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New York Times, Thursday, September 10, 1981

Author: Herb L. Risteen
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 37, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { F J K Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 254 (avg 1.35)
Open Squares: 72, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 7, XRef: 0
Herb L. Risteen has 244 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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1. These make flights : STAIRS
7. Cheekiness : BRASS
12. Goes rapidly : HASTENS
14. Flayed : ROASTED
16. Nero's first wife : OCTAVIA
17. Name on a silver dollar : ANTHONY
18. Ebro, for one : RIO
19. Joins : SPLICES
21. Spread : RAN
22. Raison d'___ : ETRE
24. Water bird : EIDER
25. Info : DATA
26. "Plaza ___," Simon play : SUITE
28. "___ M," Christie novel : NOR
29. Zoo equipment : CAGES
30. Symbol of aridity : SAHARA
32. "Least said, ___ mended" : SOONEST
34. Prefix with bar or bath : ISO
35. Grimalkin : HAG
36. Fanciful notion : CONCEIT
40. Mussulman : MOSLEM
43. Flawless : IDEAL
44. "Te ___," Ovidian valentine : AMO
46. Of tissue : TELAR
48. What brevity is to wit : SOUL
49. Frugal : SPARE
51. This comes before tat : RATA
52. Sleeper, e.g. : CAR
53. Canton residents : OHIOANS
55. Year in Leif Ericson's era : MIV
56. He wrote "The Last Hurrah" : OCONNOR
58. Item served with soup : SALTINE
60. Five Nations group : SENECAS
61. Moppet's vehicle : SCOOTER
62. Be displeasing to : REPEL
63. Arikara abodes : TEPEES
1. Props : SHORES
2. Roman historian : TACITUS
3. W. Irving work : ASTORIA
4. Give ___ try : ITA
5. Intensifies, with "up" : REVS
6. Bog bird : SNIPE
7. Goof : BONER
8. Pshaw! : RATS
9. Hardwood : ASH
10. Cold ___ : STORAGE
11. Roman councils : SENATES
13. City in central Kansas : SALINA
14. Foyt, Unser et al. : RACERS
15. Hereditary ruler : DYNAST
20. Pledge to the preacher : IDO
23. Morally right : ETHICAL
25. Misused participle : DANGLER
27. Canvas support : EASEL
29. Take it easy : COAST
31. Louis Philippe, for one : ROI
33. Exclamation : OHO
36. Lake herrings : CISCOS
37. Roman Empire conqueror : ODOACER
38. Nerve cell : NEURONE
39. Tropical American animals : TAPIRS
40. Fen : MORASS
41. Babylonian's neighbor : ELAMITE
42. Broadway event : MATINEE
45. His wife was in the Gang of Four : MAO
47. Their words are absurd : RAVERS
49. Mass of bass : SHOAL
50. What legislatures do : ENACT
53. Formerly : ONCE
54. Plumlike fruit : SLOE
57. Little knot : NEP
59. Plaything : TOP

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