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New York Times, Saturday, May 9, 1981

Author: Sterner
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 284 (avg 1.52)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 10, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1
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© 1981, The New York TimesNo. 11,505
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1. Not temp. : PERM
5. Kind of tool : RASP
9. See : LOOK
13. Music halls : ODEA
14. Lamb : ELIA
15. Stuffed ___, delicacy : DERMA
16. Dutch cheese : EDAM
17. May celebration : MOTHERSDAY
19. Late pop singer : MAMACASS
21. Person's characteristic disposition : NATURE
22. Nice wood : BOIS
23. Chaucer's "The House of ___" : FAME
24. A.T.&T., familiarly : MABELL
27. Female gangster : MABARKER
31. Tapestry : ARRAS
32. Precipitation : HAIL
33. Lehar work: 1911 : EVA
34. Energetic one : DOER
35. Ilk : GENRE
36. Pith : MEAT
37. Landlady, in León : AMA
38. Otherwise : ELSE
39. Dramatist who wrote "An Ideal Husband" : WILDE
40. Marjorie Main role : MAKETTLE
43. Plunkett's "bombs" : PASSES
44. Leader who fought Mikhailovitch : TITO
45. Something to hold : FORT
46. Font of knowledge : ORACLE
49. Kind of inheritance : MATERNAL
53. Rich vein of ore : MOTHERLODE
55. Loosen or lessen : EASE
56. Fencing swords : EPEES
57. So be it : AMEN
58. Laundry cycle : SPIN
59. Requirement : NEED
60. Attention-getting sound : PSST
61. McCullough's "The Path Between the ___" : SEAS
1. Anne Sexton creation : POEM
2. Icelandic epic : EDDA
3. Quantity of paper : REAM
4. Fairy-tale character : MAMABEAR
5. Send again : REMAIL
6. At ___ (perplexed) : ALOSS
7. Relieves parents : SITS
8. Exclamation of disgust : PAH
9. Maddox or Pearson : LESTER
10. Turkish army corps : ORDU
11. General Bradley : OMAR
12. Actor Stubby : KAYE
15. Hellman's "The Children's Hour," e.g. : DRAMA
18. Make effective : ENABLE
20. Mil. officers : COLS
23. Laissez-___ : FAIRE
24. Title similar to Mrs. : MADAM
25. Bouquet : AROMA
26. Short recess : BREAK
27. Clergyman's residence : MANSE
28. Parts of ships : KEELS
29. Dodge : EVADE
30. Grades : RATES
32. "___, Ma Baby" : HELLO
35. Go-___ (lively one) : GETTER
36. Woman who heads a household : MISTRESS
39. Word with glass or enamel : WARE
41. Imprinted with acid : ETCHED
42. Playing pieces : TILES
43. Strong : POTENT
45. Dims : FADES
46. Augury : OMEN
47. Lasso : ROPE
48. To ___ (perfectly) : ATEE
49. ___ apple pie : MOMS
50. Nucha : NAPE
51. Its northernmost point is Cape Chelyuskin : ASIA
52. Contact ___ : LENS
54. Circuit : LAP

Answer summary: 1 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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