New York Times, Friday, September 11, 1981

Author: William Lutwiniak
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { J Z }, Scrabble score: 301 (avg 1.61)
Open Squares: 65, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 11, XRef: 1
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1. Tight grip : CLAMP
6. Relative of drat : DANG
10. A one : TOPS
14. Palatial : REGAL
15. On and on : EVER
16. Composer Satie : ERIK
17. Masqat citizen : OMANI
18. Inference or deduction : COROLLARY
20. Sport : FUN
21. Arias for tenors : SOLI
23. Mrs. ___ Warfield Simpson : WALLIS
24. Sheerness : TRANSPARENCE
27. Side : TEAM
28. Oak genus : QUERCUS
32. Former ruler of Iran : SHAH
35. Two-pointer made with ease : LAYUP
37. Tolerable : SOSO
38. "Black gold" : OIL
39. Cha or bohea : TEA
40. ___ room : REC
41. Erect : REAR
43. Factotum : DOALL
45. Roll top : DESK
46. Not so prolix : BRIEFER
48. Grade of a U.S.N. enlisted man : RATE
50. Court disaster : PLAYWITHFIRE
55. On ___ (broadcasting) : THEAIR
58. Teen-___ : AGER
59. Nope : NIX
60. Rare things : HENSTEETH
62. "The Man ___" : ILOVE
64. ___ were : ASIT
65. Source of some grease : SUET
66. Mopish one : PINER
67. Bankrolls : WADS
68. "H.M.S. Pinafore" group : TARS
69. Went through : SPENT
1. Tenant's farm : CROFT
2. Loris : LEMUR
3. Guam's capital : AGANA
4. Staff : MAN
5. Crinkly fabric : PLISSE
6. Rhetorical : DECLAMATORY
7. To have: Fr. : AVOIR
8. Saul's grandfather or uncle : NER
9. Adult : GROWNUP
10. People often behind bars : TELLERS
11. Viva-voce : ORAL
12. ___ Thomas, author of "Down These Mean Streets" : PIRI
13. "The ___ the limit!" : SKYS
19. Cluny product : LACE
22. Fire ___, semiprecious stone : OPAL
25. Unspecified degree : NTH
26. NOW cause : EQUALRIGHTS
29. Pith : CORE
30. Wields : USES
31. Clout : SOCK
32. Rowan tree : SORB
33. Yesterday, in Metz : HIER
34. "Merry" in a game name : ALAI
36. Indeed : YEA
42. Meals : REPASTS
43. Bride, to the groom : DEAREST
44. Delayed : LATE
45. Syn., for one : DEF
47. Pass quickly : FLIT
49. Rose nuisance : THRIPS
51. Sprinkle : WATER
52. Hole-___ : INONE
53. Cleft : RIVEN
54. Try hard : EXERT
55. Unfreeze : THAW
56. "For ___ jolly . . . " : HESA
57. Bagnold : ENID
61. The U.S., in France : EUA
63. Pitcher part : LIP

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