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New York Times, Wednesday, April 1, 1981

Author: Ernst Theimer
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 285 (avg 1.52)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
Ernst Theimer has 50 pre-Shortz puzzles and 1 Shortz Era puzzle in our database.
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© 1981, The New York TimesNo. 11,467
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1. Plumbum : LEAD
5. Capital of Ghana : ACCRA
10. Resort : SPA
13. Ship in a Greek myth : ARGO
14. Customer : BUYER
15. "___! poor Yorick" : ALAS
16. Result of breaking a speculum? : VIIYEARSBADLUCK
19. ___ Gay, W.W. II plane : ENOLA
20. Eternal : TIMELESS
21. R.A.F. aircraftsmen: Colloq. : ERKS
24. Casino items : DICE
25. Buddy : PAL
28. Douses : WETS
30. Dropped : SAGGED
34. Enzyme : ASE
35. Cyclotron item : ANION
37. City on the Truckee : RENO
38. Curse of Scotland : THEIXOFDIAMONDS
42. Sea swallow : TERN
43. Untrue : FALSE
44. Fish eggs : ROE
45. Part of a pump : INSTEP
48. Sow : SEED
49. Abstract being : ENS
50. First name in whodunits : ERLE
52. Spinnaker or jib : SAIL
54. Citizens of Entebbe : UGANDANS
58. Gem weight : CARAT
62. The ides of January, septennially : FRIDAYTHEXIIITH
65. These fit to tholes : OARS
66. Jagged : EROSE
67. Repetition : ROTE
68. Curve of a ship's plank : SNY
69. Marine abysses : DEEPS
70. Daze : STUN
1. Flow along : LAVE
2. Innisfail : ERIN
3. Exchange premium : AGIO
4. Last name in whodunits : DOYLE
5. Arab cloak : ABA
6. Mongrel : CUR
7. Anatomical sac : CYST
8. Bridge call : REBID
9. A Musketeer : ARAMIS
10. Turn; twist : SLUE
11. Moccasins : PACS
12. Requests : ASKS
15. Brisk, to Bellini : ALLEGRO
17. Ceruminous impediment to hearing : EARWAX
18. Prefix for stitch or style : DECA
22. Gambling game : KENO
23. Inflexible : STIFF
25. Soprano Adelina : PATTI
26. Pale : ASHEN
27. Suggestive looks : LEERS
29. Fountain treats : SODAS
31. Art category : GENRE
32. Opposite of broadside : ENDON
33. Medicinal quantities : DOSES
36. City in Ohio : NILES
39. Means : INTENDS
40. Where a landlubber is a dub who flubs : ASEA
41. One of Galileo's patrons : MEDICI
46. Wagnerian goddess : ERDA
47. Romped : PLAYED
51. ___ nous : ENTRE
53. Dens : LAIRS
54. Controversial saucers : UFOS
55. Favorite sitter : GRAN
56. Lighthearted : AIRY
57. Home in a nursery rhyme : SHOE
59. Disturbance : RIOT
60. Aleutian island : ATTU
61. Now's partner : THEN
63. Sixth sense : ESP
64. Ballot marks : XES

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

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