New York Times, Thursday, September 24, 1981

Author: William Lutwiniak
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.79, Missing: { J X }, Scrabble score: 380 (avg 2.03)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 6, XRef: 0
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© 1981, The New York Times
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1. N'Djamena is its capital : CHAD
5. ___ with (experienced) : METUP
10. Hopped a plane : FLEW
14. ___ Rud, river on Afghanistan's boundary : HARI
15. Man of Masqat : OMANI
16. "Damn Yankees" gal : LOLA
17. Don Juan's mother : INEZ
18. Uris novel : TOPAZ
19. Gooey or gluey : ICKY
20. Newspaper : GAZETTE
22. Clowns : ZANIES
24. Not busy : IDLE
25. "Wozzeck" composer : BERG
26. Alter : CHANGE
29. Effluvium : AURA
30. Like Mary Quant's style : MOD
33. "Roots" author : HALEY
34. Coal source : STRIPMINE
36. Spring bloomer : IRIS
37. Luigi's mail : POSTA
38. Of a period : ERAL
39. Exigencies : PRESSURES
41. Actor-musician Nelson : OZZIE
42. Def., maybe : SYN
43. Pound : EZRA
44. Oz V.I.P. : WIZARD
45. Unclear : HAZY
46. Actress Louise : TINA
47. Raucous cry : SQUALL
50. Coiffure tuft : TOPKNOT
53. Influence : PULL
54. "The Man ___," 1924 song : ILOVE
56. Romantic interlude : IDYL
58. Article for Hans : EINE
59. Arch-consumerist : NADER
60. Slangy turndown : NOPE
61. Dictator : CZAR
62. Coarse : GROSS
63. An Olympian : EROS
1. Greek letter : CHI
2. Put up drapes : HANG
3. Environs : AREA
4. Vertigo : DIZZINESS
5. Blotch : MOTTLE
6. Ham it up : EMOTE
7. Finish line : TAPE
8. "___ voce poco far," Rossini aria : UNA
9. Fast-food place : PIZZERIA
10. Cast : FLING
11. Places : LOCI
12. Actress Sommer : ELKE
13. Methods : WAYS
21. Nervous : EDGY
23. Not care ___ : ARAP
25. Lancaster et al. : BURTS
26. TV cop show : CHIPS
27. Bandleader James : HARRY
28. Sci-fi heavy : ALIEN
29. Confused : ATSEA
30. Persian prince's title : MIRZA
31. Walking ___ (elated) : ONAIR
32. X-ed : DELED
34. Rueful : SORRY
35. Theater area : MEZZANINE
37. Enigmatic : PUZZLING
40. Close tightly : SEAL
41. Piggery sound : OINK
44. Car attachments : WIPERS
45. Czech coin : HALER
46. Jabberwocky word : TOVES
47. Blueprint datum, for short : SPEC
48. Cross-examine : QUIZ
49. Bone attached to a ginglymus : ULNA
50. Rowdydow : TODO
51. What anosmic people do not sense : ODOR
52. Erratum : TYPO
55. Gibbon : LAR
57. Author Whitten : LES

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