New York Times, Friday, December 17, 1982

Author: John Greenman
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 4.74, Missing: { J Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 288 (avg 1.56)
Open Squares: 75, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 1, XRef: 1, Spans: 2
John Greenman has 52 pre-Shortz puzzles and 12 Shortz era puzzles in our database.
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© 1982, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Dieter Jack : SPRAT
6. Gilead's lack : BALM
10. Karate blow : CHOP
14. Opossum's cousin : KOALA
15. Sector : AREA
16. Author Jaffe : RONA
17. Dawson Creek-to-Fairbanks highway : ALCAN
18. Prohibitions : BANS
19. Exploiter : USER
20. Playing second fiddle : TAKINGABACKSEAT
23. Otologist's purview : EAR
24. Boot-shaped nation : ITALY
25. Biennial plant : CELERY
29. Canter, e.g. : GAIT
32. Bradley and Moreno : OMARS
33. Near, but not in, the limelight : BACKSTAGE
38. Future date : MMII
39. Free-for-all : MELEE
40. Pompano's relative : SCAD
41. Players behind the line of scrimmage : BACKFIELD
43. Page or LuPone : PATTI
44. Between tenor and soprano : ALTO
45. Piney acres : FOREST
46. Helmsman's command : AVAST
50. Be in the grip of la grippe : AIL
51. Uneasy riders : BACKSEATDRIVERS
59. His, to Henri : ALUI
60. Distinctive air : AURA
61. Portage craft : CANOE
62. Credit a source : CITE
63. Fixed payt. : STIP
64. Hardly the hoi polloi : ELITE
65. Alternatives to iced tea : ADES
66. Bugler's blast : TOOT
67. Spring feast : SEDER
1. Game using 32 cards : SKAT
2. Negri of the silents : POLA
3. Torment : RACK
4. Half of pelota's other name : ALAI
5. Leather-workers : TANNERS
6. De Brunhoff's pachyderm : BABAR
7. Native of Bahrain : ARAB
8. Musically, a Horne of plenty : LENA
9. One of the gens. : MASC
10. Patisserie layer : CRUST
11. Hebrew prophet : HOSEA
12. Ryan, for one : ONEAL
13. Part of G.O.P. : PARTY
21. Kind of blade : GAY
22. Manx's young : KITS
25. Rapunzel's need, after the climb : COMB
26. Poet Lazarus : EMMA
27. Like vestrymen : LAIC
28. Estrada of "CHiPs" : ERIK
29. France: Comb. form : GALLO
30. Earned an A : ACED
31. Tina Turner's partner : IKE
33. Bulbous root : BEET
34. Emperor : TSAR
35. French play segment : ACTE
36. Rods or heaters : GATS
37. Tighten prose : EDIT
39. Wire measure : MIL
42. Taboos, to 1 Across : FATS
43. Regulates : POLICES
45. Douglas or Oregon : FIR
46. Bananalike plant : ABACA
47. Incontestable : VALID
48. Shrewd; discerning : ACUTE
49. Berlin's "Blue ___": 1927 : SKIES
50. Alter for a new use : ADAPT
52. One of Gotham's rivers : EAST
53. Brougham, e.g. : AUTO
54. Minuet part : TRIO
55. Glen : VALE
56. City near Tulsa : ENID
57. Unthinking repetition : ROTE
58. Tea-leaves reader : SEER

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