New York Times, Saturday, July 4, 1981

Author:Tap Osborn
Editor:Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 32, Avg Word Len: 5.36, Missing: { J Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 283 (avg 1.47)
Open Squares: 79, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 5, XRef: 2, Spans: 2
Tap Osborn has 87 pre-Shortz puzzles and 1 Shortz era puzzle in our database.

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© 1981, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Riga native : LETT
5. Liberty Bell flaw : CRACK
10. Vast amount : SEA
13. Had flu symptoms : ACHED
15. Bellow's March : AUGIE
16. Shooter : TAW
17. With 50 Across, a Lincolnian phrase : THELASTBEST
19. Eastern V.I.P. : AGA
20. Lover : SOULMATE
21. Horn : TOOTER
23. Unpleasant : NASTY
24. Eating aid, for some : DENTURE
25. Person holding goods in trust : BAILEE
27. Cherry red : CERISE
28. "Wait ___ Dark" : UNTIL
29. Mark's counterpart : FRANC
30. "___ the ramparts . . . " : OER
33. ___trap, in a marksman's game : SKEE
34. Trap and French followers : DOORS
35. Beehive's cousin : AFRO
36. One of the Lincolns : TAD
37. Abounding with bracken : FERNY
38. Ice-cold : GELID
39. Continuous band of hull planking : STRAKE
41. Of the nostrils : NARINE
42. Particulars : DETAILS
44. Pod used for fodder : CAROB
45. Some primates, familiarly : ORANGS
46. Most svelte : THINNEST
49. Touch of approval : PAT
50. See 17 Across : HOPEOFEARTH
52. Dir. or suffix : ESE
53. Changes course : TURNS
54. Learner : TUTEE
55. Word of encouragement : YES
56. "Lust for Life" author : STONE
57. Do office work : TYPE
1. Map coordinates: Abbr. : LATS
2. Reverberation : ECHO
3. Subject of Lincoln's phrase : THEUNITEDSTATES
4. "I cannot ___" : TELLALIE
5. Given to malicious gossip : CATTY
6. Hayseed : RUBE
7. Ready whisky for market : AGE
8. Rain collectors : CISTERNS
9. Of a chemical compound : KETONIC
10. Physical symbol of Lincoln's philosophy : STATUEOFLIBERTY
11. Gung-ho : EAGER
12. Well informed : AWARE
14. Girl, to a poet : DAMSEL
18. Cloy : SATE
22. Military inst. : OTS
24. Hon : DEARY
25. Washout : BUST
26. Singer-composer Paul : ANKA
27. Harridan : CRONE
29. Place-setting pieces : FORKS
31. Innisfail : ERIN
32. Emulated Revere or Sheridan : RODE
34. Metes : DEALSOUT
35. Balloon operator : AERONAUT
37. Sudden scares : FRIGHTS
38. F.D.R.'s birthstone : GARNET
40. Beach acquisition : TAN
41. Ingenuous one : NAIF
42. Famed dwarf : DOPEY
43. Obliterate : ERASE
44. Picked : CHOSE
46. Site of Pres. Jackson's grave : TENN
47. Kind of son or daughter : STEP
48. Penn pronoun : THEE
51. ___ patria : PRO

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