New York Times, Wednesday, December 16, 1981

Author: Bert H. Kruse
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 4.74, Missing: { F G J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 303 (avg 1.64)
Open Squares: 63, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 4, XRef: 0
Bert H. Kruse has 63 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1981, The New York Times
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1. "___ way to go" : ATTA
5. Body : SOMA
9. Greek letters : PSIS
13. False god : BAAL
14. Hermit, e.g. : CRAB
15. Storage place : ATTIC
17. King Arthur's weapon : EXCALIBUR
19. Cow catcher : RIATA
20. "Three's Company" is one : SITCOM
21. Sitter in danger : DAMOCLES
23. Malayan dagger : KRIS
25. Pout : SULK
26. Singer Davis : MAC
29. Relative of etc. : ETAL
31. Considered : DEEMED
35. Wing : ELL
36. W.W. II powers : AXIS
38. Was at the wheel : DROVE
39. Thunder unit : CLAP
41. Gads : ROVES
43. Dispatch a fly : SWAT
44. Its pulp is a food source : CAROB
46. Lamp part : NECK
47. Nigerian city : EDE
48. Expiated : ATONED
50. Paella : STEW
52. German article : DER
53. The same, to Seneca : IDEM
55. Did the butterfly : SWAM
57. Inlay style using a mosaic of wood pieces : INTARSIA
61. Eliminated : ERASED
65. Archie or George : MOORE
66. Dueling : SWORDPLAY
68. Buddies on the range : PARDS
69. Raced : TORE
70. Mezzo-soprano Shirley : LOVE
71. Army : HOST
72. Cutter's kin : SLED
73. Jug : EWER
1. Vigoda and Burrows : ABES
2. Popular TV program : TAXI
3. Diplomacy : TACT
4. Term of tribulation : ALACK
5. Arabian sword : SCIMITAR
6. Ball : ORB
7. Tennyson poem : MAUD
8. Canyon mouths : ABRAS
9. Freed, conditionally : PAROLED
10. Epees or their users : STICKERS
11. Type, for short : ITAL
12. Location : SITE
16. Instance, in St.-Lô : CAS
18. Learning : LORE
22. Loser's "name" : MUD
24. Invader with an Angle : SAXON
26. Holy city : MECCA
27. ___ once (suddenly) : ALLAT
28. Cigar : CLARO
30. Plutarch's concerns : LIVES
32. ___ down (overwhelmed) : MOWED
33. Avoid : EVADE
34. Discourage : DETER
37. Religious offshoots : SECTS
40. Daggers : PONIARDS
42. Pierced : SKEWERED
45. Doctor's prescription : BEDREST
49. ___ Plaines, Ill. : DES
51. Child in the care of a guardian : WARD
54. Fine sprays : MISTS
56. Sugar producer : MAPLE
57. Pooka : IMP
58. Father of Japheth : NOAH
59. Matador's victim : TORO
60. Hooky, G.I. style : AWOL
62. Retard : SLOW
63. Roof overhang : EAVE
64. Hairdresser, sometimes : DYER
67. Stibnite, e.g. : ORE

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