New York Times, Saturday, December 12, 1981

Author: Jack L. Steinhardt
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 29, Avg Word Len: 5.44, Missing: { J K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 273 (avg 1.39)
Open Squares: 96, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 2, XRef: 1 Grid has super symmetry.
Jack L. Steinhardt has 39 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1981, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Casual wear : SWEATER
8. Will validation : PROBATE
15. Injunction : MANDATE
16. Intervals; degrees : REMOVES
17. Giant star of Scorpius : ANTARES
18. Intractable : ADAMANT
19. "The Thirty-Nine ___" : STEPS
20. Word with pit or rest : ARM
22. Pavement presentation : RAREE
23. "B.C." cartoonist : HART
24. Pieces of concrete or bread : SLABS
26. Kind of kick or light : SIDE
27. Conceit : EGO
28. Colorless solvent used in paints : ACETONE
30. Naval off. : COM
31. Betokens : DENOTES
33. "___ for the Prosecution" : WITNESS
35. Stylishness : TON
36. Amos 'n' Andy, e.g. : DUO
37. Intertwines anew : REFOLDS
41. Condescended : DEIGNED
45. Three-faced woman : EVE
46. Fabaceous plants : LENTILS
48. Type of wife or house : ALE
49. Equip with power : GIRD
51. Frumpish : DOWDY
52. Suffix for game or trick : STER
53. Concede : ADMIT
55. Caviar : ROE
56. Pundit : SWAMI
57. Least pyknic : LEANEST
59. Like some spurs : ROWELED
61. Understanding of a sort : ENTENTE
62. Like a girasol : OPALINE
63. Became frightened : STARTED
64. Moses broke them in anger : TABLETS
1. In one's cups : SMASHED
2. Amount desired : WANTAGE
3. Begin : ENTERON
4. Conform : ADAPT
5. Paves : TARS
6. Après printemps : ETE
7. Thrift-shop objectives : RESALES
8. Ship's forepart : PRAMBOW
9. One end of the visible spectrum : RED
10. Asian poet born in Nishapur : OMAR
11. Safari blinds : BOMAS
12. Cupidity : AVARICE
13. Island near the Dardanelles : TENEDOS
14. Prizes : ESTEEMS
21. Snitch : RAT
24. Lurched forward in a heavy sea : SCENDED
25. In a derogatory manner : SNIDELY
28. Part of the Great Barrier Reef : ATOLL
29. Decorative cases : ETUIS
32. Siouan : OTO
34. Wooden peg : NOG
37. Entertains lavishly : REGALES
38. In plain sight : EVIDENT
39. The sustaining of a note : FERMATA
40. Expressed contempt : SNORTED
41. French philosopher-encyclopedist : DIDEROT
42. Wood of Hollywood : NATALIE
43. Natural habitat : ELEMENT
44. Ridicules : DERIDES
47. Seesaw occupants : TWO
50. Beanery : DINER
52. Nifty : SWELL
54. Product of 10 Down : TENT
56. Brush for cleaning a gun barrel : SWAB
58. Agnès or Catherine: Abbr. : STE
60. W.W. II agency : OPA

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