New York Times, Wednesday, December 22, 1982

Author: Herb L. Risteen
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 39, Avg Word Len: 5.17, Missing: { F J K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 262 (avg 1.41)
Open Squares: 64, Cheaters: 10, FITB: 3, XRef: 0
Herb L. Risteen has 128 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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Across Down
1. State of India : ASSAM
6. Earns : MERITS
12. Oscar winner for Maggio role : SINATRA
14. Ballerina Markova : ALICIA
15. Continual : ENDLESS
16. Joins firmly : CEMENTS
18. Trouble : ADO
19. Business expense : POSTAGE
21. Kennel sound : YIP
22. Hamilton's foe : BURR
24. In want : NEEDY
25. Hollywood notable : STAR
26. Possessing lands : ACRED
28. Affirmative : YEA
29. Friendliness : AMITY
30. Pieces of crockery : TEAPOTS
32. Title for Bovary : MADAME
34. A Gershwin : IRA
35. Conflict : WAR
36. Campus notable : SENIOR
39. Slide along : SLITHER
43. Ships' havens : COVES
44. "Cap'n ___," Lincoln novel : ERI
46. Bailiff : REEVE
47. Aussie tennis great : HOAD
48. Belle or Bart : STARR
50. Play based on a Maugham tale : RAIN
51. Actress Harding : ANN
52. Flap on a bridle : BLINDER
54. Strong stuff : TNT
55. Arranged like tiles : TEGULAR
57. Cupidity : AVARICE
59. Dwell : RESIDE
60. Treated, as with mastic : RESINED
61. Winter Olympics sights : SLOPES
62. Some neologisms : SLANG
1. Pyrenees republic : ANDORRA
2. Pharmacy item : SAL
3. Short distance : STEP
4. Major crime : ARSON
5. Family of actors : MASSEYS
6. Road material : MACADAM
7. Mournful poem : ELEGY
8. Hoarfrost : RIME
9. Dessert : ICE
10. Singer who "tiptoed through the tulips" : TINYTIM
11. Fill full : SATIATE
12. Devilfish : SEABAT
13. Bring about : INDUCE
17. Active : SPRY
20. Small mound : TEE
23. Was fretful : REPINED
25. More stylish : SMARTER
27. One fine Day : DORIS
29. Robin ___ of balladry : ADAIR
31. The way, to Lao-tse : TAO
33. Small tool : AWL
36. Okla. athletes : SOONERS
37. Good news : EVANGEL
38. Calls it a day : RETIRES
39. Bombay bigwigs : SIRDARS
40. Kind of pad : HEATING
41. Show : EVINCE
42. Let : RENTED
43. Converse with chums : CHAT
45. Spread : RAN
48. "Tribute" playwright : SLADE
49. Merrymaking : REVEL
52. Image in a radar set : BLIP
53. Tabula ___ (clean slate) : RASA
56. Morale-building group for G.I.'s : USO
58. Kobe coin : RIN

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