New York Times, Tuesday, December 29, 1981

Author:Norman S. Wizer
Editor:Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 4.74, Missing: { J K Q W X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 253 (avg 1.37)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 6, XRef: 0
Norman S. Wizer has 17 pre-Shortz puzzles and 14 Shortz era puzzles in our database.

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© 1981, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Phone : CALL
5. Goodbye to Pedro : ADIOS
10. Culinary V.I.P. : CHEF
14. Hautboy : OBOE
15. Signs : NEONS
16. Corridor : HALL
17. Origin : PROVENANCE
19. Menorca is one : ISLA
20. Consume : EAT
21. Role of the dog in "Peter Pan" : NURSE
22. Spud : TATER
23. Afghan coin : PUL
24. Actress Worth : IRENE
25. Smoldering remains : EMBERS
28. Former Asian alliance : SEATO
31. Kind of tactic : SCARE
32. Protective finishes : VARNISHES
36. Sesames : TILS
37. Exhibition place : SALON
38. Hockey structure : CAGE
39. Materials for Cézanne, Gaugin et al. : OILPAINTS
41. Billow : SURGE
42. Kefauver : ESTES
43. Emphasize : STRESS
44. Type of break : LUNCH
47. Spanish gold : ORO
48. Growing out : ENATE
49. Proportion : RATIO
52. Duct : VAS
55. Part of a play : ACTI
56. Center of interest : FOCALPOINT
58. Central European : SLAV
59. Wicker's "___ to Die" : ATIME
60. Repute : NOTE
61. Prefix for photo or scope : TELE
62. Consumer advocate : NADER
63. Type of sch. : ELEM
1. Contend successfully : COPE
2. Girl in "East of Eden" : ABRA
3. Pillage : LOOT
4. Potok's "My Name Is Asher ___" : LEV
5. Does away with : ANNULS
6. Cherished : DEAR
7. Electrified particles : IONS
8. Start of a Grimm story : ONCE
9. Compass pt. : SSE
10. Contrast of light and dark : CHIAROSCURO
11. Dispatch : HASTE
12. Actress Vera-___ : ELLEN
13. Spread outward : FLARE
18. Harden : ENURE
22. S.A. monkey : TITI
23. What Picasso deliberately distorted : PERSPECTIVE
25. This, to Pablo : ESTO
26. Year in Paschal II's papacy : MCII
27. Gala event : BALL
28. Flavors : SALTS
29. Cupid : EROS
30. Massachusetts cape : ANN
32. Weathercock : VANE
33. Tortoise's rival : HARE
34. Three-minute ___ : EGGS
35. Witnesses : SEES
37. Pose for an artist : SIT
40. Retired tennis star : ASHE
41. Hone : STROP
43. Free-___ (opponent of slavery) : SOILER
44. Smallest amount : LEAST
45. Sam or Remus : UNCLE
46. Brazilian seaport : NATAL
49. List : ROTA
50. Sour : ACID
51. Gentle : TAME
52. Stringed instrument : VIOL
53. Feed the pot : ANTE
54. Arise : STEM
56. Aficionado : FAN
57. "Studio ___" of TV fame : ONE

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