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New York Times, Tuesday, June 2, 1981

Author:
John Greenman
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 4.87, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 275 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
John Greenman has 52 pre-Shortz puzzles and 12 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1981, The New York TimesNo. 11,529
Across
1. Cheerful tune : LILT
5. Excise parts of photos : CROP
9. Unaltered : SAME
13. Culture medium : AGAR
14. Thespian's vehicle : ROLE
15. Baseball V.I.P. : OWNER
16. "___-Tough," Dan Jenkins book : SEMI
17. Flair : ELAN
18. Too much, in music : TANTO
19. Lack of sociability : STANDOFFISHNESS
22. Leafy vegetable : KALE
23. There's partner : THEN
24. Native of Stockholm : SWEDE
26. Duke or baron : PEER
27. ___ standstill : ATA
30. Auden and Lowell : POETS
31. Jenny's kinfolk : LINDS
32. Cacophony : DIN
33. de la Paix and Madeleine : RUES
34. Adds color : TINTS
35. Word with feet or front : COLD
36. Lithographer's need : INK
37. Moves in rhythm with a mount's gait : POSTS
38. Centers : CORES
39. Mdse. : GDS
40. "Not ___ us the praise . . . ": Kipling : UNTO
41. Antonym for zesty : BLAND
42. Commedia dell'___ : ARTE
43. Touch : FEEL
44. Fails to gain attention : FALLSONDEAFEARS
51. ___ a minute : AMILE
52. Time spans : ERAS
53. Exchange : SWAP
54. Passbook holder : SAVER
55. Caesura : REST
56. Collapse, with "in" : CAVE
57. Those people : THEY
58. Poses for a portrait : SITS
59. Word with black or blue : EYED
Down
1. Colleen : LASS
2. "___ a Kick Out of You": Porter : IGET
3. Buddhist monk : LAMA
4. Small ornaments : TRINKETS
5. Style of cuisine : CREOLE
6. Husband of Pocahontas : ROLFE
7. Norway's patron saint : OLAF
8. Remorseful ones : PENITENTS
9. Proust character : SWANN
10. Boleyn : ANNE
11. "Cinderella team" of 1969 : METS
12. Aphrodite's son : EROS
15. Different ones : OTHERS
20. Some Boston pops : DADS
21. Lean-tos : SHEDS
24. Healthy : SOUND
25. Hebdomads : WEEKS
26. Calico horse : PINTO
27. Decorate : ADORN
28. Laid flooring : TILED
29. No ifs, ___ or buts : ANDS
30. Punctilious person : PRIG
31. Concert audience : LISTENERS
34. Lone Ranger's sidekick : TONTO
35. Unite : COALESCE
37. Cruise bigwig : PURSER
38. Musical symbol : CLEF
41. Quadrupeds : BEASTS
42. Part of a tennis court : ALLEY
43. Seder is one : FEAST
44. Permanent, as dye : FAST
45. Oriental maidservant : AMAH
46. Type of TV coverage : LIVE
47. Three, in Thüringen : DREI
48. Absent : AWAY
49. Laudatory review : RAVE
50. Hastened : SPED

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle.

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