New York Times, Saturday, October 25, 1980

Author: Mermelstein
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 4.87, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 275 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Spans: 3
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© 1980, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Cousin of "Ciao!" : TATA
5. Adjective for some stores : NAVAL
10. Angel dust is one : DRUG
14. Stirred up : AGOG
15. How the Frosts treated the Snows? : ICILY
16. An alternative to medium : RARE
17. Israeli song? : BEGINTHEBEGUINE
20. Swift works : SATIRES
21. Bribes : OILS
22. Sale condition : ASIS
23. Name on a D.C. hospital : REED
25. Trouble on the set : STATIC
28. Locus of power : SEAT
29. Where to shed care : SPA
32. Ellery's rival : ERLE
33. "Meanwhile, back at the ___ . . . " : RANCH
34. Set the pace in a race : LED
35. Locale of a certain hog? : MIDDLEOFTHEROAD
39. Colleague of Monty : IKE
40. He wasn't afraid of Virginia Woolf : ALBEE
41. Latin start for Hamlet's soliloquy : ESSE
42. Jr.'s elder : SEN
43. North Sea feeder : YSER
44. Toxophilite : ARCHER
46. Tribulations : WOES
47. Like Wayne's grit : TRUE
48. Boîte belle: 1915–63 : PIAF
50. Likely to succeed, as a starlet : BUDDING
53. What divers in pools do? : GOOFFTHEDEEPEND
57. Number of Worthies : NINE
58. Jackson Sec. of War : EATON
59. Salver familiar to solvers : TRAY
60. SALT participant : USSR
61. Square one : START
62. Disseminates : SOWS
1. What sports pick up : TAB
2. Jaques's heptad : AGES
3. Cato's covering : TOGA
4. In a stew : AGITATED
5. Kind of acid or oxide : NITRIC
6. Companion of pains : ACHES
7. Tries for a prize : VIES
8. Amice's relative : ALB
9. Solution used in ablutions : LYE
10. Stonehenge priest : DRUID
11. Spot for #1 horse at a derby : RAIL
12. Garden planters : URNS
13. Command to Dobbin : GEE
18. ___ prius court : NISI
19. Author of "Egmont" : GOETHE
23. Nice income : RENTE
24. "___ to his choice . . . ": Kipling : EACH
25. Coin of ancient Rome : SEMIS
26. Three-wheeler : TRIKE
27. Mayflower passenger : ALDEN
28. Media man Morley : SAFER
29. Tramp in a bog : SLOSH
30. Kind of British pudding : PEASE
31. Crawler or summer : ADDER
33. Pierre's apparel? : ROBES
36. What Macduff didn't do : LAYOFF
37. Word in a threat : ELSE
38. The take : RECEIPTS
44. Like Romeo or a Dromio : ARDENT
45. Unwrought or uncouth : RUDE
46. A symbol of thinness : WAFER
47. English dynasty or choreographer : TUDOR
48. Nantes vegetable : POIS
49. Physicists' concerns : IONS
50. Bright star : BETA
51. Fiddler in a fire : NERO
52. Chew on : GNAW
53. Kokoon : GNU
54. French possessive : TES
55. Type of trick for a Ranger : HAT
56. Prefix for function : DYS

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