New York Times, Thursday, October 15, 1981

Author:Christy Ridley
Editor:Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 42, Avg Word Len: 4.69, Missing: { Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 297 (avg 1.62)
Open Squares: 62, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Spans: 2
Christy Ridley has 54 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.

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© 1981, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Ruth's native land : MOAB
5. Stitched : SEWN
9. Rhyme scheme : ABBA
13. This place has a lock on New Haven : YALE
14. Number in a tub : THREE
15. Frond bearer : FERN
16. One of Blake's "Songs of Innocence" : THEECHOINGGREEN
19. Color : HUE
20. Lubricated : OILED
21. Ransack : RIFLE
22. ___ qua non : SINE
23. Part of a min. : SEC
24. Place "above the fruited plain" : PURPLEMOUNTAIN
31. Largest of seven : ASIA
32. Prayer : PLEA
33. Gist : NUB
35. Pair : DUAD
36. Ring a bell : CHIME
38. Means of self-defense : JUDO
39. Posed : SAT
40. Mint : COIN
41. Argus galley : ARGO
42. "Dilly dilly" followers in a song : LAVENDERSGREEN
47. Charles Schulz's need : INK
48. Suffix with poet : ICAL
49. Constructed : BUILT
52. Wooden shoe : SABOT
54. Buffalo's relative : YAK
57. Rarely : ONCEINABLUEMOON
60. Sapphic songs : ODES
61. Glowing coal : EMBER
62. First of the James Bond films : DRNO
63. Palos, once : PORT
64. Garden vegetable : BEET
65. Twist : SKEW
1. Orpheus-Eurydice tale, e.g. : MYTH
2. Honolulu's island : OAHU
3. To the sheltered side : ALEE
4. Spelldown : BEE
5. Author Asch : SHOLEM
6. Canal, lake or city : ERIE
7. One of the Slavs : WEND
8. Opposite of pos. : NEG
9. Second largest of seven : AFRICA
10. Bouillon base : BEEF
11. Memorable Belgian musician : BREL
12. Maxwell Anderson heroine : ANNE
14. "To ___ own self be true": Shak. : THINE
17. Wind : COIL
18. Actress Nissen : GRETA
22. Fokker fighter in W.W. I : SPAD
23. Large knife of yore : SNEE
24. Hippies' homes : PADS
25. Customary : USUAL
26. Lariat in Laredo : RIATA
27. State one's view : OPINE
28. Danube city : ULM
29. Habituate : INURE
30. Gentle push : NUDGE
34. Benefit : BOON
36. Kin of bop : CONK
37. Concealed : HID
38. Norse chieftain : JARL
40. Hundred: Comb. form : CENTI
43. Of least worth : VILEST
44. Cut of meat : RIBLET
45. Search hurriedly : SCOUR
46. Golden ___ : GATE
49. Betty ___ of old comics : BOOP
50. Solve a mystery : UNDO
51. Bakery specialist : ICER
52. Identical : SAME
53. Cleric in Caen : ABBE
54. Eponym for a great city : YORK
55. First-rate : AONE
56. Be cognizant of : KNOW
58. Pen point : NEB
59. Elizabeth Blackwell's colleagues: Abbr. : MDS

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