New York Times, Wednesday, December 1, 1982

Author:Christy Ridley
Editor:Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { J Q W Z }, Scrabble score: 291 (avg 1.54)
Open Squares: 70, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 9, XRef: 0, Spans: 4
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1. Tambourine : DRUM
5. Clasp hands : SHAKE
10. Muscat is here : OMAN
14. Poise : EASE
15. Pivotal : POLAR
16. ___ Alto, Calif. : PALO
17. Feeling of elation : STARSINONESEYES
20. Mythical Moslem range : KAF
21. Expert : ADEPT
22. Long-legged bird : CRANE
23. Choppers : AXES
24. Comedienne Lillie : BEA
25. " . . . constant as ___": Shak. : THENORTHERNSTAR
33. Talked at length : RANON
34. Outlet : EXIT
35. Outstanding : ACE
36. Monitor lizard : URAN
37. Brazilian city : BELEM
39. Westernmost of the Aleutians : ATTU
40. Fast jet : SST
41. Circus star : SEAL
42. Chorus section : ALTOS
43. "Westward ___ takes its way": J.Q. Adams : THESTAROFEMPIRE
47. Cowboy star Maynard : KEN
48. Collections : ANAS
49. Snouted beast : TAPIR
52. Our place : EARTH
54. Siesta : NAP
57. "The ___": P. Brooks : SILENTSTARSGOBY
60. Between Shebat and Nisan : ADAR
61. In harmony : ATONE
62. Cutie : DOLL
63. Beams : RAYS
64. Cape ___ Islands : VERDE
65. Scottish terrier : SKYE
1. Worktable : DESK
2. Pro ___ (proportionately) : RATA
3. Flying org. : USAF
4. Sea: Fr. : MER
5. Tuffet occupant : SPIDER
6. "___ Abe" : HONEST
7. Askew : ALOP
8. German philosopher : KANT
9. Before, to Poe : ERE
10. Gluck works : OPERAS
11. Yucatán native : MAYA
12. Scandinavian measure : ALEN
13. Proboscis : NOSE
18. Ivanhoe, e.g. : SAXON
19. Perfume : SCENT
23. Soon : ANON
24. Edge : BRIM
25. Sherman Act target : TRUST
26. Severe : HARSH
27. Growing out : ENATE
28. Ringing response : HELLO
29. Devon river : EXE
30. Sculptor Jacopo ___ : TATTI
31. Moss or Morse : ACTOR
32. Employ anew : REUSE
37. Noggin : BEAN
38. Nubbin : EAR
39. European range : ALPS
41. Whence to see a wake : STERN
42. Oriental nurses : AMAHS
44. Some who go to Stowe : SKIERS
45. ___ away (decidedly) : FARAND
46. Access : ENTREE
49. Despot : TSAR
50. Verdi opera : AIDA
51. Frolic : PLAY
52. Tasso's patron : ESTE
53. One who does: Suffix : ATOR
54. Corner : NOOK
55. With competence : ABLY
56. Nabors role : PYLE
58. Hebrew letter : TAV
59. Dealer's mdse. : GDS

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