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New York Times, Saturday, May 2, 1981

Author:
Vaughn Keith
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 68, Blocks: 30, Avg Word Len: 5.74, Missing: { K Q V W X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 272 (avg 1.39)
Open Squares: 89, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Spans: 4 (1 triple stack), Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 12
Vaughn Keith has 12 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1981, The New York TimesNo. 11,498
Across
1. Former president of Panama : ARIAS
6. Place below the Acropolis : AGORA
11. Letter addenda : PSS
14. Budlike outgrowth : GEMMA
15. Adjective for some evening gowns : DECOLLETE
17. Shock : APPAL
18. Peopled : INHABITED
19. Hawaii, e.g. : STATE
20. Light meals, in London : TEAS
21. Pungent odor : TANG
22. Celtic : IRISH
24. Q–U connection : RST
25. Ultimatum word : ELSE
26. Landon : ALF
27. Feminist's concern, for short : ERA
29. Golf term : PAR
31. Italian poet: 1798–1837 : GIACOMOLEOPARDI
38. Pennsylvania, in New York : RAILROADSTATION
39. Individual renderings of roles, scores, etc. : INTERPRETATIONS
40. Cigar residue : ASH
41. Acquire : GET
42. Gangster's rod : GAT
43. Slightly open : AJAR
46. A Gershwin : IRA
48. Works ___ (museum pieces) : OFART
51. Dishevel : MUSS
52. Praise : LAUD
54. " . . . all seem pendulous ___": Poe : INAIR
56. Resistant to melting, as certain metals : INFUSIBLE
58. Kind of salami : GENOA
59. Unlike a juggernaut : STOPPABLE
60. "I ___ Anyone 'Til You," 1938 song : HADNT
61. Patriotic org. : SAR
62. Steel, in Sedan : ACIER
63. Lock : TRESS
Down
1. Moslem titles of respect : AGAS
2. Mean : REPTILIAN
3. French tense : IMPARFAIT
4. Famous violinmaker : AMATI
5. Auctions : SALES
6. Stulm : ADIT
7. French W.W. II hero : GENERALDEGAULLE
8. Turkish weights : OCHAS
9. Sauerbraten accompaniment : ROASTPOTATO
10. Priestly vestment : ALB
11. Corolla part : PETAL
12. British guns : STENS
13. Coarse grass : SEDGE
16. Those well read : LITERATI
23. Alexis, son of Nicholas II, was one : HEMOPHILIAC
26. Field: Prefix : AGRI
28. Bellow : ROAR
30. Pit-___ : APAT
32. Explains : CLEARSUP
33. "The Pearl of ___ Island," Stowe novel : ORRS
34. Villa d'___ at Tivoli : ESTE
35. Border stream : RIOGRANDE
36. Gifts : DONATIONS
37. N.Y.U. or L.I.U. : INST
43. Off the mark : AMISS
44. Political faction : JUNTA
45. In regard to : ASFOR
47. Teacher, of sorts : RABBI
49. Altercation : FIGHT
50. Lend ___ (heed) : ANEAR
53. Caribou or pudu : DEER
55. Phooey! : RATS
57. Watering place : SPA

Answer summary: 10 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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