New York Times, Friday, March 6, 1981

Author:James
Editor:Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.16, Missing: { J Q Y Z }, Scrabble score: 280 (avg 1.47)
Open Squares: 79, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 8, XRef: 0
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Across Down
1. ___ nostrum (our sea) : MARE
5. LP's : DISCS
10. Basics : ABCS
14. Ph.D. exam : ORAL
15. Gov. Evans' state : IDAHO
16. Campus V.I.P. : DEAN
17. Suffix familiar to police : CIDE
18. Lingerie fabric : SATIN
19. River near Zurich : AARE
20. ___-Ashbury (S.F. district) : HAIGHT
22. Alert : ONTIPTOE
24. ___ seat (revival-meeting bench) : ANXIOUS
26. Seasonal visitor : SANTA
27. V-shaped roof gutter : ARRIS
29. Devil-divers : GREBES
32. Curios : BRICABRAC
36. Destroy by degrees : ERODE
37. Kind of atom : ION
38. Warm tone : SEPIA
40. Actress Merkel : UNA
41. His product may be stollen : BAKER
44. Retaliation in kind : TITFORTAT
47. Adult insects : IMAGOS
49. Composer Norman ___ Joio : DELLO
50. Pertaining to a dowry : DOTAL
52. Made sweet : SUGARED
56. Conversation : CHITCHAT
59. Embattled isle: 1943 : TARAWA
60. Actor Santoni : RENI
61. Sailor's "Stop!" : AVAST
63. Latin anagram for rite : ITER
64. Refuges : ARKS
65. Show frugality : REUSE
66. Where Nelson triumphed: 1798 : NILE
67. Salutation to a queen : MAAM
68. Fall bloomer : ASTER
69. Newsy metal : GOLD
1. Arabian coffee : MOCHA
2. Suffix with Unit : ARIAN
3. Math base : RADIX
4. Plaintive : ELEGIAC
5. Interferes with : DISTURBS
6. Cretan crest : IDA
7. Former Japanese prime minister : SATO
8. Exercises on a bar : CHINS
9. Writer Susan : SONTAG
10. Connecting device : ADAPTER
11. ___ the bush : BEATABOUT
12. "___ nome" : CARO
13. Snick-a-___ : SNEE
21. Folk dance performed in a circle : HORA
23. As to : INRE
25. River through Rumania : SIRET
28. Flavorful : SAPID
30. Theater's Best : EDNA
31. Exchange membership : SEAT
32. An Andersson from Sweden : BIBI
33. Ramble : ROAM
34. "___ Doo" (famed Durante number) : INKADINKA
35. Mentions for merit : CITES
39. Excited : AFLUTTER
42. "I" trouble : EGOTISM
43. Campus initials : ROTC
45. Gymnast Korbut : OLGA
46. Word with Camp or Twenties : ROARING
48. It's just desert : SAHARA
51. Baptizes : LAVES
53. Proportion : RATIO
54. "Seven Year Itch" man : EWELL
55. Was bold : DARED
56. Stuff : CRAM
57. Goddess associated with the peacock : HERA
58. Shipshape : TAUT
62. Dir. to Paris from London : SSE

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