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New York Times, Tuesday, September 15, 1981

Author: Hugh McElroy
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 4.74, Missing: { K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 273 (avg 1.48)
Open Squares: 65, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 12, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
Hugh McElroy has 20 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1981, The New York TimesNo. 11,634
Across Down
1. Gen. Arnold : HAP
4. Nap : PILE
8. "Blood Wedding" dramatist : LORCA
13. Ailing girl in opera : MIMI
14. State as fact : AVER
15. French soup favorite : ONION
16. Eager : AGOG
17. Boxing's square : RING
18. Math word : RATIO
19. "___ the Wind," film classic of '61 : WHISTLEDOWN
22. Landers or Miller : ANN
23. Grant or Peggy : WOOD
24. Uncooked : RAW
26. Companion of yon : HITHER
29. Uninvited ones : CRASHERS
34. Component in perfume or medicine : ORRIS
35. Fox or turkey follower : TROT
36. "___ a Song Go . . . " : ILET
37. Clarke and West : MAES
38. Edwin or J. Wilkes : BOOTH
39. Location : SITE
40. Coup d'___ : ETAT
41. Lhasa ___ (dog breed) : APSO
42. Bodega or boutique : STORE
43. Marks off as a poor risk : REDLINES
45. ___ Sea (saline lake of Calif.) : SALTON
46. Suffix with persist : ENT
47. Certain weed : TARE
48. Partner of fi : SCI
51. Bacall-to-Bogart phrase : JUSTWHISTLE
57. Ionian isle : CORFU
59. Locality : AREA
60. Little ___, fictional tugboat : TOOT
61. Couty in Ky. : ADAIR
62. Salacious expression : LEER
63. Monster : OGRE
64. Like many curs : MANGY
65. "¿Cómo ___ Vd.?" : ESTA
66. Home for two peas : POD
1. "___ Sierra," Bogart film : HIGH
2. Belonging to me: Fr. : AMOI
3. Part of a slangy retort : PIGSWHISTLE
4. Living room : PARLOR
5. Like campus halls : IVIED
6. Word before lease : LEND
7. Therefore : ERGO
8. Doone and Luft : LORNAS
9. "Two ___ raft" (poached eggs with toast) : ONA
10. "Rio" girl : RITA
11. Offering to a mendicant : COIN
12. Poet's soon : ANON
13. Paw's mate : MAW
20. "On Your ___," Rodgers-Hart 1936 musical : TOES
21. Anger : WRATH
25. One-horse town : WHISTLESTOP
26. "Northeaster" painter : HOMER
27. Heated : IRATE
28. Tire feature : TREAD
29. Kind of cut or beam : CROSS
30. Newspaper pic style : ROTO
31. Thomas Stearns ___ : ELIOT
32. Prefix with grade or rocket : RETRO
33. Dutch painter or British novelist : STEEN
35. Constantly fail to pass the bar : TOPE
38. African language : BANTU
42. Garment of India : SARI
44. Harm : INJURY
45. Tuaregs' region : SAHARA
47. Canary's statement : TWEET
48. Con man's scheme : SCAM
49. Musical ending : CODA
50. Bani-Sadr's homeland : IRAN
52. Shopper stopper : SALE
53. "___ bien!" (Pierre's approval) : TRES
54. Takeout phrase at a diner : TOGO
55. Killanin's title : LORD
56. Parisan season : ETE
58. Garden of Eden fruit : FIG

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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