New York Times, Wednesday, August 26, 1981

Author: Christy Ridley
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 4.74, Missing: { J Q V Z }, Scrabble score: 314 (avg 1.70)
Open Squares: 66, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 9, XRef: 0, Spans: 4
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© 1981, The New York Times
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1. Knack : GIFT
5. "___ Maisie Knew," James novel : WHAT
9. Kind of note : MASH
13. Theater award : OBIE
14. Hollandaise, e.g. : SAUCE
15. High: Comb. form : ALTI
16. Route for Dorothy : YELLOWBRICKROAD
19. Cutting tool : AXE
20. Leas : MEADS
21. ___ Dame University : NOTRE
22. Tastes the tea : SIPS
23. Also : TOO
24. Carouse : PAINTTHETOWNRED
32. Bergman role in "Casablanca" : ILSA
33. Chessman : PAWN
34. He wrote "The College Widow" : ADE
35. Speech defect : LISP
36. One of the Allens : WOODY
38. "___ star to steer her by": Masefield : ANDA
39. The Buckeyes' initials : OSU
40. A pirate or a choreographer : KIDD
41. Memorable Israeli leader : MEIR
42. Argonauts' prize : THEGOLDENFLEECE
47. Mimic : APE
48. Holly : ILEX
49. Bizarre : OUTRE
52. Ghanaian export : COCOA
54. Chat : GAB
57. Kubrick film, with "A" : CLOCKWORKORANGE
60. Edible tuber : TARO
61. Velocity : SPEED
62. Sandburg or Van Doren : CARL
63. Soon : ANON
64. Thoroughly : WELL
65. Etc.'s relative : ETAL
1. Court painter to Charles III : GOYA
2. Old World mountain goat : IBEX
3. "The round ___" (wastepaper basket) : FILE
4. ___ Aviv : TEL
5. Indiana–Illinois boundary river : WABASH
6. New Mexico artist Peter : HURD
7. "___ and Galatea," Handel opus : ACIS
8. Shamus : TEC
9. Strand : MAROON
10. "Little Things Mean ___," 1954 song : ALOT
11. What the man of La Mancha followed : STAR
12. Pelt : HIDE
14. Used a besom : SWEPT
17. Neglect : OMIT
18. Understood : KNOWN
22. Cinch : SNAP
23. Resembling a certain fiber : TOWY
24. Guide : PILOT
25. Like stout : ALISH
26. Offspring : ISSUE
27. Final stanza of a Pindaric poem : EPODE
28. Boy : TAD
29. Indian princess : RANEE
30. Relating to early literature of Iceland : EDDIC
31. "The Wreck of the Mary ___," Innes novel : DEARE
36. Sly trick : WILE
37. Singular : ODD
38. Stock-exchange heading : AMEX
40. Part of a ruble : KOPEK
43. Waiter or servant : GARCON
44. This bears an image of Monticello : NICKEL
45. Inundate : FLOOD
46. Cordelia's father : LEAR
49. Eight: Comb. form : OCTA
50. ___ Bator, Mongolia : ULAN
51. Bullring cry, sometimes : TORO
52. Deal with successfully : COPE
53. Russian city : OREL
54. Small two-winged insect : GNAT
55. Taj Mahal city : AGRA
56. Dingaling thing : BELL
58. Compass pt. : WSW
59. Person who excels : ACE

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