New York Times, Wednesday, April 29, 1981

Author: Michael J. Parris
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 5.00, Missing: { J Q W X }, Scrabble score: 289 (avg 1.56)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 7, XRef: 4, Spans: 3
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© 1981, The New York Times
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1. Gels : SETS
5. Fatted ___ : CALF
9. Charts : MAPS
13. Café au ___ : LAIT
14. Ill-fated lover : ROMEO
15. Yellowish-brown color : ECRU
16. Proceedings : ACTA
17. Slip-up : ERROR
18. De ___ (too much): Fr. : TROP
19. "The ___" (see 34 Across) : THIRTYNINESTEPS
22. Pipe fittings : TEES
23. Nothing : NIL
24. Indian grain warehouses : GOLAS
26. Forte of 34 Across : SUSPENSE
31. Heals : CURES
32. Sun helmet : TOPI
33. Word with painting or cloth : OIL
34. Noted film director who died April 29, 1980 : ALFREDHITCHCOCK
38. S.F.C. or Cpl. : NCO
39. Prefix for dollar : EURO
40. Palliates : EASES
41. Film of 1963 (see 34 Across) : THEBIRDS
44. Ignites : FIRES
45. Cuckoo : ANI
46. Commanded : BADE
47. Film of 1938 (see 34 Across) : THELADYVANISHES
55. Enthusiasm : ZEAL
56. Newton or Singer : ISAAC
57. Decree : FIAT
58. You can call him Johnson : ARTE
59. Giant petrel : NELLY
60. Gumbo : OKRA
61. Musical symbol : REST
62. ___ de Flandres (stoneware) : GRES
63. Depend : RELY
1. Narrow strip of wood : SLAT
2. Apiece : EACH
3. Small tree of the southern U.S. : TITI
4. Shocker : STARTLER
5. Prepares beef, in a way : CORNS
6. Town in Pakistan : AMRI
7. Ponce de ___ : LEON
8. Pertaining to legal debate : FORENSIC
9. Courage : METTLE
10. 160 square rods : ACRE
11. Stage convenience : PROP
12. Has dinner : SUPS
14. Alfonso and Juan Carlos : REYES
20. Annoy : TEASE
21. Small draft : SIP
24. Ravine : GULCH
25. "Was it friend ___ . . . ?": Rossetti : ORFOE
26. Evenings in Evreux : SOIRS
27. As far as : UPTO
28. Snare : NOOSE
29. Certain throws in dice : SICES
30. B.P.O.E. : ELKS
31. Argot : CANT
32. Sound in a horror film : THUD
35. Mocking : DERIDING
36. Spyri heroine : HEIDI
37. Likes : CARESFOR
42. "L'Oiseau de Feu," e.g. : BALLET
43. Words with jiffy or tizzy : INA
44. Whigmaleerie : FANCY
46. Idols : BAALS
47. Michael Romanov, e.g.: Var. : TZAR
48. Partner of now : HERE
49. Hash-house sign : EATS
50. River in N. France : YSER
51. Dell or Jerry : VALE
52. B.S.A. outing : HIKE
53. Mate of a countess : EARL
54. Abide : STAY

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