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New York Times, Tuesday, March 10, 1981

Author: Martha J. DeWitt
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.16, Missing: { F J K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 285 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 77, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 8, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
Martha J. DeWitt has 72 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1981, The New York TimesNo. 11,445
Across Down
1. Lounge about : LOLL
5. Tasty : SAPID
10. "___ the Drum Slowly" : BANG
14. Robert ___ : ELEE
15. Satiric twist : IRONY
16. Farther from the pin on the green : AWAY
17. Stand the gaff : WEATHERTHESTORM
20. Start a riot : INSTIGATE
21. Shrugger in an Ayn Rand title : ATLAS
22. Stows cargo : STEEVES
23. Hit review : RAVE
25. In medias ___ : RES
26. " . . . summer's ___ breath": Juliet : RIPENING
30. Mythical monster : OGRE
33. Ancient Mariner's surroundings : WATER
34. Reggio's locale in Italy : TOE
35. Bea Arthur's TV role : MAUDE
37. Hurry : HIE
38. Actress St. James : SUSAN
40. ___ on one's face : EGG
41. Article of food : VIAND
43. "___ That Tune" : NAME
44. Something to pay : RESPECTS
46. Shriver of tennis : PAM
48. Change for a fiver : ONES
49. Venezuela's capital : CARACAS
53. Lerner's partner : LOEWE
56. Semibreve : WHOLENOTE
58. Opposite of in the pink : UNDERTHEWEATHER
60. Disfigurement : SCAR
61. Uncovers : BARES
62. Spot for hibernation : LAIR
63. They go up and down periodically : HEMS
64. Ending's antithesis : START
65. Sicilian city : ENNA
1. Clark's companion : LEWIS
2. Fragrant : OLENT
3. Common contract : LEASE
4. Erudite : LETTERED
5. Events at Troy and Vicksburg : SIEGES
6. Wall hanging : ARRAS
7. A size of paper : POTT
8. Came into a legacy : INHERITED
9. Hairdresser's purchase : DYE
10. Fasten canvas on the hatchway : BATTEN
11. M.P.'s quarry : AWOL
12. Honshu city : NARA
13. Univ. areas : GYMS
18. Very busy place : HIVE
19. Bank clients : SAVERS
24. Do a takeoff : APE
26. A season in India, with "the" : RAINS
27. "___ boy!" : ITSA
28. Linguistics expert Chomsky : NOAM
29. Kelly or Tenace : GENE
30. Hebrew measure : OMER
31. General of 1775 : GAGE
32. Wigs: Slang : RUGS
33. True state of things : WHATSWHAT
36. Smoothing device : EVENER
39. Remove one's cape : UNMANTLE
42. Winter driving hazard : ICE
45. Stefanie or Mala of movies : POWERS
46. Least ruddy : PALEST
47. Surveyor's total : AREA
49. Cringe : COWER
50. Cagney role in 1942 : COHAN
51. Dined at home : ATEIN
52. Sawlike part : SERRA
53. Luxuriant : LUSH
54. "___ more unto the breach . . . ": Shak. : ONCE
55. Port on the IJsselmeer : EDAM
57. Cronus' daughter : HERA
59. Recipe abbr. : TBS

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

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