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New York Times, Monday, March 16, 1981

Author:
Evelyn Benshoof
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 32, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 303 (avg 1.57)
Open Squares: 79, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
Evelyn Benshoof has 71 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
David Steinberg notes:

Entry for 44-Down is incorrect—plural should be CITTA, not CITTE; left as in the original.

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M
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© 1981, The New York TimesNo. 11,451
Across
1
Shopping center : MART
5
First president of Germany : EBERT
10
Bridge : SPAN
14
Wild ox of Celebes : ANOA
15
Literary miscellany : VARIA
16
Take measured steps : PACE
17
Definitely not : NOTBYALONGSIGHT
20
Embodies : INCLUDES
21
Door or gate : ACCESS
22
Stretched (out) : EKED
23
Liqueur flavoring : SLOE
24
Gambler : BETTOR
27
Refused to change : STOODPAT
31
Constellation called "The Hunter" : ORION
32
Meager : SCANT
33
Camel's-hair fabric : ABA
34
Distort : WARP
35
Chinese dynasty : SHANG
36
Shellfish : CLAM
37
Compass point : ESE
38
Shears : CLIPS
39
Miserly : CLOSE
40
Asian country : REDCHINA
42
Pursued : CHASED
43
Ready for the reaper : RIPE
44
Sound on cobblestones : CLOP
45
Foreigners : ALIENS
48
Telephone hum : DIALTONE
52
Disposed of quickly : MADESHORTWORKOF
54
Leaning to one side : ALOP
55
Declaim : ORATE
56
Dismounted : ALIT
57
He painted "The Laughing Cavalier" : HALS
58
Moistened, in a way : DEWED
59
Golf scores : PARS
Down
1
Gershwin's "The ___ Love": 1924 : MANI
2
Shortly : ANON
3
College mil. course : ROTC
4
Dining surface : TABLETOP
5
Dodger : EVADER
6
Bundled for shipping : BALED
7
Cupid : EROS
8
Japanese money : RIN
9
Follow another's lead : TAGALONG
10
Piquant : SPICED
11
Senator's young helper : PAGE
12
Exclamations in Essen : ACHS
13
N.B.A. team : NETS
18
Whitehorse is its capital : YUKON
19
Dart : SCOOT
23
Kenton and Laurel : STANS
24
Arbor : BOWER
25
Expunge : ERASE
26
Weary : TIRED
27
___ Flow, area off Scotland : SCAPA
28
Former Spanish seaport : PALOS
29
Degrade : ABASE
30
Subdued : TAMED
32
Beam : SHINE
35
Careless : SLIPSHOD
36
Pretentious nonsense : CLAPTRAP
38
Chatters : CHINS
39
Spanish-American Indian : CHOLO
41
Moves along gradually : CREEPS
42
Attacked with talons : CLAWED
44
Milano and Napoli : CITTE
45
Oriental maidservant : AMAH
46
Refrain sounds : LALA
47
Adored one : IDOL
48
Ring decision : DRAW
49
Kan. neighbor : OKLA
50
Roulette color : NOIR
51
Newts : EFTS
53
Tinstone, e.g. : ORE

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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