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New York Times, Wednesday, May 20, 1981

Author: Marie West
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { J Q W Z }, Scrabble score: 281 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 76, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1
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© 1981, The New York TimesNo. 11,516
Across Down
1. Collars : NABS
5. Rizzuto of diamond fame : PHIL
9. Embarkation port in 1492 : PALOS
14. Pres. or V.P. : EXEC
15. Descartes : RENE
16. ___ acids : AMINO
17. Conductor's cry : ALLABOARD
19. Where a dude becomes an equestrian : RANCH
20. "___ the Marines!" : TELLITTO
21. What Olympic bobsleds do : CAREEN
22. World Series star: 1969 : AGEE
23. "Volsunga" or "Forsyte" : SAGA
24. Latin I verb : AMO
27. "The ___ News Bears" : BAD
28. Boot a ground ball : ERR
29. "___ Misérables" : LES
32. Plaid : TARTAN
34. Eric Heiden, for one : MEDALIST
36. Prepare for a bout : TRAIN
37. Protection for Jim Plunkett : PAD
38. Piebald or skewbald : PINTO
39. Whole numbers : INTEGERS
41. Babylonian coin : SHEKEL
42. Bee follower : CEE
43. Power agcy. : TVA
44. Bando of baseball : SAL
45. Vane reading : SSE
46. Masonry wedge : SHIM
47. Celebes ox : ANOA
49. Proust : MARCEL
52. Cafeterias' kin : AUTOMATS
56. Febrero's predecessor : ENERO
57. Yosemite peak (world's largest monolith) : ELCAPITAN
58. Companionway : STAIR
59. Hebrew letter : ALEF
60. Marsh bird : SORA
61. Nickname for a Chandler of baseball fame : HAPPY
62. Nineveh's partner : TYRE
63. Smoke-fog combo : SMOG
1. Uncluttered : NEAT
2. Wheel spindle : AXLE
3. Its sound ends a round : BELL
4. La ___, opera house : SCALA
5. Extremely variable : PROTEAN
6. Angry : HEATED
7. Obi accessory : INRO
8. Came in first : LED
9. Figure-skating maneuver : PARAGRAPHLOOP
10. Soprano Lucine : AMARA
11. "Hold that ___!" : LINE
12. Nostalgic adverb : ONCE
13. Vater's boy : SOHN
18. Cosmologist's or heavy puncher's conjecture? : BIGBANGTHEORY
21. Boxing program : CARD
23. Rate, as players at Wimbledon : SEED
24. Classical : ATTIC
25. Seine tributary : MARNE
26. Wax eloquent : ORATE
29. Johnny Miller's milieu : LINKS
30. Kefauver : ESTES
31. Beat the catcher's throw : STOLE
33. Reason for extra innings : TIE
34. Grad. degrees : MAS
35. Golfer's concern : LIE
37. Hyde Park vehicle : PRAM
40. Malefic : EVIL
41. Pioneers' trail : SANTAFE
44. U.F.O. : SAUCER
46. Redeemable certificate : SCRIP
48. Not quite right : AMISS
49. Network or knitwork : MESH
50. Theater org. : ANTA
51. Garner : REAP
52. Associate : ALLY
53. Fissionable unit : ATOM
54. South Seas staple : TARO
55. Catch quickly, as a ball : SNAG
57. End a crash diet : EAT

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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