New York Times, Thursday, April 30, 1981

Author: C. J. Angio
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { B J Q X }, Scrabble score: 291 (avg 1.56)
Open Squares: 75, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 9, XRef: 0, Spans: 3
C. J. Angio has 93 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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1. Two-word anagram for tale : ETAL
5. Rollick : CAPER
10. Cribbage item : CARD
14. Light or lighthearted : AIRY
15. Shade of green : OLIVE
16. Island in Taiwan Strait : AMOY
17. Anna of "Nana" : STEN
18. Morning, in Metz : MATIN
19. Degree of progress : RATE
20. Cooper novel about Santa? : THEDEARSLEIGHER
23. Pick from the pack : SELECT
24. Press one's suit : WOO
25. At the summit : TOPMOST
29. Conditions : IFS
32. Jumbo is one : SIZE
36. Spill over : SLOP
37. Complement of video : AUDIO
39. Connelly play about new clergymen? : THEGREENPASTORS
42. Composition by Handel : LARGO
43. " . . . of thieves": Matt. 21:13 : ADEN
44. "The Son ___ Rises," novel re a family awakening? : ALSO
45. French king: 888–98 : ODO
46. States : ASSERTS
49. Do something : ACT
50. Shake a leg : HUSTLE
55. Chekhov drama about a gay blossom? : THECHEERYORCHID
61. Salmagundi : HASH
62. Mork from Ork : ALIEN
63. Berlin's "He's ___ Picker" : ARAG
64. Besides : ELSE
65. Skier or fish : KILLY
66. Brooklyn-born Horne : LENA
67. Inscription on a class ring : YEAR
68. Small springs : SEEPS
69. "The ___ Tree," Millay poem : PEAR
1. Bridge players' positions : EASTS
2. Tax of a sort : TITHE
3. Staggering : AREEL
4. Comedian Paul : LYNDE
5. Lethargic; torpid : COMATOSE
6. Pteroid : ALAR
7. Freestone stones : PITS
8. Kind of spirit : EVIL
9. Extends a subscription : RENEWS
10. Hold contents : CARGO
11. Oriental baby sitter : AMAH
12. Kyle or Tobin of football fame : ROTE
13. Coloring vat : DYER
21. Outside: Comb. form : ECT
22. Tittles : IOTAS
26. Appeals : PLEAS
27. Haut ___ (high society) : MONDE
28. Happy Hooligan's creator : OPPER
29. One on a pedestal : IDOL
30. Spruces' kin : FIRS
31. Like a C average : SOSO
32. Historic town in Normandy : STLO
33. "If ___ My Way," 1913 song : IHAD
34. ___ Mostel, memorable actor : ZERO
35. Saki's "The Square ___" : EGG
38. Hagen from Gottingen : UTA
40. Kitchen intruder : ROACH
41. Wayne and Newley : ANTHONYS
47. Cuts of halibut : STEAKS
48. Big ___, Calif. : SUR
49. "God's Little ___," story re an infant with colic? : ACHER
51. Tonsure area : SCALP
52. Square root of nine : THREE
53. Tropical climber : LIANA
54. Whodunit writer's award : EDGAR
55. Others : THEY
56. America's "Martyr Spy" : HALE
57. Artificial satellite : ESSA
58. Newscaster Abel : ELIE
59. Get one's goat : RILE
60. Kennel sound : YELP

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