New York Times, Monday, November 14, 1983

Author:Nancy McCarthy
Editor:Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.11, Missing: { F J Q X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 288 (avg 1.52)
Open Squares: 75, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 3, XRef: 0
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Across Down
1. Vestments : ALBS
5. Caravansary : SERAI
10. Seed covering : ARIL
14. Cry of distress : HELP
15. Stranger : ALIEN
16. "___ Lisa" : MONA
17. Hebrew month : ADAR
18. Schoolroom necessity : BLACKBOARD
20. Spore-producing bacteria : BACILLI
22. Rated King, Austin et al. : SEEDED
23. Genua : KNEES
24. Wield a poniard : STAB
25. Declined : SAGGED
27. Like a calligrapher's product : READABLE
31. Aligns : TRUES
32. Evening wear : GOWNS
33. Scotch waterfall : LIN
34. Old English coin : ORA
35. Rescued : SAVED
36. An A.B.A. member : ATT
37. Duffer's goal : PAR
38. Live-in janitor, for short : SUPER
39. Papier-___ : MACHE
41. Imperil : ENDANGER
43. Gymnasium closet : LOCKER
44. Tatters : RAGS
45. Tribal symbol : TOTEM
46. For each : APIECE
49. Damon, for one : HOSTAGE
52. Ne'er-do-well : BLACKSHEEP
55. Maturing agent : AGER
56. Last Supper representation : CENA
57. ___ Haute : TERRE
58. Ringing sound : TING
59. Back talk : SASS
60. Descried : SPIED
61. Outside: Prefix : ECTO
1. Moby Dick's pursuer : AHAB
2. Castor and Pollux's mother : LEDA
3. Scoundrel : BLACKGUARD
4. Snare : SPRINGE
5. Regally arrayed : SABLED
6. Immigrants' island : ELLIS
7. Inlet : RIA
8. Org. succeeded by the N.R.C. : AEC
9. Place for a quill : INKSTAND
10. One-celled animal : AMOEBA
11. Way : ROAD
12. As to : INRE
13. Alan or Cheryl : LADD
19. Necklace : BEADS
21. Dregs : LEES
24. Drain : SEWER
25. Mine excavation : STOPE
26. Firth of Clyde island : ARRAN
27. Name for a hound : ROVER
28. Witchcraft : BLACKMAGIC
29. Supple : LITHE
30. Stage direction : ENTER
32. Stares openmouthed : GAPES
35. Proposes : SUGGESTS
38. Light meal : SNACK
39. Witty remarks : MOTS
40. Synthetic fabric : ACETATE
42. Betel palms : ARECAS
43. Aviated acrobatically : LOOPED
45. Yonder : THERE
46. Alphabet, informally : ABCS
47. Prayer : PLEA
48. Hunter and Fleming : IANS
50. Nice guy : GENT
51. Thus : ERGO
53. Drill sergeant's word : HEP
54. Silkworm : ERI

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