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Herb L. Risteen
Herb L. Risteen

New York Times, Monday, March 23, 1981

45-Down : Engages

Author:
Herb L. Risteen
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 4.74, Missing: { Q V Z }, Scrabble score: 286 (avg 1.55)
Open Squares: 60, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1
Herb L. Risteen has 244 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1981, The New York TimesNo. 11,458
Across
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Air travelers : JETS
5
Homophone for cause : CAWS
9
"Elegy" poet : GRAY
13
Theater sign : EXIT
14
Winglike : ALATE
16
Staff member : AIDE
17
O'Neill play : THEEMPERORJONES
20
Less good-natured : SURLIER
21
Evangelist Roberts : ORAL
22
Moslem bigwig : AMEER
23
Zoo attraction : TIGER
25
Heavenly Altar : ARA
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___ school: Abbr. : MED
29
Had a yearning : PINED
30
Sufficient: Poetic : ENOW
31
Complains : MOANS
33
Of a region : AREAL
34
O'Neill play, with "The" : GREATGODBROWN
38
Liquids container : FLASK
39
Unreliable ones : LIARS
40
Exhalation : AURA
41
France's chief naval station : BREST
43
Card game featuring the jack of clubs : PAM
46
Small mound : TEE
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At ___ (in any case) : LEAST
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"Letting '___ not' wait ... ": Macbeth : IDARE
50
Victory : PALM
51
Takes for granted : ASSUMES
53
O'Neill play : THEICEMANCOMETH
57
Force out : OUST
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Birthplace of Mohammed : MECCA
59
Nautical direction : ALEE
60
Acid ___ : TEST
61
Game animal : DEER
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Verbal impudence : SASS
Down
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Discarded things : JETSAM
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Bring to light : EXHUME
3
In layers : TIERED
4
Stone pillar : STELE
5
Charles or May : CAPE
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Putting on guard : ALERTING
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Kind of cry or path : WAR
8
Stage butt : STOOGE
9
British pen : GAOL
10
Kobe coin : RIN
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Hoosier humorist : ADE
12
Type of man : YES
15
Made a goof : ERRED
18
Russian village : MIR
19
Container for mustard : JAR
24
Shoe sections : INSOLES
25
Once more : ANEW
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Equine : ROAN
27
Hole-making tool : AWL
29
Actor Harrington : PAT
30
God of love : EROS
31
Zane Grey locale : MESA
32
Hardwood : OAK
33
Timetable abbr. : ARR
34
Fasten, in a way : GLUE
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Thin : RARE
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Space from here to there : DISTANCE
37
Night flier : BAT
38
Dieter's anathema : FAT
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City on the Pará : BELEM
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Struck violently : RAMMED
43
Richardson novel : PAMELA
44
Range crests : ARETES
45
Engages : MESHES
47
Varnish base : LAC
48
Prefix with bar or pod : ISO
49
He wrote "The Black Tulip" : DUMAS
50
Pennsylvania univ. : PITT
52
Deface : SCAR
53
Kindergartner : TOT
54
Shade : HUE
55
Lisper's hurdle : ESS
56
Intrepid airman : ACE

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