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New York Times, Tuesday, January 27, 1981

Author: Christopher Sherwood
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 4.74, Missing: { J K Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 248 (avg 1.34)
Open Squares: 70, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 7, XRef: 1
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© 1981, The New York TimesNo. 11,403
Across Down
1. Thrust : STAB
5. Sulfuric or carbolic substance : ACID
9. Gird : BELT
13. Soprano Della Casa : LISA
14. Resiliency : TONE
15. "___ nothing" : ALLOR
16. Dinner for Secretariat : OATS
17. "Camptown Races," e.g. : TUNE
18. A fertilizer : GUANO
19. Max Hirsch and Hirsch Jacobs : TRAINERS
21. Hammered to shape : PEENED
22. Sulky feature : HARNESS
23. Type of shot : LONG
24. Broke a fast : ATE
25. Derby competitors : ENTRIES
29. Meadowlands racers : PACERS
33. "Somebody bet on de ___" : BAY
34. Against: Prefix : ANTI
35. Most race tracks : OVALS
36. Specialty for some thoroughbreds : MUD
37. English track : ASCOT
38. Truck of a sort : SEMI
39. Hungry Horse or horse's mother : DAM
40. Adjective for jackassery : INSANE
41. Seismic events : TREMORS
43. "Equus" sign on many a night : SRO
44. Rainbow goddess : IRIS
45. Old horses' home : PASTURE
50. Snooze : CATNAP
53. Jockey : MANEUVER
54. Sub of a sort : UBOAT
55. Hindu garment : SARI
56. Euphonium : TUBA
57. Ornamental groove : FLUTE
58. Utah ski resort : ALTA
59. Cheers for Escamillo : OLES
60. Winning owner's party : FETE
61. Faculty head : DEAN
62. The Preakness is one : RACE
1. Indolence : SLOTH
2. Triple crown for John Paul II : TIARA
3. "___ Is Born" : ASTAR
4. Landlocked harbor : BASIN
5. Certifies or demonstrates : ATTESTS
6. Track : COURSE
7. Public houses : INNS
8. Fourth-rate mark : DEE
9. ___ Region, famed for horse farms : BLUEGRASS
10. What colts and fillies have : ELAN
11. Silver's ___ Ranger : LONE
12. Walked heavily : TROD
15. Emissary : AGENT
20. Approaches : NEARS
21. Small horse : PONY
23. Mr. Shoemaker's goal : LEAD
26. Ancient Peruvian : INCA
27. School founded by Henry VI : ETON
28. Goshen, former Hambletonian ___ : SITE
29. Race-track marker : POST
30. Swear : AVER
31. Arrived : CAME
32. Defeat in a heat : ELIMINATE
33. Kind of steer at a track : BUM
36. Suffolk Downs loc. : MASS
37. Win by ___ : ANOSE
39. Creep or twerp : DRIP
40. Native of Kerman : IRANIAN
42. Take the podium : ORATE
43. Ancient capital of Laconia : SPARTA
46. Teach privately : TUTOR
47. Lobe in the mouth : UVULA
48. Antique stringed instrument : REBEC
49. Rub out : ERASE
50. Shirt feature : CUFF
51. This trails ready and willing : ABLE
52. Track character : TOUT
53. Stallion or gelding : MALE
55. Like a losing bettor : SAD

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