New York Times, Wednesday, February 25, 1981

Author: William Lutwiniak
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 269 (avg 1.44)
Open Squares: 65, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 11, XRef: 0
William Lutwiniak has 250 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1981, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Missouri team, for short : CARDS
6. "How sweet ___!" : ITIS
10. Ump's call : SAFE
14. Anent : ABOUT
15. Eft's cousin : NEWT
16. "As ___ Dying": Faulkner : ILAY
17. "Moon ___," Mercer-Mancini hit : RIVER
18. Sluice : FLOODGATE
20. Benét's "___ to Walt Whitman" : ODE
21. Start of a well-known palindrome : ABLE
23. Criticized : PANNED
24. She played Kizzy : LESLIEUGGAMS
27. Penny ___ : ANTE
28. Guaranteed : ENSURED
32. Submerge : SINK
35. At ___ (over) : ANEND
37. Do road work : PAVE
38. Mad. or Lex. : AVE
39. Greek cross : TAU
40. Grid "zebra" : REF
41. Astonished sound : GASP
43. Participate : SITIN
45. Left : WENT
46. St. Johns's island : ANTIGUA
48. Western pact : NATO
50. He played Ashley : LESLIEHOWARD
55. Dash : SPRINT
58. Cookie : SNAP
59. Modernist : NEO
60. In good taste : PRINTABLE
62. Barracks décor : PINUP
64. D.C. group : CONG
65. Adherents: Suffix : ITES
66. Wipe out : ERASE
67. Puts with : ADDS
68. McAuliffe's famous retort to the Nazis: Dec. 1944 : NUTS
69. Struck out : DELED
1. Burnett or Channing : CAROL
2. Endure : ABIDE
3. Wanders : ROVES
4. Payable : DUE
5. Exertion : STRAIN
6. Having clout : INFLUENTIAL
7. Part of I.T.T. : TELEG
8. ___ Jima : IWO
9. ___-go traffic : STOPAND
10. Enlists : SIGNSUP
11. Actor Bates : ALAN
12. Destiny : FATE
13. Sized up : EYED
19. Oahe and Owyhee : DAMS
22. Key letter : BETA
25. Nevin's "Mighty ___ a Rose" : LAK
26. Sincerity : GENUINENESS
29. Hard to find : RARE
30. Neck and neck : EVEN
31. Adroit : DEFT
32. Long, detailed account : SAGA
33. A Karamazov : IVAN
34. ___-ce pas? : NEST
36. Nosh : EAT
42. Pier props : PILINGS
43. Keep up : SUSTAIN
44. Okinawa's capital : NAHA
45. Lay 'em in the aisles : WOW
47. 'Iggins, to Eliza : GENT
49. Outdid : TOPPED
51. Key : ISLET
52. Record of yore : ANNAL
53. Get further service from : REUSE
54. ___ out (solved, in slanguage) : DOPED
55. Humane org. : SPCA
56. Spur : PROD
57. Marmalade item : RIND
61. Quantity of heat: Abbr. : BTU
63. Neighbor of Eng. : IRE

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