New York Times, Saturday, January 3, 1981

Author:Nancy McCarthy
Editor:Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 39, Avg Word Len: 5.17, Missing: { C J Q X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 266 (avg 1.43)
Open Squares: 66, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 5, XRef: 1
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Across Down
1. Insurgent : REBEL
6. Secateurs : SHEARS
12. Full of spirit : FIREDUP
14. Unfriendly : HOSTILE
16. Abridgment : EPITOME
17. "Necktie party" figure : RUSTLER
18. Mrs. Sundance in a film : ETTA
19. Kudos : PRAISE
21. Small ape : LAR
22. ENE or WSW : DIR
23. Creeper : VINE
24. Counterclockwise : LEVO
25. Genethliacons, e.g. : ODES
27. Stow cargo : LADE
28. Climbing plant of Asia : BETEL
29. This is smaller than 36 Across : NEAPTIDE
31. Kind of jaw or eye : GLASS
32. Apple variety : ROME
33. First name of Amahl's creator : GIAN
34. Pule : WHINE
36. Daily occurrence at the shore : HIGHTIDE
40. Jiggers : SHOTS
41. Curlicues in writing : TAGS
42. Wireless word : OVER
43. Buster Brown's dog : TIGE
44. Wang ___, Pearl Buck hero : LUNG
45. Domesday Book money : ORA
46. Name of fame in a national game : OTT
47. Ignite : KINDLE
49. "Trinity" author : URIS
50. Salary : STIPEND
52. Hit song in 1953 : EBBTIDE
54. Ruddy duck : SLEEPER
55. Less jumpy : SERENER
56. ___ Abbey, U.S. painter : EDWINA
57. What Genuine Risk ran for in May : ROSES
1. Destructive vortex : RIPTIDE
2. Asmara's province : ERITREA
3. Elementary particle : BETA
4. Tokyo's former name : EDO
5. Small mass : LUMP
6. The Alamo, e.g. : SHRINE
7. Not necessarily a home : HOUSE
8. Actual being : ESSE
9. Siamese coin : ATT
10. Small streams : RILLETS
11. Separates into filaments : SLEAVES
12. "___ her damask cheek": Shak. : FEEDON
13. Diffuse widely : PERVADE
15. Actor Leon ___: 1881–1951 : ERROL
20. Coadjutor : AIDE
24. Shed : LEANTO
26. Ariel, for one : SPRITE
27. Thorny tree : LIME
28. Hokum : BLAH
30. Lots and lots : TONS
31. Musicians' stints : GIGS
33. Titters nervously : GIGGLES
34. "___ While You Work," woodcarver's song : WHITTLE
35. Made helpless : HOGTIED
36. Something to lend : HAND
37. Substance resembling dentin : IVORINE
38. Ridicules : DERIDES
39. Hit man : ERASER
40. German sculptor-painter: 1440?–1533 : STOSS
41. Reindeer's feeding grounds : TUNDRA
44. Napery : LINEN
47. Civil War cap : KEPI
48. Legendary Irish king : EBER
49. Allies of Kit Carson : UTES
51. "Treasure Island" character : PEW
53. Fam. member : BRO

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