New York Times, Thursday, January 20, 1983

Author: Christy Ridley
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.79, Missing: { F H J Q V W }, Scrabble score: 285 (avg 1.52)
Open Squares: 66, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 8, XRef: 0, Spans: 2
Christy Ridley has 54 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1983, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Served perfectly : ACED
5. Curling, e.g. : SPORT
10. Thailand, once : SIAM
14. Jot : IOTA
15. Belgian province : NAMUR
16. Killer whale : ORCA
17. Billy Wilder film: 1944 : DOUBLEINDEMNITY
20. Teacher of Samuel : ELI
21. Nest high up : AERIE
22. Haven : OASIS
23. Cutting tool : ADZE
24. River isle : AIT
25. Served a second purpose : DOUBLEDINBRASS
32. ___ nous : ENTRE
33. Lopez theme song : NOLA
34. Make lace : TAT
36. Gunther subject : ASIA
37. Copland's "___ the Kid" : BILLY
39. Kind of line or palm : DATE
40. Play, for short : REC
41. Stratagem : RUSE
42. Fleur-___ : DELIS
43. Certain informatory bids : TAKEOUTDOUBLES
47. Like some bergs : ICY
48. Puts an end to : AXES
49. Self-contained underwater breathing apparatus : SCUBA
52. Make tracks or mosey : DOGIT
54. Tough wood : OAK
57. ___ star (variable binary star) : ECLIPSINGDOUBLE
60. " . . . nine lives like ___ . . . ": Heywood : ACAT
61. Dais V.I.P. : EMCEE
62. Omen : SIGN
63. Danube city : LINZ
64. Approaches : NEARS
65. Tidy : NEAT
1. Assistant : AIDE
2. Chilly : COOL
3. Small case : ETUI
4. Pat : DAB
5. ___ at (treat lightly) : SNEEZE
6. Matched : PAIRED
7. All: Comb. form : OMNI
8. Unfinished : RUDE
9. Three in Roma : TRE
10. "Moonlight" or "Kreutzer" : SONATA
11. Flag : IRIS
12. Play opener : ACTI
13. Cooperstown name : MAYS
18. Long-handled spoon : LADLE
19. Ballerina Shearer : MOIRA
23. Canyon mouth : ABRA
24. With competence : ABLY
25. Letter opener : DEAR
26. Beginning : ONSET
27. N.Y. Thruway city : UTICA
28. Orifice : INLET
29. Cambodia's Lon ___ : NOL
30. Stable compartment : STALL
31. "Sarabandes" composer : SATIE
35. Nastassia Kinski role : TESS
37. Float : BUOY
38. Big Eight Cyclones : ISU
39. "Walls and Bars" author : DEBS
41. A summing up : RECAP
42. Caused by : DUETO
44. Intrude, in a way : KIBITZ
45. Apparition seen by Macbeth : DAGGER
46. Compounds in rust, etc. : OXIDES
49. Circus performer : SEAL
50. 301, to Cato : CCCI
51. ___ Bator, capital of Mongolia : ULAN
52. Five's partner : DIME
53. Phoenician goddess : ONCA
54. Theater award : OBIE
55. Seaweed : ALGA
56. English county : KENT
58. Part of a yen : SEN
59. Seagoing org. : USN

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