New York Times, Friday, March 20, 1981

Author:Jim Modney
Editor:Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { F X }, Scrabble score: 344 (avg 1.82)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 5, XRef: 0 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
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© 1981, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Triangular sails : JIBS
5. Reindeer herdsmen of the North : LAPPS
10. ___ tube : BOOB
14. Quarrelsome : UGLY
15. Bathsheba's first mate : URIAH
16. A people of Nicaragua and Honduras : ULVA
17. Daydream or dawdle : MOON
18. Model T's, to flappers : TINLIZZIES
20. Urged on : PRODDED
22. Change the allowable land use : REZONE
23. "___ Irae" : DIES
24. River in Moldavia : PUTNA
26. Creator of Leopold Bloom : JOYCE
28. Townsman : CIT
29. Wreaths atop knights : ORLES
33. Word with strong or straight : ARM
34. Award, often : PLAQUE
37. "Persistence of Memory" painter : DALI
38. Deg. for a future tycoon, perhaps : MBA
39. Space-vehicle boosters : SATURNS
41. Sharp turn : ZIG
42. Hibernia, to a Gael : EIRE
44. He lowered the boom in an old song : CLANCY
45. Hither's partner : YON
46. Mode : STYLE
48. Statehouse winners : INS
49. Slumbers : RESTS
51. Heaviest or hardest part : BRUNT
53. Pip : LULU
54. Abut : ADJOIN
57. Lay calm and quiet : REPOSED
60. Baked apple pudding : BROWNBETTY
63. Symbol of false friendship : IAGO
64. The sea of Galilee, e.g. : LAKE
65. Red as ___ : ABEET
66. Kind of dragon or turtle : SNAP
67. Having peepers : EYED
68. Pee Wee of baseball fame : REESE
69. He was freer than a theow : ESNE
1. Ambush : JUMP
2. Mad scientist's aide : IGOR
3. Cocktail : BLOODYMARY
4. University agent : SYNDIC
5. Trichords, e.g. : LUTES
6. Nonproductive : ARID
7. Golfer's target : PIN
8. Intimate : PAL
9. Plunger's potential loss : SHIRT
10. Rapacious person : BUZZARD
11. Miscellany : OLIO
12. Where one's goose is cooked : OVEN
13. Evil : BASE
19. ___ of Citium, Greek philosopher : ZENO
21. Ocean troughs : DEEPS
24. Stimulating : PIQUANT
25. No-nos on one-way streets : UTURNS
26. New York was named for him, before he became king : JAMES
27. Space path : ORBIT
28. Famed painter of American Indians: 1796–1872 : CATLIN
30. Dining-room gadgets : LAZYSUSANS
31. Creator of J. Alfred Prufrock : ELIOT
32. Indications : SIGNS
35. Fond du ___, Wis. : LAC
36. Ref. book : ENC
40. Vermont product : SYRUP
43. Jostled : ELBOWED
47. Hibernia, to a poet : ERIN
50. Hurricane that wrecked Puerto Rico: Sept. 1975 : ELOISE
52. Open : UNBAR
53. Gulf in the Philippines : LEYTE
54. Start of a well-known palindrome : ABLE
55. Squirrel's nest : DRAY
56. Laughing matter : JOKE
57. Hwys. : RTES
58. Actor Richard from San Francisco : EGAN
59. Lamebrain : DOPE
61. Noted German architect: 1834–1916 : EBE
62. Kickoff gadget : TEE

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