New York Times, Thursday, December 3, 1981

Author: Carduff
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { H J Q X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 277 (avg 1.48)
Open Squares: 76, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Spans: 3
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© 1981, The New York Times
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1. Anthropophagous giant : OGRE
5. Coptic bishops : ABBAS
10. Blemish : SPOT
14. The Kettles or McGees : PAIR
15. One of the "k" sounds : VELAR
16. Cover on the inside : LINE
17. Tamora and Aaron plotted his ruin : TITUSANDRONICUS
20. Kind of stone : STEPPING
21. Hoard : AMASS
22. Conte : TALE
23. ___ le Moko : PEPE
25. Space capsules' interiors : CABINS
28. "___ Without Hope": Coleridge : WORK
29. Punjab's associate in "Little Orphan Annie" : ASP
32. Woody's son : ARLO
33. Prefix with body or dote : ANTI
34. Simon and Garfunkel, e.g. : DUO
35. Hamlet : PRINCEOFDENMARK
40. Chew the fat : RAP
41. Commedia dell'___ : ARTE
42. Pointed arch : OGEE
43. Balaam's mount : ASS
44. Den : LAIR
45. Their job is really not appealing : PARERS
47. Universe or America : MISS
48. Czarist parliament: 1905–17 : DUMA
49. Super follower : SONIC
52. Woman's undergarment : CAMISOLE
56. Palamon and Arcite, The ___ : TWONOBLEKINSMEN
59. Not enough, according to Susann : ONCE
60. Golden : AURIC
61. Within: Comb. form : ENTO
62. Invites : ASKS
63. Past in the past : AGONE
64. Tends to others' tots : SITS
1. Elects : OPTS
2. What some horses are given : GAIT
3. Solemn act : RITE
4. Event in southern Italy: A.D. 79 : ERUPTION
5. Net proceeds, to a lawyer : AVAILS
6. Sesame : BENNE
7. Hse., e.g. : BLDG
8. Swiss river : AAR
9. Letters loved by angels : SRO
10. J. Preston ___, hypocrite in "Little Orphan Annie" : SLIME
11. Twelve points, to a typesetter : PICA
12. Burden : ONUS
13. Tracy's sweetheart : TESS
18. Hand's-breadth : SPAN
19. Serviette : NAPKIN
23. There's a famous one near Concord : POND
24. Russian-born designer for fashion and stage : ERTE
25. Director of "It's a Wonderful Life" : CAPRA
26. Wall hanging : ARRAS
27. Radar-screen images : BLIPS
28. Thin cake : WAFER
29. Saw : ADAGE
30. Not so dubious : SURER
31. Little bags for sourdoughs : POKES
36. Spotted like certain cats : CALICO
37. Cicero's "you were" : ERAS
38. Elevator man : OTIS
39. Places to get bogged down : MORASSES
45. Rock used for polishing : PUMICE
46. Ugandan exile : AMIN
47. Colorado School of ___ : MINES
48. English chemist famous for an antiseptic solution : DAKIN
49. Structure for a Stoic : STOA
50. Admits to : OWNS
51. Where an arrow meets a bowstring : NOCK
52. Tropical American game fish : CERO
53. Guccione publication : OMNI
54. European who sounds permissive : LETT
55. TV sitcom : ENOS
57. Noise heard by Abel : BAA
58. Kind of nut : LUG

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