New York Times, Tuesday, January 5, 1982

Author:Elio Desiderio
Editor:Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { F J K Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 257 (avg 1.37)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 8, XRef: 0
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© 1982, The New York Times
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1. Kind of dream : PIPE
5. Sassy child : BRAT
9. Nita Naldi film: 1925 : COBRA
14. Scent : ODOR
15. Shimmery fabric : LAME
16. Typical role for Theda Bara : SIREN
17. Dairy-farm equipment : SEPARATOR
19. Companion of kicking : ALIVE
20. Fraternity letter : TAU
21. Garb : ATTIRE
23. Weirdo : NUT
24. Those not of the clergy : LAITY
26. State without proof : ALLEGE
29. " . . . search the ___ knolls": Carroll : GRASSY
31. What a French baker produces : PAIN
32. Lenya or Lehmann : LOTTE
33. Part of a busby : CHINSTRAP
38. State : AVER
39. Enclosure for strays : POUND
40. Swiss river : AARE
41. Sets apart for a special purpose : DEDICATES
43. Hollywood King : VIDOR
44. Source of some allergies : DUST
45. Illinois city : MOLINE
46. Sleeping-sickness carrier : TSETSE
48. Modelmaker's wood : BALSA
49. Abraham, to Terah : SON
50. Knight-___ : ERRANT
52. "___ the season . . . " : TIS
55. Certain Slav : CROAT
58. Whitsunday or Shavuot : PENTECOST
60. Make amends : ATONE
61. S.A. Indian : INCA
62. Phone-company code : AREA
63. Singer Helen : REDDY
64. Colorless, gaseous element : NEON
65. River to the North Sea : YSER
1. Soldier's station : POST
2. Thought : IDEA
3. Having inhabitants : POPULATED
4. NOW's concern : ERA
5. Author of "The Exorcist" : BLATTY
6. Unkempt : RATTY
7. Mine, to Marceau : AMOI
8. Freshwater turtles : TERRAPINS
9. Jefferson Davis's govt. : CSA
10. Tanker cargo : OIL
11. Fetch : BRING
12. "George White's Scandals," e.g. : REVUE
13. Dill herb of the Bible : ANET
18. Lift : RAISE
22. Wildebeest's cousin : ELAND
25. Not sidesaddle : ASTRIDE
27. Fleur-de-___ : LIS
28. Makes necessary : ENTAILS
29. Delighted : GLAD
30. Wander : ROVE
33. Metal fastener : COTTERPIN
34. ___ and cry : HUE
35. They can let off steam : RADIATORS
36. Elvis ___ Presley : ARON
37. The elder Dumas : PERE
39. Like the twist : PASSE
42. Dilute liquor : CUT
43. ___-face (reversal of opinion) : VOLTE
45. Actor Moreland : MANTAN
46. Rich cake : TORTE
47. Fillet for the hair : SNOOD
48. Bench for Benito : BANCO
49. Duelist's memento : SCAR
51. French director Clair : RENE
53. Words of comprehension : ISEE
54. Play the lead : STAR
56. "Tea ___ Sympathy" : AND
57. Mystery writer Josephine : TEY
59. Small island : CAY

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