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New York Times, Monday, April 20, 1981

Author:
Audrey Koch
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 267 (avg 1.41)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1
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Students & seniors
Across
1. Donated : GAVE
5. Brown pigment : UMBER
10. Decamped : FLED
14. Olive genus : OLEA
15. Elevate : RAISE
16. Facility : EASE
17. Utah Beach craft : LSTS
18. Flora and fauna of a region : BIOTA
19. Phils or Astros : NINE
20. Pete Rozelle's domain : FOOTBALL
22. Pele's sport : SOCCER
24. What teams strive for : WINS
25. Additional : MORE
26. Unctuous preparation for external use : CERATE
29. Produce : GENERATE
33. Declares positively : AVERS
34. Gluts : SATES
35. Weep : CRY
36. Peel : RIND
37. Slalomed : SKIED
38. Markham subject : HOER
39. Polo Grounds hero : OTT
40. Pens and cobs : SWANS
41. Shape by cutting : CARVE
42. Singles, e.g. : BASEHITS
44. Tracy Austin's game : TENNIS
45. Alaskan city : NOME
46. Half-time entertainers : BAND
47. Organized massacre : POGROM
50. Bowie Kuhn's domain : BASEBALL
54. Greek music halls : ODEA
55. Torpid : INERT
57. Medicinal plant : ALOE
58. Yearn : LONG
59. Saltpeter, in England : NITRE
60. Avine symbol of craziness : LOON
61. Wreath for Lancelot : ORLE
62. Unaccompanied songs : GLEES
63. Concupiscence : LUST
Down
1. Tom Watson's forte : GOLF
2. Additionally : ALSO
3. Presidential refusal : VETO
4. From Rome to Istanbul, e.g. : EASTWARD
5. Suave : URBANE
6. Posts : MAILS
7. Branch of sci. : BIOL
8. Superlative ending : EST
9. Thought out : REASONED
10. Swordsman of a sort : FENCER
11. Secular : LAIC
12. Serf of yore : ESNE
13. Player on the range : DEER
21. Small pieces : BITS
23. Native metals : ORES
25. Allots : METES
26. Mediterranean evergreen : CAROB
27. Role for Patti LuPone : EVITA
28. Leases : RENTS
29. These lead to first downs : GAINS
30. Fruit of the oak : ACORN
31. Famous Italian fountain : TREVI
32. Circuit courts : EYRES
34. Emulate Eric Heiden : SKATE
37. Spitz's forte : SWIMMING
38. Court game : HANDBALL
40. Scat! : SHOO
41. Recent, in geological terms : CENE
43. Madden : ENRAGE
44. These are not to be disputed : TASTES
46. Wilkes-___, Pa. : BARRE
47. Game introduced into England in 1869 : POLO
48. Aroma : ODOR
49. V.I.P. at the Army-Navy game : GENL
50. ___ noire (bugbear) : BETE
51. Family name of diamond fame : ALOU
52. She wrote "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes" : LOOS
53. Fast time : LENT
56. Bad score for a British team : NIL

Answer summary: 1 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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