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New York Times, Friday, February 27, 1981

Author: Robert Katz
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { F J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 275 (avg 1.47)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
Robert Katz has 73 pre-Shortz puzzles and 3 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1981, The New York TimesNo. 11,434
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1. Fido's friends: Abbr. : SPCA
5. Marine hazard : SHOAL
10. Pore over : READ
14. Word with ship or story : TALL
15. Glass: Comb. form : HYALO
16. Writer Bombeck : ERMA
17. Seed part : ARIL
18. Nobelist in Chemistry: 1922 : ASTON
19. Ararat lander : NOAH
20. Kick the bucket : GIVEUPTHEGHOST
23. Merriment : GLEE
24. Stitch : SEW
25. Twenty : SCORE
28. Fabric type : REP
31. Cove : INLET
35. Wild female buffalo : ARNI
36. Choice word : EITHER
38. U.N. agency : ILO
39. Losing combination in a word game : GEEAITCHOESSTEE
42. Term in an acct. : AMT
43. Emulates a muezzin : CHANTS
44. Killer whale : ORCA
45. Ruth's mother-in-law : NAOMI
47. Old card game : LOO
48. Top major-league batter in 1980 : BRETT
49. Ending for respond or despond : ENT
51. Go aloft : SOAR
53. Roth opus : THEGHOSTWRITER
60. "___, and ye shall find" : SEEK
61. Of an eye part : UVEAL
62. Gaelic : ERSE
63. Weight allowance : TARE
64. Print finish : MATTE
65. Ruined city in western Iran : SUSA
66. River of Flanders : YSER
67. Mine a mine : BLAST
68. Rain cats and dogs : TEEM
1. Kind of party : STAG
2. ___ passu (simultaneously) : PARI
3. LXXVII x II : CLIV
4. Gaiety, in Gaeta : ALLEGRIA
5. Asset of a "love goddess" : SHAPE
6. Wildly emotional : HYSTERICAL
7. Expletive : OATH
8. Puzzle plant : ALOE
9. Yearns : LONGS
10. "'Tis a marvel of great ___!": Eugene Field : RENOWN
11. Libido offshoot : EROS
12. Part of a Latin triad : AMAT
13. Radio operator's dash : DAH
21. Rubber tree : ULE
22. Patrimony collectors : HEIRS
25. Carl or Françoise : SAGAN
26. Custard, in Cremona : CREMA
27. "___ a customer" : ONETO
29. Prefix for logic or centric : ETHNO
30. Copies copy with a copier : PHOTOSTATS
32. Unit of capacity in England : LITRE
33. Vote in : ELECT
34. "Good enough ___" : TOEAT
36. Old English letter : ETH
37. Some engineers: Abbr. : EES
40. Sweet topper : ICING
41. Most rueful : SORRIEST
46. Less aggressive : MEEKER
48. Elbow-bending place : BAR
50. Barnum's Tom : THUMB
52. Little hooter : OWLET
53. Afternoon events : TEAS
54. ___ and now : HERE
55. Horse course : OVAL
56. Bristle : SETA
57. Accurately formed : TRUE
58. Being : ESSE
59. Paper measure : REAM
60. Den of iniquity : STY

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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