New York Times, Friday, February 13, 1981

Author:Kathryn Righter
Editor:Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.16, Missing: { H J K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 263 (avg 1.38)
Open Squares: 67, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 4, XRef: 1
Kathryn Righter has 54 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.

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© 1981, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Hook for landing fish : GAFF
5. Deadly African snake : MAMBA
10. "___ Rheingold" : DAS
13. Buck chaser : AROO
14. Audibly : ALOUD
15. Scraps for Spots : ORTS
17. Gaseous element : NEON
18. Acquisitive female : GOLDDIGGER
20. Source of great wealth : GOLDMINE
22. George Eliot novel : ROMOLA
23. Thin cut : SLICE
24. Legislative bodies : SENATES
25. Saint who founded the Ursuline order : ANGELA
27. Beginning : ONSET
28. Trevanian's "The ___ Sanction" : LOO
29. S.A. ruminants : LLAMAS
31. Egyptian moon goddess : ISIS
35. Liquid measures : GILLS
37. Needlefish : GAR
38. Setting : SCENE
39. Opera star Frances ___: 1883–1952 : ALDA
40. Check : ARREST
42. Russian village : MIR
43. The horrors of Gomorrah : VICES
45. See 3 Down : PYRITE
47. Cross; gibbet : POTENCE
50. Certain slippers : MULES
51. Indicate clearly : EVINCE
52. Garden flower : MARIGOLD
55. Locale for Puccini's "Girl" : GOLDENWEST
57. Medicinal plant : ALOE
58. Kind of arm or kick : SIDE
59. Concise : TERSE
60. Money in Torino : LIRA
61. German article : DER
62. Odin's Sleipnir : STEED
63. Kin of Shangri-La : EDEN
1. Work group : GANG
2. Pertaining to Mars: Comb. form : AREO
3. Iron sulfide with a deceiving color : FOOLSGOLD
4. Caress : FONDLE
5. Like Tamino's flute : MAGICAL
6. Solo : ALONE
7. Insectivorous mammal : MOLE
8. Potential flower : BUD
9. Add some ZIP to this : ADDRESS
10. Opinionated : DOGMATIC
11. Idiomatic vocabulary : ARGOT
12. Stone pillar : STELE
16. Sp. matrons : SRAS
19. "Last Days of Pompeii" heroine : IONE
21. Machines for grinding : MILLS
24. Kind of drum : SNARE
25. Aquatic plant : ALGA
26. Short fiber of silk or wool : NOIL
27. Bradley and Khayyám : OMARS
30. Coincide : AGREE
32. Like jelly or paste : SEMISOLID
33. Monogram element: Abbr. : INIT
34. Dry : SERE
36. "The ___ Hill Mob," 1950 film : LAVENDER
38. Phonograph needles : STYLI
40. Brogues : ACCENTS
41. Gushed : SPURTED
44. Actor-director of early films : INCE
46. Delight : REGALE
47. Dowels : PEGS
48. Egg-shaped : OVOID
49. Diacritical mark : TILDE
50. Billiard shot : MASSE
52. Neither more nor less : MERE
53. Learning : LORE
54. Campus V.I.P. : DEAN
56. Fit for ducks : WET

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