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New York Times, Saturday, October 31, 1981

Author: William E. Heinemann
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 42, Avg Word Len: 4.82, Missing: { D F J Q X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 254 (avg 1.39)
Open Squares: 75, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 3, XRef: 1, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
William E. Heinemann has 21 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
PS notes: In 17-Across clue, "Willow" should be "Willows"; left as in the original.
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© 1981, The New York TimesNo. 11,680
Across Down
1. Scarecrow stuffing : STRAW
6. Uninteresting : BLAH
10. Kind of liquor : MALT
14. Climbing plant : LIANA
15. Cantrell or Turner : LANA
16. Sewing box : ETUI
17. "Wind in the Willow" character : OTTER
18. One of the Aleutians : ATTU
19. Hawaiian volcano goddess : PELE
20. Midnight : THEWITCHINGHOUR
23. Warlocks and wizards : HES
24. Antiaircraft missile : NIKE
25. Thou: Fr. : TOI
26. Stat for Guidry : ERA
27. Talks back : SASSES
31. Iranian town that sounds explosive : BAM
34. Goral's relative : SEROW
37. Decorated metalware : TOLE
38. "I loved ___ . . . ": Wither : ALASS
40. Prefix with borough : TRI
41. Subject of a Burns poem : LOUSE
42. Acapulco order : TACO
43. Rhubarb : SETTO
45. Roman guardian spirit : LAR
46. "High ___," Bogart movie : SIERRA
49. French vineyard : CRU
50. English university's river : CAM
51. Avoid : SHUN
52. Lettuce variety : COS
55. Kicks the bucket : GIVESUPTHEGHOST
60. Jungle noise : ROAR
61. Oahu feast : LUAU
62. Like a Poe tale : EERIE
63. James II daughter : ANNE
64. Moran of "Happy Days" : ERIN
65. Rajah's wife : RANEE
66. Noted film producer : BAER
67. Caterpillar's home : TENT
68. Eat noisily : SLURP
1. One of the deadly sins : SLOTH
2. Church offering : TITHE
3. Chides : RATES
4. Once more : ANEW
5. Caution : WARINESS
6. Voodoo, etc. : BLACKARTS
7. Shaping machine : LATHE
8. Prefix with body : ANTI
9. What a poltergeist does : HAUNTS
10. Faust's fiend, for short : MEPHISTO
11. Polynesian god : ATEO
12. Humdinger : LULU
13. Pinafore : TIER
21. Weary : TIRE
22. Tibetan gazelle : GOA
28. Spirit : SOUL
29. Lioness of literature : ELSA
30. Crystal gazer : SEER
31. Scary winged mammals : BATS
32. Russian mountain range : ALAI
33. Medieval club : MACE
35. Galena, for one : ORE
36. One-time Salem activity : WITCHHUNT
39. Black-magic practitioner : SORCERER
41. They hang around idly : LOUNGERS
44. Loyal : TRUE
47. ___ Dashan, highest Ethopian peak : RAS
48. Protection against 6 Down : AMULET
51. Cleaner's concern : STAIN
52. Horn : CORNU
53. Branch used in wickerwork : OSIER
54. Like inflationary prices : STEEP
55. Kind of bag : GRAB
56. Island in the Hebrides : IONA
57. Flat part of a feather : VANE
58. Unmixed : PURE
59. Respond to a shaman's efforts : HEAL

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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