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New York Times, Wednesday, March 18, 1981

Author:
C. J. Angio
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.11, Min Word Len: 4, Missing: { J Q X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 278 (avg 1.47)
Open Squares: 75, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 11, XRef: 0, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
C. J. Angio has 93 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
David Steinberg notes:

47-Across clue is inaccurate: Elmer Fudd didn't lisp—he substituted "w" for "r" or "l"; left as in the original.

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F
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C
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G
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H
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L
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B
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B
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R
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© 1981, The New York TimesNo. 11,453
Across
1
Gaff : SPAR
5
Bark's counterpart : MEOW
9
Animals lacking limbs or feet : APODA
14
Lose interest : TIRE
15
___ mater : ALMA
16
Leslie from Boulogne : CARON
17
One of the grads : ALUM
18
Image venerated in Eastern Christianity : IKON
19
___ de menthe : CREME
20
Puck : ROBINGOODFELLOW
23
Part of a turbine : STATOR
24
Operatic princess : AIDA
25
Hotbed : NEST
28
Sex : GENDER
32
Ovid's other women : ALIAE
36
Full of juice : LUSH
38
Composer Porter : COLE
39
Prevails against : GETSTHEBETTEROF
42
Rara ___ : AVIS
43
Style of furniture : ADAM
44
In ___ (agitated) : ASNIT
45
Stair parts : RISERS
47
Imitate Elmer Fudd : LISP
49
"Phooey!" : RATS
51
Exam taker : TESTEE
56
B'way musical: 1941 : BESTFOOTFORWARD
61
Be in store for : AWAIT
62
Libretto : BOOK
63
"Three acres and ___," land-reform slogan in 1885 : ACOW
64
Gumption : NERVE
65
French equivalent of esse : ETRE
66
"Nil ___ bonum" : NISI
67
Substance added to paint and varnish : DRIER
68
Leo's lament : ROAR
69
Sheppard-Turpin gun : STEN
Down
1
Mizar and Regulus : STARS
2
Sitcom precursor : PILOT
3
Island north of Venezuela : ARUBA
4
Pardon : REMIT
5
Large European marine fish : MAIGRE
6
Original site of U. of Nevada : ELKO
7
Novel title meaning "a rover" : OMOO
8
Harpsichordist Landowska : WANDA
9
Attain an honor : ACCEDE
10
Idioms : PARLANCES
11
Turgenev's birthplace : OREL
12
Major-___ : DOMO
13
Freshly : ANEW
21
Composition for nine : NONET
22
Mailer's "The ___": 1975 : FIGHT
26
Yukon vehicle : SLED
27
Shylock's friend : TUBAL
29
Hecht's "Erik ___" : DORN
30
French saint (Dec. 1) : ELOI
31
Torn; broken : REFT
32
Seaweed derivative : AGAR
33
Jacob's third son : LEVI
34
Gleason's "How sweet ___!" : ITIS
35
Bold and confident : ASSERTIVE
37
Prefix with circle : SEMI
40
Must : HASTO
41
Diminish gradually : TAPER
46
Ceiling beam : RAFTER
48
Dracula's creator: 1897 : STOKER
50
___ as a judge : SOBER
52
Whoopers : SWANS
53
Implied but unsaid : TACIT
54
Detrited : EROSE
55
Newscaster-author Newman : EDWIN
56
Severinsen's group : BAND
57
Piece of crockery : EWER
58
Ganges garb : SARI
59
Young animal : TOTO
60
Tribunals : FORA

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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