New York Times, Saturday, August 22, 1981

Author:Kathryn Righter
Editor:Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.97, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 272 (avg 1.44)
Open Squares: 72, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 4, XRef: 0
Kathryn Righter has 54 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.

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© 1981, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Male raccoons : BOARS
6. Westernmost of the Aleutians : ATTU
10. Glassmaking material : FRIT
14. Circuit : AMBIT
15. Author of "Battle Cry" : URIS
16. Reckless : RASH
17. Senseless talk : BALDERDASH
19. Nonworking : IDLE
20. Indefinite amount : ANY
21. Some floral creations : LEIS
22. Not so challenging : EASIER
24. Empty talk : BLATHERSKITE
26. Helices : SPIRALS
29. Pourboire : TIP
30. Coccagee : CIDER
31. Twaddle : NONSENSE
36. De novo : ANEW
37. Adhered : CLUNG
39. Wampus : LOUT
40. Silverware item : TEASPOON
42. Goof : BONER
43. Actress Sothern : ANN
44. Fat : ADIPOSE
46. Foul, vulgar, abusive talk : BILLINGSGATE
51. Hangnest : ORIOLE
52. Segment : PART
53. Backward or upward: Prefix : ANA
56. Command to go : SEND
57. Nonstop talker : CHATTERBOX
60. Joint : KNEE
61. Large convex molding : TORE
62. Overseer of a manor : REEVE
63. Urges : YENS
64. Bishoprics : SEES
65. South African province : NATAL
1. Rum cake : BABA
2. Sultanate in the Mideast : OMAN
3. In a competent manner : ABLY
4. Disencumber : RID
5. Excellent : STELLAR
6. C.P.A.'s products : AUDITS
7. Rubbish : TRASH
8. "___ folly to be wise": Gray : TIS
9. Early activity of Gregory Peck : USHERING
10. Gambol : FRISK
11. Spokes : RADII
12. Key or cay : ISLET
13. Soothing word : THERE
18. "Camino ___," Williams play : REAL
23. Vipers : ASPS
24. Begins to form : BREWS
25. District on the Thames : ETON
26. Begone! : SCAT
27. Loblolly : PINE
28. Fancy : IDEA
31. A deaness is one : NUN
32. Run away à la Jessica : ELOPE
33. Double negative : NONO
34. Takes to court : SUES
35. Raison d'___ : ETRE
37. Hits the pitch : CONNECTS
38. Word with bow or hand : LONG
41. Dinner ___ : PAIL
42. Bird sometimes called a stake driver : BITTERN
44. Certain marbles : AGATES
45. Dress detail : DART
46. Sylvan : BOSKY
47. Goddess of peace : IRENE
48. Flax product : LINEN
49. Ore veins : LODES
50. Show mercy : SPARE
53. Assist a yegg : ABET
54. Loser to Joe Louis: 1941 : NOVA
55. Figure skater's spinning leap : AXEL
58. Garden tool : HOE
59. T.V.A. relative : REA

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