New York Times, Tuesday, February 24, 1981

Author:Jeanette K. Brill
Editor:Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 44, Avg Word Len: 4.76, Missing: { G J Q U W X Z }, Scrabble score: 278 (avg 1.54)
Open Squares: 64, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Spans: 1
Jeanette K. Brill has 79 pre-Shortz puzzles and 2 Shortz era puzzles in our database.

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© 1981, The New York Times
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1. Pear variety : BOSC
5. Tarkenton or Allison : FRAN
9. Roman statesman : CATO
13. Adored one : IDOL
14. Crazy : LOCO
15. Baseball statistic : ERROR
16. Minerals or mountains : DOLOMITES
18. Stiller's sometime partner : MEARA
19. Fictional little devil : ROSEMARYSBABY
21. Steinbeck's "___ of Eden" : EAST
22. Annoy : IRK
23. "Eureka!" : AHA
26. Alkaline solution : LYE
27. Period : ERA
28. "Too Late ___ Phalarope": Paton : THE
31. Alpert or Shriner : HERB
33. This may give you a charge : ELECTRON
35. Bartholomew Gosnold's discovery: 1602 : MARTHASVINEYARD
39. Dissipate, as vapor : EVANESCE
40. Emulate Cordero : RIDE
41. Former N African title : DEY
42. "___ was going to St. Ives . . . " : ASI
43. Cribbage card : NOB
46. Headed : LED
47. Greek letter : ETA
48. O.T. personage : ENOS
50. Styron best seller : SOPHIESCHOICE
56. Lave : BATHE
57. Tending to delay : RETARDANT
59. Student of Lee Strasberg : ACTOR
60. Neighbor of Afghanistan : IRAN
61. Anglo-Saxon slave : ESNE
62. What to show an intruder : DOOR
63. Ointment : NARD
64. Exercise the mind, in a way : READ
1. Offer : BID
2. Repute : ODOR
3. Alone : SOLO
4. Nearby : CLOSE
5. Unsubstantial : FLIMSY
6. Turn : ROTATE
7. Maple genus : ACER
8. Like a busybody : NOSY
9. Stair noise : CREAK
10. Graceful, spirited horse : ARAB
11. Political conservative : TORY
12. Anglo-Saxon money of account : ORA
15. Clasp : EMBRACE
17. Fast breaker : MEAL
20. Temptress : SIREN
23. Moslem chieftain: 1872–1933 : AHMED
24. Cast : HEAVE
25. Fine clothes : ARRAY
27. Whitney : ELI
28. Grofé's "On the ___" : TRAIL
29. Vast number : HORDE
30. Over : ENDED
32. Group under a lt. col. : BTN
33. The Lord gave her a coat of skin: Gen. 3:21 : EVE
34. Son of Odin : TYR
36. Brier's cousin : HEATHER
37. Allegro ___: Mus. dir. : ASSAI
38. Course in H.S. : SCI
43. Delicious drink : NECTAR
44. Nearby : ONHAND
45. Churl : BOOR
47. Ancient Spartan magistrate : EPHOR
49. Partisan : SIDER
50. River in the Pine Tree State : SACO
51. Harbach or Klemperer : OTTO
52. The Emerald Isle : ERIN
53. Evening, in Roma : SERA
54. Dative, for one : CASE
55. Sicilian resort : ENNA
56. Word with egg or apple : BAD
58. Scatter for drying : TED

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