New York Times, Friday, November 18, 1983

Author: William Lutwiniak
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 32, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { none — this is a pangram }, Scrabble score: 322 (avg 1.67)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 6, XRef: 0 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
William Lutwiniak has 295 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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Across Down
1. Where Basra is : IRAQ
5. Steel-plow man : DEERE
10. Composer Bartók : BELA
14. Visayan island : CEBU
15. Star : EXCEL
16. Prof's poser : EXAM
17. "___ Clock Jump," 1938 song : ONEO
18. Risk : JEOPARDIZE
20. Boreal : NORTHERN
22. Flutist : TOOTER
23. Be affected by : REACT
24. Dickens one-legged rascal : WEGG
25. Cups, saucers, pot, etc. : TEASET
27. Succeeded : MADEGOOD
31. Neighbor of Que. : ONT
32. Closet lining : CEDAR
34. Income, in France : RENTE
35. Bankruptcy : RUIN
37. Breed of cattle : DEVON
39. Judge : DEEM
40. Rump : CROUP
42. Overhaul : REFIT
44. Orinoco tributary : ARO
45. Underlings : HENCHMEN
47. Jutlander, e.g. : TEUTON
49. Take in optically : LOOK
50. Persona non ___ : GRATA
51. Quaker : FRIEND
54. Fragrant : AROMATIC
57. Spot and butterfish : LAFAYETTES
59. Tuck away : HIDE
60. Room to swing ___ : ACAT
61. Like tubers : ROOTY
62. Last word : AMEN
63. Sen. Domenici : PETE
64. Sherpa turf : NEPAL
65. Undiluted : NEAT
1. Niche object : ICON
2. City on the Truckee : RENO
3. Mental lapse : ABERRATION
4. Cites : QUOTES
5. Glum : DEJECTED
6. Buckle down : EXERT
7. Sci. for Galbraith : ECON
8. D.C. V.I.P. : REP
9. Inspirited : ELATED
10. Hounded : BEDOGGED
11. Way out : EXIT
12. Take life easy : LAZE
13. Can. citizen, for one : AMER
19. Football's Staubach : ROGER
21. Hic, ___, hoc : HAEC
24. ___ Secession : WAROF
25. Flambeau : TORCH
26. Take effect : ENURE
27. Self-styled expert : MAVEN
28. Singly : ONEATATIME
29. Alamogordo's county : OTERO
30. Go-getter : DEMON
33. Actor Jacobi : DEREK
36. Cluster : NUCLEATE
38. Radical in a lab : NITROSYL
41. Adjective for a $3 bill : PHONY
43. Cooperative group : TEAM
46. Up-to-date : MODERN
48. Provo native : UTAHAN
50. Actress Nissen : GRETA
51. Commotion : FLAP
52. Sprint : RACE
53. "___ first you . . . " : IFAT
54. Surmounting : ATOP
55. Glimmering : IDEA
56. Copper : CENT
58. Shoe part : TOE

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