New York Times, Wednesday, August 5, 1981

Author: Louis Sabin
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 32, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 274 (avg 1.42)
Open Squares: 75, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Spans: 2
Lou Sabin has 81 pre-Shortz puzzles and 29 Shortz era puzzles in our database.
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© 1981, The New York Times
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1. "Show Boat" torch song : BILL
5. Davenports : SOFAS
10. Featured role in a chorus : SOLO
14. Exchange premium : AGIO
15. Demand, as payment : CLAIM
16. Stuffy one : PRIG
17. Gershwin tune: 1924 : SOMEBODYLOVESME
20. Results of typists' errors : ERASURES
21. Tennyson heroine : OENONE
22. British gun : STEN
23. Places on a RR : STAS
24. TV talk groups : PANELS
27. Thorpe, Zaharias et al. : ATHLETES
31. Burning : AFIRE
32. Pile for burning : PYRE
33. Underdone : RARE
34. Salty wife's man : LOT
35. Noisy oil wells : ROARERS
38. Dispute : ROW
39. Olivier's title : LORD
41. Attitude : VIEW
42. Stiffen : TENSE
44. Team coached by Chuck Noll : STEELERS
46. More crowded : DENSER
47. Elevator cages : CARS
48. Midnight or Marvel: Abbr. : CAPT
49. Kind of warrant : SEARCH
52. Hitchcock forte : SUSPENSE
56. Gershwin musical of the 20's : STRIKEUPTHEBAND
58. Tupelo, for one : TREE
59. Aromatic herb : ANISE
60. Life sto. : BIOG
61. Azov, Galilee, etc. : SEAS
62. Iraqi money : DINAR
63. Dresden's river : ELBE
1. Foundation : BASE
2. Stravinsky : IGOR
3. Capital of Peru : LIMA
4. "The Most Happy Fella" composer : LOESSER
5. Rodgers creations : SCORES
6. "In ___ days . . . " : OLDEN
7. Elves : FAYS
8. Distress : AIL
9. Not so jarring : SMOOTHER
10. He wrote "The Faerie Queene" : SPENSER
11. Approximately : ORSO
12. Delineate : LIMN
13. Molding with a snaky shape : OGEE
18. Common suspect : BUTLER
19. Entree item : VEAL
23. Broadcast : STREW
24. Grows dull : PALLS
25. Stirring : AFOOT
26. Saltpeter, in Suffolk : NITRE
27. Lew of the movies : AYRES
28. Mountain pools : TARNS
29. Worn away : EROSE
30. Ed Norton's milieu : SEWER
32. What socks come in : PAIRS
36. Business expenses : OVERHEAD
37. Russian plain : STEPPE
40. Belittles : DECRIES
43. Site of a famous raid : ENTEBBE
45. Need : LACK
46. Clement Moore reindeer : DASHER
48. ___ rug (jitterbugs) : CUTSA
49. Transportation for those in a hurry : SSTS
50. Raison d'___ : ETRE
51. Precinct : AREA
52. Twirl : SPIN
53. Tenpenny, e.g. : NAIL
54. Supercilious one : SNOB
55. Rim : EDGE
57. Single: Prefix : UNI

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