New York Times, Thursday, November 19, 1981

Author:George P. Sphicas
Editor:Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.16, Missing: { J K Q Z }, Scrabble score: 294 (avg 1.54)
Open Squares: 77, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Spans: 2
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© 1981, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Long story : SAGA
5. Plant louse : APHID
10. Mondale's successor : BUSH
14. Bionomics: Abbr. : ECOL
15. June V.I.P. : BRIDE
16. Singer James : ETTA
17. Literary scholar : PHILOLOGER
19. Nobelist in Literature: 1925 : SHAW
20. Prof's security : TENURE
21. Lab animals : HAMSTERS
23. Something done by Donne : VERSE
25. ___ latitudes : HORSE
26. Member of a certain class : PUPIL
29. Heretofore, poetically : ERENOW
32. Capital of Western Samoa : APIA
33. Word blindness : ALEXIA
34. Old French coin : ECU
37. Possessions of certain bachelors : COLLEGEDIPLOMAS
40. Chemical suffix : ENE
41. Crescent-shaped ornament : LUNULA
42. Small flute : FIFE
43. Raw wool : FLEECE
44. Following : AFTER
45. Frighten : SCARE
48. Saw : ADAGE
50. Prospector in 1848–49 : ARGONAUT
53. Alit : LANDED
57. Majors and Trevino : LEES
58. Dean's milieu : UNIVERSITY
60. Give ___ to (express) : VENT
61. One of Zeno's followers : STOIC
62. Slave of yore : ESNE
63. Chooses : OPTS
64. Color variations : TONES
65. Saurel : SCAD
1. Clan : SEPT
2. Yearn : ACHE
3. Enter : GOIN
4. Kind of deposit : ALLUVIAL
5. More qualified : ABLER
6. Expert : PRO
7. Certain schooling : HIGHEREDUCATION
8. Thought : IDEA
9. Skin: Comb. form : DERM
10. Confer; award : BESTOW
11. King Arthur's father : UTHER
12. Partner of stripes : STARS
13. Part of a ship's bow : HAWSE
18. City on the Oka : OREL
22. Reef : SHOAL
24. Moon goddess : SELENE
26. What the leader sets : PACE
27. Frequent follower of once : UPON
28. Heap : PILE
30. Banished : EXILED
31. Asiatic palm : NIPA
33. Chills and fever : AGUE
34. Discharge : EMIT
35. Bistro : CAFE
36. Buyer or borrower : USER
38. Actress Burstyn : ELLEN
39. Violations : OFFENSES
43. Adorns a cake : FROSTS
44. Culture medium : AGAR
45. Gun salute : SALVO
46. Fawn : CREEP
47. Proxy : AGENT
49. Guinness et al. : ALECS
51. Neighbor of W. Ger. : AUST
52. Biblical preposition : UNTO
54. Frisbee : DISC
55. Where Vulcan forged : ETNA
56. Like some hair : DYED
59. Contend : VIE

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