New York Times, Friday, May 15, 1981

Author: William Lutwiniak
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 68, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 5.50, Missing: { J K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 266 (avg 1.42)
Open Squares: 70, Cheaters: 14, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Spans: 2
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1. ___ Gras : MARDI
6. In ___ quo : STATU
11. Wide-spreading tree : BANYAN
12. Burst in : IRRUPT
14. Kindred souls : BIRDSOFAFEATHER
17. In re : ASTO
18. Group of eight singers : OCTET
19. "Wonderful ___," 1922 song : ONE
20. Swizzle : STIR
21. Followed a trajectory : ARCED
22. Patisserie item : FLAN
23. Novelist Wolfert : IRA
24. Ready for the fray : ARMED
25. "If I ___ Care," 1939 song : DIDNT
26. Furniture style : COLONIAL
28. Defeats : WORSTS
29. Standoff : STALEMATE
31. Free : GRATIS
34. ___ a fall (courts danger) : RIDESFOR
38. Arcane : RUNIC
39. Dwindled : WANED
40. Cy Young Award stat : ERA
41. Name meaning "daughter" : INGA
42. Mentioned : CITED
43. Channeled : SENT
44. Chemical ending : ENE
45. Benefactor : DONOR
46. Helm position : ALEE
47. Kindred souls : FELLOWTRAVELERS
51. Library client : READER
52. Uniform : LIVERY
53. Saga : STORY
54. Verb Hamlet knew not : SEEMS
1. Adjective for certain arts : MARTIAL
2. Contract phrase : ANDOR
3. Amtrak, B.&O., etc. : RYS
4. Philippine tree : DAO
5. Folksy : INFORMAL
6. Used a colander : SIFTED
7. Cornered : TREED
8. Smell ___ : ARAT
9. Pish! : TUT
10. Supports : UPHOLDS
11. Cafe : BISTRO
13. Lessee : TENANT
14. Fundamental : BASIC
15. Gas pedal : ACCELERATOR
16. Hires : RENTS
21. Opera highlights : ARIAS
22. Sacks : FIRES
24. Caprice : ANTIC
25. Was gaga about : DOTED
27. Port of ancient Rome : OSTIA
28. Used hip boots : WADED
30. Rutile and sphene : MINERALS
31. Distress : GRIEF
32. Alberto Salazar, e.g. : RUNNER
33. Seraphim, to Sevillians : ANGELES
35. Antennae : FEELERS
36. Like a stubborn critter : ORNERY
37. Stands well : RATES
39. Hiemal : WINTRY
42. Shrink from : COWER
43. Hawthorne's birthplace : SALEM
45. Stupid one : DODO
48. Map line: Abbr. : LAT
49. Try to outdo : VIE
50. "All About ___," 1950 film : EVE

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