New York Times, Saturday, May 16, 1981

Author: Vaughn Keith
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 68, Blocks: 27, Avg Word Len: 5.82, Missing: { J X }, Scrabble score: 286 (avg 1.44)
Open Squares: 108, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 6, XRef: 1, Spans: 6 (2 triple stacks)
Vaughn Keith has 9 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1981, The New York Times
Across Down
1. An Oscar winner in 1977 : VANESSAREDGRAVE
16. La Guardia was one : ITALIANAMERICAN
17. Milton tragic work : SAMSONAGONISTES
18. Liquid part of fat : OLEINE
19. Ear inflammation : OTITIS
20. Incise : RASE
21. This requires an ans. : QUES
22. Yerkes or Lick, for short : OBS
25. Neither masc. nor fem. : NEUT
27. Scolding : EARFUL
30. One resigned to reverses : DEFEATIST
35. British bishop's headdress : MITRE
36. Player like Mantle, Mays or Musial : ALLSTAR
37. Attained : REACHED
39. Twist, in Taxco : RUECA
40. Sultry spring winds in Egypt : KHAMSEENS
42. Reflexive pronoun : ITSELF
44. Calpurnia's needle : ACUS
45. Book of the Bible: Abbr. : NEH
46. Sea eagle : ERNE
48. Mosel tributary : SAAR
52. An English poet and a U.S. actor : PAYNES
55. Dessert specialty : MOUSSE
57. Famed protégé of Lorenzo the Magnificent : LEONARDODAVINCI
60. Oxygenating of venous blood : ARTERIALIZATION
61. Breakfast offering : WESTERNOMELETTE
1. Part of a casquette : VISOR
2. Chateaubriand creation : ATALA
3. Contents of an onomasticon : NAMES
4. "___ Venner," O. W. Holmes novel : ELSIE
5. Capital of Valais, Switzerland : SION
6. Rational : SANE
7. Literary collection : ANA
8. Certain stews : RAGOUTS
9. Indulge in cabotinage : EMOTE
10. Actress Darcel : DENISE
11. "True ___" : GRIT
12. ___ e bisi, Venetian dish : RISI
13. ___ Apostles : ACTSOFTHE
14. Cicero's "Alas!" : VAE
15. Nav. officer : ENS
21. Eccentricity : QUIRK
23. End of a Presidential name : BUREN
24. Pungs : SLEDS
25. Pertaining to birth : NATAL
26. Greek letter : ETA
28. Collect : AMASS
29. Translation for 12 Down : RICE
30. His first hit was "Splish Splash" : DARIN
31. Wash out : ELUTE
32. Places catering to licentious tastes : FLESHPOTS
33. Suffix with inchoative verbs : ESCE
34. Vestige : TRACE
38. Nandu's look-alike : EMU
41. "Star Wars" role : HANSOLO
43. Demon wolf of Norse mythology : FENRIR
47. Fortification : REDAN
48. Instrumental composition : SUITE
49. In ___ (peeved) : ASNIT
50. British track : ASCOT
51. Catherine de Médicis was one : REINE
53. Writer Claude ___ : ANET
54. River on The Broads : YARE
55. Labyrinth : MAZE
56. Place for a race : OVAL
57. Scientific principle : LAW
58. Poetic "before" : ERE
59. Unclear : DIM

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