New York Times, Monday, December 7, 1981

Author: Gerald Brooks
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.16, Missing: { F J X }, Scrabble score: 289 (avg 1.51)
Open Squares: 75, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 4, XRef: 2
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© 1981, The New York Times
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1. Word with happy or stick : SLAP
5. See 1 Down : ALECK
10. Some are gas guzzlers : CARS
14. Only : MERE
15. City of northern India : DELHI
16. Woodwind : OBOE
17. Stratford's river : AVON
18. Hoofed mammal of Africa and Asia : DAMAN
19. "The ___ Wind," Masefield poem : WEST
20. Dwells : RESIDES
22. Calms : SEDATES
24. Playground favorite : TEETERTOTTER
26. U.S.N. officer : ENS
27. Caribou's cousin : REINDEER
31. Sow : PLANT
34. ___ de León : PONCE
35. Desiccate : DRY
36. Spellbound : RAPT
37. Fads : RAGES
38. Founder of Stoicism : ZENO
39. Full of: Suffix : OSE
40. Recorded, in a way : TAPED
41. U.S. poet: 1898–1943 : BENET
42. Hem in : STRAITEN
44. Crag : TOR
45. Playground favorite : MERRYGOROUND
50. Statistical calendar : ALMANAC
53. Role for a young girl : INGENUE
54. "The ___ Kids," former radio program : QUIZ
55. Victor at Plassey: 1757 : CLIVE
57. Word with arms or show : SIDE
58. Preposition : UNTO
59. Sea duck : EIDER
60. Particular : ITEM
61. Mil. posture : ATTN
62. Ranges : SPANS
63. Promontory : NESS
1. With 5 Across, wise guy : SMART
2. Aid in flood control : LEVEE
3. Got up : AROSE
4. Contrite : PENITENT
5. Office machines : ADDERS
6. Minimum : LEAST
7. "Spoon River" poet's monogram : ELM
8. Purified; refined : CHASTENED
9. Dynamics : KINETICS
10. "Present Indicative" is his autobiography : COWARD
11. Encourage a felon : ABET
12. Pete or Billy : ROSE
13. Coteries : SETS
21. Bucky of the Yankees : DENT
23. Low dune, in England : DENE
25. Formation of mountains via disturbances : OROGENY
28. Paradise : EDEN
29. White-tailed eagle : ERNE
30. Hindu peasant : RYOT
31. Nicklaus, Watson et al. : PROS
32. Ultimate : LAST
33. Mimic : APER
34. Office device : PAPERCLIP
37. Mad scrambles: Slang : RATRACES
38. Adjusts aim : ZEROESIN
40. ___ Shan, Asian mountain system : TIEN
41. Bjorn of tennis : BORG
43. "King of Waters" : AMAZON
44. Color modifiers : TONERS
46. Kind of name : GIVEN
47. Amalgamate : UNITE
48. Some art : NUDES
49. Considers : DEEMS
50. Bluish green : AQUA
51. Fontanne's partner : LUNT
52. Glove for Carlton Fisk : MITT
56. Highest mountain in Crete : IDA

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