New York Times, Wednesday, February 11, 1981

Author: William Lutwiniak
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 4.87, Missing: { J Q V }, Scrabble score: 285 (avg 1.54)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 5, XRef: 2, Spans: 1
William Lutwiniak has 248 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1981, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Musical symbol : CLEF
5. Spacious hall : SALA
9. Buckeye State : OHIO
13. Monk parrot : LORO
14. Springtime time : APRIL
15. Imogene of show biz : COCA
16. Ending for cell : ULAR
17. Sully : TAINT
18. Pitcher : EWER
19. Great scat singer : ELLAFITZGERALD
22. Base-clearer, with 23 Across : HOME
23. See above : RUN
24. Plentiful : GALORE
27. One on the move : GOER
29. Wallach : ELI
32. Really go for : ADORE
33. "The ___ Show" : GONG
34. Emerald Isle : ERIN
35. Phrase for 19 Across : FIRSTLADYOFSONG
38. Up front : FORE
39. N.Y.S.E.'s cousin : AMEX
40. Cowboy competition : RODEO
41. Ethnic ending : ESE
42. Victimize : PREY
43. Effective : POTENT
44. Seek info : ASK
45. Reasoned : SANE
46. Another great scat singer : LOUISARMSTRONG
53. Famed crooner : BING
54. Part of R.S.V.P. : PLAIT
55. Concept : IDEA
56. Progress slowly : INCH
57. Kings Peak range : UINTA
58. Joint enterprise : COOP
59. Borscht must : BEET
60. Tidy the yard : RAKE
61. "Rule, Britannia" composer : ARNE
1. Tip-off : CLUE
2. Take it very easy : LOLL
3. Of a period : ERAL
4. "My kingdom ___!": Shak. : FORAHORSE
5. Flood : SPATE
6. Neighbor of Mex. : ARIZ
7. Marine fish : LING
8. Trusted friend : ALTEREGO
9. Vast expanse : OCEAN
10. Ululate : HOWL
11. Held in reserve : ICED
12. Bireme unit : OAR
14. One at ___ : ATIME
20. Pierre's woods : FORET
21. Capek play : RUR
24. Boo-boo : GAFFE
25. "So long, señor" : ADIOS
26. Name in movie lore : LORRE
27. Lady's Book publisher: 19th century : GODEY
28. Gemstone : ONYX
29. Undercut : ERODE
30. Fine shirting : LINEN
31. Metal bar : INGOT
33. Plucky : GAME
34. Abstruse facts or things : ESOTERICA
36. Delphinium : LARKSPUR
37. Van : FRONT
42. "___ Love You," Mercer-Jenkins hit : PSI
43. Pizzeria staple : PASTA
44. Zero : AUGHT
45. Thwack : SMITE
46. Brief note : LINE
47. Erstwhile : ONCE
48. Inter ___ : ALIA
49. Fetid : RANK
50. Reputation : ODOR
51. Downtown light : NEON
52. Yawn : GAPE
53. Tucker's companion : BIB

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