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New York Times, Friday, September 4, 1981

Author:
Timothy Hoy
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { Q }, Scrabble score: 293 (avg 1.57)
Open Squares: 61, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 9, XRef: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 8
Timothy Hoy has 7 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1981, The New York TimesNo. 11,623

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Across
1
"A door is not a door when it's ___" : AJAR
5
Pamphleteer of '76 : OTIS
9
Alaskan cape : NOME
13
Accustom : INURE
14
Goad : URGE
15
Dies ___ : IRAE
16
Pavlovian response : SALIVATION
18
Umpire's decision : CALL
19
Witch bird : ANI
20
She wrote "The Ponder Heart" : EUDORAWELTY
22
___-surface missile : AIRTO
24
Lizzie's antecedent : TIN
25
Core: Comb. form : NUCLEO
27
Elsa of literature : LIONESS
31
Sackcloth's partner : ASHES
32
Buffalo hockey pro : SABRE
33
City in Paraguay : ITA
35
Rue de la ___ : PAIX
36
Location of 35 Across : PARIS
37
Pollution problem : SMOG
38
C.I.O.'s partner : AFL
39
Restricted, as a neighborhood : ZONED
40
One of Ma Bell's brood : PHONE
41
Looks up to : ADMIRES
43
Spanish laborers : PEONES
44
Toronto's prov. : ONT
45
Emulate Cicero : ORATE
46
He wrote "The Wapshot Chronicle" : JOHNCHEEVER
51
Dan Beard's org. : BSA
54
By any chance : EVER
55
Solemn sagacity : OWLISHNESS
57
Dasheen : TARO
58
Containing much air, as fuel : LEAN
59
Ghana's capital : ACCRA
60
Type of gin : SLOE
61
Lough ___, Ireland : ERNE
62
Chinese answer to skillets : WOKS
Down
1
Giant panda in Moscow's zoo : ANAN
2
Famed cordon bleu : JULIACHILD
3
Late Gk. shipping magnate : ARI
4
Idolizes : REVERES
5
Beat : OUTDO
6
Ramsey Lewis ___ : TRIO
7
Plane designer Sikorsky : IGOR
8
Eagleton and two Byrds : SENATORS
9
Christian creed : NICENE
10
___ Roberts U., Tulsa : ORAL
11
Type of vinegar : MALT
12
Hard to hold : EELY
13
"Man ___ prisoner": Plato : ISA
17
De Soto or Hudson : AUTO
21
Le Montrachet, e.g. : WINE
23
Holly : ILEX
25
Glove leather : NAPA
26
Colo. Springs campus : USAFA
27
Tutelary gods : LARES
28
Ditto: Abbr. : IBID
29
Colleague of 2 Down : SIMONEBECK
30
Pelt, in a way : STONE
32
Of sound mind : SANE
34
Jaques' septet : AGES
36
Ship's window : PORTHOLE
37
Bar measurement : SHOT
39
Alloy ingredient : ZINC
40
Southern shrub : PEARHAW
42
Madison's successor : MONROE
43
Chief exec. : PRES
45
Sheeplike : OVINE
46
Kennedy comers and goers : JETS
47
Diamond category : OVAL
48
Paragon : HERO
49
Pitcher : EWER
50
Dash : ELAN
52
Russia and Latvia are two: Abbr. : SSRS
53
___ rule (generally) : ASA
56
Sgt., for one : NCO

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 1 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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