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New York Times, Wednesday, October 7, 1981

Author: Jeanette K. Brill
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 42, Avg Word Len: 4.82, Missing: { F J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 259 (avg 1.42)
Open Squares: 66, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Spans: 4, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1
Jeanette K. Brill has 79 pre-Shortz puzzles and 2 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1981, The New York TimesNo. 11,656
Across Down
1. ___ Huron, Mich. : PORT
5. Kind of devil : DARE
9. Capote's "The Grass ___" : HARP
13. Drive : MOTOR
14. Atlas abbr. : ELEV
15. On the safer side at sea : ALEE
16. Bryant or Gillette : ANITA
17. Simple's partner : PURE
18. Reasonable : SANE
19. One goal of the E.P.A. : DECONTAMINATION
22. Willys-Knight, e.g. : CAR
23. Foulard : TIE
24. Belligerence : CONTENTIOUSNESS
33. Heed : OBEY
34. Scottish hillside : BRAE
35. Part of a baby's routine : NAP
36. Spun, as a web : WOVE
37. City on the Rhine : BASEL
39. Sound : HALE
40. Double this for a Hebrew hymn : ELI
41. Certain : SURE
42. Kind of jacket : ETON
43. Extrication : DISENTANGLEMENT
48. Resinous substance : LAC
49. Alliance acronym : OAS
50. Ingenuous : UNSOPHISTICATED
59. Harvest : REAP
60. Part of Q.E.D. : ERAT
61. Source of a fiber for rope : AGAVE
62. Japanese beverage : SAKE
63. Lear's consuming emotion : RAGE
64. Continue a subscription : RENEW
65. Jejune : ARID
66. O'Casey or Connery : SEAN
67. Steps or degrees : PEGS
1. Southern dish : PONE
2. Of the ear : OTIC
3. Newspaper sect. : ROTO
4. Medium's state : TRANCE
5. Leave : DEPART
6. Astringent : ALUM
7. Soprano Grist : RERI
8. Ultimate : EVENTUAL
9. Hie : HASTEN
10. U.S.S.R. mountain range : ALAI
11. Splitsville, U.S.A. : RENO
12. Flatten by hammering : PEEN
13. Like Carroll's Hatter : MAD
20. "Tall, ___ and terrific" : TAN
21. Comfort, in Cannes : AISE
24. Intimidated : COWED
25. Ancient Greek weights or coins : OBOLI
26. Island discovered by Columbus: 1493 : NEVIS
27. Nautical chain : TYE
28. Author of "Rosmersholm" : IBSEN
29. Pay dirt : ORE
30. Kinsman on the mother's side : ENATE
31. Stylish shop : SALON
32. Exhausted : SPENT
37. Messes up : BUTCHERS
38. Heavenly Altar : ARA
39. Haw's partner : HEM
41. Retort irritably : SNAP
44. Married on the run : ELOPED
45. Achieved : GOTTEN
46. Medieval lyric poem : LAI
47. Steep slope : ESCARP
50. Sky Bear : URSA
51. Approximate : NEAR
52. Pen name of H. H. Munro : SAKI
53. "Dies ___," ancient hymn : IRAE
54. Roman-fleuve : SAGA
55. 1958 Pulitzer recipient : AGEE
56. Distinctive flavor : TANG
57. Twilights : EVES
58. Morning moisture : DEW

Answer summary: 1 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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