New York Times, Thursday, October 1, 1981

Author:Martha J. DeWitt
Editor:Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 5.05, Min Word Len: 4, Missing: { K Q X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 274 (avg 1.47)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Spans: 3
Martha J. DeWitt has 51 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.

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© 1981, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Finishing nail : BRAD
5. Disguised prince : FROG
9. Kind of cherry or chestnut : DWARF
14. Rich material : LAME
15. Regan's father : LEAR
16. Epicure, e.g. : EATER
17. Ancient coin : OBOL
18. Family that lost Modena in 1803 : ESTE
19. Beldame : CRONE
20. Reprimand : CALLONTHECARPET
23. Fives and nines, e.g. : TEAMS
24. Miami's county : DADE
25. Of flying: Prefix : AERO
28. Landlord's income : RENTAL
32. Israel's first ambassador to U.S. : ELATH
36. Result of a hole in a molar : ACHE
38. Volume : TOME
39. Write a malicious, destructive critique : DOAHATCHETJOBON
42. Awful : DIRE
43. Señor, in Stuttgart : HERR
44. Dull; slow : INERT
45. Small opening, as on a cactus : AREOLE
47. Merit : EARN
49. Baff the golf ball : LOFT
51. Guam's capital : AGANA
55. Censures : READSTHERIOTACT
61. Get up : ARISE
62. He wrote "Metamorphoses" : OVID
63. Monk parrot : LORO
64. Kind of house : MANOR
65. City of Seven Hills : ROME
66. V.I.P. at Kabul : AMIR
67. Writer Terkel : STUDS
68. ___ Islands (part of the Aleutians) : NEAR
69. Left or right, e.g. : SIDE
1. Political alliance : BLOC
2. City on the Bou Regreg : RABAT
3. Soap plant : AMOLE
4. Reese or Street : DELLA
5. Cut blubber from a whale : FLENSE
6. Advice to an energumen : REST
7. Curser's mouthing : OATH
8. One cause of corruption : GREED
9. 1971–80, e.g. : DECADE
10. City in Ga. or Mo. : WARRENTON
11. On : ATOP
12. Coty or Clair : RENE
13. Worry : FRET
21. ___ Beach, of D-day fame : OMAHA
22. Proofreader's mark : CARET
26. Foot or potato follower : RACE
27. Pigment for Opie : OCHRE
29. Soliloquy starter : TOBE
30. Cupid : AMOR
31. Period after Mardi Gras : LENT
32. Norse heroic song : EDDA
33. European dormouse : LOIR
34. Alpine stream : AARE
35. Emerald Isle : THEOLDSOD
37. Juno's Greek counterpart : HERA
40. Illegal lifting : THEFT
41. Chauvinist : JINGO
46. Proverbial weepers : LOSERS
48. Jim Plunkett is one : RAIDER
50. Rose's seamy side : THORN
52. Great burden-bearer : ATLAS
53. Elimelech's wife : NAOMI
54. Biting : ACRID
55. Eleven in L.A. : RAMS
56. He was: Lat. : ERAT
57. Aborigine of Japan : AINU
58. "Whoopee!" in Pan's parties : EVOE
59. Hudson heroine : RIMA
60. Sped : TORE

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