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New York Times, Saturday, March 14, 1981

Author:
Robert Katz
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 4.87, Missing: { F K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 243 (avg 1.31)
Open Squares: 70, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
Robert Katz has 73 pre-Shortz puzzles and 3 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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Students & seniors
Across
1. Humerus is one : BONE
5. Asexual: Comb. form : AGAM
9. More sincere : TRUER
14. Sermon word : AMEN
15. Quintet less duet : TRIO
16. Like pancake batter : RUNNY
17. Be facetious : JEST
18. Emulate a devil chaser : RANT
19. Stage device : ASIDE
20. Opener at a trattoria : ANTIPASTOMISTO
23. Tie or money follower : CLIP
24. Inventor-clockmaker Terry : ELI
25. Monkeylike : SIMIAN
28. Pluperfect starter : HAD
30. Ventilated : AIRY
34. In re : ANENT
35. Olive for Ovid : OLEA
37. Aegean island, also called Ios : NIO
38. Trattoria course : SPAGHETTIALRAGU
42. Energy source : SUN
43. Compete for the America's Cup : SAIL
44. Chorus member : TENOR
45. Von Bismarck : OTTO
47. Lab item for Dr. Carver : SOY
48. Acronymic beams : LASERS
49. Literary monogram : TSE
51. Serve, with "on" : WAIT
52. Trattoria main dish : VITELLOARROSTO
59. Belief : TENET
60. Painting, to Picasso : ARTE
61. Meteorological prognostication : RAIN
62. Coin for Begin : AGORA
63. Glace : ICED
64. Raison d'___ : ETRE
65. Shakespeare's "are you able?" : CANST
66. Elephant's-ear : TARO
67. Cimino's "The ___ Hunter" : DEER
Down
1. ___ California, Mexico : BAJA
2. Straw in the wind : OMEN
3. Brooding place : NEST
4. Sirenic : ENTICING
5. "Take the ___," Strayhorn song : ATRAIN
6. Get the point : GRASP
7. Solecistic contraction : AINT
8. Marquand sleuth : MOTO
9. Ho Chi Minh is one : TRAIL
10. Gogol's land : RUSSIA
11. One : UNIT
12. Inside: Comb. form : ENDO
13. Gypsy gentleman : RYE
21. Writer Sylvia's family : PLATHS
22. Jason's helper : MEDEA
25. Gran ___ d'Italia, Apennine group : SASSO
26. Current supplied for a circuit : INPUT
27. Intended : MEANT
28. " . . . this chase is ___ follow'd": Shak. : HOTLY
29. Holmes called him "The Oldest" : ALI
31. Like an ament's comments : INANE
32. Martinet's imposition : RIGOR
33. Letter ending : YOURS
36. Alpha Aquilae (star) : ALTAIR
39. Tripod for Georgia O'Keeffe : EASEL
40. Pedro's uncle : TIO
41. Fixed an antique : RESTORED
46. Zoo denizens : OTTERS
48. Site of Fort McIntosh : LAREDO
50. Attack : SETAT
51. Din's burden : WATER
52. Lope de ___, Spanish dramatist : VEGA
53. Hip to : INON
54. Milk, in Champagne : LAIT
55. Killer whale : ORCA
56. Please a gourmand : SATE
57. Place for a tread : TIRE
58. Humdinger : ONER
59. Between tic and toe : TAC

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 1 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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