New York Times, Thursday, January 6, 1983

Author:Whitten
Editor:Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 288 (avg 1.54)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Spans: 3
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1. Prank : LARK
5. Open : AGAPE
10. Friendly : WARM
14. Russian czar : IVAN
15. Wand for Mehta : BATON
16. Jai ___ : ALAI
17. Chess opening : FEGATELLOATTACK
20. Heath : ERICA
21. Toxophilite's delight : ARCHERY
22. Highlanders' skirts : KILTS
25. Gob : TAR
26. Landon, to friends : ALF
29. Boudreau of baseball : LOU
30. Inhales, in a way : SNIFFS
34. "Star Wars" hero : SOLO
36. Cry of sorrow : ALAS
39. Prepare to be dubbed : KNEEL
40. Chess opening : FOURKNIGHTSGAME
43. ___ from (excluding) : ASIDE
44. Fruit or tree : PEAR
45. Boss : STUD
46. Fortifications : REDANS
48. Buddy : PAL
50. T.C.U. group : SRS
51. "Airways, ___" Dos Passos : INC
52. Pumpkins, melons, etc. : PEPOS
54. Goddess of wisdom : MINERVA
57. Stranger : ALIEN
61. Chess opening : SICILIANDEFENSE
64. Prolific auth. : ANON
65. Fold : PLEAT
66. Comic-strip lass : ETTA
67. Unwanted engine sound : PING
68. Alabama city : SELMA
69. Rodolfo in "La Bohème" : POET
1. Kind of buoy or line : LIFE
2. Affirm : AVER
3. Cereal grass : RAGI
4. Aptitude : KNACK
5. Honest one : ABE
6. Liquid meas. : GAL
7. Rand's shrugger : ATLAS
8. Impoverished : POOR
9. Decrees : ENACTS
10. Drainage ditches : WATERINGS
11. Pteroid : ALAR
12. Spirited : RACY
13. "Ferd'nand" cartoonist : MIK
18. Follow : TAIL
19. Ingrate's nonword : THANKS
23. This may create interest : LOAN
24. Spring flower : TULIP
26. ___ as (to the extent that) : ASFAR
27. Free : LOOSE
28. Liquid : FLUID
31. Deeds : FEATS
32. Limb bone : FEMUR
33. Luges : SLEDS
35. Bishop's happy task : ORDAINING
37. Maturity : AGE
38. Form : SHAPE
41. Dog shelter : KENNEL
42. Snare : TRAP
47. Certificates : SCRIPS
49. Bread unit : LOAF
52. Type of discussion : PANEL
53. Repose : SLEEP
54. Short skirt : MINI
55. Image : ICON
56. ___ of tears : VALE
58. Division word : INTO
59. This: Sp. : ESTE
60. Orderly : NEAT
61. Jughead : SAP
62. Weir : DAM
63. Schedule abbr. : ETA

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