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New York Times, Wednesday, September 16, 1981

Author: John Greenman
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 35, Avg Word Len: 5.00, Missing: { J K Q X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 267 (avg 1.41)
Open Squares: 60, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 8, XRef: 0
John Greenman has 52 pre-Shortz puzzles and 12 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1981, The New York TimesNo. 11,635
Across Down
1. ___ forth (lectured) : HELD
5. To one side : APART
10. Ideologies : ISMS
14. Lake on the U.S.-Canadian boundary : ERIE
15. News medium of yore : CRIER
16. Noted navigator : NOAH
17. Puccini heroine : MIMI
18. Epigrammatic : TERSE
19. Losing racer : HARE
20. Babushkas : SCARVES
22. Spirelike : TAPERED
24. Fisheye lens, e.g. : DISTORTER
26. Knot : SNARL
29. Geisha's waistband : OBI
30. Roundup item : RIATA
34. Havens for sightseers : MOTELS
36. What a litterbug does : SCATTERS
38. Skyways alien : UFO
39. "Eureka!" : AHA
41. Ashanti language : TWI
42. Pfc.'s, for example : GIS
43. Sparrowlike birds : TANAGERS
46. Evergreen oak : ENCINA
48. Eydie's man : STEVE
49. Word now on cigarette packs : TAR
51. Mitigated : EASED
52. Natives of Erivan : ARMENIANS
55. Mentor : ADVISOR
58. Book signatures : OCTAVOS
62. Iranian coin : RIAL
63. Michelangelo piece : PIETA
65. Eliot's "Adam ___" : BEDE
66. Wickerwork material : CANE
67. Places for troughs : EAVES
68. Pulitzer Prize novelist: 1958 : AGEE
69. Conveyance without wheels : SLED
70. "Romantic Comedy" author : SLADE
71. Quartz variety : SARD
1. Encloses, with "in" : HEMS
2. Gold-medalist Heiden : ERIC
3. What Pizarro called "City of Kings" : LIMA
4. Mythical maiden of Eire : DEIRDRE
5. French play divisions : ACTES
6. Magician's word : PRESTO
7. Breeze : AIR
8. Set limits : RESTRICT
9. Dutch ___ : TREAT
10. "___ the Wind," Lawrence and Lee play : INHERIT
11. Rise : SOAR
12. Aging filly : MARE
13. Doff : SHED
21. "Our Town" personae : VILLAGERS
23. Apposite : PERTINENT
25. Dictionary abbr. : OBS
26. Blackens : SMUTS
27. Dietary directive to J. Sprat : NOFAT
28. Make amends : ATONE
31. Patronage : AEGIS
32. Threefold : TRINE
33. Hafez al-___, Syrian President : ASSAD
35. "___ Wore a Yellow Ribbon," John Ford film : SHE
37. Fearful respect : AWE
40. Like the Alcan Highway : ARTERIAL
44. Helped : AVAILED
45. ___ Andreas fault : SAN
47. Winter melons : CASABAS
50. Created a major disturbance : RIOTED
53. Broods : MOPES
54. ___ in point : ACASE
55. Swings of a pendulum : ARCS
56. Switch TV channels : DIAL
57. Barometer's forerunner : VANE
59. Brightest star in Lyra : VEGA
60. River to the Baltic : ODER
61. Kind of pearl : SEED
64. Perón or LeGallienne : EVA

Answer summary: 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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