New York Times, Wednesday, August 12, 1981

Author: Albert L. Misenko
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 32, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 300 (avg 1.55)
Open Squares: 75, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 2, XRef: 0
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© 1981, The New York Times
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1. Aid for Spade : CLUE
5. Musical character : CLEF
9. Babylonian earth god : DAGAN
14. Suspended : HUNG
15. Blood: Prefix : HEMA
16. Grape conserve : UVATE
17. Puzzling : ENIGMATIC
19. Early TV sensation : BERLE
20. ___ William, Lewis Carroll character : FATHER
21. Compensated : REWARDED
23. Hash-house sign : EATS
25. Succinct : TERSE
26. "Regnat Populus" is its motto : ARKANSAS
30. Starr of comics : BRENDA
33. Fondant : CANDY
34. Entertainer Hayes: 1885–1969 : GABBY
36. Colloidal substance : GEL
37. Bonds : TIES
38. Indian serving in the British army : SEPOY
39. Angel's topper : HALO
40. Carbohydrate: Suffix : OSE
41. Like haunted houses : EERIE
42. Fight : SETTO
43. Soften : RELENT
45. Kind of table : DROPLEAF
47. Result : ENSUE
49. Street sign : STOP
50. Steward for a monastery : MANCIPLE
53. Kind of paste : TOMATO
57. Tartar deposited in wine casks : ARGOL
58. Audacious : BAREFACED
60. French measure : METRE
61. Done : OVER
62. Memorable leader at Belgrade : TITO
63. Incinerator leavings : ASHES
64. Unites : WEDS
65. River into the Fulda : EDER
1. Man in white : CHEF
2. Beautiful moth : LUNA
3. Single thing : UNIT
4. Highbrows : EGGHEADS
5. Plans : CHARTS
6. Assign by contract : LET
7. Eastern ruler : EMIR
8. Diamond surface : FACET
9. Mistress of Louis XV : DUBARRY
10. Not inclined : AVERSE
11. Entrance to a flower show : GARDENGATE
12. Tamarisk salt tree : ATLE
13. If ___ be : NEED
18. Late labor leader : MEANY
22. Palmated, as many water birds : WEBBY
24. Wiser : SAGER
26. Man in a cast : ACTOR
27. Poker player's verb : RAISE
28. Ending at the patella, as a skirt : KNEELENGTH
29. Palatable : SAPID
31. Nile river area : DELTA
32. Standoffish : ALOOF
35. Certain South Africans : BOERS
38. Arrangement : SETUP
39. Spouse : HELPMATE
41. Stores, as fodder : ENSILES
42. Bamboozlement : SPOOF
44. "Again!" : ENCORE
46. Fur-bearing mammals : OTTERS
48. Item stocked by a plumber : ELBOW
50. Cry from the nursery : MAMA
51. Greek war god : ARES
52. Roof protection : EAVE
54. Part of DNA : ACID
55. One of the heads of France : TETE
56. Rose's attribute : ODOR
59. Sportswriter Smith : RED

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