New York Times, Thursday, October 29, 1981

Author:John Greenman
Editor:Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 4.74, Missing: { J X Z }, Scrabble score: 294 (avg 1.59)
Open Squares: 60, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Spans: 2
John Greenman has 52 pre-Shortz puzzles and 12 Shortz era puzzles in our database.

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© 1981, The New York Times
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1. Blockhead : DOLT
5. Chatter indiscreetly : BLAB
9. Schoolgoer of rhyme : LAMB
13. Having side petals : ALAR
14. "The City in the Sea" poet : EAPOE
16. Slangy suffix with switch : EROO
17. First of the Astaire-Rogers films: 1933 : FLYINGDOWNTORIO
20. Kind of bud : TASTE
21. Gland: Comb. form : ADENO
22. Globe : ORB
23. H, to Hippocrates : ETA
25. Fugitive : RUNAWAY
27. Erica Jong novel: 1973 : FEAROFFLYING
32. Certain means: Abbr. : AVS
33. Stick for señor : PALO
34. Bed of roses : EASE
37. Wedding-cake feature : TIER
39. Part of R.A.F. : ROYAL
42. Places : LOCI
44. Land west of Vietnam : LAOS
46. One of a radio pair : AMOS
48. Gold, to Cortés : ORO
49. TV sitcom: 1967–70 : THEFLYINGNUN
53. Fife's cousin : PICCOLO
56. Inits. of a teaching group : NEA
57. Número ___ : UNO
58. Forward a message : RELAY
61. Clean up after a chalk talk : ERASE
65. Rodents that glide through the air : FLYINGSQUIRRELS
68. Columbo portrayer : FALK
69. Letter closure : YOURS
70. A son of Aphrodite : EROS
71. ___ Pea, Popeye's "adoptic infink" : SWEE
72. Possible coll. major : MATH
73. Kind of bag : TOTE
1. Dotty : DAFT
2. Stewing pot : OLLA
3. Ballads : LAYS
4. More commonplace : TRITER
5. Panhandle : BEG
6. Terhune's "___ Dog" : LADA
7. Two peas in ___ : APOD
8. Section of Manhattan : BOWERY
9. Zodiacal sign : LEO
10. Sherwood Forest missile : ARROW
11. Ballerina Shearer : MOIRA
12. Kind of trap : BOOBY
15. Boredom : ENNUI
18. Pilgrim greeting to an Indian : NETOP
19. One thousand kilograms : TONNE
24. From a distance : AFAR
26. Arab's headband : AGAL
27. Superfluity : FAT
28. Ominous : EVIL
29. On a cruise : ASEA
30. Polly Holliday TV role : FLO
31. Allegiant : LOYAL
35. Presently : SOON
36. Not quite off-white : ECRU
38. U.S. Army training branch : ROTC
40. Alcott of the links : AMY
41. Kind of cloth : LOIN
43. Charged atom : ION
45. Fleeced : SHORN
47. Scornful expression : SNEER
50. Lamentation : ELEGY
51. Noted N.M. archeological site : FOLSOM
52. Attic : GARRET
53. Inflates : PUFFS
54. Sargent Shriver, to E.M.K. : INLAW
55. Irish novelist Kathleen ___ : COYLE
59. Greenish hue : AQUA
60. Portable tent : YURT
62. Prefix with sol or space : AERO
63. Piggy-bank aperture : SLOT
64. Latin ancestor of "essence" : ESSE
66. Newscaster Pappas : IKE
67. Ending for bull or bear : ISH

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