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New York Times, Saturday, June 13, 1981

Author:
Benson
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 44, Avg Word Len: 4.76, Missing: { J K V W X }, Scrabble score: 285 (avg 1.57)
Open Squares: 64, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1
Benson has 7 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1981, The New York TimesNo. 11,540

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Across
1
Labyrinth : MAZE
5
Spongy cake : BABA
9
Resource : ASSET
14
Take ___ view of : ADIM
15
Israel's former U.N. representative : EBAN
16
Release from bonds : UNTIE
17
Indian princess : RANI
18
Eustis or Jay : FORT
19
Movable personal property : GOODS
20
Mary ___, late black educator : MCLEODBETHUNE
23
Common French verb : ETRE
24
Paravane : OTTER
25
Matelot's milieu : MER
28
Prynne et al. : HESTERS
31
Kind of accent : ACUTE
33
Madison Ave. output : ADS
34
Study hard and late : CRAM
38
First black woman elected to Congress : SHIRLEYCHISHOLM
42
Broadway's Oscar : TONY
43
Muumuu accessory : LEI
44
Waste maker : HASTE
45
Word with bed or brain : FEATHER
48
Sparks's desperate call : SOS
49
Driving force : STEAM
52
Quaff for Quintilius : AQUA
54
"The Moses of her people" : HARRIETTUBMAN
59
Fong of Hawaii : HIRAM
60
Pro ___ : RATA
61
Unwraps, poetically : OPES
63
Ragged : EROSE
64
Promote peccancy : ABET
65
Parade ___ : REST
66
European yard : METER
67
Word with handed or footed : SURE
68
Gaelic : ERSE
Down
1
Botch : MAR
2
First of the first pair : ADAM
3
Metallic element : ZINC
4
Rousseau classic : EMILE
5
Caption in a diet-pill ad : BEFORE
6
Casas, maisons, etc. : ABODES
7
Stinging remark : BARB
8
Join a poker game : ANTE
9
Zeros : AUGHTS
10
Miss Piggy's prominence : SNOUT
11
Item for Danny Fisher : STONE
12
Duck down : EIDER
13
Thy, in Tours : TES
21
Late blues singer Waters : ETHEL
22
Trunks : TORSI
25
Galleon part : MAST
26
Ham's call word for E : ECHO
27
Acropolis sight : RUIN
29
Still : TACIT
30
Th, in Anglo-Saxon days : EDH
32
Essay : TRY
34
Slangy suffix with hot or got : CHA
35
Singer-actress Diana : ROSS
36
Choir voice : ALTO
37
Fr. titles : MMES
39
Tropical resin : ELEMI
40
Apt anagram for aye : YEA
41
Landscaping item : SHRUB
45
Former CORE director : FARMER
46
Carroll's crazy character : HATTER
47
Treat as identical : EQUATE
49
Stallone's co-star in "Rocky" : SHIRE
50
Mystical card : TAROT
51
Clear the board : ERASE
53
Subject of some Italian songs : AMORE
55
Historic periods : ERAS
56
Verboten : TABU
57
Little is one : APER
58
Gangsters' former nemesis : NESS
59
Fimbriate : HEM
62
Jeanne d'Arc, e.g.: Abbr. : STE

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

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