New York Times, Wednesday, October 5, 1983

Author: Barbara Lunder Gillis
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { J Q Y Z }, Scrabble score: 291 (avg 1.56)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 5, XRef: 0
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© 1983, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Cut : GASH
5. Fictional sleuth and sons : CHANS
10. Vipers : ASPS
14. Grampus : ORCA
15. Boundary : LIMIT
16. Nobelist German physicist: 1914 : LAUE
17. Cicatrix : SCAR
18. Expunge : ERASE
19. Handle for an ancient vase : ANSA
20. Finest, noblest humans : SALTOFTHEEARTH
23. Book section : INDEX
24. Not well : ILL
25. Perfect-launching expression : AOK
27. Area below the crus : PES
28. Shine : BEAM
32. Cheer : BRAVO
34. Garment for autumn : TOPCOAT
37. Singles : ONES
38. Wouk work : THEWINDSOFWAR
41. ___ Islands, off Ireland : ARAN
42. Puget Sound port : SEATTLE
43. Capital of Western Australia : PERTH
45. Stead : LIEU
46. Residue : ASH
49. Tot or jot : TAD
50. Sin : ERR
53. Talent : FORTE
55. Award-winning 1981 film : CHARIOTSOFFIRE
60. Whaler in a Melville book : AHAB
61. Society : GUILD
62. Mare's toddler : FOAL
63. Network of nerves : RETE
64. Glanced amorously : OGLED
65. Laborer of yore : ESNE
66. Once, once : ERST
67. Donna and Walter : REEDS
68. Comedian Foxx : REDD
1. Rumormonger's delight : GOSSIP
2. Secret : ARCANE
3. Heats, as milk : SCALDS
4. " . . . Poker Flat" writer : HARTE
5. Musical symbol : CLEF
6. Trumpeter from New Orleans : HIRT
7. Nurse in the Far East : AMAH
8. Japanese-American : NISEI
9. "___ and Glass," Lennon song : STEEL
10. Winged : ALAR
11. City near Long Beach : SANTAANA
12. Cinch : PUSHOVER
13. Celebes, for one : SEA
21. "The ___ Incident," 1943 film : OXBOW
22. Church vestment : ALB
26. Greek island : KOS
29. Finials : EPIS
30. Teen-ager's woe : ACNE
31. Of form, as opposed to substance : MODAL
33. Poet Nicholas: 1674–1718 : ROWE
34. Big top : TENT
35. Piedmontese city : ASTI
36. Kind of bag or board : TOTE
38. Actor Arthur: 1894–1975 : TREACHER
39. Construction workers : HARDHATS
40. Down : FLUFF
41. Deft : APT
44. "And love but ___ forever": Burns : HER
46. Melodious : ARIOSE
47. Maroon : STRAND
48. Listed : HEELED
51. Severity : RIGOR
52. ___ et noir (gambling game) : ROUGE
54. Tender : OFFER
56. Support a swindler : ABET
57. Baked clay : TILE
58. Pung or luge : SLED
59. Las Vegas term : ODDS
60. Metric unit : ARE

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