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New York Times, Wednesday, December 23, 1981

Author: Massi
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { F J K Q Z }, Scrabble score: 266 (avg 1.42)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 8
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© 1981, The New York TimesNo. 11,733
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1. Semite : ARAB
5. Cabbage dish : SLAW
9. "The Ballad of Reading ___": Wilde : GAOL
13. Site of the Palazzo Doria : GENOA
15. Domesticate : TAME
16. Ailment sometimes caused by a mosquito : AGUE
17. ___ fours : ONALL
18. Wicked : EVIL
19. Sheet of matted fiber : BATT
20. Aerie occupant : GOLDENEAGLE
23. Doc for pets : VET
24. Seed covering : ARIL
25. Expulsions : OUSTERS
27. Village founded by Father Flanagan : BOYSTOWN
31. Letter before omega : PSI
32. Cornhuskers' home: Abbr. : UNEB
33. Muddy : ROIL
35. Provide with funds : ENDOW
39. Magi's magical guide : STAR
40. Medicates : DOSES
42. Marquis de ___ : SADE
43. Israeli dances : HORAS
45. A wife of Jacob : LEAH
46. Rainer role : OLAN
47. Call for help : SOS
49. Visionary : IDEALIST
51. Perceived by sight, touch, etc. : SENSATE
55. Sell : VEND
56. Year in Nero's reign : LXI
57. Body-builder's routine : PUMPINGIRON
62. Delineate : ETCH
64. Gallup ___ : POLL
65. Defunct treaty org. : SEATO
66. God of love : EROS
67. Type face: Abbr. : ITAL
68. Musical groups : TRIOS
69. This may make dates : PALM
70. Sandy tract in England : DENE
71. Reed of a loom : SLEY
1. Waiting for Santa : AGOG
2. Place where many elbows are sore : RENO
3. Thorough study: Abbr. : ANAL
4. Having chutzpah : BOLDASBRASS
5. Abrasive : STEELWOOL
6. Molten rock : LAVA
7. Mexican friend : AMIGO
8. Gush forth, as tears : WELLUP
9. Rap : GAB
10. Desert plant : AGAVE
11. ___ space : OUTER
12. Citizens of Ventspils : LETTS
14. On guard : ALERT
21. Norwegian wind god : NIORD
22. Being : ESSE
26. Toy troops : TINSOLDIERS
27. Vice President : BUSH
28. Aware of : ONTO
29. Time span : YEAR
30. Japanese-Americans : NISEI
34. Mining city in Colorado : LEADVILLE
36. Artist who wrote "Hidden Faces" : DALI
37. Harem rooms : ODAS
38. Left : WENT
41. Gloss : SHEEN
44. Emulsifier : SOAP
48. Like Boob McNutt : STUPID
50. Feeling of dread : ANGST
51. What "Macbeth doth murder" : SLEEP
52. Special edition : EXTRA
53. Actor Williamson : NICOL
54. Chew up the set : EMOTE
58. Marshall ___ : PLAN
59. Support on a stairway : RAIL
60. Pawnee's ally : OTOE
61. Prying : NOSY
63. Initials applying to Elizabeth II : HSM

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

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