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New York Times, Tuesday, March 31, 1981

Author:
Hallie & Gerald Parsons
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 33, Avg Word Len: 5.33, Missing: { J K Q W X Y }, Scrabble score: 263 (avg 1.37)
Open Squares: 76, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1 Grid has super symmetry.
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© 1981, The New York TimesNo. 11,466
Across
1. Covering for Carlos : SERAPE
7. Tension : STRESS
13. Movies : CINEMAS
14. Guardian, of sorts : TRUSTEE
16. Raining cats ___ : ANDDOGS
17. Oriental : EASTERN
18. Speed: Abbr. : VEL
19. Return to office : REELECT
21. Baseball stat : ERA
22. Notion : IDEA
24. Game bird : SNIPE
25. Living quarters in London : FLAT
26. Church section : AISLE
28. N.C.O. : CPL
29. Excellence : ARETE
30. Keep on ice : RESERVE
32. Vast kingdoms : EMPIRES
34. Hugh Capet was one : ROI
35. Appropriate : APT
36. Abandoned wreckage : FLOTSAM
40. Soft-soap : FLATTER
44. Hindu queen : RANEE
45. Calendar abbr. : APR
47. Former president of Italy : LEONE
48. Retired : ABED
49. Get some shut-eye : SLEEP
51. Expression of disgust : RATS
52. Charpoy : COT
53. Reinforce : BOLSTER
55. Producer's favorite sign : SRO
56. The Apache State : ARIZONA
58. Newscaster Liz : TROTTER
60. Graduate course : SEMINAR
61. Cause to lapse : ESCHEAT
62. Survey : REGARD
63. Negev, e.g. : DESERT
Down
1. Indefinitely : SINEDIE
2. Like a circle : ENDLESS
3. Barber or Skelton : RED
4. Love, in León : AMOR
5. Hotel employees : PAGES
6. Vital ingredient : ESSENCE
7. Spire : STEEPLE
8. Tinge : TRACE
9. Sign of disuse : RUST
10. Time zone, for short : EST
11. One of Chuck Noll's men : STEELER
12. Saw-toothed : SERRATE
13. Appetizer for an Astor : CAVIAR
15. Mom's kin : ENATES
20. Back talk : LIP
23. Put on the qui vive : ALERTED
25. Doughnut's cousin : FRITTER
27. Irregularly edged : EROSE
29. Shock; dismay : APPAL
31. Roman way : VIA
33. Bad: Comb. form : MAL
36. Row : FRACAS
37. He may have a hod life : LABORER
38. Former : ONETIME
39. Duck : MALLARD
40. Embroidered with gold or silver : FRETTED
41. Kitchen appliance : TOASTER
42. Supplicate : ENTREAT
43. Spa : RESORT
46. Footlike part : PES
49. Sub detector : SONAR
50. As such : PERSE
53. ___ fide : BONA
54. Fabulous birds : ROCS
57. What slalom racers do : ZIG
59. "Down ___ hatch!" : THE

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