New York Times, Wednesday, January 7, 1981

Author: Joy L. Wouk
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 5.05, Missing: { J Q W X }, Scrabble score: 282 (avg 1.51)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 13, XRef: 0, Spans: 1
Joy L. Wouk has 124 pre-Shortz puzzles and 9 Shortz era puzzles in our database.
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Across Down
1. Org. in Africa, S.A. and Asia : OPEC
5. Dissolve : MELT
9. British ___ : ISLES
14. Tiresome one : PILL
15. ___ patriae (patriotism) : AMOR
16. Jabiru's relative : STORK
17. "Hard ___!" : ALEE
18. Costa ___ : RICA
19. Arouse to action : RALLY
20. Calculator's aid : LOGARITHMTABLE
23. He wrote "Sophie's Choice" : STYRON
24. Decorticate : PEEL
25. Foretold : READ
28. Opts : ELECTS
32. " . . . ___ angel faces smile": Newman : THOSE
36. "___ we forget!" : LEST
38. Adriatic wind : BORA
39. Algebraic formula discovered by Omar Khayyám : BINOMIALTHEOREM
42. Brother of Evelyn Waugh : ALEC
43. Brief autobiography : VITA
44. Force units : DYNES
45. Pianist Lhevinne : ROSINA
47. ___ in one's bonnet : ABEE
49. Eldest, in Colmar : AINE
51. Muscat residents : OMANIS
56. Cottontail's specialty? : MULTIPLICATION
60. Teutonic gods : AESIR
61. Beget : SIRE
62. Ulna, e.g. : BONE
63. White mark on a horse's face : BLAZE
64. Host at Valhalla : ODIN
65. Hershfield's "agent" : ABIE
66. Some are on sidewalks : CAFES
67. ___ in Japan : MADE
68. Word with leap or lunar : YEAR
1. Girasols : OPALS
2. Cooper's "The ___": 1823 : PILOT
3. Gray's greatest : ELEGY
4. Far from foggy : CLEAR
5. Seascape : MARINE
6. Issue : EMIT
7. ___ Lomond : LOCH
8. Hike : TRAMP
9. Where to see a kibbutz : ISRAEL
10. Young currier or groomer : STABLEBOY
11. Dangle : LOLL
12. Writer Gardner : ERLE
13. Word with light or line : SKY
21. Composer Ned : ROREM
22. Sprockets : TEETH
26. Jai ___ : ALAI
27. Mekong ___ : DELTA
29. Cure by salting : CORN
30. Word with axle or shoe : TREE
31. Browne and Houston : SAMS
32. Ski-lift part : TBAR
33. Hawaiian city : HILO
34. Units : ONES
35. Mix : SOCIALIZE
37. A go at it : STAB
40. Grand duke of Moscow: 1328–41 : IVANI
41. This attacks tomatoes and humans : EDEMA
46. British imports : NITRES
48. Epoch in the Tertiary Period : EOCENE
50. Downs or salts : EPSOM
52. Like cornered prey : ATBAY
53. Legendary weeper : NIOBE
54. Locale of ancient Ephesus : IONIA
55. Show contempt : SNEER
56. Indian fair : MELA
57. Group to which SAC belongs : USAF
58. "___ Rose," 1957 song : LIDA
59. Lilylike plant : IRID
60. Start of tot's refrain : ABC

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