New York Times, Wednesday, May 13, 1981

Author:I. Judah Koolyk
Editor:Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.11, Missing: { F J Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 279 (avg 1.48)
Open Squares: 77, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Spans: 3
I. Judah Koolyk has 42 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.

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© 1981, The New York Times
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1. Thick slice : SLAB
5. Word before dash or happy : SLAP
9. Give the highlights : RECAP
14. Naples coin : LIRA
15. Chaucer's "The Miller's ___" : TALE
16. A resin : ELEMI
17. "___ in the Life" (Beatles song) : ADAY
18. Mine finds : ORES
19. Noel : CAROL
20. Grenade of sorts : MOLOTOVCOCKTAIL
23. California wine valley : NAPA
24. Caviar, e.g. : ROE
25. Swerves : SHEERS
28. Most insipid : BLANDEST
33. Mackinaws and chesterfields : COATS
34. Kringle's anathema : SOOT
35. Bravo or Negro : RIO
36. Garnish similar to Thousand Island : RUSSIANDRESSING
40. "People ___ Funny," of radio fame : ARE
41. Mortgage : LIEN
42. Alpha's antithesis : OMEGA
43. Between stem and stern : MIDSHIPS
46. Turning points : CRISES
47. R.P.I. room : LAB
48. Sonny's ex : CHER
49. Sled pullers : SIBERIANHUSKIES
57. ___ up (took refuge) : HOLED
58. Rondelet or roundel : POEM
59. "Picnic" playwright : INGE
60. Public warehouse : ETAPE
61. It comes in cakes : SOAP
62. College sports org. : NCAA
63. Lascivious one : SATYR
64. Tolkien creatures : ENTS
65. Rambles : GADS
1. Bridge bonanza : SLAM
2. Italian island : LIDO
3. Soviet sea : ARAL
4. Musket adjuncts : BAYONETS
5. Urban ballplayers' targets : STOOPS
6. Caterpillar's category : LARVA
7. Guinness : ALEC
8. Colombian coin : PESO
9. Calculate : RECKON
10. High, in a way : ELATED
11. Wax, in prescriptions : CERA
12. Mine: Fr. : AMOI
13. Troche or bolus : PILL
21. Anklebones : TARSI
22. Orange box : CRATE
25. Skedaddle : SCRAM
26. Moslem nymph in Paradise : HOURI
27. Mitigated : EASED
28. Portends : BODES
29. Abandoned : LORN
30. Iroquoians : ERIES
31. Scorch : SINGE
32. Caligula's cloaks : TOGAS
34. Scissors stroke : SNIP
37. Suspect's defense : ALIBI
38. Lesions : SORES
39. Simpering : SMIRKING
44. Irving's ___ Hollow : SLEEPY
45. Less lenient : HARDER
46. Dupes : CHUMPS
48. Dupe : CHEAT
49. "___ more to be pitied . . . " : SHES
50. Theta follower : IOTA
51. Calf's cry : BLAT
52. Westminster Abbey area : APSE
53. Moment of truth in a G. Cooper classic : NOON
54. Former Machu Picchu resident : INCA
55. Archaic expletive : EGAD
56. Poseidon's septet : SEAS

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