New York Times, Saturday, December 15, 1984

Author:James Barrick
Editor:Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 32, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { J K Q Z }, Scrabble score: 277 (avg 1.44)
Open Squares: 83, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 6, XRef: 0
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1. Al Hirschfeld creation : CARICATURE
11. Great : VAST
15. Weather instrument : ANEMOMETER
16. Writer Wiesel : ELIE
17. One of Cinderella's taunters : STEPSISTER
18. Bombast : RANT
19. Circle, square or triangle of light : HALO
20. Inferior : SAD
21. Plant used for fodder : SORGO
22. Sir ___ de Coverley : ROGER
25. Scribes : PENMEN
26. Restraint : CONTROL
29. Algonquian language : CREE
30. ___ corda: Mus. dir. : UNA
31. Spinnaker : BALLOONSAIL
36. Polar explorer : BYRD
38. Make noxious : TAINT
39. Word in a syllogism : ERGO
40. Devises : EXCOGITATES
43. Soft sound : COO
44. Museum item : VASE
45. Harmony : RAPPORT
47. Letter between gimel and he : DALETH
50. Peninsula of the Middle East : SINAI
51. Tarkington's "___ Adams" : ALICE
52. Complexity : WEB
53. German admiral in W.W. I : SPEE
57. Sandwich of a kind : TACO
58. Metaphorical : FIGURATIVE
61. Release : EMIT
62. Of bodily structure : ANATOMICAL
63. Decay, as a tree : DOTE
64. Harsh : RELENTLESS
1. Chinese coin with a square hole : CASH
2. Tapir : ANTA
3. Frame of a kind : REEL
4. Weight : IMPORT
5. Mil. men : COS
6. Chambre d'___ (guest room) : AMI
7. Decorate with mosaic tiles : TESSELLATE
8. ___ Pradesh, India : UTTAR
9. College in Ore. : REED
10. Sin : ERR
11. Proteus and Valentine, e.g. : VERONESE
12. Tocsin : ALARM
13. Put through a flame : SINGE
14. River in Mont. : TETON
21. Noted : SEEN
23. Symbol of royal power : ORB
24. Capric : GOATISH
25. Changeable : PROTEAN
26. Die : CUBE
27. Nicolo, e.g. : ONYX
28. Stupor: Comb. form : NARC
29. Support a fund : CONTRIBUTE
32. Debussy's "Air de ___" : LIA
33. With the bow, in music : ARCO
34. Plane designer Sikorsky : IGOR
35. Swag : LOOT
37. Harmonious group : DOVECOTE
41. Paid attendance : GATE
42. Town near Liège : SPA
46. Plant part : PISTIL
47. Obsolete : DATED
48. Aspen of Tex. : ALAMO
49. Allowable : LICIT
50. Actress Vivienne : SEGAL
52. Reddish shade : WINE
54. Nepalese coin : PICE
55. Soprano Marton et al. : EVAS
56. Some grigs : EELS
58. Very much : FAR
59. Rum, in Palencia : RON
60. Bu. or pk. : AMT

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