New York Times, Tuesday, June 16, 1981

Author:Maloney
Editor:Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 37, Avg Word Len: 4.95, Min Word Len: 4, Missing: { J K Q X }, Scrabble score: 280 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 72, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 4, XRef: 0 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
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© 1981, The New York Times
Across Down
1. They josh the frosh : SOPHS
6. "___ ever so humble . . . " : BEIT
10. Trudge : PLOD
14. Ice hut : IGLOO
15. Whale of filmdom : ORCA
16. Unusual : RARE
17. Adult; mature : GROWN
18. Mashie or niblick : IRON
19. Welsh equivalent of John : EVAN
20. Area named by Capt. John Smith : NEWENGLAND
22. Bogs : FENS
23. River spanned by the Brooklyn Bridge : EAST
24. Come out : EMERGE
26. Adjusts : ADAPTS
30. Turkish seaport : IZMIR
32. Enameled metalware : TOLE
33. Gait : PACE
35. Smallest : LEAST
39. Burden : OPPRESS
41. Come in again : REENTER
43. Untidy : MESSY
44. Child's plaything : HOOP
46. Erstwhile capital of Venezuela : CORO
47. Command : ORDER
49. Began, as a meeting : OPENED
51. Former mayor of N.Y.C. : WAGNER
54. Extinct bird : DODO
56. City of northern India : AGRA
57. St. John's, e.g. : UNIVERSITY
63. "The Ballad of Reading ___" : GAOL
64. Hebrides island : IONA
65. Headdress seen at the Met : TIARA
66. Sinful : EVIL
67. Mild expletive : DRAT
68. Backer on Broadway : ANGEL
69. Refute : DENY
70. This is taxed in N.Y.C. : SALE
71. Unattached : LOOSE
1. S.R.O. ___ : SIGN
2. Repulsive creature : OGRE
3. Turn over the soil : PLOW
4. His men occupied N.Y.C. in '76 : HOWE
5. "Bright Star" by Keats, e.g. : SONNET
6. Is hot under the collar : BOILS
7. Irregular; queer : ERRATIC
8. The Iberian Madonna is one : ICON
9. In single file : TANDEM
10. Choice : PREFERENCE
11. Rod of tennis : LAVER
12. Chimp's cousin : ORANG
13. Thick : DENSE
21. Labored breaths : GASPS
25. Linear measure : MILE
26. Minute particle : ATOM
27. "Big A" info : DOPE
28. Swiss mountains : ALPS
29. Speaking for oneself : PERSONALLY
31. Naught : ZERO
34. She wrote "Moths" : ASHE
36. Like ___ of bricks : ATON
37. Withered : SERE
38. Walked all over : TROD
40. Rochester's Jane : EYRE
42. Kind of lyric poem : EPODE
45. Kind of number : ORDINAL
48. Ancient order of priests, etc. : DRUIDS
50. Door or gate : PORTAL
51. Carried out : WAGED
52. A daughter of Cadmus : AGAVE
53. Curved edge formed by intersecting vaults : GROIN
55. Egg-shaped : OVATE
58. Writer Ephron : NORA
59. Chinese: Comb. form : SINO
60. Villain ordered to be executed : IAGO
61. Very, in Versailles : TRES
62. Mythical beast : YALE

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