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New York Times, Monday, September 27, 1982

Author:
Nancy McCarthy
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 4.90, Missing: { J K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 276 (avg 1.45)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
Nancy McCarthy has 47 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
David Steinberg notes:

Clue for 40-Down has "Caesar's," but there shouldn't be an apostrophe; left as in the original.

1
H
2
A
3
H
4
A
5
O
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S
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C
8
A
9
R
10
B
11
A
12
L
13
D
14
A
G
E
R
15
T
E
R
N
E
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A
S
I
A
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F
R
A
T
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H
E
A
D
M
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A
S
T
E
R
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T
A
D
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G
E
R
M
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O
N
S
I
D
E
23
L
24
E
E
R
S
25
E
D
G
E
26
C
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O
I
G
N
S
28
O
V
E
R
S
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H
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O
31
T
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E
R
N
I
E
33
D
A
I
L
Y
34
E
N
E
35
A
R
E
S
36
D
I
S
C
S
37
C
A
S
E
38
S
I
R
39
G
E
N
E
T
40
B
A
D
E
N
41
E
S
S
42
E
N
C
E
S
43
M
O
I
E
T
Y
44
R
A
A
D
45
M
O
U
N
D
46
T
47
H
48
R
O
W
N
49
T
A
U
T
50
H
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A
52
M
53
H
E
A
D
S
T
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A
R
T
S
55
C
O
D
A
56
A
R
N
E
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E
L
I
T
E
58
O
M
E
R
59
N
E
T
S
60
R
I
P
E
R
61
B
E
N
T
© 1982, The New York TimesNo. 12,011
Across
1
Merry sound : HAHA
5
Levant or Wilde : OSCAR
10
Unadorned : BALD
14
Ripening agent : AGER
15
___ metal (tin-lead alloy) : TERNE
16
Where Laos is : ASIA
17
College gp. : FRAT
18
Prep-school V.I.P. : HEADMASTER
20
Youngster : TAD
21
Hypochondriac's dread : GERM
22
Kind of kickoff : ONSIDE
23
Suggestive glances : LEERS
25
Brink : EDGE
26
Projecting corners : COIGNS
28
Fired past the target : OVERSHOT
32
Pyle or Kovacs : ERNIE
33
Newspaper of a sort : DAILY
34
Buffalo-to-Rochester dir. : ENE
35
War god : ARES
36
Records : DISCS
37
Pomander : CASE
38
Knight's title : SIR
39
Civetlike animal : GENET
40
Former German state : BADEN
41
Intrinsic natures : ESSENCES
43
A half : MOIETY
44
Electric catfish : RAAD
45
Pitcher's perch : MOUND
46
Unhorsed : THROWN
49
Drawn tight : TAUT
50
Amateur radio operator : HAM
53
Handicap advantages : HEADSTARTS
55
Closing musical passage : CODA
56
"Abel" composer : ARNE
57
Upper crust : ELITE
58
Hebrew measure : OMER
59
Team coached by Larry Brown : NETS
60
More mature : RIPER
61
Beach grass : BENT
Down
1
Sickle handle : HAFT
2
Site of the Taj Mahal : AGRA
3
Stars : HEADLINERS
4
Skilled execution : ART
5
Different ones : OTHERS
6
Prophets : SEERS
7
Fill by force : CRAM
8
Also : AND
9
Makes over : REMODELS
10
Choir voices : BASSES
11
Italian wine center : ASTI
12
Fibbed : LIED
13
Bell the cat : DARE
19
Irate : ANGRY
21
Littler or Wilder : GENE
24
Shield : EGIS
25
Expel : EVICT
26
Desist : CEASE
27
Variety of iris : ORRIS
28
Watering places : OASES
29
Made for port : HEADEDHOME
30
Attack : ONSET
31
Quite diminutive : TEENY
33
Ate : DINED
36
Carafe's cousin : DECANTER
37
First tiller or killer : CAIN
39
Bites persistently : GNAWS
40
Event at Caesar's Palace : BOUT
42
Wears away : ERODES
43
Mickey's nemesis : MOUSER
45
Smelter's impure mixture : MATTE
46
Word of comparison : THAN
47
At this place : HERE
48
Declaim violently : RANT
49
Scenery changer : TRIP
51
Arabia's Gulf of ___ : ADEN
52
Modern agora : MART
54
"Open sesame" lad : ALI
55
Male swan : COB

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

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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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