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Elio Desiderio
Elio Desiderio

New York Times, Wednesday, November 25, 1981

44-Across : Lottery, for short

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
Elio Desiderio has 11 known pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1981, The New York TimesNo. 11,705
Across
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
Down
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, 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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