New York Times, Wednesday, March 4, 1981

Author: Robert Katz
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 4.87, Missing: { F Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 267 (avg 1.44)
Open Squares: 70, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Spans: 1
Robert Katz has 73 pre-Shortz puzzles and 3 Shortz era puzzles in our database.
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© 1981, The New York Times
Across Down
1. West German region : SAAR
5. Agile : SPRY
9. Right a wrong : ATONE
14. She sees Meara in the mirror : ANNE
15. Word with blue or love : TRUE
16. Indigo is one : COLOR
17. Sneaky one in the wine line : PETE
18. Barrett or Jaffe : RONA
19. Synthetic fiber : ORLON
20. Las Vegas phenomena : WINNINGSTREAKS
23. What a sprinter seeks to break : TAPE
24. "Cat ___ Hot Tin Roof" : ONA
25. Out-of-studio telecast : REMOTE
28. Peccadillo : SIN
30. Half of MCCCII : DCLI
34. Pipe-tobacco feature : AROMA
35. Players of short stature : TOTS
37. Threw one's hat in the ring : RAN
38. Las Vegas tactic : DOUBLEORNOTHING
42. Newspaper revenue-maker : ADS
43. Lanchester : ELSA
44. Man's slipper : ROMEO
45. What stogies do : REEK
47. Ophidian : ASP
48. Most silent : MUTEST
49. Suffix for Marx or Lenin : IST
51. Flicks : PICS
52. Cleans up at Las Vegas : HITSTHEJACKPOT
59. Sprout : ARISE
60. Ivory source : TUSK
61. Heed the head : OBEY
63. "Easy ___" : RIDER
64. Top name in Modena: 1288 : ESTE
65. Kind of board or bag : TOTE
66. River into the Rhone : ISERE
67. Check : STAY
68. Noticed : SEEN
1. Drain of energy : SAP
2. All over again : ANEW
3. Prefix with body : ANTI
4. Change the locale for interment : REENTOMB
5. Zebra feature : STRIPE
6. Disposed : PRONE
7. Ladder part : RUNG
8. Senate votes : YEAS
9. Whence comes a mighty oak : ACORN
10. "Oh! teach the orphan boy ___": Tennyson : TOREAD
11. Earthenware container : OLLA
12. Cranny's partner : NOOK
13. Sea birds : ERNS
21. Christmas in Cremona : NATALE
22. The Masked Man's pal : TONTO
25. Instrument at Kennedy : RADAR
26. Undercut : ERODE
27. Timid one : MOUSE
28. Rush-hour hanger : STRAP
29. Charged particle : ION
31. Word with fiction or rate : CRIME
32. Highway units : LANES
33. Gold mold : INGOT
36. Hit : STRUCK
39. Israeli port : ELATH
40. C.I.A.'s predecessor : OSS
41. Trouble areas : HOTSPOTS
46. Georgie Porgie was one : KISSER
48. Author Spillane : MICKEY
50. Metric measure : STERE
51. Shells, elbows, etc. : PASTA
52. Mata ___ : HARI
53. Eye part : IRIS
54. Skipper's concern : TIDE
55. Parisian seasons : ETES
56. Fair : JUST
57. Woodwind : OBOE
58. ___-bêche, philatelist's phrase : TETE
62. Item a Japanese may have a hankering for : YEN

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