New York Times, Tuesday, January 11, 1983

Author:Martin Fass
Editor:Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 5.05, Missing: { J K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 266 (avg 1.42)
Open Squares: 70, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 1, XRef: 0
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Across Down
1. Pleat : CRIMP
6. Beast of burden : ASS
9. Dispatch : SHIP
13. Rajah's wife : RANEE
14. Cause of dampness : MOISTURE
16. Event in 1980 : CENSUS
17. Rural picture : PASTORAL
18. Confronts : ACCOSTS
20. One conditionally freed : PAROLEE
21. Entire : WHOLE
22. Durocher's nickname : THELIP
24. Dried out : SERE
25. Wire nail : BRAD
26. "Absinthe" painter : DEGAS
30. Polo team : FOUR
31. Lead astray : SEDUCE
32. Underground colonist : ANT
35. Ridicule : LAMPOON
37. Far East holiday : TET
38. McCormick machine : REAPER
40. Certain biog. sketch : OBIT
41. Primitive familial symbol : TOTEM
42. Arab-Berber descendant : MOOR
43. Intensively attentive : RAPT
47. An early creed : NICENE
49. Instrument for Yo-Yo Ma : CELLO
50. First Lady for 13 years : ELEANOR
53. Speak spasmodically : SPUTTER
55. A pledging document : MORTGAGE
57. This isn't Occidental : ORIENT
58. Ate : INGESTED
59. Between Chris and Lloyd : EVERT
60. A Hardy lass : TESS
61. Wrath : IRE
62. Unclean : MESSY
1. Yuletide display : CRECHE
2. Ill will : RANCOR
3. Shoe component : INSOLE
4. French river : MEUSE
5. DDT target : PEST
6. Elec. term : AMP
7. Coated for washing : SOAPED
8. Rope fiber : SISAL
9. What Goldsmith's lady did : STOOPED
10. Pitch : HURL
11. "Dies ___" (Latin hymn) : IRAE
12. Soccer's #1, once : PELE
15. Noisy; harsh : STRIDENT
16. Corvine sounds : CAWS
19. Play, in a way : STRUM
23. Weapon on the Pequod : HARPOON
25. Black Forest beast : BOAR
27. Fishing-tackle material : GUT
28. Top of a suit : ACE
29. Grouping at Wimbledon : SET
30. Certain Belgians : FLEMINGS
31. Evening in Paris : SOIR
32. Skill : ART
33. Avant-gardist : NEO
34. Use a shuttle : TAT
36. Chinese horns : OBOES
39. Roman household gods : PENATES
42. Commercial combo : MERGER
43. Binds again : RETIES
44. Changes : ALTERS
45. More than enough : PLENTY
46. A civil wrongdoing : TORT
48. Raccoonlike mammal : COATI
49. Flexure : CURVE
50. Give out : EMIT
51. Like an anchorite : LONE
52. Units of work : ERGS
54. Houseman product : POEM
56. Noted painter of birds : EDE

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