New York Times, Tuesday, January 4, 1983

Author: William Lutwiniak
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 5.05, Missing: { J Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 281 (avg 1.50)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 4, XRef: 0
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© 1983, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Twaddle : BOSH
5. Fictional sleuth : CHAN
9. Hardy girl : TESS
13. Prefix with chamber : ANTE
14. Cottonwood : ALAMO
15. Grocery purchase : OLEO
16. Box-office draw : STAR
17. Candy : LEMONDROPS
19. Where the Prut flows : ROMANIA
21. Taken care of : SEENTO
22. Greenhorn : APPLEKNOCKER
25. Sandra or Ruby : DEE
26. Certain tooth : PREMOLAR
30. Ceramic piece : SHARD
33. Tater : SPUD
34. Sky-sighting report : UFO
35. Gossamer : LACY
36. U.S. missiles : THORS
37. Links feature : TRAP
38. Make known : AIR
39. Laughter, in León : RISA
40. In that spot : THERE
41. Squeezing : PRESSURE
44. Fearful wonder : AWE
45. Lineman's aid : CHERRYPICKER
50. Tocsin : ALARUM
53. Raise in importance : UPGRADE
54. Bicyclist's perch : BANANASEAT
57. Author Murdoch : IRIS
58. Out of whack : ALOP
59. Lunchtimes : NOONS
60. Beer ingredient : MALT
61. Logical : SANE
62. Seeks a tan : SUNS
63. Soissons seasons : ETES
1. Shatt-al-Arab port : BASRA
2. Surmounting : ONTOP
3. Impress : STAMP
4. Coats-of-arms lore : HERALDRY
5. Speckless : CLEAN
6. Emoter : HAM
7. ___, amas, amat : AMO
8. Certain airlines, briefly : NONSKEDS
9. Corrida figure : TORERO
10. N.C. college : ELON
11. Fall mo. : SEPT
12. Average : SOSO
14. Self-same, almost : ALIKE
18. Judge : DEEM
20. Exigency : NEED
23. Anti : OPPOSER
24. Leg parts : CRURA
27. Come-on : LURE
28. Miles away : AFAR
29. Lasso : ROPE
30. Rebuff : SLAP
31. Long-run musical : HAIR
32. Farm unit : ACRE
33. Cook eggs, in a way : SHIRR
36. "Every ___ apparel fits your thief": Shak. : TRUEMANS
37. "To make the punishment fit ___": Gilbert : THECRIME
40. Offshoot : TWIG
42. Kettle of fish : SCRAPE
43. Bypass : SHUN
44. Dates: Abbr. : APPTS
46. Governmental departments in Taiwan : YUANS
47. Jewelry unit : KARAT
48. Caesar, once : EDILE
49. Takes a break : RESTS
50. Opposite of "Vive!" : ABAS
51. "Ooh ___!" : LALA
52. In a bit : ANON
55. Franc fraction of yore : SOU
56. Uncountable years : EON

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