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New York Times, Friday, May 22, 1981

Author: Samuel K. Fliegner
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.16, Missing: { J K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 293 (avg 1.53)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 11, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
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© 1981, The New York TimesNo. 11,518
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1. Philosopher : SAGE
5. Shiite's religion : ISLAM
10. Social bore : DRIP
14. Cupid : EROS
15. Genetic replica : CLONE
16. Verdi masterpiece : AIDA
17. Sleep like ___ : ATOP
18. What law is to justice : HANDMAIDEN
20. Guru's advice : MEDITATE
22. Epitomes of hideosity : OGRES
23. Thyme, for one : HERB
24. Wet : RAINY
26. "Open ___, Richard," 1947 song : THEDOOR
29. Like a certain Tide in Alabama : CRIMSON
33. "For ___ rope of sand could twist": S. Butler : HEA
34. Sherwood's "___ Delight" : IDIOTS
36. Cock-a-hoop : AWRY
37. Havelock or Dock : ELLIS
39. ___ bono? : CUI
40. Ryan or Tatum : ONEAL
41. They grow as they go : TOTS
42. Brouhaha token : SHINER
44. Type of trip : EGO
45. Jim Thorpe was one : ATHLETE
47. Sparkle : GLISTEN
49. Win by ___ : ANOSE
51. "Ant for ant ___ long": Theocritus : DOTH
52. The height of spite : VENOM
54. ___ the Americas, in N.Y.C. : AVENUEOF
58. He orders those who take orders : HEADWAITER
60. Shopping complex : MALL
61. Gaelic : ERSE
62. Monsarrat's "The ___ Sea" : CRUEL
63. Mouse, to a skunk : PREY
64. Spectator : EYER
65. Adjective for a medium : HAPPY
66. Portico for Plato : STOA
1. Wrinkle : SEAM
2. One of the Johnsons : ARTE
3. Gesundheit : GOODHEALTH
4. Saw : ESPIED
5. Crane of fiction : ICHABOD
6. Louver part : SLAT
7. He stays apart from parties : LONER
8. Part of etc. : AND
9. Yeats book: 1973 : MEMOIRS
10. Purveyor of "Jersey juice" : DAIRYMAN
11. Harass : RIDE
12. Relative of nones : IDES
13. Result, with "out" : PAN
19. Fire god : AGNI
21. Ménage à ___ : TROIS
25. What Cotten cottons to : ACTING
26. Greek letter : THETA
27. Serf, originally a Laconian : HELOT
28. Wealth : RICHES
30. Kind of labor contract : SWEETHEART
31. Tempest or organ stop : ORAGE
32. Silk substitute : NYLON
35. Parisian assent : OUI
38. Atoll resident : ISLANDER
40. Hunter on high : ORION
42. Endure : STOMACH
43. Senior citizens, with "the" : ELDERLY
46. Plenty, to a bard : ENOW
48. Baffles : STUMPS
50. Devour : EATUP
52. Part of VHF : VERY
53. Lessen, with "up" : EASE
55. Presider over the U.S. Senate : VEEP
56. Spread : OLEO
57. "Go ___ kite!" : FLYA
58. Half a bray : HEE
59. Novelist Levin : IRA

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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