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New York Times, Thursday, December 31, 1981

Author:
Robert Katz
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.97, Missing: { B J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 272 (avg 1.44)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 8, XRef: 0, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
Robert Katz has 73 pre-Shortz puzzles and 3 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1981, The New York TimesNo. 11,741
Across
1. January happening : SALE
5. Verona's river : ADIGE
10. Gave cause for a fine : SPED
14. Famed Scottish reformer : KNOX
15. Scrooge or Harpagon : MISER
16. "Kiss Me, ___" : KATE
17. Suffix with Israel : ITIC
18. Feudal workers : ESNES
19. Later : ANON
20. U.S. expansionists' dream : MANIFESTDESTINY
23. Car shoe : TIRE
24. Jeanne d'Arc's title: Abbr. : STE
25. " . . . ___ Kalamazoo" : GALIN
28. Legendary bird : ROC
31. Part of B.P.O.E. : ORDER
35. Norse god : ODIN
36. Italian thespians : ATTORI
38. Gene material : RNA
39. L.B.J.'s dream : THEGREATSOCIETY
42. Kind of dog or foot : HOT
43. "New Girl ___," 1957 musical : INTOWN
44. Agrippina's son : NERO
45. Disdain : SCORN
47. Ending for Japan or Siam : ESE
48. Food, in Frankfurt : ESSEN
49. Many moons ___ : AGO
51. Water buffalo : ARNI
53. Rights enunciated by F.D.R. : THEFOURFREEDOMS
61. Carry on : RANT
62. Did a roofing job : TILED
63. Give off : EMIT
64. Ye ___ tea shoppe : OLDE
65. The fullest possible : EVERY
66. Boston Marathon, e.g. : RACE
67. Room part : DOOR
68. Della or Pee Wee : REESE
69. Cinch : SNAP
Down
1. Glide; sail : SKIM
2. Theater org. : ANTA
3. Beef cut : LOIN
4. Like a roller-coaster ride : EXCITING
5. Moslem prince : AMEER
6. Discourse at length : DISSERTATE
7. "If This ___ Love," 1946 song : ISNT
8. Turned to the right : GEED
9. Scottish and Irish Gaelic : ERSES
10. Fleming or Hamill : SKATER
11. Polish title for a married woman : PANI
12. Kind of collar : ETON
13. Repudiate : DENY
21. Half a sawbuck : FIN
22. Silent sufferer : STOIC
25. Germanic people : GOTHS
26. Committee type : ADHOC
27. Nautical phrase : LIETO
29. Preminger and Kruger : OTTOS
30. Compurgators : COSWEARERS
32. Endures, in Inverness : DREES
33. ___ nous : ENTRE
34. Early synthetic : RAYON
36. Of copper or bronze: Abbr. : AEN
37. R.R., to friends : RON
40. A Starr : RINGO
41. Those in the know : INSIDERS
46. Beam : RAFTER
48. Compass pt. : ENE
50. ___ space : OUTER
52. Tint again : REDYE
53. Trampled : TROD
54. Angel's accessory : HALO
55. Prefix for skeleton or spore : ENDO
56. Sunder : RIVE
57. Take a powder : FLEE
58. Gulf sultanate : OMAN
59. Silicate : MICA
60. Footfall : STEP

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 9 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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