New York Times, Tuesday, December 27, 1983

Author: Burns
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 37, Avg Word Len: 4.95, Min Word Len: 4, Missing: { J Q X }, Scrabble score: 305 (avg 1.62)
Open Squares: 72, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 6, XRef: 0 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
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© 1983, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Mont ___, highest of the Alps : BLANC
6. Half: Prefix : HEMI
10. Moment of sleep : WINK
14. Anchorite, e.g. : LONER
15. "Pigeons on the grass ___": Stein : ALAS
16. "___ Old Cowhand," 1936 song : IMAN
17. Quick in movement : AGILE
18. Celsius freezing point : ZERO
19. Yankees' Winfield : DAVE
20. King Cotton's nemesis : BOLLWEEVIL
22. Curved molding : OGEE
23. Fitzgerald or Raines : ELLA
24. Wooden pins : DOWELS
26. Money raiser : RAFFLE
30. Young people : TEENS
32. Running track : OVAL
33. Sonny's quondam partner : CHER
35. Ham it up : EMOTE
39. Keyboard instrument : CELESTA
41. Lowers a flag in surrender : STRIKES
43. South African village : KRAAL
44. Inkling : IDEA
46. This may require a chip : TRAP
47. Actress Oberon : MERLE
49. Soft and smooth : CREAMY
51. Shopping area : ARCADE
54. Japanese liquor : SAKE
56. Othello, for one : MOOR
57. Trees' nemesis : GYPSYMOTHS
63. Running wild : AMOK
64. Type of horse : ROAN
65. Violinist Stern : ISAAC
66. Saga : TALE
67. Pa. lake port : ERIE
68. Dolphins' coach : SHULA
69. R.P.I., e.g. : INST
70. Haw.'s status in 1958 : TERR
71. Squelched : SATON
1. Spill the beans : BLAB
2. Identifying symbol : LOGO
3. Deep blue : ANIL
4. "Old Curiosity Shop" heroine : NELL
5. Embroidery yarn : CREWEL
6. Shirley Booth TV role : HAZEL
7. Raise : ELEVATE
8. Author Sandoz : MARI
9. Wagner's "Tristan und ___" : ISOLDE
10. Small gift from one with little : WIDOWSMITE
11. Politician's concern : IMAGE
12. Calif. orange : NAVEL
13. Mini revelation : KNEES
21. Chosen ones : ELECT
25. He's unique, so to speak : ONER
26. This may be punk : ROCK
27. Declare positively : AVER
28. Checkers of 1944 : FALA
29. Secondhand-goods mart : FLEAMARKET
31. Gaelic : ERSE
34. Thunderstorm pellets : HAIL
36. Gumbo ingredient : OKRA
37. Five on a court : TEAM
38. Catch sight of : ESPY
40. Coaster's need : SLED
42. Not quite dry, as paint : TACKY
45. Lose hope : DESPAIR
48. Be sorry for : REGRET
50. Negligent : REMISS
51. Cremona-made violin : AMATI
52. "___ Carnival Overture": Berlioz : ROMAN
53. Becomes less friendly : COOLS
55. Moore's boss on TV reruns : ASNER
58. Days of ___ : YORE
59. Workplace watchdog agcy. : OSHA
60. Under tension : TAUT
61. Symbol of sacredness : HALO
62. Skim through : SCAN

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