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New York Times, Friday, September 25, 1981

Author:
Jeanette K. Brill
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.16, Missing: { J K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 259 (avg 1.36)
Open Squares: 77, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 9, XRef: 0, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
Jeanette K. Brill has 79 pre-Shortz puzzles and 2 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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Students & seniors
Across
1. Border on : ABUT
5. Port city of Iraq : BASRA
10. Accepted standards : PARS
14. Stalagmite milieu : CAVE
15. Modern Greek name for Greece : ELLAS
16. Trans-___, U.S.S.R. range : ALAI
17. Stravinsky's "Le Sacre du Printemps" : THERITEOFSPRING
20. Word in a film ad : STARRING
21. Kind of kitchen : EATIN
22. Stassen, to Eisenhower in 1953 : AIDE
23. Large crucifix : ROOD
25. Pass : ELAPSE
28. Moderated : TEMPERED
32. Ear: Comb. form : AURI
33. Item for John Sloan : EASEL
34. Deity who became Tahiti's national god : ORO
35. Behave in a formal manner : STANDONCEREMONY
39. Chariot chaser : EER
40. Gossip : ONDIT
41. Date for Duclos : AMIE
42. Too long, as a speech : DRAWNOUT
44. Danish chess master : LARSEN
46. Regarding : INRE
47. Insincere statements : CANT
48. Plant fiber : ISTLE
51. "And the ___ stars set their watch": T. Campbell : SENTINEL
55. S. Y. Agnon novel : THEBRIDALCANOPY
58. In ___ (in position) : SITU
59. Singer Haggard : MERLE
60. Churchill's foreign minister : EDEN
61. Declare positively : AVER
62. Abbot's subordinate : PRIOR
63. Lillums Lovewell's beau : TEEN
Down
1. New Testament book : ACTS
2. Thai money : BAHT
3. Eye part : UVEA
4. Diamondback inhabiting a salt marsh : TERRAPIN
5. Happen (to) : BETIDE
6. Coeur d'___, Idaho : ALENE
7. Plod in paludous places : SLOG
8. Brit. air arm : RAF
9. " . . . egregiously an ___": Iago : ASS
10. Ostentation : PARADE
11. Came down to terra firma : ALIT
12. Romany wife : RANI
13. Index : SIGN
18. Georgia O'Keeffe's "Black ___" : IRIS
19. Streisand hit song : PEOPLE
23. Adjust an alarm clock : RESET
24. Henri Philippe Benoni ___ Joseph Pétain : OMER
25. Let up : EASED
26. Minstrel : LUTER
27. Palm cockatoo of Australia : ARARA
28. Unexpressed but implied : TACIT
29. Studies : ROOMS
30. The Cubs banked on him for years : ERNIE
31. Ranking member of a group : DOYEN
33. Provide, as with talents : ENDUE
36. California mountain pass : DONNER
37. ___ about (approximately) : ONOR
38. Strict French general: 17th century : MARTINET
43. He straightened up and flew right : WILBUR
44. Fierce piercer on a steed : LANCER
45. B'way org. : ANTA
47. Instrument for Yo-Yo Ma : CELLO
48. Words before boy or girl : ITSA
49. Weapon for Mack the Knife : SHIV
50. Place for a chapeau : TETE
51. Kálmán operetta : SARI
52. Knot : NODE
53. Fleuret's kin : EPEE
54. Redgrave or Fontanne : LYNN
56. Deviling : IMP
57. Lehár's "___ Rastelbinder" : DER

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

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