New York Times, Saturday, December 13, 1980

Author: Vincent L. Osborne
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.03, Missing: { J Q X }, Scrabble score: 287 (avg 1.50)
Open Squares: 77, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Spans: 4
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© 1980, The New York Times
Across Down
1. "M*A*S*H" actor : ALDA
5. Has dinner : SUPS
9. Vibrant : ALIVE
14. Faustian commodity : SOUL
15. Father Flye's famous correspondent : AGEE
16. Composer of "Pavane for a Dead Princess" : RAVEL
17. November choices : STRAIGHTTICKETS
20. Highway maneuver : UTURN
21. Tyrrhenian and Timor : SEAS
22. Weather satellite : ESSA
23. Leader of the Afrika Korps : ROMMEL
25. Gerrymander, perhaps : REMAP
27. Coating for iron : ZINC
29. Jazz dances : STOMPS
33. Name of 12 popes : PIUS
37. Othello, for one : MOOR
39. Lachrymal : TEARY
40. Victor over H.M.S. Guerrière : USSCONSTITUTION
43. Emulates a Lippizaner : REARS
44. Apply a mordant : ETCH
45. Hack and rip followers : SAWS
46. Certain barge cargo : REFUSE
48. River to Cairo : OHIO
50. County north of San Francisco : MARIN
52. Flash lamp : STROBE
57. Gad : ROAM
60. Slalom obstacle : GATE
62. Ready for broadcasting : TAPED
63. Big Eight 11 : OKLAHOMASOONERS
66. Alamo ordeal : SIEGE
67. Bar to equity : BIAS
68. Early Montanan : CREE
69. Trucklers' responses : YESES
70. Swing around : SLUE
71. Mend : HEAL
1. Supreme national god of Assyria : ASSUR
2. Keno's relative : LOTTO
3. Wheat variety : DURUM
4. Yegg's undoing : ALARM
5. Time for bears : SAG
6. Sounds of aversion : UGHS
7. Hopper in an Eastertime tune : PETERCOTTONTAIL
8. Bristles : SETAE
9. Rainbow : ARC
10. Wordsworth, Coleridge and Southey : LAKEPOETS
11. Famous name in lithography : IVES
12. V.F.W. members : VETS
13. Maxwell of columns, films and parties : ELSA
18. Don Juan's mother : INEZ
19. Philosophies, perhaps : ISMS
24. Sketch : LIMN
26. Westernmost point of the Aleutians : ATTU
28. Bozo's beezer : NOSE
30. Eldest of the Pleiades : MAIA
31. Place for a figurehead : PROW
32. Roget's wds. : SYNS
33. Run smoothly, as an engine : PURR
34. Words of understanding : ISEE
35. TSgt's branch : USAF
36. Rugby play : SCRUMMAGE
38. In clover : RICH
41. Greek peak : OSSA
42. "Upon ___ rock . . . " : THIS
47. Word after a minor premise : ERGO
49. Holy Roman emperor : OTTO
51. Feet of common measure : IAMBS
53. Estancia : RANCH
54. ___ citato, footnote words : OPERE
55. Kentucky college : BEREA
56. Son of Henry : EDSEL
57. Cheerful : ROSY
58. Tom Joad, for instance : OKIE
59. Porters : ALES
61. Son of Rebekah : ESAU
64. Males : HES
65. Suffix with verb : OSE

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