New York Times, Friday, December 18, 1981

Author:Kathryn Righter
Editor:Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 5.00, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 284 (avg 1.54)
Open Squares: 67, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 3, XRef: 0
Kathryn Righter has 54 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.

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© 1981, The New York Times
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1. Available dough : WAD
4. Beaufort-scale readings : GALES
9. Dolce ___ niente : FAR
12. Guinness or Waugh : ALEC
14. Plains Indian : OSAGE
15. Gaucho's weapon : BOLA
16. Isomeric : ALLO
17. Talk arrogantly : USURP
18. Press : IRON
19. Spur on a bird's leg or wing : CALCAR
21. Cleansed : DETERGED
23. Washington city, river or county : YAKIMA
25. Diacritical mark : TILDE
26. Certain exams : ORALS
28. Dress : CLOTHE
31. German title : GRAF
34. N.B.A. team : NETS
36. Fasten; attach : AFFIX
37. Item in some budgets : RENT
38. Breed of swine : DUROC
40. Succulent part of fruit : PULP
41. Vows : OATHS
43. Wee : TINY
44. Choir member : ALTO
45. Welcomes : GREETS
47. Ancient Britons : PICTS
49. Expect : AWAIT
51. Agraffes : CLASPS
54. Incised carving : INTAGLIO
57. Mushroom : AGARIC
59. Carol : NOEL
60. Urged (on) : EGGED
62. Departed : GONE
63. Product from Quercus suber : CORK
64. Courage; daring : NERVE
65. Level : EVEN
66. Reply: Abbr. : ANS
67. Arboretum specimens : TREES
68. Triple this for a wine : EST
1. British servicewoman : WAAC
2. Calm : ALLAY
3. Perry Mason's girl Friday : DELLA
4. Epicure : GOURMAND
5. Onager : ASS
6. Doxologize : LAUD
7. Heron : EGRET
8. Infective : SEPTIC
9. Absent-minded : FORGETFUL
10. Relative of a maguey : ALOE
11. South African monetary unit : RAND
13. Domineering leader : COCKOFTHEWALK
15. Transient; rover : BIRDOFPASSAGE
20. Make public : AIR
22. Singer Fitzgerald : ELLA
24. Alaskan native's language : ALEUT
27. Long, narrow piece : STRIP
29. Sword part : HILT
30. Montreal baseball player : EXPO
31. Rum and water : GROG
32. Raise : REAR
33. Echidnas, e.g. : ANTEATERS
35. Kind of boom : SONIC
39. Islands in the Aegean : CYCLADES
42. Male animal : STAG
46. "___ Spring," R. Carson book : SILENT
48. Children's game : TAG
50. Jungle denizen : TIGER
52. Show to be true : PROVE
53. Trig functions : SINES
54. Ancient Peruvian : INCA
55. " . . . the blaze of ___": Milton : NOON
56. Fairy-tale villain : OGRE
58. Penny-ante ante : CENT
61. Creation from a rib : EVE

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