New York Times, Thursday, March 12, 1981

Author: Mazarakes
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 283 (avg 1.51)
Open Squares: 66, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 9, XRef: 0, Spans: 2
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1. Put on a play : STAGE
6. Sloping passage : RAMP
10. Russian ruler: 879–912 : OLEG
14. Cut off : SEVER
15. Humorous suffix : EROO
16. News-gathering asset : NOSE
17. Odets play: 1935 : WAITINGFORLEFTY
20. Con man : FAKER
21. ___ a pin : NEATAS
22. Intense state : HEAT
24. Flightless bird of N.Z. : WEKA
27. Osprey or European buzzard : GLEDE
28. Burma's first prime minister : UNU
29. Past, e.g. : TENSE
31. June bug : DOR
32. Upright : HONEST
36. Nixon Cabinet member : STANS
38. Knott play: 1966 : WAITUNTILDARK
42. Setting in "The Petrified Forest" : DINER
43. Mount : ASCEND
45. C.P.A.'s abbr. : AMT
48. Word with maid or man : METER
50. Actress Britt : MAY
51. French comic of yore : RAIMU
53. Seattle ___ of racing fame : SLEW
55. ___ Straits, rock group : DIRE
56. History : ANNALS
58. Kind of terrier : CAIRN
60. Beckett play: 1952 : WAITINGFORGODOT
65. Pulitzer Prize novelist: 1958 : AGEE
66. "Das Rheingold," e.g. : OPER
67. Month before febrero : ENERO
68. "Poor Richard" playwright: 1964 : KERR
69. Fleming hero : BOND
70. Great English actress: 1848–1928 : TERRY
1. N.Y.C.–D.C. direction : SSW
2. "___ and Sympathy," 1953 hit : TEA
3. Ornis : AVIFAUNA
4. Reach : GETAT
5. Composer Satie : ERIK
6. Misgiving : REGRET
7. Sound in "Annie" : ARF
8. Cow's call : MOO
9. Smut, for short : PORN
10. "Love Story" actor : ONEAL
11. Hit the ball upward : LOFTED
12. New Mexico, to a Mexican : ESTADO
13. Yellowstone feature : GEYSER
18. "___ Girl in Town," 1957 musical : NEW
19. Tales of Camelot : LEGENDS
22. "Come again?" : HUH
23. Adequate, once : ENOW
25. European falcon : KESTREL
26. ___-Saloon League : ANTI
30. Large room or hall : SALA
33. Leif ___, former news commentator : EID
34. Sources of excitement : STIMULI
35. Musical-comedy item : TUNE
37. Botanical pouch : SAC
39. Knicks' rivals : NETS
40. Mnemonic device : REMINDER
41. Knot in wood : KNAR
44. Eosin, e.g. : DYE
45. Colombian Indian : ARAWAK
46. Emulate Earl Weaver : MANAGE
47. More minute : TINIER
49. Best-known performance : RECORD
52. Etonian's parent : MATER
54. "___ Games," 1969 play : WAR
55. Pilotless plane : DRONE
57. Hoity-toity person : SNOB
59. "___ Around," 1964 song : IGET
61. Postmaster's post: Abbr. : GPO
62. Marsh : FEN
63. He put on a show for hockey fans : ORR
64. Trifle : TOY

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