Jim Page
Jim Page 

LITERALLY SPEAKING

New York Times, Sunday, March 29, 1981

Author: Jim Page
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 142, Blocks: 82, Avg Word Len: 5.06, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 505 (avg 1.41)
Open Squares: 114, Cheaters: 12, FITB: 15, XRef: 0
Jim Page has 35 pre-Shortz puzzles and 69 Shortz era puzzles in our database.
1
P
2
O
3
R
4
E
5
L
6
A
7
M
8
A
9
A
10
M
11
O
12
Y
13
P
14
S
15
I
16
S
17
A
N
E
S
18
C
19
R
O
T
O
N
20
N
A
M
E
21
L
A
N
E
22
L
E
N
S
23
O
P
E
N
I
N
G
24
O
L
E
G
25
A
L
I
T
26
M
I
N
E
R
A
L
27
R
U
28
N
N
I
N
G
29
S
T
A
R
T
30
E
L
E
N
A
31
O
32
T
33
I
O
S
E
34
N
E
S
T
35
M
O
L
36
R
L
S
37
S
A
U
T
E
38
C
39
O
E
D
40
R
41
H
I
N
E
42
I
43
R
A
D
E
S
44
T
R
S
45
H
A
E
46
R
47
E
48
S
T
E
D
49
S
50
R
A
S
51
I
T
A
52
L
53
I
54
C
55
E
S
T
O
P
56
C
57
E
58
N
T
E
R
O
59
F
60
G
R
A
V
I
T
Y
61
S
T
E
62
A
R
E
A
S
63
L
E
A
64
E
V
E
N
65
T
O
R
66
O
67
H
E
A
R
T
O
68
F
69
P
A
L
M
70
S
E
R
I
71
A
N
I
L
72
E
N
O
73
R
O
O
K
E
74
S
A
C
75
M
I
D
D
76
L
E
O
F
77
O
78
C
T
O
B
E
R
79
E
80
V
I
T
A
81
P
A
S
S
E
D
82
G
I
S
T
83
L
I
O
N
E
L
84
A
V
S
85
B
E
A
86
L
87
E
88
M
A
N
S
89
S
90
T
91
O
W
E
92
B
O
E
R
93
E
E
R
I
E
94
A
95
N
96
G
97
A
U
R
98
R
99
E
E
D
100
D
101
A
T
E
R
S
102
P
103
A
D
U
A
104
G
L
O
105
S
S
Y
F
I
106
N
I
S
H
107
S
108
P
A
N
D
A
U
109
G
A
I
L
110
R
I
C
O
111
H
A
112
P
113
P
Y
E
N
D
I
N
G
114
E
N
D
O
115
I
T
E
M
116
E
N
C
A
S
E
117
E
C
C
E
118
D
E
E
P
119
E
S
S
E
120
N
E
T
S
121
S
T
E
R
© 1981, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Hit the books : PORE
5. Dalai ___ : LAMA
9. Taiwan Strait seaport : AMOY
13. Greek letters : PSIS
17. Blockheads, in Brest : ANES
18. ___-on-Hudson, N.Y. : CROTON
20. Jay or Kay : NAME
21. Pinsetter's place : LANE
22. L : LENSOPENING
24. Cassini : OLEG
25. Came down : ALIT
26. Kind of spring : MINERAL
27. R : RUNNINGSTART
30. Contralto Nikolaidi : ELENA
31. Idle : OTIOSE
34. Cozy retreat : NEST
35. Gram weight : MOL
36. Eng. author : RLS
37. Quick-fry : SAUTE
38. "Betty ___" : COED
40. In Dutch it's Rijn : RHINE
42. Decrees : IRADES
44. Bd. members : TRS
45. "Some ___ meat . . . ": Burns : HAE
46. Took 40 winks : RESTED
49. Mmes., in Cádiz : SRAS
51. Type of type : ITALIC
55. Bar, legally : ESTOP
56. V : CENTEROFGRAVITY
61. Anne or Jeanne: Abbr. : STE
62. Regions : AREAS
63. Grassland : LEA
64. All knotted up : EVEN
65. El Cordobés bullring foe : TORO
67. AL : HEARTOFPALM
70. Sonoran Indians : SERI
71. Indigo : ANIL
72. Wine: Comb. form : ENO
73. Island near New Guinea : ROOKE
74. Animal pouch : SAC
75. O : MIDDLEOFOCTOBER
79. Play about Perón : EVITA
81. Made the grade : PASSED
82. Essence : GIST
83. Barrymore or Hampton : LIONEL
84. Kin of rds. and sts. : AVS
85. "___ Clown" : BEA
86. Endurance-race site : LEMANS
