New York Times, Tuesday, April 14, 1981

Author:Christy Ridley
Editor:Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 42, Avg Word Len: 4.69, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 293 (avg 1.60)
Open Squares: 62, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Spans: 2
Christy Ridley has 54 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.

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© 1981, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Chest; strongbox : ARCA
5. Cuban crop : CANE
9. Pre-1917 Russian ruler : TSAR
13. Animal called "bashful Billy" : LORI
14. Relish : SAVOR
15. Tramp : HOBO
16. A sign of elation or optimism : STARSINONESEYES
19. Unit of electrical resistance : OHM
20. Expiate : ATONE
21. Eucalyptus consumer : KOALA
22. Caper : SKIP
23. Through : PER
24. What "smoke" does in a 1933 song : GETSINYOUREYES
31. "Little Things Mean ___," Kallen hit : ALOT
32. Intrigue : PLOT
33. Fairies' queen : MAB
35. Girl : LASS
36. Bonzo, for one : CHIMP
38. Fired clay : TILE
39. List-ending abbr. : ETC
40. ___ Quivira National Monument, N.M. : GRAN
41. Thomas ___ Edison : ALVA
42. "I Only ___," 1934 song : HAVEEYESFORYOU
47. Compass pt. : ENE
48. Dash : ELAN
49. Island near Sorrento : CAPRI
52. Thessalian, e.g. : GREEK
54. Clinker's relative : ASH
57. Deliberately ignore : CLOSEONESEYESTO
60. Kind of walk : CAKE
61. Charged : RANAT
62. Sign of our times : NEON
63. Competed : VIED
64. Forehead : BROW
65. Baronet's wife : DAME
1. Too : ALSO
2. "Goodbye, Columbus" author : ROTH
3. Crush; stuff : CRAM
4. Manner; style : AIR
5. Awning; marquee : CANOPY
6. River or earldom : AVON
7. Not any : NONE
8. Before, in poesy : ERE
9. Hypothesis : THEORY
10. Bean variety : SOYA
11. Inventor of cordite : ABEL
12. Soprano Ponselle : ROSA
14. Kind of organized protest : SITIN
17. Pseudonym of H.H. Munro : SAKI
18. Trapshooting : SKEET
22. Fast jets : SSTS
23. Strengthen : PROP
24. Nor'easter : GALE
25. Ambassador to U.S. before Eban : ELATH
26. Puccini opera : TOSCA
27. State : OPINE
28. Danube city : ULM
29. Dickinson or Brontë : EMILY
30. Salute; tribute : SALVO
34. Courter : BEAU
36. Amerind : CREE
37. U.S. Secretary of State: 1898–1905 : HAY
38. Small mountain lake : TARN
40. Spirit in Aladdin's lamp : GENIE
43. Experienced, with "in" : VERSED
44. Teeter-totter : SEESAW
45. Swift : FLEET
46. Of certain trees : OAKY
49. Half of DCX : CCCV
50. Jai ___ : ALAI
51. Jab; prod : POKE
52. Growl : GNAR
53. Where Johnson beat Jeffries : RENO
54. On the Red : ASEA
55. Mouth: Comb. form : STOM
56. Sharpen : HONE
58. Globe : ORB
59. Eligible pass receiver : END

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