New York Times, Monday, March 16, 1981

Author: Evelyn Benshoof
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 32, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 303 (avg 1.57)
Open Squares: 79, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Spans: 2
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© 1981, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Shopping center : MART
5. First president of Germany : EBERT
10. Bridge : SPAN
14. Wild ox of Celebes : ANOA
15. Literary miscellany : VARIA
16. Take measured steps : PACE
17. Definitely not : NOTBYALONGSIGHT
20. Embodies : INCLUDES
21. Door or gate : ACCESS
22. Stretched (out) : EKED
23. Liqueur flavoring : SLOE
24. Gambler : BETTOR
27. Refused to change : STOODPAT
31. Constellation called "The Hunter" : ORION
32. Meager : SCANT
33. Camel's-hair fabric : ABA
34. Distort : WARP
35. Chinese dynasty : SHANG
36. Shellfish : CLAM
37. Compass point : ESE
38. Shears : CLIPS
39. Miserly : CLOSE
40. Asian country : REDCHINA
42. Pursued : CHASED
43. Ready for the reaper : RIPE
44. Sound on cobblestones : CLOP
45. Foreigners : ALIENS
48. Telephone hum : DIALTONE
52. Disposed of quickly : MADESHORTWORKOF
54. Leaning to one side : ALOP
55. Declaim : ORATE
56. Dismounted : ALIT
57. He painted "The Laughing Cavalier" : HALS
58. Moistened, in a way : DEWED
59. Golf scores : PARS
1. Gershwin's "The ___ Love": 1924 : MANI
2. Shortly : ANON
3. College mil. course : ROTC
4. Dining surface : TABLETOP
5. Dodger : EVADER
6. Bundled for shipping : BALED
7. Cupid : EROS
8. Japanese money : RIN
9. Follow another's lead : TAGALONG
10. Piquant : SPICED
11. Senator's young helper : PAGE
12. Exclamations in Essen : ACHS
13. N.B.A. team : NETS
18. Whitehorse is its capital : YUKON
19. Dart : SCOOT
23. Kenton and Laurel : STANS
24. Arbor : BOWER
25. Expunge : ERASE
26. Weary : TIRED
27. ___ Flow, area off Scotland : SCAPA
28. Former Spanish seaport : PALOS
29. Degrade : ABASE
30. Subdued : TAMED
32. Beam : SHINE
35. Careless : SLIPSHOD
36. Pretentious nonsense : CLAPTRAP
38. Chatters : CHINS
39. Spanish-American Indian : CHOLO
41. Moves along gradually : CREEPS
42. Attacked with talons : CLAWED
44. Milano and Napoli : CITTE
45. Oriental maidservant : AMAH
46. Refrain sounds : LALA
47. Adored one : IDOL
48. Ring decision : DRAW
49. Kan. neighbor : OKLA
50. Roulette color : NOIR
51. Newts : EFTS
53. Tinstone, e.g. : ORE

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