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New York Times, Tuesday, August 4, 1981

Author: Sawikin
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 42, Avg Word Len: 4.95, Missing: { J K Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 258 (avg 1.41)
Open Squares: 70, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 10, XRef: 1, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
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© 1981, The New York TimesNo. 11,592
Across Down
1. H. T. Webster's "The Timid ___" : SOUL
5. Lowest part of a mine : SUMP
9. Peach or Orange : BOWL
13. "___ fan tutte" : COSI
14. Not carrying a gat or shiv : CLEAN
16. "Vesti la giubba," e.g. : ARIA
17. "They ___ serve . . . " : ALSO
18. Foolish : INANE
19. Fat from hogs : LARD
20. Famed American showmen : BARNUMANDBAILEY
23. Prefix with pod and plane : TRI
24. The Caribbean, to the Atlantic : ARM
25. They take it all back : RECANTERS
30. Hearth, for Henri : ATRE
34. Minute particle : ATOM
35. ___ carte : ALA
36. Letter preceding iota : THETA
38. Innovation by 20 Across : THREERINGCIRCUS
42. Inheritors : HEIRS
43. Colloid : GEL
44. Medical suffix : ITIS
45. Laddie's girl : LASS
46. Flexible flier : AERIALIST
48. Balaam's ___ : ASS
50. Having no value : NIL
51. Sondheim's request : SENDINTHECLOWNS
60. Region : AREA
61. Actor featured in "Vega$" : URICH
62. Mess up : FAIL
63. Confederate hue : GRAY
64. Take a dip : BATHE
65. Unemployed : IDLE
66. Small vipers : ASPS
67. Where to spend a new kip : LAOS
68. ___ off (angry) : TEED
1. Strikebreaker : SCAB
2. Alley Oop's beloved : OOLA
3. U.S.A. rival : USSR
4. Chair wielders, often : LIONTAMERS
5. Single-edged sword : SCIMITAR
6. Forearm bone : ULNA
7. Average : MEAN
8. Raccoons' kin : PANDAS
9. Denpasar is its capital : BALI
10. Kind of surgery : ORAL
11. Word with high or tight : WIRE
12. Fat ___, sideshow attraction : LADY
15. Univ. at Lincoln : NEBR
21. This turned Keats on : URN
22. Italian violin : AMATI
25. "Jabberwocky" creature : RATH
26. Lucy's TV friend : ETHEL
27. ___ del Rio, town near Sevilla : CORIA
28. New Haven student : ELI
29. Magnitude : RANGE
31. "The ___ All," 1963 Jewison film : THRILLOFIT
32. Straight; right: Comb. form : RECTI
33. Small needle cases : ETUIS
37. Aide: Abbr. : ASST
39. Piece by Montaigne : ESSAI
40. Marx's nat. land : GER
41. Boxers' entanglements : CLINCHES
46. Pertaining to the stars : ASTRAL
47. Be unwell : AIL
49. Social slight : SNUB
51. Epic story : SAGA
52. Goes wrong : ERRS
53. Kind of tide : NEAP
54. Doris and Dennis : DAYS
55. "A ___ very palpable hit": Shak. : HITA
56. Kind of chamber : ECHO
57. Virginia of tennis fame : WADE
58. World's longest river : NILE
59. Rosebud was one in "Citizen Kane" : SLED

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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