New York Times, Tuesday, December 8, 1981

Author:Dorothy Smitonick
Editor:Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 4.74, Missing: { J K M Q X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 255 (avg 1.38)
Open Squares: 74, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 11, XRef: 0
Dorothy Smitonick has 17 pre-Shortz puzzles and 1 Shortz era puzzle in our database.

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© 1981, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Anathema to Debs : SCAB
5. Cooked to a turn : DONE
9. Map feature : INSET
14. Charlie's widow : OONA
15. Summer treats : ICES
16. Shellfish : NACRE
17. Moorish ___, tropical fish : IDOL
18. Center of authority : SEAT
19. Belle ___, notorious outlaw : STARR
20. Corot creations : LANDSCAPES
23. Curtain of a sort : IRON
24. "Dombey and ___" : SON
25. Is honest with : LEVELS
27. Lighters need these : FLINTS
31. Scottish baron : THANE
33. Gray wolves : LOBOS
34. Mardi Gras participants : REVELERS
38. Tel ___ : AVIV
39. Mark for Mark Roth : SPARE
41. Indigo plant : ANIL
42. Narrow-minded, as a teacher : PEDANTIC
44. Wading bird : SNIPE
45. Aroma : SCENT
46. Kind of cell : PADDED
47. Aid : SUCCOR
50. One of the Ameche brothers : DON
51. Another: Sp. : OTRO
52. Pilgrims' milieu : NEWENGLAND
59. Outbreaks : RIOTS
61. Pealed : RANG
62. Dairyman's anathema : OLEO
63. Michael Caine role : ALFIE
64. "The ___ 'e knows . . . ": Kipling : ORSE
65. Morris ___, author of "Shoes of the Fisherman" : WEST
66. Bristles : SETAE
67. Graf ___ : SPEE
68. Uses curlers : SETS
1. Layer of earth : SOIL
2. Part of a sonata : CODA
3. At another time : ANON
4. Acomous : BALD
5. Places for dancing, for short : DISCOS
6. Mariner's world : OCEAN
7. A low tide : NEAP
8. Town near Padua : ESTE
9. ___ and outs : INS
10. "This is my own, my ___!": Scott : NATIVELAND
11. Frighten : SCARE
12. Former character actor Leon ___ : ERROL
13. Three-masted schooners : TERNS
21. Fast planes : SSTS
22. Joseph in Egypt : SLAVE
26. Dir. from Sevilla to Córdoba : ENE
27. Tongue of a shoe : FLAP
28. This means nothing to McEnroe : LOVE
29. Footnote abbr. : IBID
30. The Cabots' discovery in 1497 : NOVASCOTIA
31. Religious pamphlet : TRACT
32. "___ Weekend," 1936 play : HER
35. City in Oklahoma : ENID
36. Ready to be eaten : RIPE
37. Vehicle used to transport : SLED
39. Rear part : STERN
40. Fastener : PIN
43. Cpl., for one : NCO
44. Spilled to the cops : SANG
46. A kind of silk : PONGEE
47. Marsh birds : SORAS
48. Practical : UTILE
49. Small farm, in England : CROFT
50. Compact : DENSE
53. One of the asteroids : EROS
54. Woof's partner : WARP
55. Cattle sounds : LOWS
56. Toward the sheltered side : ALEE
57. Hornets' creation : NEST
58. Dowries : DOTS
60. Comprehend : SEE

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