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FIELD LARK

New York Times, Sunday, September 7, 1980

Author:
Caroline G. Fitzgerald
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 170, Blocks: 96, Avg Word Len: 5.09, Missing: { Q X }, Scrabble score: 638 (avg 1.47)
Open Squares: 119, Cheaters: 10, FITB: 15, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 20
Caroline G. Fitzgerald has 12 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
David Steinberg notes:

Original 18-Down clue had "Lets"; changed to "Let's."

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G
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L
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Z
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M
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L
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P
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P
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G
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C
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J
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C
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A
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G
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L
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© 1980, The New York TimesNo. 11,261
Across
1
Coating or film : GLAZE
6
On Old Ironsides : ABOARD
12
Frolic : ROMP
16
Churchill's "___ Country" : AFAR
20
Start over : RENEW
21
Thurified : CENSED
22
Unlucky : EVIL
23
Largest country in Africa : SUDAN
25
Originate : ARISE
26
Apostles' and Nicene : CREEDS
27
Tarzan's swing : VINE
28
Moslem scholars : ULEMA
29
Memorial Stadium : COLTSCORRAL
31
Riverfront Stadium : BENGALSLAIR
33
Observe : EYE
34
Suffix with diction : ARY
35
Ham it up : EMOTE
37
Rumpled : TOUSLED
38
Hog fat : LARD
40
Metallic disks : PATENS
42
High, waterproof boot : PAC
43
Meadowlands stadium : GIANTSCASTLE
46
Shea Stadium : JETPLAIN
51
City ENE of Indianapolis : MUNCIE
52
Suffix with suffer : ANCE
53
Drudge : SLAVEY
55
Ericsson : LEIF
57
Baba the woodcutter : ALI
58
Bullet : SLUG
60
Eight-time Norris Trophy winner : ORR
62
Capital of Southern Yemen : ADEN
63
Piscivorous flier : ERNE
64
Veterans Stadium : EAGLESNEST
67
Starfish : ASTEROID
71
Noted ref. book : OED
72
Spurt : GOUT
73
Trouble : ADO
74
Year in reign of Otto I : CMLI
75
Mounted police : TROOPERS
77
Eye sore : STY
79
Estelle from Lynn : PARSONS
82
Part of Can. : NWT
83
False claim : PRETENSE
88
Central Park producer : PAPP
89
Key letter : PHI
92
Undercover cop : NARC
95
Linden or Holbrook : HAL
96
Isolated : SEPARATE
98
Louisiana Superdome : SAINTSHALO
101
Great Barrier Island : OTEA
103
Operatic prince : IGOR
104
Islanders' org. : NHL
106
Undiluted : NEAT
107
Kier or keeve : VAT
108
Compact : TAMP
109
Make bubbly : AERATE
111
Egg-shaped : OOID
113
Doe, to a fawn : PARENT
115
Pontiac Silverdome : LIONSDEN
117
Orange Bowl : DOLPHINSTANK
120
___ Canals, St. Marys River : SOO
121
Roman officials : EDILES
122
Suit to ___ : ATEE
123
Ex-Dodger manager and familiy : ALSTONS
127
Kind of remark : SNIDE
128
N.Z. tree : AKE
129
Bill : TAB
132
Metropolitan Stadium : VIKINGSCOVE
134
County Coliseum : RAIDERSCAVE
139
" . . . ___ and silver beam": Shelley : AMILD
140
Asian desert : GOBI
141
Unworthy idol : TINGOD
142
Dimmer : PALER
143
Moore's "___ Rookh" : LALLA
144
Persea or wicopy : TREE
145
Witch in TV's "Bewitched" : ENDORA
146
Nautical direction : APORT
147
Loom reed : SLEY
148
Orange-red ring stone : SARD
149
Taws, often : AGATES
150
Tithe part : TENTH
Down
1
Favor : GRACE
2
"Bad" Mr. Brown : LEROY
3
Old-womanish : ANILE
4
Gusto : ZEST
5
Togolese group : EWES
6
Harmonies : ACCORDS
7
Bird's morsel : BERRY
8
Person who is sui generis : ONER
9
On a cruise : ASEA
10
Memorable, as a day : REDLETTER
11
Deg. for one who cares about caries : DDS
12
Faces, as an embankment : REVETS
13
Like bighorns : OVINE
14
Type of porcelain : MING
15
Skirt feature : PLEAT
16
"Business ___" : ASUSUAL
17
All-out : FULLSCALE
18
"Let's Make ___" : ADEAL
19
Nettle : RAMIE
24
Plant or ointment : NARD
30
Trusts : CARTELS
31
"Treasure Island" pirate : BONES
32
Drooping : LOPPY
36
Ferrer or Tormé : MEL
38
Varnish base : LAC
39
Cordials : ANISETTES
40
Roast or roaster : PAN
41
Tie for a groom : ASCOT
43
Solzhenitsyn's "Archipelago" : GULAG
44
Architect Jones: 1573–1652 : INIGO
45
Like gnus in zoos : CAGED
46
Broken-down horse : JADE
47
She married a Lloyd : EVERT
48
Drift : TENOR
49
Great-grandchild, in Glasgow : IEROE
50
Forty-___ : NINER
51
Busch or Marsh : MAE
54
Quarter type in Paris : LATIN
56
I.R.S. agents : FEDS
59
___ boat, for sailing : UNA
61
Memorial Coliseum : RAMSPEN
65
Irving Stone's "___ for Life" : LUST
66
Bribe : SOP
68
Dr. in "Tristram Shandy" : SLOP
69
Charged atom : ION
70
Southern New York, e.g. : DOWNSTATE
74
Demo follower : CRAT
76
Egyptian god : PTAH
78
Chemical suffix : YNE
80
Notwithstanding : APART
81
Place to get fit : SPA
83
Unit of illumination : PHOT
84
Amount of assessment : RATAL
85
Ink resin : ELEMI
86
Emulated Caleb : SPIED
87
Bore hated by sailors : EAGRE
90
Official language of India : HINDI
91
Suffix with opal : INE
93
Poe's one-word bird : RAVEN
94
Sharp metallic sound : CLANK
97
Bookbinder's sheepskin : ROAN
98
Spot for a snow bunny : SLOPE
99
One of many behind bars : TAPSTER
100
Four-time N.L. home-run champ : OTT
102
Marginal note : APOSTILLE
105
Outlet for fans : HOLLERING
109
"I Feel ___ Comin' On": 1935 : ASONG
110
Arcaro or Stanky : EDDIE
112
Letters on a chasuble : IHS
114
"Norma ___" : RAE
116
Lunchtime for many : NOONDAY
118
Like: Suffix : OID
119
___ a jaybird : NAKEDAS
121
Committed a deadly sin : ENVIED
123
Of grandparents : AVAL
124
Certain beans : LIMAS
125
Carpentry, for one : SKILL
126
Some noncoms : SSGTS
127
Temperate : SOBER
128
Antonym for abhor : ADORE
129
Leftovers in solitaire : TALON
130
Prevent : AVERT
131
Slip for a ship : BERTH
133
J. F. Cooper heroine : CORA
135
Lick ___ promise : ANDA
136
"___ Rhythm": 1930 : IGOT
137
Young oyster : SPAT
138
Elizabeth is one : CAPE
141
Boston jetsam: Dec. 16, 1773 : TEA

Answer summary: 14 unique to this puzzle, 6 debuted here and reused later, 15 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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