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New York Times, Thursday, December 10, 1981

Author:
Kathryn Righter
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 39, Avg Word Len: 5.31, Missing: { J Q X }, Scrabble score: 277 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 74, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
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© 1981, The New York TimesNo. 11,720
Across
1. Overwhelm; swallow : ENGULF
7. Roams in search of prey or plunder : PROWLS
13. Apprentice : TRAINEE
14. Beaming : RADIANT
16. State ranking 30th in population : ARIZONA
17. Insignia for a brigadier general : ONESTAR
18. ___ avis : RARA
19. Walk pompously : STRUT
21. Mother of Ares : HERA
22. Ear: Comb. form : OTO
23. ___ at (attacked) : HAD
24. Disencumber : RID
25. Kin of an ophicleide : TUBA
27. Kingly : REGAL
29. Temple, to Keats : FANE
30. One with an affected smile : SMIRKER
32. Bank department : SAVINGS
34. She loved Aeneas : DIDO
35. Name of three English rivers : AVON
36. Source of vitamin A : CAROTIN
39. Fur-lined cloak : PELISSE
43. State : AVER
44. Not so trite : NEWER
46. Stalk : STEM
47. Radiation unit : REM
48. Bad Nauheim is one : SPA
49. Bark : YAP
50. A son of Seth : ENOS
52. Light, hurried meal : SNACK
54. ___ kanfoth, Orthodox Jewish male's garb : ARBA
55. Epithet : SURNAME
57. Breakfast cereal : OATMEAL
59. Tropical plants or seeds : SESAMES
60. Purge : CLEANSE
61. Group of seven : SEPTET
62. Certain confections : KISSES
Down
1. Printer's mistake : ERRATUM
2. Capital of Kenya : NAIROBI
3. City near the Egyptian pyramids : GIZA
4. Numero ___, tops in Roma : UNO
5. Camera part : LENS
6. Grow rich, as an opportunist : FEATHERONESNEST
7. Vainly displaying self-importance : PROUDASAPEACOCK
8. Orate wildly : RANT
9. Wordsworth's "___ to Duty" : ODE
10. Desire : WISH
11. Former papal residence : LATERAN
12. Activity of the Sirens : SNARING
13. Fortunetelling cards : TAROTS
15. Swaps : TRADES
20. Tatter : RAG
26. Lady Chatterley's emotion : ARDOR
27. "Nature, ___ tooth or claw": Tennyson : REDIN
28. Rod of tennis : LAVER
29. Conclusion : FINIS
31. Young fox : KIT
33. Tome: Abbr. : VOL
36. Fondle : CARESS
37. Broad streets : AVENUES
38. Self-reproach : REMORSE
40. Ingredient of synthetic rubber : STYRENE
41. Marine fish : SEABASS
42. Run through with a skewer : EMPALE
45. F.D.R. measure : WPA
51. Fastener : SNAP
52. Pintail duck : SMEE
53. Glasswort : KALI
54. Amo, ___, amat : AMAS
56. Sum: Abbr. : AMT
58. Thy: Fr. : TES

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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