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New York Times, Wednesday, July 29, 1981

Author: Jeanette K. Brill
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { F J K Q Z }, Scrabble score: 263 (avg 1.41)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 11, XRef: 0, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
Jeanette K. Brill has 79 pre-Shortz puzzles and 2 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1981, The New York TimesNo. 11,586
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1. Adjective for a famous wedding: July 29, 1981 : REGAL
6. Goose ___ (zeros) : EGGS
10. Rhyme scheme : ABAB
14. "Louise," for one : OPERA
15. Con ___ (with spirit) : BRIO
16. Otherwise : ELSE
17. Bishop's headdress : MITER
18. Warlike : BELLICOSE
20. Receptacles of sorts : CONES
22. Tennis term : ADIN
23. Old English rune, replaced by w : WEN
24. Opposite of zeniths : NADIRS
26. Reduce in rank : DEMOTE
28. Pindar work : ODE
30. S-shaped molding : OGEE
31. Actor-director Howard : RON
32. Exploit : GEST
34. First name in espionage : MATA
36. Pick up the tab : TREAT
39. One of the Goldbergs : RUBE
40. Feels pity for : ACHES
42. Site of 1952 Winter Olympics : OSLO
43. Put forth muscle power : EXERT
45. Kin of a grinder or submarine : HERO
46. Town near Naples : NOLA
47. ___ rule : ASA
48. Cable : WIRE
50. Attic ___ : WIT
51. Least furnished : BAREST
54. "Or what's a ___ for?": Browning : HEAVEN
56. Black bird : ANI
57. Peau de ___, rich silk cloth : SOIE
59. French dramatist Guitry : SACHA
61. Pugilist seeking a title : CONTENDER
64. "Lorna ___" : DOONE
66. Former queen of Greece : OLGA
67. Logan or Fitzgerald : ELLA
68. Wisconsin city : ELROY
69. Home of a creeper : NEST
70. Rhythmic silence, in music : REST
71. River in Belgium : SENNE
1. Gypsy man : ROM
2. Heroic : EPIC
3. Become oriented : GETONESBEARINGS
4. Montreal Forum, e.g. : ARENA
5. "The Streets of ___" : LAREDO
6. Recede : EBB
7. Facilitate progress : GREASETHEWHEELS
8. Coat with a gold color : GILD
9. Word with South or citizen : SOLID
10. Agcy. superseded by the N.R.C. : AEC
11. Brag : BLOWONESOWNHORN
12. Money in the bank : ASSET
13. American couturier : BEENE
19. Adjective for argon : INERT
21. Greek letter : SIGMA
25. Arrive at : REACH
27. Stupid one : MORON
28. Anagram for gore : OGRE
29. Pas de ___, ballet figure : DEUX
33. Opposite of prolix : TERSE
35. Cliff dwelling : AERIE
37. "You're ___ Need" : ALLI
38. Precisely : TOAT
41. Rails : SORAS
44. Armor or French cup : TASSE
49. Circumvents : EVADES
51. Noted contemporary of Shakespeare : BACON
52. American chameleon : ANOLE
53. Employee in a paint company : TONER
55. Pierre's school : ECOLE
58. Vain : IDLE
60. Soon : ANON
62. Use a shuttle : TAT
63. Hair appurtenance : RAT
65. Cat's-___ (gem or marble) : EYE

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 1 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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