New York Times, Tuesday, September 22, 1981

Author: Platt
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.79, Missing: { J Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 282 (avg 1.51)
Open Squares: 61, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 6, XRef: 1
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© 1981, The New York Times
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1. Greek letters : PSIS
5. This precedes Baker : ABLE
9. Does road work of a sort : SALTS
14. "Ma, He's Making Eyes ___" : ATME
15. Fire's foe : FOAM
16. Corvette's prey : UBOAT
17. Teen-ager's infatuation : PUPPYLOVE
19. "___ say die" : NEVER
20. Mysterious obj. in the skies : UFO
21. Decorated the walls : PAPERED
23. French pronoun : ILS
24. Validate : AFFIRM
26. Ache : YEARN
28. Gear features : TEETH
31. Leading man, now and then : REAGAN
34. Rueful exclamation : ALAS
36. French cookbook word : ROTI
38. Shadow: Comb. form : SCIO
39. Matinee ___ : IDOL
40. Actress Saint's middle name : MARIE
41. Sound from Tabby's "motor" : PURR
42. Third son of Jacob : LEVI
43. Church part : APSE
44. Pinches : NIPS
45. Massages : KNEADS
47. Crime causing a conflagration : ARSON
49. Kind of preview : SNEAK
51. Claros or conchas : CIGARS
55. "Ulalume" author : POE
57. Theater districts : RIALTOS
60. Welcome ___ : MAT
61. This may end a dream : ALARM
63. Court score : FORTYLOVE
65. Central Asian mountain system : ALTAI
66. Any letter in NATO : INIT
67. Clothes or family follower : TREE
68. Scratches out : RASES
69. Relatives of sens. : REPS
70. Tear : REND
1. Another name for New Guinea : PAPUA
2. Fill : STUFF
3. " . . . ___ blind desire": Kipling : IMPOF
4. Follower of Aug. : SEP
5. Greatly excited : AFLAME
6. Betty of cartoons : BOOP
7. Flow along or against : LAVE
8. Kind of board : EMERY
9. Fountain fare : SUNDAE
10. Ribicoff : ABE
11. Trophy : LOVINGCUP
12. Asian weight unit : TAEL
13. Mus. group : STRS
18. Battle site in 1914, 1915 and 1917 : YPRES
22. Strange : EERIE
25. Native of Leghorn : ITALIAN
27. Grating upon : RASPING
29. Kind of door : TRAP
30. Brother of Hengist : HORSA
32. What snobs put on : AIRS
33. Conjunction : NOR
34. Arabian gulf : ADEN
35. Parlor pieces : LOVESEATS
37. Rank : TIER
39. Sort : ILK
40. Kenyan native : MASAI
44. Like blue jays and catbirds : NOISY
46. Skin layer : DERMIS
48. Dred and Walter : SCOTTS
50. Grain sorghum : KAFIR
52. Love, to 25 Down : AMORE
53. Despoil : RAVEN
54. Bucephalus, for one : STEED
55. Former talk-show host : PAAR
56. Highly seasoned meat dish : OLLA
58. "The ___ Eagle" : LONE
59. Hockey foul : TRIP
62. Actress Charlotte : RAE
64. P.O. concern : LTR

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