New York Times, Wednesday, November 23, 1983

Author:Whitten
Editor:Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 5.05, Missing: { J Q X }, Scrabble score: 279 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 74, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Spans: 2
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© 1983, The New York Times
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1. "Take Her, ___ Mine," 1961 play : SHES
5. Cartoonist Hulme : ETTA
9. By ___ (from memory) : HEART
14. Become weary : TIRE
15. Close : NEAR
16. Strange : EERIE
17. Picnic game : EGGANDSPOONRACE
20. One who fears: Suffix : PHOBE
21. Punctuation mark : SEMICOLON
22. Doctrine : ISM
24. Saloon offering : ALE
25. Hit hard : PASTE
27. Noshed : ATE
28. ___ down (exhausted) : WORE
32. Bundle : PARCEL
33. Space-age alloy : ZIRCALOY
35. Soothsayer : AUGUR
36. French nobleman : DUC
37. Suffix with opinion : ATIVE
38. Monastery : CLOISTER
40. Allen and Lawrence : STEVES
41. Orient : EAST
42. Farewell! : AVE
43. Homesteaders' boon: 1862 : ACRES
44. To and ___ : FRO
45. Weir : DAM
46. Found : INSTITUTE
52. Imparts : LENDS
56. Nathaniel's protest: 1676 : BACONSREBELLION
58. Representation : IMAGE
59. School on the Thames : ETON
60. Soup ingredient : OKRA
61. Exclude : DEBAR
62. Lairs : DENS
63. A tide : NEAP
1. Chassé : STEP
2. Lofty : HIGH
3. "Tantum ___," hymn section : ERGO
4. Hardtack : SEABISCUIT
5. Terminate : END
6. Hardy girl : TESS
7. Record of a sort : TAPE
8. Fragrant : AROMATIC
9. Therefore : HENCE
10. Architect Saarinen : EERO
11. Inland sea in Russia : ARAL
12. Carty of baseball : RICO
13. Adolescent : TEEN
18. Fledglings : NESTERS
19. OPEC vessel : OILER
23. Tormé or Ferrer : MEL
25. Actress Prentiss : PAULA
26. Peloponnesian city : ARGOS
27. Sky blue : AZURE
28. Seedy fruit : WATERMELON
29. Word with drab or branch : OLIVE
30. Wanders : ROVES
31. "Hungry ___," Twitty hit : EYES
32. Unit of length : PACE
34. Angry bleacherite's sound : CATCALL
36. Absorbed completely : DEVOURED
39. Dessert items : TARTS
40. Gloomy : SAD
44. More elegant : FINER
46. Footnote abbr. : IBID
47. Title : NAME
48. Strikebreaker : SCAB
49. Robe of office : TOGA
50. Author ___-Michel Kpomassie : TETE
51. Black : EBON
53. Goddess of victory : NIKE
54. Copperfield's child-wife : DORA
55. Break : SNAP
57. U.S.N.A. product : ENS

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