New York Times, Monday, September 14, 1981

Author: William E. Heinemann
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 4.87, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 287 (avg 1.55)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Spans: 2
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© 1981, The New York Times
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1. Eloper with a spoon : DISH
5. One of Nero Wolfe's employees : CHEF
9. "Dracula," e.g. : DRAMA
14. Division term : INTO
15. Steak order : RARE
16. Soothsayer : AUGUR
17. Jelly ingredient : AGAR
18. Actress Raines : ELLA
19. Kingdom : REALM
20. Sayers sleuth : LORDPETERWIMSEY
23. Prepare to drive : TEEUP
24. Chinese: Prefix : SINO
25. Bread and whisky : RYES
28. The right to go out : EGRESS
32. Basis for a whodunit : CRIME
36. Biggers hero : CHAN
38. Handshake : GRIP
39. Variety show : REVUE
40. Johnny ___ : REB
41. Special police squad : BUNCO
42. Jewish month : ADAR
43. Hoodwink : GULL
44. Adjust again : RESET
45. Miracle : WONDER
47. Vega's constellation : LYRA
49. Gabor and Tanguay : EVAS
51. Dolts : ASSES
55. Late master of suspense : ALFREDHITCHCOCK
61. Evita : PERON
62. Where Baghdad is : IRAK
63. Aweather's opposite : ALEE
64. Charteris creation, with "The" : SAINT
65. This might be Erie : LAKE
66. Marine fish : LING
67. Kefauver : ESTES
68. Old English court : LEET
69. Parts of "Arsenic and Old Lace" : ACTS
1. It's on the watch : DIAL
2. Gold bar : INGOT
3. Gaze : STARE
4. Batu Khan's Golden ___ : HORDE
5. Like a ghost story : CREEPY
6. Sentry's order : HALT
7. A first name in whodunit lore : ERLE
8. Dreads : FEARS
9. Intrepid : DARING
10. Scene of a Poe mystery : RUEMORGUE
11. Turkish dignitaries : AGAS
12. Lounging slipper : MULE
13. Kind of ant or worm : ARMY
21. Strained serving : PUREE
22. Vienna, to the Viennese : WIEN
26. Tan color : ECRU
27. Pom-pom ammunition : SHELL
29. White-tailed divers for fish : ERNS
30. Six, in old dice games : SICE
31. What X marks : SPOT
32. Crow's crop : CRAW
33. Put up new wallpaper : REDO
34. ___ Skavinsky Skavar : IVAN
35. A homicide, in police parlance : MURDERONE
37. With skill : ABLY
41. Impudent : BRASH
43. Alum : GRAD
46. Happenings : EVENTS
48. Mobster's business : RACKET
50. Con man's decoy : SHILL
52. Milan's Met, with "La" : SCALA
53. Greek dialect : EOLIC
54. Hound's trail : SCENT
55. Church feature : APSE
56. Meadows : LEAS
57. Glass ingredient : FRIT
58. Dies ___ : IRAE
59. Victimize : TAKE
60. Beer barrels : KEGS

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