New York Times, Monday, July 6, 1981

Author:John Greenman
Editor:Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 4.87, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 261 (avg 1.41)
Open Squares: 74, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Spans: 3
John Greenman has 52 pre-Shortz puzzles and 12 Shortz era puzzles in our database.

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© 1981, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Minus : LESS
5. Regal display : POMP
9. Oodles : SCADS
14. Medley : OLIO
15. Armament, for short : AMMO
16. Of muscular vigor : TONAL
17. Alpine snowfield : FIRN
18. Den : LAIR
19. Star: Comb. form : ASTRO
20. New Hampshire : THEGRANITESTATE
23. Time for twilight : SUNSET
24. Suffix with child or churl : ISH
25. Noosed ropes : RIATAS
28. Gershwin and Levin : IRAS
32. Name at Cooperstown : OTT
35. ___ up (loosen) : EASE
36. Loud kiss : SMACK
37. Four-state farming region : THEINLANDEMPIRE
41. Gibe : TAUNT
42. "Persistence of Memory" painter : DALI
43. Just out : NEW
44. Familiar with : ONTO
45. Quite a lot : PASSEL
47. Walk-on part : BIT
48. Bungles, with "up" : MESSES
53. Utah : THEBEEHIVESTATE
59. Hibernates, with "up" : HOLES
60. Spirited self-assurance : ELAN
61. Fever attack : AGUE
62. Passage between two islands : INLET
63. Viper colony : NEST
64. Songwriter Evans : REDD
65. Comes close to : NEARS
66. Items used by Borden and Bunyan : AXES
67. Three-pipped side of a die : TREY
1. Stories over stores : LOFTS
2. Nobelist Root: 1912 : ELIHU
3. Patrol-car item : SIREN
4. Canticles : SONGS
5. Like the Alcazar : PALATIAL
6. Where Muscat is : OMAN
7. When a 1981 baby will be 21 : MMII
8. Heiress in "The Merchant of Venice" : PORTIA
9. Apt rhyme for cache : STASH
10. ___ of living : COST
11. Theater org. : ANTA
12. Cupid's missile : DART
13. Dark-colored plum : SLOE
21. Sign a second lease : RERENT
22. Part of a dollar sign : ESS
26. Happy ___ clam at high water : ASA
27. Moves in a certain direction : TENDS
28. Mischievous one : IMP
29. Colton-Randolph play: 1922 : RAIN
30. Piece of realty : ACRE
31. Distort : SKEW
32. "Roberta" lyricist Harbach : OTTO
33. " . . . a little lower ___ the angels" : THAN
34. Native of Ger. : TEUT
36. Popular song since 1917 : SMILES
38. Italian's diminutive suffix : INO
39. Prosecuting offs. : DAS
40. Krypton and xenon : ELEMENTS
45. ___ in the sky : PIE
46. Goddess of wisdom : ATHENA
47. Defeats : BESTS
49. Originate : START
50. More judicious : SAGER
51. Chopin specialty : ETUDE
52. Unkempt : SEEDY
53. Scanty : THIN
54. Whetstone : HONE
55. Memorable first name in the Constitution State : ELLA
56. Brew : BEER
57. Holly : ILEX
58. Potiche : VASE

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