New York Times, Wednesday, December 30, 1981

Author: Nancy McCarthy
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 4.74, Missing: { F J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 271 (avg 1.46)
Open Squares: 61, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 6, XRef: 0
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© 1981, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Ruth or Herman : BABE
5. Girl whom Phil Rizzuto married : CORA
9. Red Sox state : MASS
13. Comply : OBEY
14. The birds : AVES
15. Puff up : ELATE
17. Queue : LINE
18. Kind of duck : LAME
19. Cavalry weapon : SABER
20. "The Splendid Splinter" : TEDWILLIAMS
23. What Guidry kicks up : LEG
24. Best pitchers : ACES
25. Invalids : AILERS
27. Pursued a long fly : CHASED
30. Singer Lena : HORNE
32. Plaster supports : LATHS
33. He hit 755 home runs : HANKAARON
37. Depiction of the beautiful : ART
38. Carries : TOTES
39. Devoured : ATE
40. "Big Poison" : PAULWANER
43. Baltimore eleven : COLTS
45. Supplied weapons : ARMED
46. Trustworthy : HONEST
47. In Morpheus's arms : ASLEEP
50. Quién ___? : SABE
51. Antique car : REO
52. "King" of the Polo Grounds : CARLHUBBELL
58. Pillow stuffing : KAPOK
60. Of the dawn : EOAN
61. Felipe, Matty or Jesus : ALOU
62. Metric measure : STERE
63. Legal wrong : TORT
64. Catcher's flash : SIGN
65. Glacial ridges : OSAR
66. Terminates : ENDS
67. Soften : EASE
1. Nut's partner : BOLT
2. Rose's man : ABIE
3. Lean : BEND
4. Flattery: Slang : EYEWASH
5. Said "Safe!" or "Out!" : CALLED
6. Athletic areas : OVALS
7. Ancient people of Gaul : REMI
8. On the ocean : ASEA
9. Sicilian seaport : MESSINA
10. In the manner of : ALA
11. Rich fur : SABLE
12. Longhorn : STEER
16. Work units : ERGS
21. Sherbets : ICES
22. Strikes and spares : MARKS
26. Pasture : LEA
27. Respond to a good play : CLAP
28. ___-kiri, samurai's end all : HARA
29. One of the Aleutians : ATTU
30. Abominated : HATED
31. Willie Mays, e.g. : ONER
33. Sharpen : HONE
34. Breathing sound : RALE
35. Mel and Ed : OTTS
36. Turtle's home : NEST
38. Soccer's ___ Bay Rowdies : TAMPA
41. New Guinea town : LAE
42. Tow truck : WRECKER
43. "The Georgia Peach" : COBB
44. Kind of hit : ONEBASE
46. Hangouts : HAUNTS
47. Scows' kin : ARKS
48. "From ___ shining . . . " : SEATO
49. An artful Dodger : LOPES
50. Earthenware fragment : SHARD
53. Solar plexus, e.g. : RETE
54. Diving bird : LOON
55. Lamb's pseudonym : ELIA
56. Diaries : LOGS
57. Clair de ___ : LUNE
59. "A feast ___ famine" : ORA

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