New York Times, Thursday, October 8, 1981

Author: John Greenman
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { J Q W X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 272 (avg 1.45)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 3, XRef: 0
John Greenman has 52 pre-Shortz puzzles and 12 Shortz era puzzles in our database.
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© 1981, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Chits : TABS
5. Do a parent's job : REAR
9. Limited amount of time : SPAN
13. "A part to tear ___ in": Shak. : ACAT
14. Manx's relative : ERSE
15. Scintillated : SHONE
16. Baptism, e.g. : RITE
17. Item in many still lifes : VASE
18. Part of a Dante opus : CANTO
19. Cleaves : ADHERES
21. Opera star Alda : FRANCES
23. Some scares for Dick Weber : SPARES
25. Signed a contract : INKED
26. Range of influence : SPHERE
28. Suspenseful : TENSE
30. Word of consolation : THERE
31. Red and Black : SEAS
32. Like one side of Luna : DARK
36. "Cabaret" lyricist : EBB
37. Grew crops in a fixed order : ROTATED
40. Merry, in Avignon : GAI
41. Autocrat : TSAR
43. Hebrew letters : MEMS
44. "Grandfather Stories" author : ADAMS
46. Not ___ in the world : ACARE
48. Stock-market declines : SLUMPS
49. Sunnite deity : ALLAH
51. Fix rattan furniture : RECANE
53. Outstanding, as a performance : STELLAR
55. Hammett whodunit, with "The" : THINMAN
58. Lag behind : TRAIL
59. ___ Rios, Jamaica : OCHO
61. 1953 Pulitzer Prize playwright : INGE
62. Lower-echelon personnel : AIDES
63. Spread : OLEO
64. Author Ephron : NORA
65. Rockfish : BASS
66. Brimming : FULL
67. Punkie : GNAT
1. "G.W.T.W." setting : TARA
2. Kind of rain : ACID
3. Mother of Solomon : BATHSHEBA
4. More sharply sloped : STEEPER
5. Legendary equestrian : REVERE
6. Cover one's traces : ERASE
7. Beast that balks : ASS
8. Coral ridge : REEF
9. Hit the golf ball with the heel of the club : SHANKED
10. City in Puerto Rico : PONCE
11. Paid for a hand : ANTED
12. Modernists : NEOS
15. What a radar beam does : SCANS
20. Thinner in density, as gases : RARER
22. Hair treatment : RINSE
24. Shore-dinner tidbit : STEAMER
26. Directive to typesetter : STET
27. Degs. for would-be Kants : PHBS
29. Highway sign : EATS
31. Ending for hip or poll : STER
33. Father of Electra : AGAMEMNON
34. Storm : RAMP
35. Oversized chocolate chip : KISS
38. Mid-American Indian : OMAHA
39. Lama of renown : DALAI
42. Auto races : RALLIES
45. Collection agency's tactic : DUNNING
47. Directions to square dancers : CALLS
48. Dolphin colony : SCHOOL
49. Roman villa features : ATRIA
50. Clues : LEADS
52. A Kennedy : ETHEL
53. Puncture : STAB
54. Mouth part : ROOF
56. Taj Mahal site : AGRA
57. Undiluted, as whisky : NEAT
60. Actor Gulager : CLU

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