89. Vermont ski resort : STOWE
92. ___ War: 1899–1902 : BOER
93. Uncanny : EERIE
94. Forming a corner: Abbr. : ANG
97. Ear: Comb. form : AUR
98. Marsh growth : REED
100. Dairy-company devices : DATERS
102. Galileo taught here : PADUA
104. Y : GLOSSYFINISH
107. Albert Speer book : SPANDAU
109. Author Sheehy : GAIL
110. Carty of baseball : RICO
111. Y : HAPPYENDING
114. Prefix for blast or carp : ENDO
115. Agenda entry : ITEM
116. Sheathe a blade : ENCASE
117. ___ homo : ECCE
118. Benchley's "The ___" : DEEP
119. Existence : ESSE
120. Rim hangings : NETS
121. Ending with pun or fun : STER
1. Golf great : PALMER
2. House Speaker Tip : ONEILL
3. City WSW of Paris : RENNES
4. Ruhr steel center : ESSEN
5. Chaney : LON
6. Panay people : ATI
7. Mailer subject : MONROE
8. Breed of cattle : ANGUS
9. Shortly : ANON
10. Stiff, silk net : MALINES
11. Foretold : OMENED
12. Safecrackers : YEGGS
13. Land developer's map : PLAT
14. Deli order : SALAMI
15. " . . . armies clad ___": Milton : INIRON
16. Sink like a soufflé : SETTLE
18. V.I.P. at tax time : CPA
19. Gunnery officer's command : RELOAD
23. Early English money : ORA
28. Honeybee's intake : NECTAR
29. Layers : STRATA
32. Calendar abbr. : TUE
33. "___ only a paper moon . . . " : ITS
37. Like McCullers's café : SAD
39. About : ORSO
41. Equine ailment : HEAVES
42. Dancer Michio ___ : ITO
43. Ribbed fabric : REP
45. King of Tyre : HIRAM
46. Replace, as postage : RESTAMP
47. Baltic Sea republic : ESTONIA
48. Compounds including vitamin D : STERIDS
49. R.b.i. or e.r.a. : STAT
50. Sarasota and Palm Springs : RESORTS
52. "And she ___ our alley": Carey : LIVESIN
53. Go over verbally : ITERATE
54. Sneering : CYNICAL
56. Recent: Comb. form : CAENO
57. ___ Good Feeling : ERAOF
58. Saul's grandfather : NER
59. Chip : FLAKE
60. To freeze: Fr. : GELER
66. Maxim, redundantly : OLDSAW
67. Pays close attention : HEEDS
68. Trilby or tootsy : FOOT
69. Mail convenience: Abbr. : POB
76. Jimmies : LEVERS
77. Pointed arch : OGEE
78. "Other Skies" poet : CIARDI
79. Chem. suffix : EIN
80. Flemish painter: 16th century : VOS
83. New Guinea locale : LAE
85. Women's vests : BODICES
86. He bestrode Traveller : LEE
87. Go astray : ERR
88. F.D.R.'s secretary et al. : MISSYS
89. Drooped : SAGGED
90. Gridiron's Green Wave : TULANE
91. Cheap-jewelry alloy : OROIDE
92. Is suited to : BEFITS
93. Refrigerant or fuel : ETHANE
94. Habituate : ADDICT
95. Shade of difference : NUANCE
96. British excise-tax collector : GAUGER
99. Eagle's nest : EYRIE
101. Pallid : ASHEN
102. Roast or roaster : PAN
103. Machu Picchu setting : ANDES
105. Sterne's Dr. : SLOP
106. Seward Peninsula city : NOME
108. ___ Dee (Carolina river) : PEE
112. Pt. of the whole : PCT
113. Ballerina's ___ seul : PAS

Found bugs or have suggestions?