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New York Times, Friday, May 18, 1979

Author:
Kathryn Righter
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.16, Missing: { F J K Q X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 255 (avg 1.34)
Open Squares: 75, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Spans: 2
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© 1979, The New York TimesNo. 10,783
Across
1. Taken to court : SUED
5. Alloy of copper and zinc : BRASS
10. Comfort : EASE
14. Basic Latin infinitive : ESSE
15. Bridal path : AISLE
16. Dante's "___ Nuova" : VITA
17. This goes round and round to make a point : PENCILSHARPENER
20. Pedal : TREADLE
21. Schulz's comic strip : PEANUTS
22. Guemal, e.g. : DEER
23. Immature parasite : NIT
24. Acquiesce : ASSENT
27. Group in "The Lady of the Lake" : CLANSMEN
32. Show frugality : STINT
33. Bea Arthur's TV role : MAUDE
34. Purest hyperbole : ELA
35. Color graduation : TINT
36. N.C.O. : SARGE
37. Downstairs girl : MAID
38. Londoner's "bitter" : ALE
39. Small change : DIMES
40. Part of a French toast : SANTE
41. Made requital : REWARDED
43. A three-beat gait : CANTER
44. One of the Three Stooges : MOE
45. Speleologist's topic : CAVE
46. Ambles : STROLLS
50. Awakens : AROUSES
54. He goes round and round in a rite : WHIRLINGDERVISH
56. "Fine women ___ crazy salad": Yeats : EATA
57. Dumas's "La Tulipe ___" : NOIRE
58. Diminutive suffix : ETTE
59. And others: Abbr. : ETAL
60. Barnaby Jones, on TV : EBSEN
61. Marsh plant : REED
Down
1. Family branch : SEPT
2. Employer : USER
3. Anglo-Saxon laborer : ESNE
4. Like Rome in A.D. 400 : DECADENT
5. Fonteyn's milieu : BALLET
6. Stair part : RISER
7. Rowan : ASH
8. Sharp blow : SLAP
9. Swain song : SERENADE
10. Happenings : EVENTS
11. Aborigine of Japan : AINU
12. Proofreader's word : STET
13. Sense organs : EARS
18. Dog tag : IDENT
19. He wrote "Common Sense" : PAINE
24. "___ Is Born" : ASTAR
25. Rural crossing : STILE
26. Tendon : SINEW
27. Was concerned : CARED
28. Pulls : LUGS
29. Intended : MEANT
30. Choice : ELITE
31. Crusader for consumers : NADER
33. Role once played by Lucille Ball : MAME
36. Second occupation : SIDELINE
37. Strategem : MANEUVER
39. Waggish : DROLL
40. Relish : SAVOR
42. Ethically neutral : AMORAL
43. Lurch : CAREEN
45. Core group : CADRE
46. ___-pea, Popeye's adopted son : SWEE
47. "He ___ runs may read": Tennyson : THAT
48. Hayworth : RITA
49. One pretending social importance : SNOB
51. Location : SITE
52. Italian city : ESTE
53. Cast off : SHED
55. Troup group : GIS

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