New York Times, Saturday, December 17, 1983

Author:Brett A. Blaylock
Editor:Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.46, Missing: { F J K P }, Scrabble score: 274 (avg 1.43)
Open Squares: 72, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 4, XRef: 0
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1. Bent or shaped metal : SWAGED
7. Old-man ___, Mexican plant : CACTUS
13. Man of La Mancha : QUIXOTE
14. Laymen in monasteries : OBLATES
16. Usurps : UNSEATS
17. One-time epoch of the Tertiary : NEOCENE
18. Land measure : ARE
19. Its child is "full of grace" : TUESDAY
21. Fishwife's cousin : NAG
22. Winter coat : RIME
24. Atrium, e.g. : ROOM
25. This, to Torcuato : ESTA
26. Glinka's "A Life for the ___" : TSAR
27. Petrify : STUN
28. More guileful : SLIER
29. Babbitt's home town : ZENITH
31. Chaste women : VESTALS
33. Mixes : COALESCES
35. Ring bearers of a sort : BESTMEN
37. Sound : INTACT
41. The common people : DEMOS
42. Competes : VIES
44. Dictator's phrase : INRE
45. Spirit : ELAN
46. Actor Bruce : DERN
47. Offshoot : CION
48. Interdict : BAN
49. Count Leo : TOLSTOY
52. Country singer Bandy : MOE
53. Source of mother-of-pearl : ABALONE
55. Recherché : ELEGANT
57. Top, e.g. : ROTATOR
58. Associates : RELATES
59. Plants anew : RESETS
60. Fuse : SOLDER
1. Cockcrow : SUNRISE
2. Magus : WISEMAN
3. Feller's tool : AXE
4. Lecherous old man : GOAT
5. And you: Lat. : ETTU
6. Apostatize : DESERT
7. Overlooks an offense : CONDONES
8. Nautical direction : ABEAM
9. Surfeit : CLOY
10. Part of U.S.A.F. : TAC
11. Spoon, e.g. : UTENSIL
12. Thesmothetes' milieus : SENATES
13. Sand's main ingredient : QUARTZ
15. Popeye's creator : SEGAR
20. Mementos : SOUVENIRS
23. Vinland discoverer : ERICSON
25. Band often employed in offices : ELASTIC
27. Imposture : SHAM
28. Sheppard and Turpin's gun : STEN
30. Small fry : TOTS
32. Biol., etc. : SCIS
34. Suffragettes, e.g. : LEVELERS
35. Scold : BELABOR
36. Issue : EMANATE
38. Vigorous : ANIMATE
39. Columbo was one : CROONER
40. Dogmas : TENETS
41. Proscribe : DEBAR
43. Inscribes : ENTERS
46. "Eat to live, but ___ live to eat" : DONOT
49. A load or haul : TOTE
50. Londoner's marge : OLEO
51. Bellow : YELL
54. ___ Palmas : LAS
56. Seventh son of Jacob : GAD

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