New York Times, Monday, August 17, 1981

Author: Herb L. Risteen
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 4.74, Missing: { F J K Q V W X Z }, Scrabble score: 250 (avg 1.35)
Open Squares: 65, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Spans: 2
Herb L. Risteen has 135 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1981, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Route : PATH
5. Buffet dish : SALAD
10. Cicatrix : SCAR
14. ___ code : AREA
15. Encomium : ELOGE
16. Verrett specialty : ARIA
17. Beautiful birds : SCARLETTANAGERS
20. Meddle : TAMPER
21. Far from fresh : TIRED
22. Greek theater : ODEON
23. French dairy product : CREME
25. Corrode : EAT
28. Word with wing or wood : RED
29. Bird call : COO
30. Formerly : ONCE
31. Private eye : SHAMUS
34. Walked with a certain gait : PACED
35. Prynne's stigma : SCARLETLETTER
38. Plymouth prisons : GAOLS
39. Headdresses : TIARAS
40. Be flirtatious : OGLE
41. Dir. from Albuquerque to Denver : NNE
42. Invalid's food : PAP
45. Dijon dance : BAL
46. Proofreading mark : CARET
49. Had origin : AROSE
51. Armadillo : APARA
53. Modifies : ADAPTS
54. Sherlock Holmes story : ASTUDYINSCARLET
58. Fishing need : REEL
59. Necktie : ASCOT
60. Feudal bigwig : EARL
61. Hand over : CEDE
62. Urban illumination : NEONS
63. Gaelic : ERSE
1. Parish head : PASTOR
2. Arched passageway : ARCADE
3. Joined : TEAMED
4. Memorable mime : HARPO
5. Melampus was one : SEER
6. High in pitch : ALT
7. Batch : LOT
8. Quartz variety : AGATE
9. Cotton cloth : DENIM
10. Big brain : SAGE
11. Belief : CREDENCE
12. Make known : AIR
13. Ethiopian title : RAS
18. Author Deighton : LEN
19. Exist : ARE
23. Sky traveler : COMET
24. Ordinary : ROUTINE
26. Maple-tree genus : ACER
27. Lewis or Nugent : TED
29. Nickname in "East of Eden" : CAL
30. Stable fare : OATS
31. White ___ : SALE
32. A wk. has 168 of these : HRS
33. Point of view : SLANT
34. Sch. auxiliary : PTA
35. Tale of the Forsytes : SAGA
36. Put together, as parts of a book : COLLATED
37. Sooner than, to Shakespeare : ERE
38. Tar : GOB
42. Tulip tree : POPLAR
43. Garden blooms : ASTERS
44. Crushing tool : PESTLE
46. Obnoxious fellow : CAD
47. Indo-European : ARYAN
48. Work incentive : RAISE
49. Oklahoma city : ADA
50. Peep show : RAREE
52. Whimper : PULE
53. Biblical book : ACTS
54. Spark stream : ARC
55. ___ out (finish) : SEE
56. Sgt. or cpl. : NCO
57. Absalom, to David : SON

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