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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.
David Steinberg 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

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Students & seniors
Across
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
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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
Down
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
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Black-magic practitioner : SORCERER
41
They hang around idly : LOUNGERS
44
Loyal : TRUE
47
___ Dashan, highest Ethopian peak : RAS
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Protection against 6 Down : AMULET
51
Cleaner's concern : STAIN
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Horn : CORNU
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Branch used in wickerwork : OSIER
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Like inflationary prices : STEEP
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Kind of bag : GRAB
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Island in the Hebrides : IONA
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Flat part of a feather : VANE
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Unmixed : PURE
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Respond to a shaman's efforts : HEAL

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

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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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