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Charles J. Matonti
Charles J. Matonti

New York Times, Monday, October 19, 1981

Author: Charles J. Matonti
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.03, Missing: { J Q W Z }, Scrabble score: 285 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 75, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 7, XRef: 1, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
Charles J. Matonti has 8 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1981, The New York TimesNo. 11,668
Across Down
1. Like a good excuse : VALID
6. Christmas in Calais : NOEL
10. Khayyám : OMAR
14. Games : AMUSEMENTS
16. Public squares in ancient Rome : FORA
17. Biblical father and son : ABRAHAMANDISAAC
19. Golfer's concern : LIE
20. Colosseum section : ARENA
21. Fool : NINNY
22. Certain facts : DATA
23. ___ Na Na, singing group : SHA
24. Author Joyce Carol : OATES
27. Grand palace in Granada : ALHAMBRA
32. Antonymous rhyme for fire : HIRE
33. One North-South war : KOREAN
35. "___ armes!" (fighting words in France) : AUX
36. Biblical father and sons : ADAMCAINANDABEL
39. Lawyer's thing : RES
40. Francis or Dahl : ARLENE
41. Ancient Iranian : MEDE
42. Smokers' needs : ASHTRAYS
44. Nat and Natalie : COLES
45. Blue-chip initials : ITT
46. Ladd of film fame : ALAN
48. Love, in Lucca : AMORE
51. ___ Wojtyla (now Pope John Paul II) : KAROL
53. Clay today : ALI
56. Biblical father and son : DAVIDANDSOLOMON
59. Word with air or house : OPEN
60. Illusion created by magicians : LEVITATION
61. Puppeteer Tony : SARG
62. Aqueduct action : BETS
63. Some in Rome are Spanish : STEPS
1. It flows into Africa's Orange : VAAL
2. Prefix with dexterity : AMBI
3. Angler's need : LURE
4. " . . . rose ___ rose": Stein : ISA
5. Zionist leader Jacob: 1872–1937 : DEHAAS
6. Argolic valley of games : NEMEA
7. Judah's wicked son : ONAN
8. Catania's volcano : ETNA
9. Hallucinogenic initials : LSD
10. "Anna and the King ___" : OFSIAM
11. Sound of distress : MOAN
12. Islands off Ireland : ARAN
13. Sprightly or risqué : RACY
15. Trade center : MART
18. Under control : INHAND
22. Judge : DEEM
23. Western classic starring 46 Across : SHANE
24. Name at Tara : OHARA
25. Assistants : AIDES
26. Garbage : TRASH
27. English composer and family : ARNES
28. Built like a greyhound : LEAN
29. Biblical tower : BABEL
30. ___ la Paix : RUEDE
31. Car parts : AXLES
33. Measure of gold's fineness : KARAT
34. Unctuous : OILY
37. Transported in a dray : CARTED
38. Egyptian deity : AMON
43. Like laborious work : TIRING
44. Soprano Maria : CALLAS
46. Part of a foot of verse : ARSIS
47. Plunder : LOOT
48. Fusses : ADOS
49. Chart for Magellan : MAPA
50. Completed : OVER
51. Patella site : KNEE
52. It can be classified: Abbr. : ADVT
53. Female friend in Fontainebleau : AMIE
54. Chicago has a big one : LOOP
55. ___ of Court : INNS
57. Priestly vestment : ALB
58. Angels' catcher : OTT

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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