New York Times, Tuesday, December 14, 1982

Author:Nancy McCarthy
Editor:Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.03, Missing: { B J K Q U W X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 269 (avg 1.41)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 5, XRef: 2
Nancy McCarthy has 47 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.

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© 1982, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Monastery figures : FRAS
5. American Beauties : ROSES
10. Chirp : PEEP
14. Bathe : LAVE
15. "If ___ Would Leave You," 1960 song : EVERI
16. Bedouin's head cord : AGAL
17. Portent : OMEN
18. Rewording : PARAPHRASE
20. Sunshades : PARASOLS
22. Follower of red or hot : HEADED
23. Throw lazily : TOSS
24. Desire, with "for" : LONG
25. Second-century B.C. ascetic : ESSENE
28. Paving mixture : CONCRETE
32. Sitter's creation : LAP
33. Sound of distress : GROAN
35. With 67 Across, an otarioid : EARED
36. Askew : ALOP
38. Less perilous : SAFER
40. Intellect : MIND
41. Five Books of Moses : TORAH
43. Ancient Chinese : SERES
45. Botanist Gray : ASA
46. Contestants : ENTRANTS
48. Berryman products : VERSES
50. Brother of Eris : ARES
51. Allot : METE
52. Drool : SLAVER
55. Candle material : PARAFFIN
59. They jump from a plane to help those in pain : PARAMEDICS
61. Other : ELSE
62. "The Good Earth" heroine : OLAN
63. ___ money (rich) : INTHE
64. Frank's wrap : ROLL
65. ___-deaf : TONE
66. Went out with : DATED
67. See 35 Across : SEAL
1. Failure : FLOP
2. Vishnu avatar : RAMA
3. State : AVER
4. Kassebaum, Hawkins and 98 men : SENATE
5. Sleepers : REPOSERS
6. Race tracks : OVALS
7. Indian weights : SERS
8. Time period : ERA
9. Draining device : SIPHON
10. Play on words : PARAGRAM
11. Major Hoople's cry : EGAD
12. Relent : EASE
13. Begged : PLED
19. From here : HENCE
21. Mercer-Arlen product : SONG
24. Solitary : LONER
25. Happify : ELATE
26. Drawing room : SALON
27. Big spender : SPORT
28. Bistros : CAFES
29. Silkworms : ERIAS
30. Verb form : TENSE
31. Icelandic literary collections : EDDAS
34. Malt kilns : OASTS
37. Device causing marine mines to surface : PARAVANE
39. Turned end for end : REVERSED
42. Seraglio : HAREM
44. Bristle : SETA
47. Sea nymph : NEREID
49. Alludes : REFERS
51. Papier-___ : MACHE
52. Descry : SPOT
53. Composer of "Le Roi d'Ys" : LALO
54. Island off Ireland : ARAN
55. British statesman: 18th century : PITT
56. Piece of ice : FLOE
57. Jersey, to Juan : ISLA
58. ___ Gwyn : NELL
60. Genetic letters : DNA

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