New York Times, Wednesday, November 18, 1981

Author: John Greenman
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 4.74, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 269 (avg 1.45)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 2, 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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Across Down
1. Tiff : SPAT
5. Part of many fire escapes : STAIR
10. Fine-grained mineral : TALC
14. Verdant : LUSH
15. Eeyore's creator : MILNE
16. Lamb's pseudonym : ELIA
17. Playground, e.g. : AREA
18. "Toys in the ___," Hellman play : ATTIC
19. Soft breeze : AURA
20. Police-squad member : PLAINCLOTHESMAN
23. Mamie's man : IKE
24. Put away, in a way : ATE
25. Jazz dances : STOMPS
29. Con artist : SWINDLER
34. Neophyte : TYRO
35. Black Sea port, formerly Stalin : VARNA
36. Rathskeller staple : ALE
37. Lhasa ___ : APSO
38. Rabbits' cousins : PIKAS
39. Geraint's mate : ENID
40. Burns, for short : GEO
41. Chandler's "The Big ___ " : SLEEP
42. Tragicomedy segment : ACTI
43. Those in an upper house : SENATORS
45. Accorded : AGREED
47. Half a diam. : RAD
48. Hard ___ rock : ASA
49. Masquerades : FANCYDRESSBALLS
58. Oriental nanny : AMAH
59. Spooky : EERIE
60. Authentic : REAL
61. Judith Anderson, for one : DAME
62. Three incarnations of Vishnu : RAMAS
63. Subdue : TAME
64. Ending for spin or rhyme : STER
65. Railroad trestles : SPANS
66. Diffuse, as light : SHED
1. Insult : SLAP
2. Small loop on the edge of lace : PURL
3. On the Marmara : ASEA
4. Bangkok native : THAI
5. Fishing boats : SMACKS
6. Señora or Madame : TITLE
7. Glee-club member : ALTO
8. Monogram unit: Abbr. : INIT
9. Joins detached links : RECHAINS
10. Hectored : TEASED
11. Astringent : ALUM
12. Sicilian coin : LIRA
13. He played Sonny in "The Godfather" : CAAN
21. Chill : NIP
22. Relative of Vesuvius : ETNA
25. Antlered ones : STAGS
26. Melville work : TYPEE
27. Welles or Bean : ORSON
28. Pasture sound : MOO
29. Purposes : SAKES
30. Opera cape : WRAP
31. Picador's weapon : LANCE
32. Type size : ELITE
33. Staged a revival : REDID
35. Contender : VIER
38. Drudges : PLODDERS
39. Pitcher handle : EAR
41. Sojourn : STAY
44. William Tell was one : ARCHER
45. Appraise : ASSESS
46. Chew the fat : GAB
48. Shanghai native, e.g. : ASIAN
49. Passing fancies : FADS
50. He loves, to Cato : AMAT
51. Signature : NAME
52. Harvest : REAP
53. Humorist Bombeck : ERMA
54. Martial ___ : ARTS
55. Jacob's first wife : LEAH
56. Kind of duck : LAME
57. Snowmobile's relative : SLED

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