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New York Times, Thursday, November 5, 1981

Author:
John Greenman
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 4.87, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 254 (avg 1.37)
Open Squares: 74, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
John Greenman has 52 pre-Shortz puzzles and 12 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
David Steinberg notes:

Regarding the 30-Down clue, Gambrinus may or may not have been a real monarch. If actual, he definitely didn't invent brewing (which may date to ancient Egypt). In legend, it's said that he learned the craft of brewing from Isis.

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© 1981, The New York TimesNo. 11,685
Across
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The sun is one : STAR
5
Watch pockets : FOBS
9
Clasp and twist, as hands : WRING
14
Commotion : TODO
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Not windward : ALEE
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Capital of Vietnam : HANOI
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Curtain modifier : IRON
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Allot : METE
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___ course (at the right time) : INDUE
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Their waves rarely interfere with each other : FMRADIOSTATIONS
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Salad herb : FENNEL
24
Hasten : HIE
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Deluded : MISLED
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River through Germany : ELBE
32
Certain Georgia Tech grads : EES
35
Prefix with nautical : AERO
36
Passbook holder : SAVER
37
Carson, Cavett and Miss Piggy : TVPERSONALITIES
41
Torso : TRUNK
42
Pa.'s only Great Lakes port : ERIE
43
"Where—where slept thine ___": Keats : IRE
44
Brontë's Jane : EYRE
45
Trade without money : BARTER
47
Old French coin : SOU
48
Small cavern : GROTTO
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Purveyors of sound investments : LPRECORDDEALERS
59
Martini garnish : OLIVE
60
Previous reference indicator : IDEM
61
Not of the cloth : LAIC
62
Glossy-faced fabric : SATIN
63
Festive : GALA
64
Film terrier : ASTA
65
Lacking spontaneity : STALE
66
Sixteenth Hebrew letter : AYIN
67
Palmist : SEER
Down
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He makes a waiter a hater : STIFF
2
"The Velvet Fog" : TORME
3
Festoon : ADORN
4
Legendary Irish king : RONAN
5
They have trees : FAMILIES
6
Oil product : OLEO
7
Stakes : BETS
8
Churn in the kettle : SEETHE
9
E. B. or Theodore H. : WHITE
10
Rajah's spouse : RANI
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___-European languages : INDO
12
Word sometimes in apposition : NOUN
13
Donates, to Burns : GIES
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Set boundaries : DEMARK
22
Succor : AID
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Pleased producer's placard : SRO
27
Standoffish one : LONER
28
Break bread : EAT
29
When Nero was 20 : LVII
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Gambrinus's invention : BEER
31
Old tongue : ERSE
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Ending for novel : ETTE
33
"Let ___ heart prepare . . . ": Watts : EVRY
34
Cowhand's gear : SPUR
36
Saw-toothed range : SIERRA
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WSW's opposite : ENE
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Gainsborough's forte : ART
40
Feudal vassal : LIEGEMAN
45
Scornful sound : BOO
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Charioteer constellation : AURIGA
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Something not to make in public : SCENE
49
Spanish jars : OLLAS
50
Raise a nap : TEASE
51
Shopworn : TRITE
52
Filmland's golden giveaway : OSCAR
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Kind of leader : LOSS
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Braid : PLAT
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Donizetti opera : RITA
56
Kind of spirit : EVIL
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June 6, 1944 : DDAY
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Bagels and lox supplier : DELI

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 4 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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