New York Times, Friday, August 21, 1981

Author: Lois Sidway
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { J Q W Z }, Scrabble score: 293 (avg 1.57)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Spans: 3
Lois Sidway has 67 pre-Shortz puzzles and 18 Shortz era puzzles in our database.
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© 1981, The New York Times
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1. Scrape roughly : RASP
5. Father of The Seven Sisters : ATLAS
10. Brief brouhaha : SPAT
14. Feel sympathy for : ACHE
15. Like some eyes : BEADY
16. Part of a harrow : TINE
17. Sound heard in a clowder : PURR
18. Prowl hungrily : RAVEN
19. Quondam : ONCE
20. Tableau : PICTURE
22. Quercine : OAKEN
23. Tide not likely to cause a flood : NEAP
24. Beside : NEXTTO
27. Part of a Presidential appeal : ASKNOT
29. Degree for an English prof. : DLIT
30. Abecedarian threesome : FGH
33. Rods for roasts : SPITS
34. Tom's follies : PEEPS
35. Second consonant : CEE
36. Tunny containers : TINS
37. Outsize : LARGE
38. Dessert for a court jester? : FOOL
39. Cardiologist's clue : EKG
40. Questionable : FISHY
41. Filmdom family name : FONDA
42. Gun one's engine : REV
43. Piedmontese wine city : ASTI
44. Baffles : ELUDES
45. Seat (second spelling) : INSTAL
47. Music-minded Renaissance priest : NERI
48. Skedaddle : SCOOT
50. A Lovelace lass : LUCASTA
53. Pickerelweed : TULE
54. Samba's cousin : MAMBO
56. Nickname for Archibald of the Celtics : TINY
58. "Kane and ___," Jeffrey Archer novel : ABEL
59. Village smithy : SHOER
60. First-rate : AONE
61. Stumps : GETS
62. Sword for Lord Raglan : SABRE
63. Nucleic acids, for short : RNAS
1. The least bit, informally : RAP
2. "We'll tak' ___ . . . ": Burns : ACUP
3. Wallflower : SHRINKINGVIOLET
4. Certain bonds, securities, etc. : PERCENTS
5. Sudden : ABRUPT
6. Toot : TEAR
7. Alec Guinness and cohorts : LAVENDERHILLMOB
8. Frappe base, perhaps : ADE
9. Prefix with thesis or chronic : SYN
10. Weasel prized for its fur : STOAT
11. Hale-and-hearty state : PINKOFCONDITION
12. Suffix with appear or clear : ANCE
13. Owner of Leapin' Lena : TEEN
21. Kit Carson's house is here : TAOS
22. Baseball's Ed and Mel : OTTS
25. Lament : ELEGY
26. Aztec god of sowing : XIPE
27. Goldenrod's cousin : ASTER
28. Kind of heel : SPIKE
31. Crystal-bearing nodule of stone : GEODE
32. "Oh, woe!," in Bordeaux : HELAS
34. Cannelloni, e.g. : PASTA
37. Roster : LIST
38. Adjective for a general or admiral : FOURSTAR
40. "April Morning" author : FAST
41. Dog's bane : FLEA
44. Plea to Pavarotti : ENCORE
46. Carols : NOELS
48. Bridegroom's fete : STAG
49. Cheese chunk : CUBE
51. Over, in Oberhausen : UBER
52. Grandma Moses : ANNA
54. Preliminary papers: Abbr. : MSS
55. Eureka! : AHA
57. Something "she didn't say" : YES

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