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New York Times, Thursday, November 26, 1981

Author: C. J. Angio
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.11, Missing: { F J Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 281 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
C. J. Angio has 93 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1981, The New York TimesNo. 11,706
Across Down
1. Dunce : ASS
4. Pindar was one : ODIST
9. Seconds, at a meal : MORE
13. Pillowcase : SHAM
15. East Indian tree : NIOTA
16. Craving eagerly : AVID
17. Cotton shirting : PIMA
18. "Oh, I am ___ . . . ": W. S. Gilbert : ACOOK
19. Nuque or nucha : NAPE
20. European period starting circa 1000 B.C. : IRONAGE
22. Celebrant : REVELER
24. Source of a sauce : CRANBERRYBOG
26. Suffix with cannon or musket : EER
27. Click beetle : ELATERID
31. "___ in the hand . . . " : ABIRD
34. Do some carving : SLICE
35. "That's ___ small step . . . " : ONE
36. Letter opener : SIRS
37. Cut of meat : SHANK
38. Former Genoese V.I.P. : DOGE
39. "Was ___ vision . . . ": Keats : ITA
40. Mold : SHAPE
41. Poet's concern : METER
42. Two Byrds and Eagleton : SENATORS
44. Gymnastic feat : KIP
45. Anatolia's locale : TURKEYINASIA
50. Wearer of a silver eagle : COLONEL
53. Assign the care of : ENTRUST
54. Jack-in-the-pulpit : ARUM
55. Patriot-diplomat Deane : SILAS
57. Baritone Gobbi : TITO
58. H. H. Munro's pen name : SAKI
59. Arbitrary proclamation : UKASE
60. Getz or Kenton : STAN
61. Author Waugh : ALEC
62. Small-minded : PETTY
63. Palindromic word : ERE
1. Savory jelly : ASPIC
2. Prepare eggs in a certain way : SHIRR
3. Where R. L. S. died : SAMOA
4. Catapult : ONAGER
5. Kitchen gadget : DICER
6. Five score : IOO
7. Plot : STORYLINE
8. Recant : TAKEBACK
9. Horsemanship : MANEGE
10. Elongated circle : OVAL
11. Ready for the harvest : RIPE
12. Largest dam in Germany : EDER
14. Ways of social behavior : MANNERS
21. Retired : ABED
23. Have one's say in the U.S.A. : VOTE
25. Backslide : RELAPSE
28. Food item for a Digger Indian : ROOT
29. He wrote "A Loss of Roses" : INGE
30. Source of venison : DEER
31. In status quo : ASIS
32. Chomp or nibble : BITE
33. Where Qum is : IRAN
34. Resembling a porbeagle : SHARKLIKE
37. Props : SHORESUP
38. Takes off : DEPARTS
40. Flabbergast : STUN
41. Postprandial tidbit : MINT
43. Kind of mass or theory : ATOMIC
44. Zoologist who became a sexologist : KINSEY
46. Bread ingredient : YEAST
47. Partita : SUITE
48. Vincent d'Indy opus : ISTAR
49. Make up for : ATONE
50. Muchacho's home : CASA
51. Verbal : ORAL
52. His day is Oct. 18 : LUKE
56. Money in Riga : LAT

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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