New York Times, Tuesday, December 1, 1981

Author: Hugh McElroy
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { F J Q W X }, Scrabble score: 280 (avg 1.48)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 16, XRef: 1 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
Hugh McElroy has 19 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1981, The New York Times
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1. Lord's spouse : LADY
5. Mixers with rums : COLAS
10. "Sweet" French girl : IRMA
14. Plant having a bitter juice : ALOE
15. "Turandot" is one : OPERA
16. Martin or Rusk : DEAN
17. Grain tower : SILO
18. "The ___," 1950 film : HASTYHEART
20. Time clock : TELLTALE
22. Justice ___ Day O'Connor : SANDRA
23. Mideast gulf : ADEN
24. Comedian Sahl : MORT
25. Solicitous one : CARER
27. "___ Yankee Doodle Dandy" : IMA
29. Dame is one : TITLE
33. The ___ (Boston) : HUB
34. First name of 43 Across : RONALD
37. Shipshape : TRIM
38. Saroyan's "My Name Is ___" : ARAM
40. ___-a-Dale : ALLAN
41. Lennon's widow : YOKO
42. Freud's "Totem und ___" : TABU
43. Actor in all films in this puzzle : REAGAN
45. Dora Spenlow's Jip : PET
46. Less forthright : SLYER
48. ___-la-la : TRA
49. Have a viewpoint : OPINE
51. Babies' needs : NAPS
53. Novelist Van Lustbader : ERIC
54. Puts with : ADDSTO
57. Less than impressed : UNAMAZED
61. Film of 1938 : BROTHERRAT
63. ___ bene : NOTA
64. Wash : LAVE
65. Billiard shot : MASSE
66. ___ about (near a certain date) : ONOR
67. Telescope user : EYER
68. Warren of baseball fame : SPAHN
69. Dispatched : SENT
1. Cobbler's device : LAST
2. "I cannot tell ___" : ALIE
3. "Million ___," 1941 film : DOLLARBABY
4. ___ Tea Shoppe : YEOLDE
5. George M. ___ : COHAN
6. Gem : OPAL
7. ___-majesté : LESE
8. Linkletter : ART
9. Authority : SAYSO
10. Kind of crisis : IDENTITY
11. Enjoy a novel : READ
12. Milne's "Chloe ___" : MARR
13. Architectural pier : ANTA
19. Moss or Doris : HART
21. Land area, for short : TERR
24. Wine city in Spain : MALAGA
25. Has a gabfest : CHATS
26. Of the ear or air : AURAL
27. Rias : INLETS
28. Cheekbone : MALAR
30. Film of 1953 : TROPICZONE
31. Compare : LIKEN
32. Ham it up : EMOTE
35. Dinghy adjunct : OAR
36. Hereditary factor, for short : DNA
39. Kind of cheese : MUENSTER
44. Standard : NORM
47. "Jabberwocky" creature : RATH
50. Upright and grand : PIANOS
52. Kilmer output : POEMS
53. Consumed : EATEN
54. Having skill or strength : ABLE
55. Low, heavy-duty cart : DRAY
56. Hawk's opponent : DOVE
57. Bear in the sky : URSA
58. Vintage car : NASH
59. Kind of jacket : ETON
60. Pub missile : DART
62. Séance sound : RAP

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