New York Times, Monday, February 23, 1981

Author: Martha J. DeWitt
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 42, Avg Word Len: 4.82, Missing: { K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 277 (avg 1.51)
Open Squares: 63, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 6, XRef: 0
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Across Down
1. Enjoying a holiday : OFF
4. Sipper : STRAW
9. Strong stimulus : PROD
13. Distance for Sebastian Coe : MILE
15. Transparent linen or cotton : TOILE
16. Erudition : LORE
17. Purim month : ADAR
18. Poppycock : APPLESAUCE
20. Chides : REPROVES
22. Ready for use : ONTAP
23. Hamlet, for one : DANE
24. Touchy : SORE
26. Tea cake : SCONE
28. Kind of card : SYMPATHY
32. Mud hen : COOT
33. Cheyenne's home : TEPEE
34. Flue deposit : SOOT
36. Antique : OLD
37. Aired an old TV show : RERAN
38. Billiards necessity : CUE
39. "___ for the brave": Cowper : TOLL
41. Hebrew measures : OMERS
42. Throw : HURL
43. Unnecessary : NEEDLESS
45. O. T. book : HOSEA
46. Sutter's find : GOLD
47. Sea bream : CARP
48. Decorous : STAID
51. Landing field : AIRDROME
55. Poppycock : MUMBOJUMBO
58. Old-time worker in a freight yard : ICER
59. Single : UNAL
60. Laotian or Cambodian : ASIAN
61. Boring : DULL
62. Fowler or Tunney : GENE
63. Mother, in Madrid : MADRE
64. Title for Thérèse: Abbr. : STE
1. Sharif : OMAR
2. Bona ___ : FIDE
3. Poppycock : FLAPDOODLE
4. Barrel part : STAVE
5. What barflies do : TOPE
6. Unseams : RIPS
7. Nothing's partner : ALL
8. Like Willie Keeler : WEE
9. Venus and Mars : PLANETS
10. Put to flight : ROUT
11. Sea movie of 1977 : ORCA
12. "Asleep in the ___" : DEEP
14. Wandering : ERRANT
19. Rail : SORA
21. Number of Harry Truman's children : ONE
24. Bad paintings : SMEARS
25. Starts, in bridge : OPENS
26. Warrior at Culloden Moor: 1746 : SCOT
27. Panamanian port : COLON
28. Appeared : SEEMED
29. Town called leper by the Flemish : YPRES
30. Poppycock : HOCUSPOCUS
31. Cohan's "___ a Grand Old Flag" : YOURE
33. Supernatural being, in folklore : TROLL
35. Tissue layer : TELA
40. Like Mr. Palmer's calligraphy : LEGIBLE
42. " . . . she was bad she was ___": Longfellow : HORRID
44. Extinct bird : DODO
45. Possessed : HAD
47. Beldam : CRONE
48. Complacent : SMUG
49. Air : TUNE
50. "___ for All Seasons" : AMAN
51. In the center : AMID
52. RR track, for one : IBAR
53. Liquefy : MELT
54. Gardner : ERLE
56. Interfere with radio signals : JAM
57. Separator of Mex. and Can. : USA

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