New York Times, Monday, June 29, 1981

Author:Christy Ridley
Editor:Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 4.74, Missing: { J Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 282 (avg 1.52)
Open Squares: 66, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 12, XRef: 0, Spans: 4
Christy Ridley has 54 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.

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© 1981, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Nonsense! : BOSH
5. Home; shelter : NEST
9. Peaceful : CALM
13. Oklahoma Indian : OTOE
14. Australian arboreal marsupial : KOALA
15. Hawaiian thrush : OMAO
16. Melodious quest: "I'm Always ___" : CHASINGRAINBOWS
19. Humorous prefix for plunk : KER
20. Sunday entree : ROAST
21. Tales : YARNS
22. ___ Centre, Minn. : SAUK
23. Totality; whole : ALL
24. Ancient scientific quest : PERPETUALMOTION
32. Inventor's or author's quest : IDEA
33. Anon : SOON
34. "___ Sharkey," Rickles program: 1976–78 : CPO
35. Roster : LIST
36. Southern dish : GRITS
38. Prime minister whom Tanaka succeeded : SATO
39. Inhabitant: Suffix : OTE
40. Ellington's "___ Indigo" : MOOD
41. Goddess of discord : ERIS
42. Argonauts' quest : THEGOLDENFLEECE
47. Also : AND
48. Out of kilter : ALOP
49. Informed : AWARE
52. Remove goofs : DEBUG
54. Feline : CAT
57. Ponce de León's quest : FOUNTAINOFYOUTH
60. Surf noise : ROTE
61. Head covering : SCARF
62. Grecian gulf or city : ARTA
63. Aroma : ODOR
64. Edges : HEMS
65. Opposite of the van : REAR
1. Kind of beer : BOCK
2. Will-___-wisp : OTHE
3. Fly high : SOAR
4. "___ So Fine," 1963 song : HES
5. Classic Japanese dance-drama : NOGAKU
6. Corny items : EARS
7. Lath : SLAT
8. Pacific porgy : TAI
9. A source of inks and paints : COBALT
10. Cupid : AMOR
11. Kind of party or tennis : LAWN
12. Plant growing in spongy soil : MOSS
14. Cossack's leather whip : KNOUT
17. Dies ___ : IRAE
18. Synthetic silk : NYLON
22. Tiff : SPAT
23. ___ and Andy : AMOS
24. Guide : PILOT
25. Dame ___ Sitwell : EDITH
26. View again : RESEE
27. Obliquely : ASIDE
28. Realty item : LOT
29. "___ for naebody": Burns : ICARE
30. Of the eye : OPTIC
31. Slipknot loop : NOOSE
36. Forty-Niners' quest : GOLD
37. Actor Taylor : ROD
38. Ooze : SEEP
40. French Impressionist : MONET
43. U.S. Vice President: 1933–41 : GARNER
44. He made a pile as Gomer : NABORS
45. Nap; down : FLUFF
46. Torpid; sluggish : LOGY
49. Hairdo type : AFRO
50. Lumber : WOOD
51. Car : AUTO
52. Cut into cubes : DICE
53. Grant of land, in India : ENAM
54. Lourdes pilgrims' quest : CURE
55. "___boy!" : ATTA
56. "___ she blows!" : THAR
58. Cinders' future : ASH
59. Dinghy implement : OAR

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