New York Times, Wednesday, June 24, 1981

Author:Jones
Editor:Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 37, Avg Word Len: 5.08, Missing: { J Q X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 254 (avg 1.35)
Open Squares: 72, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 9, XRef: 1
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© 1981, The New York Times
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1. Lone Ranger's prop : MASK
5. Diminish : PARE
9. Bernhardt : SARAH
14. First shepherd : ABEL
15. Gathering clouds, e.g. : OMEN
16. Swiftly : APACE
17. Division of mankind : RACE
18. Races the motor : REVS
19. He shows surprise : GAPER
20. "The ___," painting by 66 Across : STREETSINGER
23. Haw's partner : HEE
24. Cruise port : NASSAU
25. Where the poetic harp hangs mute : TARA
29. Madras, e.g. : STATE
31. Gold medalist Heiden : ERIC
33. When to break a bad habit : NOW
34. Mar.'s follower : APR
35. Kinsman : RELATION
37. Pirate from Barbary : CORSAIR
41. Leaves high and dry : STRANDS
42. Mathematics and biology : SCIENCES
44. "The End Is ___ Yet" : NOT
45. Native: Suffix : OTE
46. Teacher's concoction : TEST
47. Hem in : BESET
49. Back talk : SASS
51. Jacket : REEFER
53. Monogram of Emerson or Ellison : RWE
55. Type of fiddler crab : MASTERTAILOR
58. Subject : TOPIC
61. Eden's ___ of life : TREE
62. Big burden for a bandsman : TUBA
63. Ekberg : ANITA
64. Loyal to "Bonnie Bruce" : LEAL
65. Cut and splice : EDIT
66. Impressionist Edouard : MANET
67. Makes a fluff : ERRS
68. "Take ___ your leader" : METO
1. U.S. artist Reginald: 1898–1954 : MARSH
2. Becomes lessened : ABATES
3. People in a cabinet : SECRETARIES
4. Bern-born painter: 1879–1940 : KLEE
5. Doors, to Diocletian : PORTAE
6. In ___ (tousled) : AMESS
7. Redactor : REVISER
8. Craftily trips up : ENSNARES
9. What is salvia? : SAGE
10. Take ___ (disassemble) : APART
11. Kind of session : RAP
12. Serve perfectly : ACE
13. Part of H.R.H., at times : HER
21. Freshman, for one : ENTRANT
22. Jury's concern : GUILT
26. Poem by Swinburne : ANINTERLUDE
27. Crucifix : ROOD
28. Wheat whiskers : AWNS
30. Area in St. Peter's : APSE
32. Heavyweight champ: 1933–34 : CARNERA
36. Tourist center in the Southwest : TAOS
37. Army V.I.P.'s : CSOS
38. Prefix for chord or meter : OCTA
39. Bakery employees : ICERS
40. Bed down in a new home : RESETTLE
43. Con man's accomplice : STEERER
47. Palms with orange fruits : BETELS
48. Cheap, in slanguage : TWOBIT
50. "God shall ___ thee": Acts 23:3 : SMITE
52. Hawaiian chief justice: 1900 : FREAR
54. A sister of Thalia : ERATO
56. Quick as ___ : ACAT
57. Bit of information : ITEM
58. Flat cap : TAM
59. "High ___ Windy Hill" : ONA
60. Marker on the links : PIN

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