New York Times, Friday, November 11, 1983

Author: Ernst Theimer
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 68, Blocks: 33, Avg Word Len: 5.65, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 278 (avg 1.45)
Open Squares: 84, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Spans: 4
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Across Down
1. Wane : ABATE
6. Does a smithy's job : RESHOES
13. Wicked city : SODOM
14. Tomorrow's full-fledged physician : INTERNE
15. Grey's "Riders ___" : OFTHEPURPLESAGE
18. Twists about : SLUES
19. Former Yankee pitcher : LOPAT
20. Third word of P.O. motto : NOR
21. Verdi opera : AIDA
22. Semi-diameters : RADII
23. Monster : OGRE
24. Opener : KEY
25. "One ___! Lean raw-bon'd rascals!": Shak. : TOTEN
26. Lees : DREGS
27. Fatty : ADIPOSE
29. Metric weights : GRAMMES
31. Tidings : NEWS
32. Locality : AREA
33. Poisonous element : ARSENIC
36. Stated positively : AVERRED
39. Giraffe features : NECKS
40. Speeds : RACES
42. ___ Zedong : MAO
43. Livy's "you love" : AMAS
44. Treaties : PACTS
45. Rescue : SAVE
46. Celtic Neptune : LER
47. Hinder : DETER
48. Houston athlete : OILER
49. Sight in Southern pine barrens : YELLOWEYEDGRASS
52. Pittsburgh athlete : STEELER
53. Put platforms under platforms : SOLED
54. Landed properties : ESTATES
55. Borg or Wilander : SWEDE
1. Holmes adventure : ASTUDYINSCARLET
2. Black tea : BOHEA
3. Summer drinks : ADES
4. Apex : TOP
5. Try to vie with : EMULATE
6. Swell, in Soho : RIPPING
7. Zhou ___ : ENLAI
8. Opposite of dele : STET
9. Dads and lads : HES
10. Sweet bread topping : ORANGEMARMALADE
11. Devour greedily : ENGORGE
12. Cassandra or Leek : SEERESS
15. Japanese seaport : OSAKA
16. Hit a pop-up : FLIED
17. Motored : RODE
22. Noted Italian physicist : ROSSI
23. Abalone : ORMER
25. Villages' cousins : TOWNS
26. Challenges : DARES
28. Furtive looks : PEEKS
30. Talks wildly : RAVES
33. Dissect, British style : ANALYSE
34. Goes back into session : REMEETS
35. Volcanic orifices : CRATERS
36. Hayes or Harding : ACTRESS
37. Roof edges : EAVES
38. Active ones : DOERS
41. ___-deucy : ACEY
44. Kingbird's kin : PEWEE
45. Begot : SIRED
47. Blockhead : DOLT
48. Amorous stare : OGLE
50. Meadow : LEA
51. ___ Jones averages : DOW

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