New York Times, Tuesday, May 19, 1981

Author:Nancy McCarthy
Editor:Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.79, Missing: { B F H J Q X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 243 (avg 1.30)
Open Squares: 67, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 4, XRef: 0
Nancy McCarthy has 47 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.

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© 1981, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Fog's kin : MIST
5. Potpourri : OLIO
9. Rind : SKIN
13. Piedmontese city : ASTI
14. "Inferno" creator : DANTE
16. S.A. monkey : TITI
17. Harvest : REAP
18. Pungent bulb : ONION
19. Relative of alack : ALAS
20. An inch equals 2.54 of these : CENTIMETERS
23. Wave on the Spanish Main : OLA
24. What ten tenths equal : ONE
25. King or Grundy : SOLOMON
27. Set in from the margin : INDENTED
32. Shirley ___, Met mezzo-soprano : LOVE
33. Sheltered side : LEE
34. Cut : SEVER
36. Father, to Cicero : PATER
39. Like a kook : LOCO
41. Reduces spuds to granules : RICES
43. Helen of Troy's mother : LEDA
44. Scissors : SNIPS
46. Singer Lenya : LOTTE
48. Rent : RIP
49. Hybrid equine : MULE
51. Adherents of actuality : REALISTS
53. Sit in authority : PRESIDE
56. One of 60 in an hr. : MIN
57. Nonsense! : ROT
58. An inch equals 25.4 of these : MILLIMETERS
64. Lyric poetry : ODES
66. City in Belgium : LIEGE
67. Curved molding : OGEE
68. ___ Here, schooner in "Captains Courageous" : WERE
69. Antsy : EAGER
70. Main church area : NAVE
71. Misplaced : LOST
72. Swift Atl. crossers : SSTS
73. Early garden : EDEN
1. Vintage residue : MARC
2. Words of comprehension : ISEE
3. Ollie's partner : STAN
4. Proceed carefully : TIPTOE
5. Mileage recorder : ODOMETER
6. Rural way : LANE
7. "What's ___ for me?" : INIT
8. Nebraskan Indians : OTOES
9. Music direction : STA
10. Sixty-four of these equal about 40 miles : KILOMETERS
11. Aviator Balbo : ITALO
12. Hebrew month : NISAN
15. Sign up : ENROL
21. Wayside taverns : INNS
22. Spill over : SLOP
26. Elliptical : OVAL
27. Maladies : ILLS
28. Inert gas : NEON
29. Nine of these equal about a yard : DECIMETERS
30. Wicked : EVIL
31. Ornamentation : DECOR
35. Network of nerves : RETE
37. Correct copy : EDIT
38. Smacks : RAPS
40. Musical work : OPUS
42. Is far from glib : STAMMERS
45. Svelte : SLIM
47. Critic Faure : ELIE
50. Roman official : EDILE
52. Chant : INTONE
53. Patrol stealthily : PROWL
54. Western extravaganza : RODEO
55. Inventor Howe : ELIAS
59. Relay-race elements : LEGS
60. "___ a Kick Out of You" : IGET
61. Mild expletive : EGAD
62. Dream, in Dijon : REVE
63. Observed : SEEN
65. Matched group : SET

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