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New York Times, Friday, January 2, 1981

Author:
Hal R. Hollinger
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 5.05, Missing: { Q U Z }, Scrabble score: 305 (avg 1.63)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 14, XRef: 0, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
Hal R. Hollinger has 10 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1981, The New York TimesNo. 11,378
Across
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Biblical dreamer : JACOB
6
Capp and Jolson : ALS
9
Billiard shot : MASSE
14
Red ___, oil-fire fighter : ADAIR
15
Quick trip : HOP
16
Benefit : AVAIL
17
Beethoven's "___ Solemnis" : MISSA
18
Suite movement : AIR
19
Nicolai of the Met : GEDDA
20
Vehicle for Barrymore, Davis and Hepburn : THECORNISGREEN
23
Jackie Coogan role, with "The" : KID
24
Pfc.'s mentors : NCOS
25
Compensated : REPAID
29
Governor's pin-up : STATEMAP
33
Some original New Yorkers : ERIES
34
Like a Hammett character : THIN
35
"The Greatest" : ALI
36
Holden Caulfield : CATCHERINTHERYE
40
___ loss (perplexed) : ATA
41
"Not with a ___ but a whimper": Eliot : BANG
42
Chosen few : ELECT
43
Procrastinate : POSTPONE
46
TV's Dr. Gillespie : MASSEY
47
Nonworking days, in Londonese : HOLS
48
Morsel for Spectacular Bid : OAT
49
Unfinished trilogy by Frank Norris : THEEPICOFWHEAT
56
O.K.'s of a sort : YEAHS
57
Feminist's cause, for short : ERA
58
Part of ESP : EXTRA
60
Parisian's partition : PAROI
61
Worry : NAG
62
Saltpeter : NITER
63
Ole of vaudeville : OLSEN
64
H.S.T. successor : DDE
65
Special interest : STAKE
Down
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Spread or crisis : JAM
2
Mine passage : ADIT
3
Hard stuff : CASH
4
French river : OISE
5
Like the Dead Sea : BRACKISH
6
Beatles' "___ Day's Night" : AHARD
7
Kind of chop : LOIN
8
Action at a track : SPRINTING
9
Obsessive idea : MAGGOT
10
Disinclined : AVERSE
11
Marquis de ___ : SADE
12
Kind of show or walk : SIDE
13
Entertainer's asset : ELAN
21
Suffix with human or planet : OID
22
Brief : SCANT
25
Sum up : RECAP
26
One of nine sisters : ERATO
27
Century plants : PITAS
28
Predecessor of the N.R.C. : AEC
29
Take a ___ to (fancy) : SHINE
30
Grown fillies : MARES
31
___ clover, forage plant : ALYCE
32
Devoutness : PIETY
34
Overcome limitations : TRANSCEND
37
Levi's "Christ Stopped at ___" : EBOLI
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Missionary's concerns : HEATHENS
39
City overheads : ELS
44
Markham's "The Man with ___" : THEHOE
45
Visits briefly or unexpectedly : POPSIN
46
Symbol of voracity : MAW
48
Mead's "Coming ___ in Samoa" : OFAGE
49
Steno's mishap : TYPO
50
Mend : HEAL
51
Lugs of jugs : EARS
52
Towards the mouth : ORAD
53
Sartre's "No ___" : EXIT
54
"___ boy!" : ATTA
55
Arduous journey : TREK
59
"Friends ___ all . . . ": G. Burgess : ARE

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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