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New York Times, Monday, January 26, 1981

Author: Sidney L. Robbins
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 290 (avg 1.53)
Open Squares: 75, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1
Sidney L. Robbins has 153 pre-Shortz puzzles and 50 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1981, The New York TimesNo. 11,402
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1. Townshend ___: 1767 : ACTS
5. Type of vote : STRAW
10. Cotillion : BALL
14. Cerulean : BLUE
15. Chaff : TEASE
16. Hawaiian thrush : OMAO
17. Likely victims of con artists : BABESINTHEWOODS
20. Hurricane center : EYE
21. They rarely meet : ENDS
22. Stubborn as ___ : AMULE
23. Captures : BAGS
24. He feeds feasters for a fee : CATERER
26. N.Y. in 1775, for one : COLONY
29. More intelligent : SANER
30. College town in Iowa : AMES
31. Staid : SOBER
32. "___ Girls" : LES
35. Parental putdown : MOTHERKNOWSBEST
39. Grass on the streets : POT
40. Inclined, in London : LEANT
41. Theater org. : ANTA
42. Like N.Y.'s Trade Center : LOFTY
43. "___ therefore unto Caesar . . . " : RENDER
45. Vague sense of discomfort : MALAISE
48. Mardi Gras Fountain : PETE
49. Encourages an evildoer : ABETS
50. Redeem : SAVE
51. Age : ERA
54. Santa in England : FATHERCHRISTMAS
58. "Picnic" playwright : INGE
59. Apes owls : HOOTS
60. Flirt : WINK
61. Commotions : ADOS
62. Stout : OBESE
63. Mel and Ed of baseball : OTTS
1. Title of respect for a French cleric : ABBE
2. Orator Henry : CLAY
3. TV item : TUBE
4. Bishopric : SEE
5. Tightfisted : STINGY
6. Cares for : TENDS
7. Word of disgust : RATS
8. Wood for skis : ASH
9. Tiny : WEE
10. Dog on TV : BOOMER
11. Pierre's passion : AMOUR
12. Chef's spoon : LADLE
13. He may be sore : LOSER
18. O'Casey or Connery : SEAN
19. A memorable Ethel : WATERS
23. Pretentious nonsense : BOSH
24. Discoverer of Nova Scotia: 1497 : CABOT
25. Once more : ANEW
26. Creator of the QB position : CAMP
27. Book in which Doctor Long Ghost appears : OMOO
28. Baltic native : LETT
29. Al Jolson's "Boy" : SONNY
31. Cheap follower : SKATE
32. Lease's partner : LEND
33. Town near Padua : ESTE
34. Subject of a Keatsian sonnet : STAR
36. Fictional imp at the Plaza : ELOISE
37. They whistle while they work : REFS
38. Ruin : BANE
42. Cabinetmakers' tools : LATHES
43. Edit : REVISE
44. Seasons in Savoie : ETES
45. "Valachi Papers" subject : MAFIA
46. "___ of angels . . . " : ABAND
47. Released : LETGO
48. Splits : PARTS
50. Galosh, e.g. : SHOE
51. Utter : EMIT
52. Do some tub-thumping : RANT
53. Inquires : ASKS
55. Letter before sigma : RHO
56. Black-headed sea gull : COB
57. Tenth of a score : TWO

Answer summary: 1 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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