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New York Times, Wednesday, September 30, 1981

Author:
Kay Sullivan
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 4.87, Missing: { J K Q V X }, Scrabble score: 271 (avg 1.46)
Open Squares: 68, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 14, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
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© 1981, The New York TimesNo. 11,649
Across
1. Where St. Paul was shipwrecked : MALTA
6. Tabula ___ : RASA
10. Not of the clergy : LAIC
14. Kind of artery or vein : ILIAC
15. Ancient kingdom on the Persian Gulf : ELAM
16. Part of an estate : ACRE
17. Small, silvery food fish : SMELT
18. Enchanted : BEWITCHED
20. Political party meetings : CAUCUSES
22. Photographer's word : CHEESE
23. Leaping light : ARC
24. What F.D.R. said he hated : WAR
25. Kind of dome in a Texas team's home : ASTRO
28. Ricochets : REBOUNDS
33. Pewter, for one : ALLOY
34. "Praise ye the Lord!" : ALLELUIA
35. Enter : GOIN
36. Gambling game using 40 cards : MONTE
38. Word with sum : TIDY
39. Like a siren : ENTICING
41. "Ars gratia ___" : ARTIS
42. Expedient : RESOURCE
43. Kind of furnace : BLAST
44. Hwy. : RTE
45. Poetic pugilist : ALI
46. Quick as ___ : AFLASH
50. ___ Mountains, in the U.S.S.R. : CAUCASUS
55. Spot for a 9-year-old : GRADEFOUR
57. "___ ear and out . . . " : INONE
58. Exude : OOZE
59. Incumbent on : UPTO
60. Val d'___, Italian Alps resort area : AOSTA
61. William Webster's agents : GMEN
62. Like Cassius : LEAN
63. Snub : SNOOT
Down
1. File sect. : MISC
2. Sir Lawrence ___-Tadema, English painter : ALMA
3. Stead : LIEU
4. Household powder : TALC
5. Risk calculator : ACTUARY
6. Old minstrel's instrument : REBEC
7. Brews : ALES
8. Maxim : SAW
9. Friendly : AMICABLE
10. Intertwine : LACE
11. Yearn : ACHE
12. Angers : IRES
13. Homophone for seed : CEDE
19. Spasm or pang : THROE
21. "No seats" sign : SRO
24. Strip of shoe leather : WELT
25. "All ___," early Berlin song : ALONE
26. Incisions : SLITS
27. Jealous suitor in "Pagliacci" : TONIO
28. Place for a home : RANGE
29. Beyond: Prefix : ULTRA
30. Berlioz's "Les ___ d'Eté" : NUITS
31. "The butler ___" : DIDIT
32. Alleges : SAYS
33. Sun, to skin : AGER
36. Merry : MIRTHFUL
37. Formerly : ONCE
40. Imprecation : CURSE
41. De Larrocha and Markova : ALICIAS
43. Italian navy : BLU
45. Copland : AARON
46. Atwitter : AGOG
47. Kipling's "___ Sea to Sea" : FROM
48. Idle : LAZE
49. Gulf of ___, Arabian Sea arm : ADEN
50. ___ figure (attract attention) : CUTA
51. Ever's partner : ANON
52. Not so hot : SOSO
53. "Once more ___ the breach": King Henry V : UNTO
54. Kind of belt : SEAT
56. Unclose, to Coleridge : OPE

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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