New York Times, Saturday, February 14, 1981

Author:Jim Modney
Editor:Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { F G Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 274 (avg 1.47)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 5, XRef: 0
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© 1981, The New York Times
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1. "___ girl!" : ATTA
5. Waned : EBBED
10. Govt. cost-of-living barometer : CPI
13. " . . . the loveliest woman ___": Yeats : BORN
14. Put forth effort : LAYTO
15. Voiceless consonant : SURD
16. Stertorous : LOUD
17. Honeybunch : SWEETIEPIE
19. "Love Is ___": Irving Stone : ETERNAL
21. Grub : LARVA
22. Pastures : LEAS
23. Long-stemmed drinking glasses : TALLBOYS
26. Dagger's partner : CLOAK
28. Branching : RAMOSE
29. B'way hit by Schisgal: 1964 : LUV
30. Inflame with love : ENAMOR
32. "___ Harrington," Meredith novel : EVAN
36. Expert : ACE
37. Bother : DISTURB
39. Japanese woman diver : AMA
40. Southwest sight : MESA
42. Bogyman : SCARER
43. Court stroke : LOB
44. Bluegills : BREAMS
46. Employers : USERS
48. Sometimes they're polished : TOENAILS
51. Arabian spirits : JINN
52. Current movie maker : ALLEN
53. Dickens character : TINYTIM
56. Lover : HEARTTHROB
60. Cookbook verb : DICE
61. These may be wild : OATS
62. Activate : RAISE
63. Organic compound : ENOL
64. Dir. from Reno to Niagara Falls : ENE
65. Gather : AMASS
66. Split : RENT
1. Habile : ABLE
2. Binge : TOOT
3. Sweethearts : TRUELOVES
4. Painter ___ del Sarto : ANDREA
5. Lanchester and Maxwell : ELSAS
6. Weep and wail : BAWL
7. Lucky draw in a tournament : BYE
8. Busy time on the Riviera : ETE
9. Telegraph message part : DOT
10. Copper: Comb. form : CUPRO
11. Secret : PRIVY
12. New slants : IDEAS
15. Naval engineer : SEABEE
18. Troubles : ILLS
20. Like Goya's "Maja" : NAKED
23. Gongs : TAMTAMS
24. Love affairs : AMOURS
25. Actor Peter: 1904–64 : LORRE
26. Word with shell or bake : CLAM
27. She wrote "Kiss the Boys Goodbye" : LUCE
28. Picaresque character : RASCAL
31. Japanese-American : NISEI
33. Sweetheart : VALENTINE
34. Cupid : AMOR
35. Collars : NABS
38. Bear : BRUIN
41. Doubleday and Dean : ABNERS
45. Rave's partner : RANT
47. Talk-show host : SNYDER
48. Honeymooner's lake in the West : TAHOE
49. New York city : OLEAN
50. Fill with joy : ELATE
51. Agrees : JIBES
53. Word with pot or up : TOSS
54. Object of devotion : ICON
55. Become tender or gentle : MELT
57. Singing syllable : TRA
58. Emoter : HAM
59. Brook's cousin : RIA

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