New York Times, Saturday, November 27, 1982

Author:George P. Sphicas
Editor:Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 64, Blocks: 42, Avg Word Len: 5.72, Missing: { F J X }, Scrabble score: 288 (avg 1.57)
Open Squares: 91, Cheaters: 12, FITB: 4, XRef: 3, Spans: 4
George P. Sphicas has 13 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.

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© 1982, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Like a wee bairn : SMA
4. Capital of Azerbaijan : BAKU
8. Mosquito's "foot" : CLAW
12. Polynesian tree : HEVI
14. Dogma : TENET
15. Land-dividing ditch : HAHA
16. Commotions : ADOS
17. Gland: Prefix : ADENO
18. Thine, in Tours : ATOI
19. Popular publications : DAILYNEWSPAPERS
22. Classic songs or films : OLDIES
23. Least active : IDLEST
24. See 19 Across : WEEKLYMAGAZINES
28. ___ throat : STREP
29. Gone skyward : ARISEN
30. U.S.S.R. gold-medal gymnast : KIM
31. Numb, as a foot : ASLEEP
34. Chagall et al. : MARCS
39. Accountant's concern : QUARTERLYREPORT
43. Eradicate : UNROOT
44. Lack of vivacity : ANEMIA
45. See 39 Across : ANNUALSTATEMENT
49. N.M. town : TAOS
50. Likeness : IMAGE
51. Humorous suffix : AROO
52. Item on Columbia : TILE
53. Cast a ballot : VOTED
54. Roulette bet in Monte Carlo : NOIR
55. Auto pioneer : OLDS
56. Anagram for 48 Down : EGAD
57. Relatives of Ph.D.'s : SDS
1. Darkens : SHADOWS
2. Lapel decoration : MEDALET
3. Successful escapee : AVOIDER
4. The Venerable ___, English theologian : BEDE
5. Over : ANEW
6. Athletes Norton and Anderson : KENS
7. Places of perfection : UTOPIAS
8. Memorable comedian : CHAPLIN
9. Triangular sail : LATEEN
10. "My kingdom for ___!": Shak. : AHORSE
11. Places at which people get belted : WAISTS
13. "A Pretty Girl ___ a Melody" : ISLIKE
14. Strong-scented herb : TANSY
20. Sharp cry : YELP
21. Cutting tool : ADZE
25. Creator : MAKER
26. Afro-Asian gazelle : ARIEL
27. Having a limp : GIMPY
31. Excites : AROUSES
32. Origin of "stoical" : STOA
33. End of a well-known adage : LETLIVE
34. Start of the writing on the wall : MENE
35. Pithecanthropus : APEMAN
36. Actor Cesar and family : ROMEROS
37. Lily-shaped : CRINOID
38. Turbine parts : STATORS
39. Crouched, in Calabria : QUATTO
40. Remove brads : UNNAIL
41. "The Scholar-Gipsy" poet : ARNOLD
42. Word after R or X : RATED
46. Portmanteau word : SMOG
47. Bye-bye : TATA
48. Like Enos : AGED

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