New York Times, Wednesday, December 31, 1980

Author: Nancy McCarthy
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.79, Missing: { J Q V X }, Scrabble score: 305 (avg 1.63)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 4, XRef: 1 Grid has repeated answers.
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© 1980, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Ivy league team : YALE
5. Brilliance : ECLAT
10. To which "all roads lead" : ROME
14. Lamb's pen name : ELIA
15. Something to take up : SLACK
16. Gallic brainstorm : IDEE
17. Dregs : LEES
18. Clash in Texas: Jan. 1 : COTTONBOWL
20. Military command : LEFTFACE
22. Confederate general : EARLY
23. Labor : WORK
24. Like certain cats : COOL
26. Oscar-winner Meryl : STREEP
29. Candlemaker : CHANDLER
33. Erstwhile "Voice of the Opera" : CROSS
34. Specks : WHITS
35. See 1 Across : ELI
36. Family member : AUNT
37. Electrified particle : ION
38. Marsh bird : RAIL
39. Cornell's Big ___ team : RED
40. Cuttlefish ink : SEPIA
42. Short story : CONTE
43. More austere : FROSTIER
45. In a huddle : MASSED
46. Female deer : HIND
47. " . . . he shall ___ again": Matt. 20:19 : RISE
48. Bobwhite : COLIN
51. Postseason game for dirty players? : WASHBOWL
55. Florida fracas: Jan. 1 : ORANGEBOWL
58. A woodwind : OBOE
59. Labyrinth : MAZE
60. Asian country : KOREA
61. "The Way We ___" : WERE
62. River in Germany : ODER
63. Vestibule : ENTRY
64. Lixiviums : LYES
1. College cheer : YELL
2. Command at sea : ALEE
3. Willingly : LIEF
4. Shrine Bowl opponents: Jan. 10 : EASTWEST
5. Part of a rampart : ESCARP
6. Scoreboard fixture : CLOCK
7. Recent : LATE
8. Performance : ACT
9. Boxing result : TKO
10. Vulgarly jocular : RIBALD
11. Reputation : ODOR
12. Cry like a baby : MEWL
13. Slithery : EELY
19. Ad lights : NEONS
21. The other side : FOES
24. "Slow Boat" destination : CHINA
25. Cereal grass : OAT
26. Muffler : SCARF
27. More faithful : TRUER
28. Musical composition : RONDO
29. Singing group : CHOIR
30. Relies (on) : LEANS
31. Top-drawer : ELITE
32. Het up : RILED
34. Rubbed clean : WIPED
38. California showdown: Jan. 1 : ROSEBOWL
40. Smart : STING
41. ___ Gev, Israeli settlement : EIN
42. Ready money : CASH
44. Silvery freshwater fish : SHINER
45. Lose : MISLAY
47. Bleaker : RAWER
48. Lake or Perry : COMO
49. Mouthward : ORAD
50. Take life easy : LAZE
51. Potherb : WORT
52. Comply : OBEY
53. Lasted : WORE
54. Prominent Virginia family : LEES
56. Supplement, with "out" : EKE
57. Double this for a confection : BON

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