New York Times, Thursday, June 25, 1981

Author: Edward J. Buckler
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 39, Avg Word Len: 4.89, Missing: { J Q Y Z }, Scrabble score: 272 (avg 1.46)
Open Squares: 62, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Spans: 2
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Across Down
1. Electrician's unit : FARAD
6. What calumniators sling : MUD
9. Like some cats : COOL
13. Mexican friend : AMIGO
14. Sapped of sap : SERE
15. Advocate : URGE
16. Symbol of much greater hidden trouble : TIPOFTHEICEBERG
19. Red Baron, e.g. : ACE
20. Pay, as a bill : FOOT
21. Hire out : LEASE
22. Part of the eye : LENS
24. Of a social group : TRIBAL
26. One who primps : PREENER
28. ___ seaman : ABLE
32. Isle not far from Naples : CAPRI
35. More unctuous : GREASIER
37. Expected : AWAITED
40. Wagner hero : TRISTAN
41. Whirlpools : VORTEXES
43. ___ Rivoli, in Paris : RUEDE
44. If not : ELSE
45. School stoolie : TATTLER
48. A concern of the N.E.A. and A.F.T. : TENURE
49. Parts of cups : EARS
53. Home of many ancient Celts : SPAIN
56. A first name in lexicography : NOAH
58. Drink like a pup : LAP
59. Courted trouble : SKATEDONTHINICE
62. Erskine or Oakland : AUTO
63. What sleepless sheep count? : EWES
64. Mother Teresa's prize : NOBEL
65. Inhale suddenly, as in surprise : GASP
66. "___ Tag," Barrie play : DER
67. Spin : TWIRL
1. Deadly : FATAL
2. Priest's neckcloth : AMICE
3. Mature : RIPEN
4. Before this time : AGO
5. Take off : DOFF
6. Encounter : MEETING
7. Swiss canton : URI
8. One possibly seeking a slam : DECLARER
9. A discovery of 1492 : CUBA
10. Hematite, galena, etc. : ORES
11. Cruel one : OGRE
12. Support : LEG
14. Kind of leave : SHORE
17. Carry : TOTE
18. Anguine fish : EEL
23. Fairy : SPRITE
25. Quarterback Jones : BERT
27. Ceremony : RITE
28. Give confidence to : ASSURE
29. ___ the bullet : BITE
30. Set the pace : LEAD
31. Lake in Ireland : ERNE
32. Home of a troglodyte : CAVE
33. G.I. in trouble : AWOL
34. Nominal values : PARS
36. What a cantante sings : AIRE
38. Lengthy : EXTENDED
39. Senior of a group : DEAN
42. This is astounding : STUNNER
46. Jogs : TROTS
47. Daughter of Laban : LEAH
48. Restrict : TIE
50. Excuse : ALIBI
51. Snake or crab : RACER
52. Short period : SPELL
53. Rapacious bird : SKUA
54. Caresses : PATS
55. At the summit : ATOP
57. Insinuate : HINT
59. Drift to leeward : SAG
60. Have markers out : OWE
61. Women's org. : NOW

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