New York Times, Saturday, August 29, 1981

Author:John Finch
Editor:Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 4.74, Missing: { B J Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 268 (avg 1.45)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 9, XRef: 0, Spans: 3
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1. "___ is that music . . . ": Keats : FLED
5. Arrangement : SETUP
10. One of the Oceanides : ASIA
14. Like Emerson's bridge : RUDE
15. Red snapper : PARGO
16. All by herself on stage : SOLA
17. Othello's words as he stabs himself : ANDSMOTEHIMTHUS
20. Kind of double for Goren : TAKEOUT
21. Got up : AROSE
22. Sight from Bern : ALP
23. First word of "The Aeneid" : ARMA
25. Transfer pictures : DECALS
29. Basis of all, to Lucretius : ATOM
30. O'Neill one-act play : ILE
33. Slithering : EELY
34. Plate dialogue : CRITO
35. "O! swear ___ by the moon": Juliet : NOT
36. Macbeth's last words : CRIESHOLDENOUGH
40. Actor Torn : RIP
41. Sioux dwelling : TEPEE
42. Iroquoian group : ERIE
43. Last word of "Ulysses" : YES
44. "___, Lice and History," Zinsser book : RATS
45. Something unpaid but due : ARREAR
47. Certain ephemera : FADS
48. Botanist Gray: 1810–88 : ASA
49. Broadcast : STREW
52. Gutenberg was one : PRINTER
56. Cleopatra's last words : WHATSHOULDISTAY
60. First-rate : AONE
61. Path, in Paris : ALLEE
62. "God's Little ___" : ACRE
63. Play by Topor : NUTS
64. Our salad days : TEENS
65. Mother of Zeus : RHEA
1. Lippo Lippi : FRA
2. Milwaukee's gift to the theater : LUNT
3. Icelandic collection : EDDA
4. Kind of job or set : DESK
5. Thread holders : SPOOLS
6. Consume avidly : EATUP
7. Waste allowance : TRET
8. Sound of disgust : UGH
9. Dish at a luau : POI
10. Stars seen by Servius : ASTRA
11. Where Dryden lived : SOHO
12. Founder of Troy : ILUS
13. Old Gynt's widow : AASE
18. Fast breaker : MEAL
19. Milton's "least erected spirit" : MAMMON
23. " . . . ___ in the affairs of men" : ATIDE
24. Sound of surf : ROTE
25. Speak out against strongly : DECRY
26. Eldritch : EERIE
27. Samples of films : CLIPS
28. Nautical affirmative : AYE
29. Medieval kingdom : ARLES
30. Habituate : INURE
31. Religious maxims : LOGIA
32. Upper regions of space : ETHER
34. Egypt's native Christians : COPTS
37. Grasping at ___ : STRAWS
38. The obverse of a coin : HEAD
39. "___ the ramparts . . . " : OER
45. Remarks to the audience : ASIDES
46. Hindu princess : RANI
47. Honors with a party : FETES
48. Author of "The Green Hat" : ARLEN
49. Role for Pavlova : SWAN
50. "___ Swell," Rodgers-Hart song : THOU
51. Bombast : RANT
52. Whimper : PULE
53. Absolute ruler : TSAR
54. Do aquatints : ETCH
55. "O ___ Ben Jonson!" : RARE
57. Bowler or sailor : HAT
58. Violinist Bull : OLE
59. Biblical affirmative : YEA

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