New York Times, Tuesday, October 25, 1983

Author: Evelyn Benshoof
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 37, Avg Word Len: 4.95, Min Word Len: 4, Missing: { B F J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 269 (avg 1.43)
Open Squares: 72, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 3, XRef: 0 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
Evelyn Benshoof has 69 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1983, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Stitched quickly : RANUP
6. Multiplied : GREW
10. Boundary : EDGE
14. Biblical commander : AMASA
15. Newspaper sect. : ROTO
16. Medical device : XRAY
17. Artist Winslow ___ : HOMER
18. Chorus member : ALTO
19. Pear or quince : POME
20. Made tracks : SKEDADDLED
22. Declare : AVER
23. Practice girth control : DIET
24. Comes in : ENTERS
26. Deteriorate : WORSEN
30. Steinbrenner, to the Yankees : OWNER
32. Collier's access : ADIT
33. Stare in surprise : GAPE
35. Delay bedtime : SITUP
39. Muscle conducive to turning : ROTATOR
41. Phoenician's Aphrodite : ASTARTE
43. Play : DRAMA
44. Group of devotees : CULT
46. Row : TIER
47. Airport tower : PYLON
49. Danish seaport : ODENSE
51. Spanish saint : TERESA
54. Concerning : INRE
56. Gobian : ARID
57. Sudden departure : DECAMPMENT
63. Grotto : CAVE
64. "When the frost ___ the punkin": Riley : ISON
65. External : OUTER
66. Passageway for Pompey : ITER
67. Honshu city : NARA
68. Char : SINGE
69. Oodles : TONS
70. Bren and Sten : GUNS
71. Obliterate : ERASE
1. Autumnal sounds : RAHS
2. In a frenzy : AMOK
3. Decision at a christening : NAME
4. Secondhand : USED
5. Flaunt : PARADE
6. Slope : GRADE
7. Desk type : ROLLTOP
8. Cigar or leather follower : ETTE
9. Stiff; dull : WOODEN
10. Banish : EXPATRIATE
11. Herd : DROVE
12. More courageous : GAMER
13. Those who watch : EYERS
21. Wild dog of Australia : DINGO
25. Snug retreat : NEST
26. Hospital unit : WARD
27. Perfume : ODOR
28. "Rio ___" : RITA
29. Cattle in a panic : STAMPEDERS
31. Sound state : WEAL
34. Bow for Amati : ARCO
36. One of triplets : TRIN
37. Shoshoneans : UTES
38. The elder Dumas : PERE
40. Scottish lake and river : TAYS
42. Kind of trooper : STORM
45. Mythical horselike beast : UNICORN
48. Cargo : LADING
50. Remove from office : DEPOSE
51. Silent : TACIT
52. Muse of love poetry : ERATO
53. Split : RIVEN
55. British nursemaids : NANAS
58. Edomites' progenitor : ESAU
59. Naturalist John: 1838–1914 : MUIR
60. Sicilian volcano : ETNA
61. Photogs.' developments : NEGS
62. Banyan or baobab : TREE

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