New York Times, Saturday, July 18, 1981

Author: William Lutwiniak
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 32, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { Q X }, Scrabble score: 296 (avg 1.53)
Open Squares: 79, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Spans: 3
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Across Down
1. Touch upon : ABUT
5. Discard : SCRAP
10. Mine access : ADIT
14. Bonheur or Raisa : ROSA
15. Unwrite : ERASE
16. Dust-up : TODO
17. "Tobacco Road" author : ERSKINECALDWELL
20. " . . . the sweet ___ of books": Longfellow : SERENITY
21. Let : LEASED
22. Oxford : SHOE
23. Bitter, in Bordeaux : AMER
24. Hood's roscoe : HEATER
27. Decamped : FLED
28. Small drink : SIP
31. Gaffe : ERROR
32. Ponder : MULL
33. ___ contendere : NOLO
34. "Bellefleur" author : JOYCECAROLOATES
37. Andreanof island : ADAK
38. Trumpeter Al : HIRT
39. ___ Oro, in NW Africa : RIODE
40. Buddhist sect : ZEN
41. Forswear : DENY
42. Vexed : GALLED
43. Center of activity : HIVE
44. Topers : SOTS
45. Emerge : APPEAR
48. Shone : STOODOUT
52. "Jane Eyre" author : CHARLOTTEBRONTE
54. Broz : TITO
55. Nary a soul : NOONE
56. Opposite of addict : WEAN
57. Luge or cutter : SLED
58. Flavor : SAPOR
59. Okinawa port : NAHA
1. Metric land units : ARES
2. Buttonholer : BORE
3. U.N. power : USSR
4. Conduct an inventory : TAKESTOCK
5. Doyen : SENIOR
6. Candia's isle : CRETE
7. Risqué : RACY
8. ___ rule : ASA
9. Headlong : PELLMELL
10. Embattled : ATWAR
11. "___ eat oats . . . " : DOES
12. Shiftless : IDLE
13. Blabbed : TOLD
18. Belong : INHERE
19. Exploit : DEED
23. Mete : ALLOT
24. Mecca's region : HEJAZ
25. Undercut : ERODE
26. Indo-Iranian : ARYAN
27. Like some animals : FURRY
28. Yuccalike plant : SOTOL
29. ___ France (former name of Mauritius) : ILEDE
30. Watched the birdie : POSED
32. Where Mt. Katahdin towers : MAINE
33. Fastens firmly : NAILSDOWN
35. Noncom's pride : CHEVRONS
36. Spellbinder : ORATOR
41. Adjust the radio : DIAL
42. Peanut : GOOBER
43. He imprisoned St. Peter : HEROD
44. Exec's employee : STENO
45. Quintet in Gounod's "Faust" : ACTS
46. Comedian Silvers : PHIL
47. Canapé topping : PATE
48. Suppress : STOP
49. Draft status : ONEA
50. What Deseret became : UTAH
51. Shoe size : TENA
53. ___ man (unanimously) : TOA

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