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Elio Desiderio
Elio Desiderio

New York Times, Wednesday, November 25, 1981

Author: Elio Desiderio
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.97, Missing: { B J Q X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 263 (avg 1.39)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 5, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
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© 1981, The New York TimesNo. 11,705
Across Down
1. May Whitty, e.g. : DAME
5. MacDonald's milieu : FARM
9. Where Gov. Atiyeh works : SALEM
14. Jaques' septet : AGES
15. Common code : AREA
16. Put : PLACE
17. Thyme, e.g. : SEASONING
19. Location of a desirable theater seat : AISLE
20. Word with peck or party : HEN
21. Hebrews' ___ law : MOSAIC
23. Dine : EAT
24. Glow : SHINE
26. Hidden : COVERT
29. Sacred songs : MOTETS
31. Shakespeare's misanthropic Athenian : TIMON
32. Products of cerebration : IDEAS
33. Lee Strasberg's field : DRAMATICS
37. Part of h.c.l. : COST
38. Sierra ___ : LEONE
39. Regarding : INRE
40. Objects made by humans : ARTIFACTS
42. One involved in 33 Across : ACTOR
43. Boys, in Barcelona : NINOS
44. Lottery, for short : SWEEPS
45. Poniard : DAGGER
47. Burns : SEARS
48. Movie location : SET
49. Cup's partner : SAUCER
51. "___ Autumn," 1941 song : TIS
54. Long-legged bird : STORK
57. RCA Victor's "His Master's Voice," e.g. : TRADEMARK
59. Tutelary Roman deities : GENII
60. The Big Bad Wolf, e.g. : OGRE
61. Zeno's milieu : STOA
62. Ragamuffin's delight : TREAT
63. Walter or Donna : REED
64. Posted : SENT
1. Verve : DASH
2. Tommy or James : AGEE
3. Welfare eligibility standard : MEANSTEST
4. Curved letter : ESS
5. Popes' capelike vestments : FANONS
6. Get up : ARISE
7. California rockfish : RENA
8. Henning and Blackstone : MAGICIANS
9. French Lick is one : SPA
10. MacGraw : ALI
11. Light beam : LASER
12. Brilliant success : ECLAT
13. Hold a session : MEET
18. Leaves out : OMITS
22. ___ il fault : COMME
25. Kind of pad : HEATING
27. U.S.A. radio initials abroad : VOA
28. Lorelei or Circe : ENTICER
29. Isinglass : MICA
30. Smell : ODOR
31. Certain horse races : TROTS
33. Interior ___ : DECORATOR
34. Without a will : INTESTATE
35. Cut short : CROP
36. Sun. A.M. talks : SERS
38. Bowling-alley divisions : LANES
41. Garden of Eden fruit : FIG
42. Onto : AWARE
44. Sowed : SEEDED
45. Prevent : DETER
46. Make amends : ATONE
47. Frighten : SCARE
48. Army rank: Abbr. : SSGT
50. Impel : URGE
52. Kind of Cross or Maiden : IRON
53. Card game : SKAT
55. Spanish estuary : RIA
56. One of the Carsons : KIT
58. Editors' concerns: Abbr. : MSS

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

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