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New York Times, Thursday, May 14, 1981

Author: Eli Wesoff
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.11, Missing: { F Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 274 (avg 1.45)
Open Squares: 67, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
Eli Wesoff has 93 pre-Shortz puzzles and 1 Shortz Era puzzle in our database.
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© 1981, The New York TimesNo. 11,510
Across Down
1. Ayres and Gen. Wallace : LEWS
5. Skip over : OMIT
9. Scott Joplin's music : RAG
12. Mt. Ida maiden of myths : OREAD
14. Deadly poison : BANE
15. Skylab astronaut: 1973 : CARR
16. Passageway : AISLE
17. Brooklyn–Manhattan divider : EASTRIVER
19. Bedding : MATTRESS
21. Trojan hero : AENEAS
22. Gracie Mansion occupant before Koch : BEAME
23. United : ONED
24. Tease : NEEDLE
26. What Blake called "a rich, ugly old maid" : PRUDENCE
30. Opposite of lve. : ARR
31. Henry VII et al. : TUDORS
33. Some marsupials, familiarly : ROOS
34. Hull's lowest point : BILGE
36. Common Moslem name : ALI
37. ___ Raymond Cobb : TYRUS
38. Depression migrant : OKIE
39. In rapid tempo : PRESTO
41. Prefix with foil : TRE
42. Ireland's baleful wailers : BANSHEES
44. Subjects of 10 amendments : RIGHTS
46. Duds : TOGS
47. U.S.S.R. or Lebanese statesman : MALIK
48. Cornell site : ITHACA
51. Bottle encased in wickerwork : DEMIJOHN
54. Part of the Pacific : SOUTHSEAS
56. Bucketed water wheel : NORIA
57. To ___ (exactly) : ATEE
58. "___ the pure all things are pure" : UNTO
59. Simpletons : GEESE
60. Word before West or Largo : KEY
61. Observed : SEEN
62. Back talk : SASS
1. Brick mixture : LOAM
2. Silkworm : ERIA
3. Part of a divided city : WESTBERLIN
4. ___ peanuts : SALTED
5. Needing a diet : OBESE
6. He wrote "The Valachi Papers" : MAAS
7. Reagan et al. : INS
8. Lockjaw : TETANUS
9. Type of review : RAVE
10. Space : AREA
11. Shelties' surly sounds : GRRS
13. Adenauer : DERALTE
15. Like a well-used fireplace : CINDERY
18. Donna or Rex : REED
20. Flightless bird : EMEU
23. Oil used in perfumes : ORRIS
24. Big shot : NABOB
25. Violinist Morini : ERIKA
26. Vaulting equipment : POLES
27. Pyongyang is its capital : NORTHKOREA
28. Woo : COURT
29. Letters : ESSES
32. Challenges : DARES
35. Conceive and gradually develop : GESTATE
37. Peon's lot : TOILING
39. Winged steed : PEGASUS
40. Cable car : TRAM
43. Lofty, in Leipzig : HOCH
45. Doughboys of W.W. II : GIJOES
47. Subatomic particle : MESON
48. Author Dinesen : ISAK
49. Word with bag or board : TOTE
50. One of the Longs : HUEY
51. Oct. 12, 1492, e.g. : DATE
52. Derisive sound : HISS
53. Denials in Glasgow : NAES
55. Weathercock indication : ENE

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

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