New York Times, Friday, July 31, 1981

Author:Nancy McCarthy
Editor:Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 4.90, Missing: { J Z }, Scrabble score: 287 (avg 1.50)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 2, XRef: 0
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1. Maturing agent : AGER
5. Like London in 1666 : AFIRE
10. Columnist's line : ITEM
14. Netman Nastase : ILIE
15. Limited in space : LOCAL
16. Soft leather : NAPA
17. Opera by Kienzl: 1898 : DONQUIXOTE
19. Stew : SNIT
20. Windmill arm : AWE
21. "It might have ___" : BEEN
22. Boxers' embrace : CLINCH
24. Affectionate : FOND
25. Squirrel away : STASH
26. Locale for J.R. Ewing : DALLAS
29. Assert to be true : MAINTAIN
32. Expect : AWAIT
33. Tadpole, for one : LARVA
34. Caucho : ULE
35. Steam-engine inventor : WATT
36. Burn superficially : SINGE
37. Large land mass : ASIA
38. Commit a boo-boo : ERR
39. Discontinue : CEASE
40. Drudgery : SWEAT
41. Howard Hughes' Spruce Goose is one : SEAPLANE
43. Excoriate : SCORCH
44. Member of a string quartet : VIOLA
45. Biblical king : SAUL
46. Kind of benefit : FRINGE
48. Kind of bridge : TOLL
49. Good buddy : PAL
52. Desired role : LEAD
53. Opera by Wagner: 1856 : DIEWALKURE
56. Architectural pier : ANTA
57. Frittered time away : IDLED
58. Large lake : ERIE
59. Rend : TEAR
60. Comes close : NEARS
61. Twelve moons : YEAR
1. Opera by Verdi: 1871 : AIDA
2. Word before worm : GLOW
3. German article : EINE
4. Necessary: Abbr. : REQ
5. Noncitizens : ALIENS
6. Outwitted : FOXED
7. Graven image : ICON
8. Norway ___ : RAT
9. Choice on campus : ELECTIVE
10. Assert emphatically : INSIST
11. Another opera by Wagner: 1845 : TANNHAUSER
12. Grand in scope : EPIC
13. School subj. : MATH
18. German naval weapon : UBOAT
23. One of the Woods : LANA
24. Dart : FLIT
25. Looey's aide : SARGE
26. Veep under Coolidge : DAWES
27. Not in the dark : AWARE
28. Another opera by Verdi: 1853 : LATRAVIATA
29. Parsonage : MANSE
30. Sacro follower : ILIAC
31. Below, to Byron : NEATH
33. Tropical climber : LIANA
36. Shut up hermetically : SEALEDIN
37. Military misdemeanor : AWOL
39. Choke up : CLOG
40. Kind of rowboat : SCULL
42. Greek odist : PINDAR
43. Dinner greens : SALADS
45. Farmer, at times : SOWER
46. Below the true pitch : FLAT
47. Poet Sully Prudhomme (1901 Nobelist) : RENE
48. Weblike tissue : TELA
49. Unadulterated : PURE
50. Opera highlight : ARIA
51. Eye wickedly : LEER
54. Edible fish : IDE
55. Essential : KEY

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