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New York Times, Thursday, June 4, 1981

Author: Hugh McElroy
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 4.87, Missing: { F Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 293 (avg 1.58)
Open Squares: 61, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 10, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
Hugh McElroy has 20 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1981, The New York TimesNo. 11,531
Across Down
1. One of the Chaplins : SYD
4. Door position : AJAR
8. Eight: Prefix : OCTO
12. Shelley's "___ Skylark" : TOA
13. Totally united : ASONE
14. On one's uppers : POOR
15. Start of a Sam Levenson book title : YOUDONTHAVETOBE
18. Time out of mind : EON
19. Restriction : REIN
20. One of two play-writing Spewacks : BELLA
21. Math subj. : ALG
22. Book by Nabokov : DAR
23. "I ___ an Angel" : MARRIED
25. Railroad-switch rod : TIEBAR
27. Sonny of TV : BONO
28. Before tee : ESS
29. Turkish palace : SERAI
30. Wrenched : TORE
31. Writers' submissions to eds. : MSS
32. More of book title : INWHOSWHO
35. Attention-getting sound : PST
37. Sound of surf : ROTE
38. ___ Bell (Emily Brontë's pen name) : ELLIS
42. ___ masqué : BAL
43. Gainsay : DENY
44. Kind of medicine : PATENT
45. Dodger's forte : EVADING
47. Vandalize : MAR
48. Island of the South Seas : ARU
49. Far North highway : ALCAN
50. A memorable Mae : WEST
51. Bon ___ : TON
52. End of book title : TOKNOWWHATSWHAT
56. Serene : EVEN
57. Armadillo : APARA
58. Like some carpets : RED
59. Not one, to Ozark Ike : NARY
60. Vasco da ___ : GAMA
61. Parts of a cen. : YRS
1. Rat : STOOLIE
2. "___ Than Springtime" : YOUNGER
3. Family member : DAD
4. No longer sleeping : ASTIR
5. Pop singer from Middlesex : JOHN
6. Notes and anecdotes : ANA
7. Gun an engine : REV
8. To choose: Fr. : OPTER
9. Their wages are outrageous : COOLIES
10. "A heart to pity, and a hand ___": C. Churchill : TOBLESS
11. Some of Pan's entourage : OREADS
13. Lend ___ (listen) : ANEAR
15. Irish poet-dramatist : YEATS
16. Confer priesthood upon : ORDAIN
17. Longest river within Spain : EBRO
23. Dit-dah man : MORSE
24. Over again : ANEW
26. "Fish or cut ___!" : BAIT
27. Swag : BOOTY
30. Snowshoe strap : THONG
31. Shed : MOLT
33. He wrote "Beau Geste" : WREN
34. Card game : HEARTS
35. Great dancer of W.W. I era : PAVLOVA
36. Goof-off : SLACKER
39. Jacket material : LEATHER
40. Forays : INROADS
41. Impede growth : STUNT
42. Like many a path : BEATEN
43. Nickname for one of the Martins : DINO
44. Ristorante's pride : PASTA
46. Thomas or Kaye : DANNY
47. Cook for O'Connor on TV : MEARA
50. Kerspang! : WHAM
53. Funny fellow : WAG
54. Agcy. dissolved in 1943 : WPA
55. Distorted : WRY

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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