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New York Times, Saturday, December 19, 1981

Author: Jack L. Steinhardt
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.11, Missing: { F J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 253 (avg 1.34)
Open Squares: 77, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
Jack L. Steinhardt has 39 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1981, The New York TimesNo. 11,729
Across Down
1. Fellies : RIMS
5. Vehicle for thought? : TRAIN
10. Picked the players : CAST
14. Vouch : AVOW
15. John Wayne film: 1953 : HONDO
16. D'amore or da caccia : OBOE
17. Freeman of the cinema : MONA
18. Like a cereal grass : OATEN
19. Administer : RULE
20. Decrees : PRONUNCIAMENTOS
23. "And waft a ___ from Indus to the Pole": Pope : SIGH
24. Blende, e.g. : ORE
25. Lamias : DEMONS
28. Cockaigne, perhaps : PARADISE
33. As regards : ANENT
34. Ancient Canaanite seaport : DORA
35. Dowel : NOG
36. Unorthodox debate stoppage : KANGAROOCLOSURE
40. Indulged prandially : ATE
41. Wings : ELLS
42. Amphorae : VASES
43. Comes to a determination : RESOLVES
46. Most lucid : SANEST
47. Future sturgeons : ROE
48. Native of Liepaja : LETT
49. D.C. decrees : LEGISLATIVEACTS
57. Like a ship at the Tate : IDLE
58. Witless : INANE
59. Actor Mowbray : ALAN
60. Solway Firth feeder : EDEN
61. Chilean export : NITER
62. Singer Bayes: 1880–1928 : NORA
63. Red refusal : NYET
64. Clearing : GLADE
65. Like tots on Dec. 24 : AGOG
1. Wild leek : RAMP
2. Novello : IVOR
3. Precursor of stereo : MONO
4. Antithesis of a debut : SWANSONG
5. Snowshoe straps : THONGS
6. Freshwater fish : ROACH
7. Con : ANTI
8. Impression : IDEA
9. Not in the sphere of ethics : NONMORAL
10. Pickled : CORNED
11. Anagram for tuba : ABUT
12. Type of performance : SOLO
13. North Sea feeder : TEES
21. Rocky Mountain range : UINTA
22. Notable period : ERA
25. Capital of Senegal : DAKAR
26. Mother's kinsman : ENATE
27. First king of Egypt : MENES
28. Places in a common fund : POOLS
29. Bows : ARCS
30. Functioning : INUSE
31. Tender parts : SORES
32. Discharge : EGEST
34. Presidential running mate: 1976 : DOLE
37. Dec. 31 activity : REVELING
38. Elliptical : OVATE
39. Hot, dusty California wind : SANTAANA
44. Adjust to surroundings : ORIENT
45. ___ Alamos : LOS
46. Austere : SEVERE
48. Did an inside job : LINED
49. Incumbrance : LIEN
50. Vortex : EDDY
51. Kind of club : GLEE
52. West Indian shrub : ANIL
53. Cheerio! : TATA
54. Heavy-shoe dance : CLOG
55. Poi ingredient : TARO
56. Stumbling block : SNAG

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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