New York Times, Saturday, February 21, 1981

Author: Vaughn Keith
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 33, Avg Word Len: 5.33, Missing: { J Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 278 (avg 1.45)
Open Squares: 76, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 8, XRef: 0, Spans: 2
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© 1981, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Proceeds : NET
4. Author of "The Immigrants" : FAST
8. Start of a nursery rhyme : BAABAA
14. Fighting temper : IRE
15. Construction item : IBAR
16. Fictional sleuth ___ Lupin : ARSENE
17. River in China : KAN
18. Irresolute : VACILLATING
20. Put out : ISSUED
22. Hindu ascetic : FAKIR
23. Difficult age : TEENS
24. Capone, Jolson et al. : ALS
25. Italian wine : SOAVE
29. Antiknocks, e.g. : ADDITIVES
31. Map addendum : INSET
32. Flower receptacles : VASES
33. Consecrate : ANOINT
34. Current measures : AMPERES
37. Miami's hiemal boast : CLIMATE
38. Babe Ruth's first name : GEORGE
39. Native of Shiraz : IRANI
40. Ingredient of ouzo : ANISE
41. Containers for colorful mixtures : PAINTCANS
45. Varnish ingredient : RESIN
46. Police-call letters : APB
47. Author Alex : HALEY
48. ___ Haute : TERRE
50. Fruity desserts, for short : MELBAS
51. Islands north of New Guinea : ADMIRALTIES
55. Op or Pop : ART
56. "___ emptor" : CAVEAT
57. Hindustani : URDU
58. Compass dir. : NBE
59. Isolate : ENISLE
60. Flay : SKIN
61. Prefix with pathetic : SYM
1. Khrushchev : NIKITA
2. Expunged : ERASED
3. Tightened : TENSED
4. Pentagon V.I.P. : FIVESTARGENERAL
5. Aldrich's "Story of ___ Boy" : ABAD
6. Algonquian : SAC
7. Toys : TRIFLES
8. Pitching error : BALK
9. Lorraine Hansberry hit: 1959 : ARAISININTHESUN
10. High, as inflationary prices : ASTRONOMICAL
11. "___ Mir Bist . . . " : BEI
12. ___ Arbor : ANN
13. Arm of the Medit. : AEG
19. Young maiden : LASS
21. Meccas for scholars : UNIVERSITIES
24. Rosary beads : AVES
26. Europe's neighbor : ASIA
27. Release, as anger : VENT
28. Suffix with major or cigar : ETTE
30. Phrase of understanding : ISEE
33. Bates or Arkin : ALAN
34. Laboratory medium : AGAR
35. Part of the writing on the wall : MENE
36. Petits ___ : POIS
37. Bassinet : CRIB
39. Satellite of Saturn : IAPETUS
41. Eng. legislative assembly : PARL
42. St. ___, city NNW of London : ALBANS
43. At hand : NEARBY
44. Solar follower : SYSTEM
49. Estimate : RATE
50. Middle: Prefix : MEDI
51. King's superior : ACE
52. Cupid : DAN
53. DIII doubled : MVI
54. Annoy : IRK

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