New York Times, Tuesday, July 28, 1981

Author: Herb L. Risteen
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 4.74, Missing: { F J Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 282 (avg 1.52)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 8, XRef: 0, Spans: 3
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1. Newspaper needs : ADS
4. Spartan slave : HELOT
9. African lake : CHAD
13. ___ Hari : MATA
15. Irregular : EROSE
16. Money in Modena : LIRE
17. Responsibility : ONUS
18. Biddy's abode : ROOST
19. Menace in Sicily : ETNA
20. C.S.A. troops : REBS
21. Inquire : ASK
22. Lodge member : MASON
23. Small knot in wood : BURL
25. Significance : IMPORT
28. Held in reserve : STORED
30. Proper ___ : NOUN
31. Erratic line in the fashion world : HEM
34. Frost's "The Death of the ___ Man" : HIRED
35. Guam's capital : AGANA
36. Ivy Leaguer : ELI
37. "The Fountainhead" author : RAND
38. Catalogues : LISTS
39. "Hallelujah, I'm ___!" : ABUM
40. Time span : ERA
41. Spa treatments : BATHS
42. Rough : CRUDE
43. "___ this the face . . . ?" : WAS
44. ___ pudding : RICE
45. Formed ringlets : CURLED
46. Geronimo was one : APACHE
48. Biblical brother : ABEL
49. Type of type : ROMAN
51. Londonderry lad : PAT
53. Davis Cup figure : ASHE
56. Chopin creation : OPUS
57. Religious sect : AMISH
59. Do farm work : REAP
60. Brewing need : MALT
61. Beat soundly : BASTE
62. "Auld Lang ___" : SYNE
63. Defense in reply to a charge : PLEA
64. Loathe : ABHOR
65. Compass point : ESE
1. God of love : AMOR
2. Native of Aarhus : DANE
3. Very obstinate : STUBBORNASAMULE
4. Messenger : HERALD
5. Another god of love : EROS
6. Showing embarrassment : LOOKINGSHEEPISH
7. C.I.A. predecessor : OSS
8. Hanoi holiday : TET
9. Pass quarantine : CLEAR
10. Makes a perfect shot : HITSTHEBULLSEYE
11. Pisa's river : ARNO
12. Campus notable : DEAN
14. Confident : ASSURED
22. Actress Maris : MONA
24. ___ Auerbach, "winningest" N.B.A. coach : RED
26. Ditches for ducal domains : MOATS
27. Some of Benny Hill's offerings : PUNS
28. Mouselike mammal : SHREW
29. Headdress : TIARA
32. Baffle : ELUDE
33. Emulated Harpo Marx : MIMED
35. Gee follower : AITCH
38. Secular : LAIC
39. Unpaid debts : ARREARS
41. Breakfast food : BRAN
42. Chicago baseballer : CUB
45. She wrote "My Antonia" : CATHER
47. Food in Firenze : PASTA
49. Lively play : ROMP
50. Cacholong : OPAL
52. Concerning : ASTO
54. Berlin boy : HANS
55. Fencing tool : EPEE
57. Arab robe : ABA
58. Fairy queen : MAB

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