New York Times, Saturday, April 11, 1981

Author:Jim Modney
Editor:Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.31, Missing: { J Q X }, Scrabble score: 324 (avg 1.70)
Open Squares: 79, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Spans: 2
Jim Modney has 14 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.

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© 1981, The New York Times
Across Down
1. What a deceiver weaves : WEB
4. Quench : SLAKE
9. County in N.C. : ASHE
13. ___ follicle : HAIR
15. Electrician, at times : WIRER
16. Police team : SWAT
17. Work, hobbies, social events, etc. : ACTIVITIES
19. Quinine byproduct : SALT
20. "Go to Hades!" : THEDEVILTAKEYOU
22. U.S. Olympic diver Louganis : GREG
23. Hold back : STEM
24. Salad of a sort : COLESLAW
28. Safari sights : ZEBRAS
32. ___ yellow, an acid dye : AZO
33. These rolled in Robespierre's day : TETES
35. Guanaco's cousin : LLAMA
36. Christie novel : NORM
38. Demons, in Glasgow : DEILS
40. Arthurian lady : ENID
41. Quarterback ___, gridiron play : SNEAK
43. Squirrels' nests : DRAYS
45. Time period : ERA
46. In which King was once the queen : TENNIS
48. Least shapely : DUMPIEST
50. Atahualpa was one : INCA
52. Role for a Zimbalist : GMAN
53. Relative of "Well, look who's here!" : SPEAKOFTHEDEVIL
60. Powder : TALC
61. Adulator's forte : FLATTERING
62. Earthenware jug : OLLA
63. Englishman's stunning defeat : FACER
64. Proceeds : TAKE
65. Common follower : WEAL
66. This may be tall or short : STORY
67. Belgian-French river : LYS
1. "How's that again?" : WHAT
2. "To ___ his own" : EACH
3. Snack : BITE
4. Turned : SWIVELED
5. Pressed a suit : LITIGATED
6. A spore is at its core : ARIL
7. Young guinea fowls that sound poetic : KEETS
8. Not genuine : ERSATZ
9. Construct : ASSEMBLE
10. What a ruler holds : SWAY
11. Lucifer lost this : HALO
12. "___, Brute?" : ETTU
14. Raised strip : RIDGE
18. Former Russian distance : VERST
21. Backbone of a ship : KEEL
24. "Thou ___ not then be false . . . " : CANST
25. Fresh air : OZONE
26. Oscar winner for "Two Women" : LOREN
27. Like events on Walpurgis Night : WEIRD
29. Indian V.I.P.'s wife : RANEE
30. Arabian V.I.P.'s : AMIRS
31. Egyptian V.I.P. : SADAT
34. Member of "The Gashouse Gang" : SLAUGHTER
37. Demonic : MANIACAL
39. Crossword-puzzle pattern's characteristic : SYMMETRY
42. Eccentricity : KINK
44. Black-suit item : SPADE
47. Flouts : SCOFFS
49. Exanimate : INERT
51. Key for Elgar : AFLAT
53. Lade : STOW
54. Picket : PALE
55. O'Neill's mother : ELLA
56. Tijuana tidbit : TACO
57. Container for a nostrum : VIAL
58. ___ cap (mushroom) : INKY
59. Shirt sizes: Abbr. : LGES

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