Mel Rosen
Mel Rosen 

New York Times, Thursday, June 18, 1981

Author: Mel Rosen
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { J K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 267 (avg 1.43)
Open Squares: 74, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 4, XRef: 1
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© 1981, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Of bees : APIAN
6. Hand or cable followers : CARS
10. Ruth's sultanate : SWAT
14. Numbers game : LOTTO
15. Fruity quaffs : ADES
16. Dasheen : TARO
17. Kind of jury : PETIT
18. Got out of the way : MOVEDOVER
20. Places visited briefly : STOPOVERS
22. "___ a customer" : ONETO
23. Congo river : UELE
24. Gotlanders : SWEDES
25. Ten-point types : ELITES
28. Half a sweet thing : BON
29. Amanuenses of today : STENOS
30. Pay out : DISBURSE
35. Cudgel : STAFF
36. Jokester : WAG
37. Western Samoan island : UPOLU
38. Pauline and Nancy Drew : HEROINES
40. Fictional Yalie : STOVER
41. Nursery-rhyme vessel : TUB
42. Examined carefully : CONNED
43. Brass and bronze : ALLOYS
47. River to Cairo : OHIO
48. Collect, as money : RAISE
49. Implications : OVERTONES
54. Introductions : OVERTURES
56. Speak like Stephen Douglas : ORATE
57. O. Henry's gift-givers : MAGI
58. Trading center : MART
59. Bond or bind : UNITE
60. One of the Waughs : ALEC
61. "The Mousetrap," for one : PLAY
62. Of bodily tissue : TELAR
1. The Cottians, e.g. : ALPS
2. Plath was one : POET
3. "Tell ___ Sweeney!" : ITTO
4. On the qui vive : ATIP
5. With "We're," last-place team's expression in June : NOTOUTOFITYET
6. Caissons : CAMELS
7. Worship : ADORE
8. Guns a motor : REVS
9. Dir. from Bismarck to Wichita : SSE
10. Item used in curling : STONE
11. Marcelled : WAVED
12. Mountain spur : ARETE
13. What picadors pick on : TOROS
19. See 5 Down : DOWNBUTNOTOUT
21. Letters for echelons : VEES
24. Call for help : SOS
25. Suffix for cigar : ETTE
26. Regan's father : LEAR
27. Dope : INFO
28. Word with Ben or Ten : BIG
29. Librarian's warning : SSH
30. Omsk O.K.'s : DAS
31. "Climb ___ my knee . . . " : UPON
32. Divagate : ROVE
33. Winter vehicle : SLED
34. Cont. east of N.A. : EUR
36. Network : WEB
39. Greek letters : NUS
40. Evening in Evian : SOIR
42. Arrogant; conceited : CHESTY
43. Kitchen lure : AROMA
44. French politician executed for treason: 1945 : LAVAL
45. Sovereign or vassal : LIEGE
46. Courtier whom Hamlet calls a water-fly : OSRIC
47. ___ barrel (in trouble) : OVERA
49. Spoken : ORAL
50. River in Normandy : ORNE
51. Fastener : NAIL
52. Miss Kett : ETTA
53. Expert in cryptesthesia : SEER
55. Grid official : UMP

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