New York Times, Monday, August 31, 1981

Author: Herb L. Risteen
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 4.74, Missing: { B H J Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 261 (avg 1.41)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Spans: 3
Herb L. Risteen has 127 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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Across Down
1. Weight allowance : TARE
5. Fen plant : REED
9. Surrealist painter : DALI
13. Persian poet : OMAR
14. Drying device : AIRER
15. Hodgepodge : OLIO
16. Hopper was one : GOSSIPCOLUMNIST
19. Slanders : ASPERSES
20. Santa ___ Race Track : ANITA
21. Poetic contraction : OER
22. Get along : FARE
24. Rejects with contempt : SPURNS
28. Fine fur : MINK
29. Fruit seed : PIP
32. Siberian stream : LENA
33. ___ Island, Canada : PELEE
34. Epoch : ERA
35. William Allen White was one : EDITORIALWRITER
39. Corrode : EAT
40. Dwarfish : RUNTY
41. National League team : NINE
42. Work busily : PLY
43. Black : INKY
44. Turned over : CANTED
46. Payments to psychiatrists : FEES
47. O.T. book : LAM
48. City NW of Genoa : TURIN
51. Lake Michigan port and resort : MANISTEE
56. Grantland Rice et al. : SPORTSREPORTERS
59. Tiny bit : ATOM
60. Poet who married Thomas Mann's daughter : AUDEN
61. Eagerly expectant : ATIP
62. Ancient city : ROMA
63. Strip : PEEL
64. Disown : DENY
1. Clothing for Cassius : TOGA
2. Disney's inventive mouse : AMOS
3. Carpentry tool : RASP
4. Gaelic : ERSE
5. Kitchen utensil : RICER
6. Olympian lad : EROS
7. Wriggly swimmer : EEL
8. Actress Joanne : DRU
9. Metaphysical poet : DONNE
10. Others, to Ovid : ALII
11. Register : LIST
12. Greek letter : IOTA
14. Church sections : APSES
17. Shipment to Pittsburgh : IRON
18. "Little Miss ___," Shirley Temple film : MARKER
22. Derby entry : FILLY
23. Again : ANEW
24. Rest : SLEEP
25. Cycle : PEDAL
26. Singleness : UNITY
27. Sinking ship's deserter : RAT
28. Having substance : MEATY
29. ___ four (small cake) : PETIT
30. " . . . Alice Blue Gown" musical : IRENE
31. Reduced : PARED
33. Showy flowers : PINKS
36. Global area : ORIENT
37. Old Norse poem : RUNE
38. Tourist haven : INN
44. Church law : CANON
45. Eastern notable : AMIR
46. Terra ___ : FIRMA
47. Garment part : LAPEL
48. Autocrat : TSAR
49. ___ snuff (satisfactory) : UPTO
50. Follower of ball or sun : ROOM
51. Ancient Asian : MEDE
52. South African native village : STAD
53. Cécile's cranium : TETE
54. Where Tralee is : ERIN
55. Spot : ESPY
57. A sugar source : SAP
58. ___ anemone (perennial plant) : RUE

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