New York Times, Saturday, July 25, 1981

Author:A. J. Santora
Editor:Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 33, Avg Word Len: 5.19, Missing: { F J K Q }, Scrabble score: 324 (avg 1.69)
Open Squares: 76, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 7, XRef: 2, Spans: 2
A. J. Santora has 111 pre-Shortz puzzles and 68 Shortz era puzzles in our database.

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Across Down
1. As tight as ___ : ADRUM
6. Blemish : SCAR
10. Orchestra led by John Williams : POPS
14. Sierra ___ : LEONE
15. Aureole : HALO
16. Central American tree : EBOE
17. Hitchcock put-down re thespians : ACTORSARECATTLE
20. Kanga's kin : ROO
21. Another Sierra : MADRE
22. Sea lion's cows : HAREM
23. She played Nora Charles : MYRNALOY
25. Read through : PERUSE
26. A Goldwynism, with 45 Across : INTWOWORDS
28. Le Mas d'___, near Toulouse : AZIL
31. "The new gas" : NEON
32. Actress Claire : INA
35. Crammed for exams : BONEDUP
39. Backwatered, in a scull : SHEAVED
41. Romaine : COS
42. Widow of Ernie K. : EDIE
44. Carl of movies and TV : BETZ
45. See 26 Across : IMPOSSIBLE
50. Einstein, e.g. : GENIUS
52. Pandect : TREATISE
56. Crow : EXULT
57. Chase originating in N.Y.C. : CHEVY
58. Flange : RIM
59. "___, Mr. De Mille" (famous tag line) : READYWHENYOUARE
62. Spouse : MATE
63. Kind of mail : HATE
64. Sheer : UTTER
65. Swelter : STEW
66. Has to pay : OWES
67. Itsy-bitsy : TEENY
1. Clock-radio device : ALARM
2. Lure : DECOY
3. Part of a dynamo : ROTOR
4. Número ___ : UNO
5. An Annie of 1946 and 1966 : MERMAN
6. Omniscient radio character : SHADOW
7. Wage : CARRYON
8. Away from the gales : ALEE
9. Bird of legend : ROC
10. Firecracker : PETARD
11. Kibitzing : OBTRUSIVE
12. Chopin's people : POLES
13. Part of a Mae West line : SEEME
18. Problem for Reagan : SALT
19. Brian from Worcestershire : AHERNE
24. African river : NILE
25. Milne's ___ Corner : POOH
27. Unseld of N.B.A. fame : WES
28. Cosell's milieu : ABC
29. Where to view a gnu : ZOO
30. Imply : INSINUATE
33. Court divider : NET
34. Cutting tool : ADZ
36. Chester Proudfoot of "Gunsmoke" : DEPUTY
37. Edible Japanese herbs : UDOS
38. Greek letters : PIS
40. To coach a thief? : ABET
43. Beauty lover : ESTHETE
46. Humidity problem : MILDEW
47. Rich and Worth : IRENES
48. Girls, girls, girls : BEVY
49. Floor plan : LAYOUT
50. Microbes : GERMS
51. Permission to leave Oxford : EXEAT
53. Hopping mad : IRATE
54. Bewitcher : SIREN
55. Abrasive : EMERY
57. Tobacco cud : CHAW
60. The ___, rock group : WHO
61. Chief John Duncan was one : UTE

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