New York Times, Thursday, November 12, 1981

Author:Robert Katz
Editor:Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.97, Missing: { J K Q V X }, Scrabble score: 279 (avg 1.48)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Spans: 3
Robert Katz has 73 pre-Shortz puzzles and 3 Shortz era puzzles in our database.

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© 1981, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Semiprecious stone : OPAL
5. Succotash ingredients : LIMAS
10. Uses a ray gun : ZAPS
14. Sugarcane shoot : LALO
15. U.S.S.R. river : ONEGA
16. What Idaho and Oregon do : ABUT
17. Part of U.A.R. : ARAB
18. Brenda of comics : STARR
19. Defense against a mugger : MACE
20. Irresponsible person : FLIBBERTIGIBBET
23. Days of ___ : YORE
24. ___ Wantanabe, Japanese figure skater : EMI
25. Earn : MERIT
28. Light blow : PAT
31. Former Turkish bigwig : PASHA
35. One of Cleopatra's maids : IRAS
36. Like a life span : FINITE
38. Human dynamo's asset : PEP
39. Ragamuffins : TATTERDEMALIONS
42. Sedan summer : ETE
43. Lack of color : PALLOR
44. Homophone for a convent dweller : NONE
45. Wyoming event : RODEO
47. Suffix with law or saw : YER
48. Ayn Rand's shrugger : ATLAS
49. Biol. or chem. : SCI
51. Seine feeder : OISE
53. Beautiful : PULCHRITUDINOUS
61. Road for Caesar : ITER
62. Irregularly incised : EROSE
63. Portuguese landlady : DONA
64. One-billionth: Comb. form : NANO
65. Paton heroine : NELLA
66. Oklahoma city : ENID
67. Sign of spring : THAW
68. Nelson and Mary Baker : EDDYS
69. What demographers gather : DATA
1. Kingly name : OLAF
2. British cong. : PARL
3. Jai ___ : ALAI
4. Washington agent : LOBBYIST
5. Cornwallis at Yorktown : LOSER
6. How heroes act : INTREPIDLY
7. Protein source : MEAT
8. Kind of culture : AGRI
9. Nickname for Bilko : SARGE
10. Lusaka is its capital : ZAMBIA
11. Rhyme scheme : ABAB
12. Brownish purple : PUCE
13. Let it be : STET
21. Asa Gray's forte: Abbr. : BOT
22. Drive forward : IMPEL
25. Kind of box : MITER
26. "The lovely Muse" : ERATO
27. Judged : RATED
29. Anoint, old style : ANELE
30. How cowards act : TIMOROUSLY
32. Wire holder : SPOOL
33. Beautician's purchase : HENNA
34. Areas in basilicas : APSES
36. Angelo or Dominic : FRA
37. Do roadwork : TAR
40. Golden age, e.g. : EPOCH
41. Meant : INTENDED
46. In ___ (in trust, as funds) : ESCROW
48. "___ was saying . . . " : ASI
50. Drama by Samuel Johnson : IRENE
52. Brainstorms : IDEAS
53. Milk measure : PINT
54. Beehive State : UTAH
55. Heroine of Conrad's "Victory" : LENA
56. Incensed : IRED
57. "I ___ you so!" : TOLD
58. Chaplin's widow : OONA
59. One is one : UNIT
60. Actress Thompson : SADA

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