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New York Times, Tuesday, July 7, 1981

Author: Lois Sidway
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 80, Blocks: 44, Avg Word Len: 4.53, Missing: { F J Q V X }, Scrabble score: 290 (avg 1.60)
Open Squares: 64, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 10, XRef: 1, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
Lois Sidway has 67 pre-Shortz puzzles and 18 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1981, The New York TimesNo. 11,564
Across Down
1. ___ of Gilead : BALM
5. Suburban status symbol : POOL
9. Hot spot for hops : OAST
13. Sabra's coin : AGORA
15. ___ avis : RARA
16. Rare bird of a sort : ONER
17. Invention of Arthur Wynne : CROSSWORDPUZZLE
20. Relations : KIN
21. Switch : TAN
22. French cathedral city : REIMS
23. Ht. : ALT
24. Pageboy, for one : BOB
26. Western-alliance initials : OAS
27. Reference book : ENCYCLOPEDIA
33. Disturbed, with "up" : SHOOK
34. ___ Annie in "Oklahoma!" : ADO
35. Slender shoot : TWIG
39. Valuable hardwood : TEAK
40. Spud : TATER
42. Naturalness : EASE
43. ___, Baker, Charlie : ABLE
44. Tiny earthmover : ANT
45. Junior birdman : CADET
46. Lexicons : DICTIONARIES
50. Discs for the disco set : LPS
53. Tot's "piggy" : TOE
54. Ursuline, e.g. : NUN
55. Spreads for breads : OLEOS
57. Schedule abbr. : ETA
58. "He-___," Herbert Gold novel : SHE
61. Weighty weekly burden for many : SUNDAYNEWSPAPER
66. Suffix for cigar or usher : ETTE
67. Melody for the Met's Mitchell : ARIA
68. Well-known cheeses : EDAMS
69. Sound of the 20's? : ROAR
70. Merry-andrew : ZANY
71. Revise a 17 Across : EDIT
1. O.J. was one : BACK
2. Kind of culture : AGRI
3. "Crazy" diver : LOON
4. Grundy or Tanqueray : MRS
5. In a minute : PRONTO
6. Word with fish or lock : OAR
7. Fort ___, Calif. : ORD
8. Division for a miler : LAP
9. Clammer's footing : OOZE
10. W.W. II beachhead : ANZIO
11. Alabama scene of a march : SELMA
12. Lock : TRESS
14. Swear on ___ of Bibles : ASTACK
18. Place for a picture : WALL
19. "___ et orbi" (papal benediction) : URBI
24. Venerable English historian : BEDE
25. Bouquet : ODOR
27. This one: Sp. : ESTA
28. Islands in the S. Pac. : NHEB
29. It carbonizes : COAL
30. Like some teams : YOKED
31. One of the Reagans : PATTI
32. Go on ___ (have a spree) : ATEAR
36. North African arroyo : WADI
37. Words of understanding : ISEE
38. Contracts : GETS
40. Tijuana treat : TACO
41. Sometimes it's a penny : ANTE
45. Cucumber sandwich, for one : CANAPE
47. "___ deal!" : ITSA
48. Kind of street : ONEWAY
49. Phooey! : NUTS
50. Word with sore : LOSER
51. Mickey's pal : PLUTO
52. Berger of filmdom : SENTA
56. Central European river : ODER
58. French biplane of W.W. I : SPAD
59. Half: Prefix : HEMI
60. Former, formerly : ERST
62. Red Sox hero, affectionately : YAZ
63. Govt. agency of the 30's : NRA
64. One, in Bonn : EIN
65. Ending for block or stock : ADE

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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