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New York Times, Monday, October 5, 1981

Author:
Emory H. Cain
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 4.74, Missing: { J Q X Y }, Scrabble score: 271 (avg 1.46)
Open Squares: 59, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 6, XRef: 0
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Students & seniors
Across
1. Smith and Hirt : ALS
4. Word with side or hog : ROAD
8. ___ Nostra : COSA
12. Twist : SLUE
13. Prefix with liminal or national : SUPRA
14. River in England : AVON
15. Munich's river : ISAR
16. Sorcery : WITCHCRAFT
18. Tiny amounts : SOUPCONS
20. Rand's "___ Shrugged" : ATLAS
21. Sins : ERRS
22. Yawn : GAPE
24. Exposed : OPENED
27. Staubach threw these : LATERALS
31. Sew loosely : BASTE
32. Straight-edged ___ : RAZOR
33. Eerie flier : BAT
34. Superlative suffixes : ESTS
35. Seraglio : HAREM
36. Had on : WORE
37. Lunched : ATE
38. Vacuums : VOIDS
39. Freeway sign : MERGE
40. Revolutionary War mercenaries : HESSIANS
42. Post office employee : SORTER
43. All ___ (eager to hear) : EARS
44. Pump, e.g. : SHOE
45. Of the air : AURAL
48. Sci-fi flick : STARWARS
52. Author of "Dracula" : BRAMSTOKER
55. Spread on rye : OLEO
56. In one's birthday suit : BARE
57. Old-womanish : ANILE
58. Take charge : LEAD
59. King or Arkin : ALAN
60. Persian's neighbor : MEDE
61. T-man, for one : FED
Down
1. In addition : ALSO
2. Hilo feast : LUAU
3. These got in Medusa's hair : SERPENTS
4. Parthenon and Colosseum, e.g. : RUINS
5. Chooses : OPTS
6. Curve : ARC
7. Dit's companion : DAH
8. Nick of fiction : CARTER
9. Ellipsoidal : OVAL
10. Lounge : SOFA
11. Pismires : ANTS
12. Little girl's nickname : SIS
13. Excalibur was one : SWORD
17. Prance : CAPER
19. Algonquian : CREE
22. Intent looks : GAZES
23. Particle : ATOM
24. Haitian voodoo : OBEAH
25. Adhesive : PASTE
26. Kefauver : ESTES
27. Garnishes, in a way : LARDS
28. Cancel a missile launch : ABORT
29. Outsize : LARGE
30. Guide : STEER
32. Showers : RAINS
35. Kind of frost : HOAR
36. Lycanthrope : WEREWOLF
38. Small vessels : VIALS
39. Person of Arab-Berber descent : MOOR
41. Mates, pursers et al. : SEAMEN
42. Portion : SHARE
44. Stone slab : STELE
45. ___ Eban of Israel : ABBA
46. Russian river : URAL
47. ___ avis : RARA
48. Slide : SKID
49. Away from the wind : ALEE
50. Scan : READ
51. Turf : SOD
53. Headgear with kilts : TAM
54. Unit : ONE

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