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New York Times, Tuesday, November 24, 1981

Author: Arthur W. Palmer
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.97, Missing: { F J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 261 (avg 1.38)
Open Squares: 77, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 10, XRef: 0, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
Arthur W. Palmer has 38 pre-Shortz puzzles and 1 Shortz Era puzzle in our database.
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© 1981, The New York TimesNo. 11,704
Across Down
1. "I Remember ___" : MAMA
5. Like Falstaff : OBESE
10. Clip : SNIP
14. An Iraqi : ARAB
15. Certain race horse : PACER
16. Whig's opponent : TORY
17. Jim Hart, e.g. : STLOUISCARDINAL
20. Soak thoroughly : SATURATE
21. " . . . all, all ___": Coleridge : ALONE
22. Archibald of the Celtics : NATE
23. Revolutionary War general : GAGE
25. " . . . out, brief ___!": Macbeth : CANDLE
28. "___ virumque cano" : ARMA
29. Cleopatra's killer : ASP
32. Medicinal plant : ALOE
33. "___ of snow-white horses . . . " : ATEAM
34. Zeta–theta separator : ETA
35. Dan Fouts, e.g. : SANDIEGOCHARGER
39. Season after printemps : ETE
40. Swedish city : MALMO
41. Ireland once : EIRE
42. ___ Moines : DES
43. Reptile, to an owl : PREY
44. Pencil end : ERASER
46. "I ___ dance . . . " : WONT
47. Cole ___ : SLAW
48. Accented syllable : ARSIS
51. Reading matter for Redford : SCENARIO
55. Ahmad Rashad, e.g. : MINNESOTAVIKING
58. Ballerina's knee bend : PLIE
59. He wrote "The New Art of Living" : PEALE
60. Medieval slave : ESNE
61. Fixes : SETS
62. Shakespearean forest : ARDEN
63. Photo-finish feature : NOSE
1. Church rite : MASS
2. Greek gulf : ARTA
3. Beer ingredient : MALT
4. Teemed : ABOUNDED
5. Drug : OPIATE
6. Sew loosely : BASTE
7. "Look!" to Cato : ECCE
8. Caspian, e.g. : SEA
9. Slip a cog : ERR
10. Crossover on a pasture : STILE
11. "___, Nanette" : NONO
12. Neighbor of Afghanistan : IRAN
13. Jim Nabors role : PYLE
18. U.S.S.R. river : URAL
19. Founder of the Portuguese empire in the East : DAGAMA
23. Painter El ___ : GRECO
24. Chinese nurse : AMAH
25. Took a first look, as a crook : CASED
26. Winged : ALATE
27. Roman calendar date : NONES
28. Tiny being : ATOMY
29. Protection : AEGIS
30. Cubic meter : STERE
31. A cook at times : PARER
33. Metal tip : AGLET
36. Obtrude : IMPOSE
37. Merit : EARN
38. Rouse again : REAWAKEN
44. Field-hockey team : ELEVEN
45. Hindu queen : RANI
46. Médoc and hock : WINES
47. Libra holds it : SCALE
48. Elec. units : AMPS
49. Raise one's hackles : RILE
50. Stew of a sort : SNIT
51. African village : STAD
52. Laughter, in Livorno : RISO
53. Stopovers : INNS
54. Curved molding : OGEE
56. Baden-Baden, e.g. : SPA
57. Atop, to Key : OER

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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