New York Times, Wednesday, July 8, 1981

Author: Eli Wesoff
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.11, Missing: { F Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 273 (avg 1.44)
Open Squares: 77, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 7, XRef: 0
Eli Wesoff has 93 pre-Shortz puzzles and 1 Shortz era puzzle in our database.
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© 1981, The New York Times
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1. Owens or James : JESSE
6. Word with talk or worn : SHOP
10. Model's stance : POSE
14. Mel, Ethan or Marty : ALLEN
15. Prohibition : TABU
16. Surprise attack : RAID
17. Smiling : RIANT
18. Jacqueline's bridegroom in 1968 : ARISTOTLE
20. Release from military service : SEPARATE
22. System used in duplicate whist : HOWELL
23. ___ decisis (legal policy) : STARE
24. Future V.I.P.'s : COMERS
25. "___ for Danny Fisher": Robbins : ASTONE
27. Moneyed people : HAVES
28. Evade : SKIRT
29. Pear-shaped instrument : LUTE
30. Impale : SPIT
34. Twitching : TIC
35. Showing more wisdom : SAGER
36. Prefix with corn or form : UNI
37. "My Way" composer : ANKA
39. Novello : IVOR
40. ___-nez : PINCE
42. Museum hangings : NUDES
44. Emulated Graham or Shawn : DANCED
45. Brooding hen : SITTER
47. Bog : MARSH
48. Di Maggio's 56 in '41 : STREAK
49. Señora's scarf : MANTILLA
52. Oliver Cromwell : IRONSIDES
54. Blockhead : IDIOT
55. It's west of Wis. : MINN
56. Class absences : CUTS
57. Past, present or future : TENSE
58. "___ little prayer for me" : SAYA
59. Word with cap or hole : KNEE
60. Mountain spur : ARETE
1. Shocks : JARS
2. Author Wiesel : ELIE
3. Kind of comedy : SLAPSTICK
4. Cannon or Luger : SENATOR
5. New member : ENTRANT
6. Welfare ___ : STATE
7. ___ and hounds : HARE
8. Oriental sash : OBI
9. Easy mark : PUSHOVER
10. Skill : PROWESS
11. Tom Mix film : OATER
12. Beverly of opera : SILLS
13. James's biographer : EDEL
19. Volume : TOME
21. 100 square meters : ARE
24. Prepare fare for an affair : CATER
25. One of Boomer's predecessors : ASTA
26. Flimflam : SKIN
27. Writer Victor's family : HUGOS
29. Four-time Wimbledon winner : LAVER
31. Joke climax : PUNCHLINE
32. Hollywood pioneer : INCE
33. All even : TIED
35. Buddy : SIDEKICK
38. "Rabbit ears" : ANTENNA
40. Musical suite : PARTITA
41. Confidant : INSIDER
43. Western lizards : UTAS
44. Duryea or Dailey : DAN
45. Narrow band or channel : STRIA
46. Light sarcasm : IRONY
47. Mosconi play : MASSE
48. Jazz artist Zoot : SIMS
49. Apportion : METE
50. Missing : LOST
51. To ___ (precisely) : ATEE
53. What bill collectors do : DUN

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