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New York Times, Wednesday, May 6, 1981

Author: Jean J. Davison
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 4.74, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 289 (avg 1.56)
Open Squares: 56, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Spans: 2
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Across Down
1. Grackle : DAW
4. Cousin of a Wac : SPAR
8. Leonine group : PRIDE
13. Boundary : METE
14. Spelunker's milieu : CAVE
15. Device through which squash is squashed : RICER
16. Trompe l'oeil : OPTICALILLUSION
19. Crises is one; also criteria : PLURAL
20. Two-electrode tube : DIODE
21. Ages : EON
22. Douglas Fraser's org. : UAW
24. Compete : VIE
25. Yale man : ELI
28. Cochineal, e.g. : DYE
29. Walks off with : SWIPES
31. Kiln : OVEN
32. One of 50 : STATE
33. Inflict (vengeance) : WREAK
34. Legerdemain : SLEIGHTOFHAND
38. Impassive : STOIC
39. Use : AVAIL
40. "___ Stallion," Jeffers poem : ROAN
41. Slacken : RELENT
43. Correspondent's second afterthought : PPS
46. Admit : OWN
47. Henry V, as prince : HAL
48. Tpk. : RTE
49. Mongoose's prey : RAT
50. Refresher : TONIC
52. On land : ASHORE
54. Thaumaturge : PRESTIDIGITATOR
58. Occurring every 60 minutes : HORAL
59. Relative of etc. : ETAL
60. Ancient Asian : MEDE
61. Ballad : DERRY
62. Society girls, familiarly : DEBS
63. "___ Robsart," Hugo play : AMY
1. Position strategically : DEPLOY
2. Bring into harmony : ATTUNE
3. Dam : WEIR
4. Rogue : SCALAWAG
5. Chum : PAL
6. Eager : AVID
7. Meander down Memory Lane : RELIVE
8. Nice Nelly : PRUDE
9. Shine's partner : RISE
10. "___ on parle français" : ICI
11. ___ volente : DEO
12. Ending with various directions : ERN
13. Bike's newest relative : MOPED
17. Biting : CAUSTIC
18. Clark Kent's girl : LOIS
23. "Abide ___ Me" : WITH
25. Tied : EVEN
26. Graphite : LEAD
27. Squid's defense : INK
30. Floral leaf : PETAL
31. Aloud : ORAL
32. His, in Bonn : SEIN
33. Most pallid : WHITEST
34. Pack : STOW
35. Banker's concern : LOAN
36. Done : OVER
37. Some pigeons or goldfish : FANTAILS
38. Hit sign : SRO
41. Indian princess : RANI
42. Suppressed : ELIDED
43. For now, for short : PROTEM
44. Literary caricature : PARODY
45. Cubic meter : STERE
47. " . . . this chase is ___ follow'd": Shak. : HOTLY
50. Autocrat : TSAR
51. Mention an authority : CITE
53. City in Syria : HAMA
54. Pres. Wilson was one : PHD
55. Caviar : ROE
56. Goof : ERR
57. Yak : GAB

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