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New York Times, Wednesday, December 9, 1981

Author: Morton Braun
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 5.00, Missing: { Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 305 (avg 1.65)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 6, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
Morton B. Braun has 13 pre-Shortz puzzles and 1 Shortz Era puzzle in our database.
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1. Noah's number : TWO
4. South American rodents : PACAS
9. Converse : CHAT
13. Salad ingredient : HERB
15. Higher up : ABOVE
16. Goldie : HAWN
17. "The King ___" : ANDI
18. Gymnast's need : ROSIN
19. Part of Q.E.D. : ERAT
20. "Petrouchka" composer : IGORSTRAVINSKY
23. First-act finale in "La Bohème" : DUET
24. Umpire's call : OUT
25. Bestow : ACCORD
28. In a bad position : CORNERED
33. Rubbish : CHAFF
34. What many profs are : PHDS
35. Shine's partner : RISE
36. Shrew : HARPY
37. French consent : OUI
38. "A votre ___!" : SANTE
39. This, in San Juan : ESTA
40. Chilean cape : HORN
41. Summoned, as at an airport : PAGED
42. Letter of regret to a G.I. : DEARJOHN
44. Parts of songs : VERSES
45. Objective : AIM
46. Inclination : BENT
47. They wrote "Babes in Arms" : RODGERSANDHART
54. Chevalier film : GIGI
55. Stir : ROUSE
56. Where Provo is : UTAH
57. Skiing area : ALPS
58. Pinza's part in "South Pacific" : EMILE
59. Gown : ROBE
60. Adhesive : GLUE
61. Prevent : DETER
62. A fall in wrestling : PIN
1. Nationality of the King in 17 Across : THAI
2. Noted crossword puzzle editor : WENG
3. This gives directions for masses : ORDO
4. Like some hairdos : PARTED
5. Stop a military mission : ABORT
6. ___ Nostra : COSA
7. Tel ___ : AVIV
8. Some members of the upper classes : SENIORS
9. His nickname was "Dude President" : CHESTERAARTHUR
10. Fox hunter's shout : HARK
11. On vacation : AWAY
12. Filling for shells : TNT
14. Colorful, ornate flower : BIRDOFPARADISE
21. Like the beach at Atlantic City : SURFY
22. Type of buoy : NUN
25. Felt pity : ACHED
26. Keystone Kops' routine : CHASE
27. Magna ___ : CARTA
28. Vessel for making butter : CHURN
29. Norse Woden : ODIN
30. "___ on her fingers . . . " : RINGS
31. Cosmetician Lauder : ESTEE
32. Cooper role in 1936 : DEEDS
34. Milne's bear : POOH
38. Exhaust : SPEND
40. Cleared the bases : HOMERED
43. Dance : JIG
44. Superficiality : VENEER
46. Old name for a Swiss city : BASLE
47. Brook : RILL
48. Stalin's secret police : OGPU
49. City in New York or Georgia : ROME
50. Hearts or clubs : SUIT
51. At the peak : ATOP
52. Moslem month : RABI
53. Therefore : THEN
54. Silencer or cause of guffaws : GAG

Answer summary: 2 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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