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New York Times, Friday, August 28, 1981

Author:
C. J. Angio
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 32, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { F Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 304 (avg 1.58)
Open Squares: 79, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 11, XRef: 2, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
C. J. Angio has 93 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1981, The New York TimesNo. 11,616
Across
1. Sort of a sortie : RAID
5. Thurber's "The Owl in the ___" : ATTIC
10. Interlocution : CHAT
14. ___ spumante : ASTI
15. Gandhi's garb : DHOTI
16. Turkish liqueur : RAKI
17. With 52 Across, a critical review : THISHORRORMOVIE
20. Swoons : SYNCOPES
21. Flick : CINEMA
22. Scold : RATE
23. Undiluted : PURE
24. Men carrying symbols of authority : MACERS
27. Willie Loman, e.g. : SALESMAN
31. Adjective for ants and aphids : ALATE
32. Cremona creation, for short : STRAD
33. Basil ___, noted painter of birds : EDE
34. An early invader of Britain : DANE
35. Filmy : SHEER
36. Target of Mariner IV : MARS
37. Opposite of odi : AMO
38. Ring : PHONE
39. "What ___ how fair she be?": G. Wither : CAREI
40. Winds that mean "seasons" in Arabic : MONSOONS
42. Kind of "Game" that hit N.Y.C. in 1954 : PAJAMA
43. Spot for a certain queen : HIVE
44. Gleason's "And away ___!" : WEGO
45. Cash-register recording : NOSALE
48. Former capital of the Mountain State : WHEELING
52. See 17 Across : ISTRULYHORRIBLE
54. Bread; dough; moola : KALE
55. Rousseau classic : EMILE
56. Sonny in "The Godfather" : CAAN
57. Conductor of the San Diego Symphony Orchestra : EROS
58. Acted like Hotspur : RAGED
59. Trivium and quadrivium : ARTS
Down
1. Exclamation in a Schulz comic : RATS
2. Pale as a ghost : ASHY
3. Take ___ stride : ITIN
4. Unrelated : DISCRETE
5. Takes as one's own : ADOPTS
6. Rubens's "___ Graces" : THREE
7. Rocky formations : TORS
8. Robert of "Quincy" : ITO
9. Like Arthur's Table : CIRCULAR
10. Grimalkins : CRONES
11. "We ___ met the enemy . . . " : HAVE
12. Actor Tamiroff: 1899–1972 : AKIM
13. "___ Yellow Ribbon . . . " : TIEA
18. Viscount Templewood : HOARE
19. Snagged in a bog : MIRED
23. Porter's "You Don't Know ___": 1929 : PAREE
24. "___, I'm Adam" : MADAM
25. Cottonwood : ALAMO
26. Criterion : CANON
27. Sheppard-Turpin guns : STENS
28. O'Connor's cook on TV : MEARA
29. Pertinent, to a prosecutor : ADREM
30. Ending with Poly and Indo : NESIA
32. Glowed : SHONE
35. Freshwater duck : SHOVELER
36. Variety of Italian pottery : MAJOLICA
38. Doughboy's French ally : POILU
39. Athlete like "Magic" : CAGER
41. Brokers' concerns : SHARES
42. Became a sidewalk superintendent : PEERED
44. Totality : WHOLE
45. Winged statue in the Louvre : NIKE
46. Glacial ridges : OSAR
47. Historic town in Normandy : STLO
48. Zachary Taylor was one : WHIG
49. Cousin of an H beam : IBAR
50. Cartographer's abbr. : NLAT
51. Roman family group : GENS
53. Singer Sumac : YMA

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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