New York Times, Monday, March 23, 1981

Author: Herb L. Risteen
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 4.74, Missing: { Q V Z }, Scrabble score: 286 (avg 1.55)
Open Squares: 60, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Spans: 2
Herb L. Risteen has 127 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1981, The New York Times
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1. Air travelers : JETS
5. Homophone for cause : CAWS
9. "Elegy" poet : GRAY
13. Theater sign : EXIT
14. Winglike : ALATE
16. Staff member : AIDE
17. O'Neill play : THEEMPERORJONES
20. Less good-natured : SURLIER
21. Evangelist Roberts : ORAL
22. Moslem bigwig : AMEER
23. Zoo attraction : TIGER
25. Heavenly Altar : ARA
28. ___ school: Abbr. : MED
29. Had a yearning : PINED
30. Sufficient: Poetic : ENOW
31. Complains : MOANS
33. Of a region : AREAL
34. O'Neill play, with "The" : GREATGODBROWN
38. Liquids container : FLASK
39. Unreliable ones : LIARS
40. Exhalation : AURA
41. France's chief naval station : BREST
43. Card game featuring the jack of clubs : PAM
46. Small mound : TEE
47. At ___ (in any case) : LEAST
48. "Letting '___ not' wait . . . ": Macbeth : IDARE
50. Victory : PALM
51. Takes for granted : ASSUMES
53. O'Neill play : THEICEMANCOMETH
57. Force out : OUST
58. Birthplace of Mohammed : MECCA
59. Nautical direction : ALEE
60. Acid ___ : TEST
61. Game animal : DEER
62. Verbal impudence : SASS
1. Discarded things : JETSAM
2. Bring to light : EXHUME
3. In layers : TIERED
4. Stone pillar : STELE
5. Charles or May : CAPE
6. Putting on guard : ALERTING
7. Kind of cry or path : WAR
8. Stage butt : STOOGE
9. British pen : GAOL
10. Kobe coin : RIN
11. Hoosier humorist : ADE
12. Type of man : YES
15. Made a goof : ERRED
18. Russian village : MIR
19. Container for mustard : JAR
24. Shoe sections : INSOLES
25. Once more : ANEW
26. Equine : ROAN
27. Hole-making tool : AWL
29. Actor Harrington : PAT
30. God of love : EROS
31. Zane Grey locale : MESA
32. Hardwood : OAK
33. Timetable abbr. : ARR
34. Fasten, in a way : GLUE
35. Thin : RARE
36. Space from here to there : DISTANCE
37. Night flier : BAT
38. Dieter's anathema : FAT
41. City on the Pará : BELEM
42. Struck violently : RAMMED
43. Richardson novel : PAMELA
44. Range crests : ARETES
45. Engages : MESHES
47. Varnish base : LAC
48. Prefix with bar or pod : ISO
49. He wrote "The Black Tulip" : DUMAS
50. Pennsylvania univ. : PITT
52. Deface : SCAR
53. Kindergartner : TOT
54. Shade : HUE
55. Lisper's hurdle : ESS
56. Intrepid airman : ACE

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