New York Times, Friday, October 9, 1981

Author:Nancy McCarthy
Editor:Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 4.90, Missing: { F J Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 287 (avg 1.50)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 1, XRef: 2
Nancy McCarthy has 47 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.

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© 1981, The New York Times
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1. Inverness is one : CAPE
5. Kind of strip : COMIC
10. Struck, old style : SMIT
14. Across the plate : OVER
15. Seed : OVULE
16. River in a canine's name : AIRE
17. Gardner's lawyer-detective : PERRYMASON
19. Caesar's etymological cousin : TSAR
20. Subject of a book by Adelaide Bry: 1976 : EST
21. Anguineous creatures : EELS
22. Not so prolix : TERSER
24. Sometime partners of stars : BARS
25. First name of the 18th U.S. President : HIRAM
26. Identity documents : PAPERS
29. Hammett private eye : SAMSPADE
32. With 40 Across, a patriot : ETHAN
33. Visorless cap : BERET
34. Punty : ROD
35. Cut of meat : LOIN
36. Passages for gas, steam, etc. : PORTS
37. Chevet : APSE
38. Form for Frank Lloyd Wright : ELL
39. Plods, as through mud : SLOGS
40. See 32 Across : ALLEN
41. Stretch : ELONGATE
43. Gripping tool : PLIERS
44. Forage plant : VETCH
45. Licorice or parsnip : ROOT
46. Laud : PRAISE
48. One of Adam's boys : SETH
49. Hood's quaff : ALE
52. ___ Kong : HONG
53. Spillane's slugging shamus : MIKEHAMMER
56. Setting for a gem : OUCH
57. Heed Revere's warning : ARISE
58. Home of the Hawks : OMNI
59. Items in Trevino's bag : TEES
60. Slender candle : TAPER
61. Blessing : BOON
1. Clerical mantle : COPE
2. Some are rarae : AVES
3. Flibberti-gibbety : PERT
4. Commit a blooper : ERR
5. Promising ones : COMERS
6. Athletic fields : OVALS
7. Put into disorder : MUSS
8. Intl. labor group : ILO
9. Small French coins : CENTIMES
10. Petty ruler : SATRAP
11. Christie's gumshoe : MISSMARPLE
12. Of wrath: Lat. : IRAE
13. HI before 1959 : TERR
18. Pine for : YEARN
23. Formerly, formerly : ERST
24. One of the astronauts : BEAN
25. Male red deer : HARTS
26. West Indian volcano : PELEE
27. Coral island : ATOLL
28. Van Dine's suave sleuth : PHILOVANCE
29. Twilled fabric : SERGE
30. Medicine applicator : DOSER
31. Beautiful areas : EDENS
33. Salvation Army founder : BOOTH
36. Dining-table doily : PLACEMAT
37. Finished a flight : ALIT
39. NCO's : SGTS
40. Love, in Lanai : ALOHA
42. Whinnies : NEIGHS
43. Commotion : POTHER
45. A.F.B. in Texas : REESE
46. Unit of illumination : PHOT
47. Libertine : ROUE
48. Between hop and jump : SKIP
49. Bullets and bombs, for short : AMMO
50. Light, gauzy fabric : LENO
51. Milesian's land : ERIN
54. A Gershwin : IRA
55. Kind of scene : MOB

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