New York Times, Tuesday, March 24, 1981

Author:Margetts
Editor:Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { F J K Q U X Z }, Scrabble score: 273 (avg 1.44)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 4, XRef: 0
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© 1981, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Horned goddess : ISIS
5. A Rocky Mountain state : IDAHO
10. W.W. I fighter plane : SPAD
14. Plunge : DIVE
15. Kind of bridge suit : MINOR
16. Large mackerel : CERO
17. Abbr. after a list of names : ETAL
18. Samoan seaport (sometimes spelled sans n's) : PANGOPANGO
20. "___, tekel . . . " : MENEMENE
22. Zeal : ARDOR
23. Give up : CEDE
24. ___ avis : RARA
26. African fly : TSETSE
29. Disease caused by lack of thiamine : BERIBERI
33. Other folk, in Caracas : OTROS
34. Track and field contests : MEETS
35. Deadpan Sparks : NED
36. Carson's predecessor : PAAR
37. Soup server : LADLE
38. French actor Jacques : TATI
39. Ending for violin or clarinet : IST
40. Places giving welcome relief : OASES
41. Prefix for scope or meter : MICRO
42. Chopped pickles in mustard sauce : CHOWCHOW
44. African drum : TOMTOM
45. Gain from effort : EARN
46. River to the North Sea : TYNE
47. Kind of change or potatoes : SMALL
50. South American hawk : CARACARA
54. City in SE Washington : WALLAWALLA
57. Son of Hera : ARES
58. Girlfriend, in Grasse : AMIE
59. Negatively charged atom : ANION
60. Monthly budget item : RENT
61. Wrestlers' equipment : MATS
62. Place to rule : ROOST
63. Baby's second word? : DADA
1. Relative of ditto : IDEM
2. Lot or spot : SITE
3. Terrible one : IVAN
4. Part of a radio set : SELECTOR
5. Obstruct : IMPEDE
6. Keaton or Cilento : DIANE
7. First queen of Great Britain : ANNE
8. Word with tie or wash : HOG
9. Mountain: Comb. form : ORO
10. Large beetle : SCARAB
11. Hang fire : PEND
12. Jason's barque : ARGO
13. O'Keeffe's "Farmhouse Window and ___" : DOOR
19. Helen's kidnapper : PARIS
21. Jumble : MESS
24. Scottish dances : REELS
25. Comic Johnson : ARTE
26. Subject matter : TOPIC
27. Bury the loot : STASH
28. Muse of poetry : ERATO
29. Dampen : BEDEW
30. Play charades : ENACT
31. Backward: Comb. form : RETRO
32. Language style : IDIOM
34. Bricklayer : MASON
37. Hollywood's Cowardly Lion : LAHR
38. Item to be punched : TIMECARD
40. City between Jacksonville and Tampa : OCALA
41. "___ Lisa" : MONA
43. Sumner or Orson : WELLES
44. Despot : TYRANT
46. Man of brass : TALOS
47. Emulated Spitz : SWAM
48. Baby's first word? : MAMA
49. Settled on terra firma : ALIT
50. Muse of history : CLIO
51. Sphere's surface, e.g. : AREA
52. Tear : REND
53. Fox terrier of film fame : ASTA
55. Hell, to Sherman : WAR
56. Twelve months, in Murcia : ANO

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