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New York Times, Saturday, March 7, 1981

Author:
Dorothea E. Shipp
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 43, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { J K Q Y Z }, Scrabble score: 251 (avg 1.38)
Open Squares: 72, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 10, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
Dorothea E. Shipp has 63 pre-Shortz puzzles and 1 Shortz Era puzzle in our database.
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© 1981, The New York TimesNo. 11,442
Across
1. Prefix with chapel : ANTE
5. Nativity-play accessory : HALO
9. Become more friendly : THAW
13. Opposite of bust : BOOM
14. Overleaps : OMITS
16. Unit of loudness : SONE
17. First of nine in "Strange Interlude" : ACTI
18. Skewbald's relative : PINTO
19. Dane who composed the opera "Lamia" : ENNA
20. Actor's supreme delight : STANDINGOVATION
23. Awl, for one : HOLER
24. Quartet in "No, No, Nanette" : ENS
25. Doe or Roe : NAME
28. Goddess of the moon : ARTEMIS
32. Pen pals' go-betweens : POSTMEN
35. Welcoming garland : LEI
36. Simple sugar : OSE
37. Land unit : LOT
38. Belli or Bailey: Abbr. : ATT
39. Cue part : TIP
40. "The Foggy, Foggy ___" : DEW
41. "___ Clear Day" : ONA
42. Prefix with foil or pan : TRE
43. What some losers suffer : AGONIES
45. Man on a certain path : WARRIOR
47. ___-Aryan : INDO
48. Force for followers of a John Paul: Abbr. : USN
49. What Horace called "a short madness" : ANGER
53. Comedian's delight : BURSTOFAPPLAUSE
60. " . . . ___ for my steps": Psalm 57 : ANET
61. Molière's Harpagon, for one : MISER
62. Essence : GIST
63. Catchall words : ETAL
64. Winter period in Barcelona : ENERO
65. Baltic feeder : ODER
66. Took part in the Grand National : RODE
67. Ibn-___ : SAUD
68. Noted Danish novelist: 1869–1954 : NEXO
Down
1. Confuse : ABASH
2. Night: Comb. form : NOCTO
3. Destroy, as a car : TOTAL
4. Outstanding : EMINENT
5. Shoshonean Arizonan : HOPI
6. Cole Porter's "I ___ Love" : AMIN
7. Heather : LING
8. Conductor Klemperer : OTTO
9. Disease-carrying insect : TSETSE
10. "___ soit qui . . . " : HONI
11. ___ Domini : ANNO
12. Break of a habit : WEAN
15. Former British coin : SOVEREIGN
21. Wycherley was one : DRAMATIST
22. Opposed : ANTIPODAL
26. Tapper for a tyro at the piano : METRONOME
27. Script order : ENTER
28. Range topped by Belukha : ALTAI
29. ___ operandi : MODI
30. Words of the enlightened : ISEE
31. Machines seams : SEWS
32. Stag gang, e.g. : PLOW
33. Chaplin's widow : OONA
34. Mira or Rigel : STAR
44. Many-sided figure : NONAGON
46. Make susurrous sounds : RUSTLE
50. Cicerone : GUIDE
51. Character in "Elizabeth the Queen" : ESSEX
52. Small rocket, for short : RETRO
53. Heavyweight champion: 1934–35 : BAER
54. "Not ___ us the praise . . . ": Kipling : UNTO
55. Make use of a library : READ
56. Flippers : FINS
57. Cruising : ASEA
58. Tacna's country : PERU
59. Urge : PROD

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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