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Nikki Tenfelde
Nikki Tenfelde

New York Times, Thursday, April 16, 1981

43-Across : Relent

Author:
Nikki Tenfelde
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 39, Avg Word Len: 5.03, Min Word Len: 4, Missing: { H J Q V Z }, Scrabble score: 258 (avg 1.39)
Open Squares: 84, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
Nikki Tenfelde has 11 known pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1981, The New York TimesNo. 11,482
Across
1
Gait : PACE
5
Search thoroughly : COMB
9
Crowns of furnaces : DOMES
14
"Over the hill" : AWOL
15
To shelter : ALEE
16
Abrasive : EMERY
17
Call : NAME
18
Frond : LEAF
19
Beelzebub's associate : SATAN
20
Per ___ (daily) : DIEM
21
Justice of the peace : MAGISTRATE
23
Loft : ATTIC
25
Vanity case : ETUI
26
Ogle's next of kin : LEER
29
Kind of collar : SNAPON
34
Royal personage, bird, grape or color : SULTANA
38
Having a milky iridescence : OPALINE
39
Consecrates with oil : ANOINTS
40
Directs (oneself) : BETAKES
41
Victim of S.R.O. : STANDEE
42
Frozen condition : ICINESS
43
Relent : SOFTEN
44
Holy Roman emperor : OTTO
45
Hold back : STEM
47
Kind of drip : NASAL
52
Inaccessibility : REMOTENESS
58
Dandy : DUDE
59
Stradivari's teacher : AMATI
60
Countertenor : ALTO
61
Highly excited : AGOG
62
Singer Marni ___ : NIXON
63
Abound : TEEM
64
Prefix with mutuel : PARI
65
Eminence ___ (confidential agent) : GRISE
66
Feminine suffix : ETTE
67
Weight allowance : TRET
Down
1
Bearlike mammal : PANDA
2
Anticipate : AWAIT
3
Celestial body : COMET
4
Lacquer ingredient : ELEMI
5
Composed : CALM
6
Olive, to Ovid : OLEA
7
Sparse : MEAGER
8
Suit : BEFIT
9
10
"The Tentmaker" : OMAR
11
Prefix with physics : META
12
Quod ___ faciendum : ERAT
13
Since, in a New Year's song : SYNE
22
Distrust : SUSPECT
24
Sub rosa : CLANDESTINE
27
Triple ___ : ENTENTE
28
Ameliorate or mitigate : EASE
30
Actor Mowbray : ALAN
31
Muskellunge : PIKE
32
Dicer's "snake eyes" : ONES
33
Home of a monster, perhaps : NESS
34
Lip : SASS
35
"Thy word is lamp ___ my feet ... ": Psalm 119 : UNTO
36
What goldbricks do : LOAF
37
Hair treatment : TINT
38
R.I.P. notice : OBIT
44
Diner dish : OMELET
46
Growing out : ENATE
48
Adjust; conform : ADAPT
49
Honeyed words : SUGAR
50
Antonym for abhor : ADORE
51
On the up and up : LEGIT
52
Pealed : RANG
53
Eastern bigwig : EMIR
54
Kind of skirt : MAXI
55
Group in Nebraska : OTOS
56
Galley word : STET
57
"___ Came Running," book by Jones : SOME

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

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