New York Times, Friday, December 21, 1984

Author: Patterson Pepple
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 5.19, Missing: { G J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 284 (avg 1.52)
Open Squares: 63, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 7, XRef: 3, Spans: 3
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Across Down
1. ___ Vegas : LAS
4. Plastering strip : LATH
8. " . . . O ___ little faith?": Matt. 8:26 : YEOF
12. One of a pair : MATE
13. Dr. Salk's target: 1952–55 : POLIO
14. Wind indicator : VANE
15. With 31 and 51 Across, advice to a scoffer : SPEAKSWEETWORDS
18. Certain TV programs : SPECIALS
19. Wordsworth product : SONNET
20. And no other : ONLY
21. Goldwyn import : STEN
22. Abyss : CHASM
24. Loathsome : NAUSEOUS
28. Oates output : PROSE
29. Remove a bowler : DOFF
30. Marienbad, e.g. : SPA
31. See 15 Across : LESTYOUBEFORCED
35. Canzone : ODE
36. "I Remember Mama" role : NELS
37. Patriot Silas : DEANE
38. Lofting's Dr. ___ : DOLITTLE
41. A founder of the B.S.A. : BEARD
42. Morse-code signals : DAHS
43. Group of stenos : POOL
44. Stick : ADHERE
47. Alpine range : PENNINES
51. See 15 Across : TOEATWHATISSAID
53. Pretermit : OMIT
54. One of Mercer's collaborators : ARLEN
55. Stark peaks : TORS
56. Apt rhyme for sheer : MERE
57. 88 days on Mercury : YEAR
58. London-to-Le Havre dir. : SSE
1. Finn's neighbor : LAPP
2. Fit to ___ : ATEE
3. Shore : SEACOAST
4. Humble : LOWLY
5. City in S France : ALES
6. Draw for Holmes : TIE
7. Pip; dilly : HOTSTUFF
8. One of the Dionne quintuplets : YVONNE
9. Gross, in a way : EARN
10. Wave, at Brest : ONDE
11. Gab or fun follower : FEST
12. Pub. co. stack : MSS
13. Sacred song : PSALM
16. Zoologist-sexologist: 1894–1956 : KINSEY
17. Troubles : WOES
21. Pelf protectors : SAFES
22. Set of opinions : CREDO
23. Golf-club socket : HOSEL
24. Grand; stately : NOBLE
25. AMPAS award : OSCAR
26. Defeat : UPEND
27. Marquis de ___ : SADE
28. Walk wearily : PLOD
29. Sworded affairs : DUELS
32. In progress : ONTHEWAY
33. Concert halls : ODEONS
34. Practical people : REALISTS
39. Imagine : IDEATE
40. Fruity pastry : TART
41. Japan's ___ Islands : BONIN
43. Picker of peppers : PETER
44. Bohr's subject : ATOM
45. Fuller's geodesic ___ : DOME
46. "Next of skin" : HEIR
47. African antelope : PALA
48. Ancient temple : NAOS
49. Dail's land : EIRE
50. Puget and Long Island: Abbr. : SDS
52. Dom. of seven Henrys : HRE

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