
47. Gentle breeze : ZEPHYR
50. Fatherly : PATERNAL
54. Its natural scale is D : OBOE
55. Growing outward : ENATE
57. Gaelic isle : EIRE
58. Bereft : LORN
59. She beguiles with wiles and smiles : SIREN
60. "Was it ___ I saw?" (palindrome) : ACAT
61. Socially organized insects : ANTS
62. Oblique direction : SLANT
63. This may seem slow when you fast : LENT
1. Writes to Santa : ASKS
2. Stead : LIEU
3. Constantly : EVER
4. Site of the Black Hole : CALCUTTA
5. Large hickories : PECANS
6. What hoarders do : AMASS
7. Gold-rush site in the 90's : NOME
8. Solesmes season : ETE
9. Ipseity : SELFHOOD
10. Cut out : DELETE
11. Parched : ARID
12. Pinza's birthplace : ROME
13. Cossacks' employer : TSAR
21. City where most of Perry's ships were built : ERIE
23. Deserve : EARN
25. Ruthian wallop : CLOUT
26. ___-nest (hoax) : MARES
27. Where olpes were bought : AGORA
28. Brazilian city since 1597 : NATAL
29. Fern leaf : FROND
30. Loop : NOOSE
31. Eyelashes : CILIA
32. Church functionary : ELDER
34. Gift for an angler : CREEL
37. High-ranking nun : PRIORESS
38. City of Saints : MONTREAL
40. City taken by Agamemnon : TROY
41. Increase in value : RISE
43. City of the Violet Crown : ATHENS
44. Not manifest : LATENT
46. Mass plate : PATEN
47. Writer born in Paris: 1840 : ZOLA
48. Black : EBON
49. ___ Said, city in Egypt : PORT
50. Another name for the city of Belém : PARA
51. Garibaldi's birthplace : NICE
52. Mullen's "Man of ___" : ARAN
53. Native of Riga : LETT
56. Zero : NIL

Answer summary: 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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