New York Times, Tuesday, August 25, 1981

Author:Dempsey
Editor:Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 4.87, Missing: { J Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 275 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 8, XRef: 0
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© 1981, The New York Times
Across Down
1. LL.B. : ATT
4. Items in a Hall of Fame : BUSTS
9. W.W. I plane : SPAD
13. Stern, to Scotty : DOUR
15. Houston athlete : ASTRO
16. Forbidden : TABU
17. Stringed instrument : LYRE
18. Slow-moving : SNAILPACED
20. Jot : IOTA
21. Emulate Magellan : NAVIGATE
22. Bass viols : BULLFIDDLES
26. Corundum : EMERY
27. One of Santa's eight : DASHER
32. Half a dance : CAN
34. Painter of waterlilies : MONET
37. Name meaning "sweet or pleasant" : NAOMI
38. Ripening agent : AGER
40. Approaches : NEARS
42. Proper's partner : PRIM
43. Santa ___, city in Uruguay : LUCIA
45. Dear : STEEP
47. Between Sault and Marie : STE
48. Asian delta : MEKONG
50. Up ___ (stumped) : ATREE
52. Deteriorate : GOTOTHEDOGS
57. Shocked : APPALLED
61. "Once ___ a time . . . " : UPON
62. What cold or fear causes : GOOSEFLESH
65. Give up : CEDE
66. Razorbills : AUKS
67. Run away : ELOPE
68. Gardner of whodunits : ERLE
69. Editor's notation : STET
70. Yawps : RANTS
71. Scottish seaport : AYR
1. Off the cuff : ADLIB
2. "Happy birthday ___" : TOYOU
3. Sweater type : TURTLENECK
4. ___-relief : BAS
5. J.F.K.'s service : USN
6. Tolerate : STAND
7. Test : TRIAL
8. Filled in a c.w.p. : SOLVED
9. Single : STAG
10. S.A. rodent : PACA
11. Help in heinous activities : ABET
12. Fop : DUDE
14. Kingdom : REALM
19. Tower-city native : PISAN
23. Opp. of masculine : FEM
24. Press : IRON
25. Force units : DYNES
28. Fool : SAP
29. Western : HORSEOPERA
30. Utter : EMIT
31. Hoarfrost : RIME
32. Soothe : CALM
33. Chill : AGUE
35. End a certain strike : EAT
36. Trick's alternative : TREAT
39. ___ Grande : RIO
41. Third son of Adam : SETH
44. Acute or obtuse item : ANGLE
46. Prefix with mature : PRE
49. Johnny Miller is one : GOLFER
51. Elicit : EDUCE
53. "I cannot ___ lie" : TELLA
54. Famous French theater : ODEON
55. Divine : GODLY
56. Scoff : SNEER
57. Moslem titles : AGAS
58. Unhappy look : POUT
59. Sack or bag : POKE
60. Helper: Abbr. : ASST
63. N.Y.C. is one : SPT
64. Berlin's "___ a Rag Picker" : HES

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