New York Times, Wednesday, December 21, 1983

Author:Lou Sabin
Editor:Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { J X Z }, Scrabble score: 282 (avg 1.51)
Open Squares: 72, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 8, XRef: 0
Lou Sabin has 79 pre-Shortz puzzles and 29 Shortz era puzzles in our database.

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© 1983, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Howells's Lapham : SILAS
6. Lyra : HARP
10. Kern hit song : WHO
13. Go out with a rush : ERUPT
14. ___ about (approximately) : ONOR
15. Backpack, e.g. : GEAR
16. Shire of films : TALIA
17. Harbach of songdom : OTTO
18. Hot stuff from Mongibello : LAVA
19. Underground rarity? : SQUAREROOT
21. Done : OVER
22. Man without a country : NOLAN
23. Ancient ascetic : ESSENE
25. Haggard heroine : SHE
28. Emulate Daedalus : FLY
29. H.M. Pulham et al. : ESQS
30. Eastern temple : PAGODA
32. Employed : SITUATED
36. Brazilian territory : AMAPA
37. Fled : RAN
38. Sharp crest : ARETE
39. Germane : RELEVANT
41. Indo-Europeans : ARYANS
42. His ___ (the nabob) : NIBS
43. Palindromic word : ERE
44. "Mighty ___ a Rose" : LAK
45. Star of "The Bank Dick": 1940 : FIELDS
48. Stage remark : ASIDE
50. Prefix with bodies : ANTI
51. Round footballer? : CIRCLEBACK
56. Sheepskin : ROAN
57. Music halls : ODEA
58. "He's ___ card": Dryden : ASURE
59. Pay to play : ANTE
60. Kind of tide : NEAP
61. Gildersleeve's nephew : LEROY
62. ___ Moines : DES
63. Hill's partner : DALE
64. Wafers : SNAPS
1. Shooting sites : SETS
2. A neighbor of Jordan : IRAQ
3. Doozie : LULU
4. Of bees : APIAN
5. Susskind guest? : STAROFDAVID
6. This follows two hips : HOORAY
7. Author Myrer : ANTON
8. Sunday section, for short : ROTO
9. P.G.A. qualifying round? : PROTEST
10. Thread pattern : WEAVE
11. Port : HAVEN
12. "___ Ben Jonson!": J. Young : ORARE
15. Explanatory notes : GLOSSARY
20. Cinders of comics : ELLA
24. Four-handed poker games? : SQUAREDEALS
25. Gaff : SPAR
26. Harness section : HAME
27. Alike, to Aloys : EGAL
29. Kindergarten word : EIN
31. Poor pigskin defense? : OPENLINE
32. Rested one's feet : SAT
33. Shade of green : TEAL
34. Mongibello : ETNA
35. Writing surface : DESK
37. Dispensers of t.l.c. : RNS
40. Flee : ABSCOND
41. Husk : ARIL
43. Flee : ESCAPE
45. Electrical unit : FARAD
46. "___ ear . . . " : INONE
47. Les ___-Unis : ETATS
48. Of a region : AREAL
49. He played Barnaby Jones : EBSEN
52. Concept : IDEA
53. Surrounding quality : AURA
54. Cut short : CROP
55. Low islands : KEYS

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