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New York Times, Saturday, January 3, 1981

Author:
Nancy McCarthy
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 39, Avg Word Len: 5.17, Missing: { C J Q X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 266 (avg 1.43)
Open Squares: 66, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 5, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
Nancy McCarthy has 47 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1981, The New York TimesNo. 11,379
Across
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Insurgent : REBEL
6
Secateurs : SHEARS
12
Full of spirit : FIREDUP
14
Unfriendly : HOSTILE
16
Abridgment : EPITOME
17
"Necktie party" figure : RUSTLER
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Mrs. Sundance in a film : ETTA
19
Kudos : PRAISE
21
Small ape : LAR
22
ENE or WSW : DIR
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Creeper : VINE
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Counterclockwise : LEVO
25
Genethliacons, e.g. : ODES
27
Stow cargo : LADE
28
Climbing plant of Asia : BETEL
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This is smaller than 36 Across : NEAPTIDE
31
Kind of jaw or eye : GLASS
32
Apple variety : ROME
33
First name of Amahl's creator : GIAN
34
Pule : WHINE
36
Daily occurrence at the shore : HIGHTIDE
40
Jiggers : SHOTS
41
Curlicues in writing : TAGS
42
Wireless word : OVER
43
Buster Brown's dog : TIGE
44
Wang ___, Pearl Buck hero : LUNG
45
Domesday Book money : ORA
46
Name of fame in a national game : OTT
47
Ignite : KINDLE
49
"Trinity" author : URIS
50
Salary : STIPEND
52
Hit song in 1953 : EBBTIDE
54
Ruddy duck : SLEEPER
55
Less jumpy : SERENER
56
___ Abbey, U.S. painter : EDWINA
57
What Genuine Risk ran for in May : ROSES
Down
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Destructive vortex : RIPTIDE
2
Asmara's province : ERITREA
3
Elementary particle : BETA
4
Tokyo's former name : EDO
5
Small mass : LUMP
6
The Alamo, e.g. : SHRINE
7
Not necessarily a home : HOUSE
8
Actual being : ESSE
9
Siamese coin : ATT
10
Small streams : RILLETS
11
Separates into filaments : SLEAVES
12
"___ her damask cheek": Shak. : FEEDON
13
Diffuse widely : PERVADE
15
Actor Leon ___: 1881-1951 : ERROL
20
Coadjutor : AIDE
24
Shed : LEANTO
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Ariel, for one : SPRITE
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Thorny tree : LIME
28
Hokum : BLAH
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Lots and lots : TONS
31
Musicians' stints : GIGS
33
Titters nervously : GIGGLES
34
"___ While You Work," woodcarver's song : WHITTLE
35
Made helpless : HOGTIED
36
Something to lend : HAND
37
Substance resembling dentin : IVORINE
38
Ridicules : DERIDES
39
Hit man : ERASER
40
German sculptor-painter: 1440?-1533 : STOSS
41
Reindeer's feeding grounds : TUNDRA
44
Napery : LINEN
47
Civil War cap : KEPI
48
Legendary Irish king : EBER
49
Allies of Kit Carson : UTES
51
"Treasure Island" character : PEW
53
Fam. member : BRO

Answer summary: 2 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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