New York Times, Monday, October 3, 1983

Author: Trussel
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.11, Min Word Len: 4, Missing: { J P Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 293 (avg 1.55)
Open Squares: 77, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Spans: 4 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
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1. Start of the reign of Philip V of Spain : MDCC
5. Excavates : DIGS
9. Comedian Arnold : STANG
14. M. Horne forte : ARIA
15. Mr. Bede of fiction : ADAM
16. Cast : THROW
17. Comedian Crosby : NORM
18. Antonym for abundant : MERE
19. French rule : REGLE
20. Rarely : ONCEINABLUEMOON
23. Goad : NEEDLE
24. Bantu language : TSWA
25. Ancient : OLDEN
28. Temper or toughen : ANNEAL
32. Like licorice sticks : CHEWY
35. Emulate Anne Murray : SING
37. Unemployed : IDLE
38. Gape : YAWN
39. Composer Erik: 1866–1925 : SATIE
40. Blue or White river : NILE
41. Let it stand : STET
42. Colored : HUED
43. Perfume : ATTAR
44. Sovereign power : THRONE
46. Arrive at : REACH
48. Merit : EARN
50. Aspirations : DREAMS
54. Madagascar, to a native : ISLANDOFTHEMOON
59. Navigator's map : CHART
60. Expose : BARE
61. Flat plinth : ORLO
62. Sew loosely : BASTE
63. ___ Rabbit : BRER
64. Holy Roman emperor : OTTO
65. Bulfinch specialty : MYTHS
66. Oppressive domination : YOKE
67. Tammany foe : NAST
1. Massenet opera : MANON
2. Humming sound : DRONE
3. "Odyssey" siren : CIRCE
4. Became realistic at last : CAMEDOWNTOEARTH
5. Cursed : DAMNED
6. Brainchild : IDEA
7. Attire : GARB
8. Silvery food fish : SMELT
9. Scattered : STREWN
10. Lunar illusion : THEMANINTHEMOON
11. Jason's ship : ARGO
12. ___ contendere : NOLO
13. Verdon of musicals : GWEN
21. In a bad way : ILLY
22. Custom : USAGE
26. A son of Rebekah : ESAU
27. Gunpowder ingredient : NITER
29. Revise : EDIT
30. ___ breve : ALLA
31. Ogle's cousin : LEER
32. Saclike structure : CYST
33. Biblical auxiliary verb : HATH
34. Pitcher : EWER
36. Brood of pheasants : NIDE
39. Archeologist's find : SHERD
43. Land measure : ACRE
45. Loire port : NANTES
47. Stick : ADHERE
49. Stylish, in Soho : NOBBY
51. Primary artery : AORTA
52. Sheds : MOLTS
53. Beak : SNOOT
54. Long-range weapon : ICBM
55. Two-wheeled carriage : SHAY
56. Survive : LAST
57. Card game played at Reno : FARO
58. Difficult journey : TREK

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