New York Times, Friday, December 11, 1981

Author: William Lutwiniak
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 32, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { none — this is a pangram }, Scrabble score: 341 (avg 1.77)
Open Squares: 79, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 4, XRef: 1, Spans: 2
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© 1981, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Soothe : CALM
5. "Humoresken" composer : GRIEG
10. Soho swell : TOFF
14. Draft status : ONEA
15. Beat : OUTDO
16. Former queen of Jordan : ALIA
17. Hero of a 1914 novel : PENRODSCHOFIELD
20. Make ___ (steal) : AWAYWITH
21. Kind of antenna : DIPOLE
22. Roman historian : LIVY
23. Flyway sound : TWEE
24. Bird that walks on floating leaves : JACANA
27. One of Rome's seven : QUIRINAL
31. "Not with ___ but . . . ": Eliot : ABANG
32. Without sparkle : DULLY
33. Ending with pay : OLA
34. Sidekick : PARD
35. Exercise : DRILL
36. From ___ (the works) : ATOZ
37. Turku, to Swedes : ABO
38. Shimmering pattern : MOIRE
39. Cut back : PRUNE
40. That can be identified : NAMEABLE
42. Criticized : RAPPED
43. Hospital dept. : XRAY
44. Ballet leap : JETE
45. Servile : ABJECT
48. Certain aircraft : AUTOGIRO
52. Creator of 17 Across : BOOTHTARKINGTON
54. Sommer : ELKE
55. Tavern offering : LAGER
56. Smidgen : IOTA
57. Whitetail : DEER
58. Sap slowly : ERODE
59. Wife of Wang Lung : OLAN
1. Panama gum tree : COPA
2. Once more : ANEW
3. Yakutsk's river : LENA
4. Where the Choptank flows : MARYLAND
5. Object of Tom's peep : GODIVA
6. Neglected : RUSTY
7. Yen : ITCH
8. Old English letter : EDH
9. Benevolence : GOODWILL
10. Asian capital : TAIPEI
11. Chromolithograph, for short : OLEO
12. Meet, as a need : FILL
13. Pass the peak : FADE
18. In debt : OWING
19. Blazing : FIERY
23. Veil material : TULLE
24. Land of sake : JAPAN
25. Rhyme scheme : ABABA
26. Rebound : CAROM
27. Lots of paper : QUIRE
28. ___ to par (ailing) : NOTUP
29. Solo : ALONE
30. Did nothing : LAZED
32. In a matter-of-fact way : DRILY
35. Fight : DOBATTLE
36. Certain chord : ARPEGGIO
38. Sergeant's command : MARCH
39. A founder of the Liberal Association of South Africa : PATON
41. Devonshire's capital : EXETER
42. Call it a night or a day : RETIRE
44. Faked out of position : JUKED
45. In the crib : ABED
46. Tree trunk : BOLE
47. Dangerfield product : JOKE
48. Ship on which Hercules sailed : ARGO
49. Chemical suffix : ITOL
50. List of persons : ROTA
51. Judah's wicked son : ONAN
53. Bern's river : AAR

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