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New York Times, Thursday, February 12, 1981

Author: C. J. Angio
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.25, Missing: { F K Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 272 (avg 1.44)
Open Squares: 77, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 11, XRef: 1, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
C. J. Angio has 93 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1981, The New York TimesNo. 11,419
Across Down
1. Swank : CHIC
5. Item in a West Potomac Park memorial : CHAIR
10. Canaanites' supreme god : BAAL
14. Van Druten's "___ Camera" : IAMA
15. "___ Go, Lover!": 1954 song : LETME
16. Presidential nickname: 1865–69 : ANDY
17. Presidential sobriquet: 1861–65 : THERAILSPLITTER
20. Pitcher Paige's nickname : SATCHEL
21. Part of a sunflower : ACHENE
22. Rutledge et al. : ANNS
23. To ___ (exactly) : ATEE
24. Burner or flame : GASJET
27. Agile : LISSOME
31. Mountain: Comb. form : OREO
32. Giant armadillo : TATOU
34. Captain's boat : GIG
35. Supporters of 17 Across : REPUBLICANPARTY
39. Mil. body : DET
40. Tanker : OILER
41. U. of Md. player : TERP
42. Caparisoned : ADORNED
44. Words before "Go!" : GETSET
46. Start of the Bay State motto : ENSE
47. Cypress pine of northern Africa : ARAR
48. Graduated : SCALED
51. Wyo. city named for a fur trapper : LARAMIE
55. Widow on Apr. 15, 1865 : MARYTODDLINCOLN
58. Golden-rule word : UNTO
59. "The king ___ his countinghouse" : WASIN
60. Ax/Kim/Ma, e.g. : TRIO
61. Lillums Lovewell's beau : TEEN
62. Inauguration hours in Jan. : NOONS
63. Calls on : SEES
1. Townsmen : CITS
2. Guffaw : HAHA
3. "___ a man with . . . " : IMET
4. Wolverine : CARCAJOU
5. Customer for Spade : CLIENT
6. "___ bells!" : HELLS
7. Satellite launched Dec. 7, 1966 : ATS
8. Devilkin : IMP
9. Kinsman : RELATION
10. Uses the tub : BATHES
11. Stake : ANTE
12. Gulf of ___, Arabian Sea arm : ADEN
13. Harp of Hellas : LYRE
18. Female ancestor, in Aachen : AHNE
19. Needs defrosting : ICESUP
23. Place for a reredos : ALTAR
24. Punta ___, city in Fla. : GORDA
25. Slender as ___ : AREED
26. Nasal partition: Comb. form : SEPTO
28. Remorseless bosses : OGRES
29. British bishop's headdress : MITRE
30. Land of Nut and Tut : EGYPT
32. Mark over many a Spanish "n" : TILDE
33. ___ Parker, Hall of Fame QB : ACE
36. Hat for Sue : BONNET
37. Takes a nap : LIESDOWN
38. Lures : ATTRACTS
43. Put one's trust in : RELYON
44. Bits of salt, sand or sugar : GRAINS
45. Get deservedly : EARN
47. Exhausted : ALLIN
48. Plant disease : SMUT
49. Aid for one who is almost able : CANE
50. "Vissi d'___," Puccini aria : ARTE
52. Bolt's "man for all seasons" : MORE
53. Netman Nastase : ILIE
54. First name of a Cardinal who slaughtered pitchers : ENOS
56. Valuable Philippine tree : DAO
57. U.K. award for valor : DSO

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 7 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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