New York Times, Wednesday, August 19, 1981

Author: Louis Sabin
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 32, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { Q X }, Scrabble score: 307 (avg 1.59)
Open Squares: 75, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 7, XRef: 0
Lou Sabin has 92 pre-Shortz puzzles and 29 Shortz era puzzles in our database.
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© 1981, The New York Times
Across Down
1. ___ California : BAJA
5. Moistens : DAMPS
10. W. Va. product : COAL
14. Like 2, 4, 6, 8 . . . : EVEN
15. Predecessor of febrero : ENERO
16. Airfield near Paris : ORLY
17. Parched : SERE
18. "Anything Goes" composer : COLEPORTER
20. Meredith Willson's "76" : TROMBONES
22. ___ nova, dance meaning "new bump" : BOSSA
23. Source of penicillin : MOLD
24. City near Düsseldorf : ESSEN
26. 7th, 8th, 9th, etc. in N.Y.C. : AVENUES
29. Secondhand transactions : RESALES
33. Hell's Angel, for one : BIKER
34. Fulcrum for an oar : THOLE
36. Pedro's cheer : OLE
37. Juillet seasons : ETES
38. Evidence : PROOF
39. Fancy follower : FREE
40. Mus. adaptation : ARR
41. Light refractor : PRISM
42. Particle : FLECK
43. Asian wind : MONSOON
45. Early films : SILENTS
47. Rugged rocks : CRAGS
49. ___ Brothers of comedic fame : RITZ
50. Entree item : STEAK
53. "___, Bothered and Bewildered" : BEWITCHED
57. "Mister Wonderful" star, with "Jr." : SAMMYDAVIS
59. Circle of light : HALO
60. Hold fast : GRIP
61. River to the Rhone : ISERE
62. Gaelic : ERSE
63. Wee drams : TOTS
64. Ancient toilers : ESNES
65. 1, 9, 66, etc. : RTES
1. "___ Foot Forward" : BEST
2. Declare : AVER
3. "Roberta" composer : JEROMEKERN
4. Flowerlike sea animals : ANEMONES
5. Solve, as a cipher : DECODE
6. Prolific composer or author : ANON
7. Riot : MELEE
8. Where compositors gather : PRESSROOMS
9. Dip or dunk : SOP
10. Cigar with blunt ends : CORONA
11. Table scraps : ORTS
12. City NNW of Nimes : ALES
13. Heavenly Harp : LYRA
19. Falstaffian : OBESE
21. Smudge : BLUR
25. Prefix for esteem, help, etc. : SELF
26. At right angles to the keel : ABEAM
27. In ___ (in glass) : VITRO
28. Instrument for Bob Haggart, Slam Stewart et al. : STRINGBASS
30. "On Your Toes" lyricist : LORENZHART
31. Choose : ELECT
32. Looks for : SEEKS
35. O.T. book : HOS
38. Malayan outrigger canoe : PROA
39. Beaumont's collaborator : FLETCHER
41. Cartoon pig : PORKY
42. Move swiftly : FLIT
44. Rascals : SCAMPS
46. Rainbows : IRISES
48. "___ Brides for . . . " : SEVEN
50. N.C.O. : SSGT
51. Elephant's-ear : TARO
52. Give off : EMIT
54. Metal thread : WIRE
55. Other : ELSE
56. Female hares : DOES
58. Atlantic City cube : DIE

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