New York Times, Tuesday, June 23, 1981

Author:N. M. Meyer
Editor:Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 35, Avg Word Len: 5.00, Missing: { H J K Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 253 (avg 1.33)
Open Squares: 62, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 6, XRef: 0
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© 1981, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Dull one : CLOD
5. Swimmer's inflatable pad : RAFT
9. This is tops : ACME
13. Playwright's favorite literature : RAVE
14. Passage for Pompey : ITER
15. Far from urbane : NAIVE
17. Smithsonian collection : AMERICANA
19. Daisylike flower : ASTER
20. Place attuned to tuneups : GARAGE
21. Water tanks : CISTERNS
23. ___ Grande : RIO
24. Swingy rhythm : LILT
25. Allot : METE
26. Loathsome : FOUL
28. Pilot's instrument panel : CONSOLE
30. Everybody : ALL
31. Pealed : RANG
32. Continuing ill will : RANCOR
36. Dizzy : REELING
38. Potted plant : LANTANA
39. Unassuming : MODEST
40. Garment for Galba : TOGA
41. San Luis ___ : REY
42. First and last word of a W. S. title : MEASURE
44. Gentlemen : SIRS
45. Preminger : OTTO
48. Weight allowance : TARE
49. Arched bone : RIB
50. Keep up : MAINTAIN
52. Large Asiatic deer : SAMBAR
55. Sacrificial table : ALTAR
56. Part of a helmet : NOSEPIECE
58. English novelist: 1814–84 : READE
59. Instrument banned by Mao's widow : TUBA
60. Deposited : LAID
61. Koko's weapon : SNEE
62. Stalk of bananas : STEM
63. Remnants : ENDS
1. Steep, rugged rock : CRAG
2. Tibetan priest : LAMA
3. Set aside, as by higher authority : OVERRULED
4. Force an iron horse to go off course : DERAIL
5. Oriental staple : RICE
6. One ___ time : ATA
7. Olympic sport since 1920 : FENCING
8. Oregon and Santa Fe : TRAILS
9. Med. student's subject : ANAT
10. Window frame : CASEMENT
11. Headdress for the Archbishop of Canterbury : MITRE
12. Occurrence : EVENT
16. Gaelic anagram for seer : ERSE
18. "But ___ on forever": Tennyson : IGO
22. Warehouse space : STORAGE
24. Far-reaching : LONG
26. Work the land : FARM
27. Margarine : OLEO
28. Choral composition : CANTATA
29. Turner : LANA
31. Upward slope : RISE
33. Arm of the Atlantic : CARIBBEAN
34. Lollapalooza : ONER
35. Beams : RAYS
37. Summer drink : LEMONADE
38. Learning : LORE
40. Promoter's concern : TURNOUT
43. "___ preserve us!" : SAINTS
44. "Red as a rose" is one : SIMILE
45. Sharif : OMAR
46. Kipling's "Plain ___ from the Hills" : TALES
47. Cronus or Hyperion : TITAN
49. Criticize sharply : RAP
51. Tupelo or bay : TREE
52. Part of a baseball : SEAM
53. Sour substance : ACID
54. Cerise and vermilion : REDS
57. Nautical dir. : SBE

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