New York Times, Thursday, December 22, 1983

Author:Heller
Editor:Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.79, Missing: { F Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 289 (avg 1.55)
Open Squares: 67, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 10, XRef: 0
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© 1983, The New York Times
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1. Ape : MIMIC
6. Publishing name : OCHS
10. Principal : MAIN
14. Rivera role: 1957 : ANITA
15. "Thanks ___!" : ALOT
16. Pollster Roper : ELMO
17. Porter musical: 1948 : KISSMEKATE
19. Latin I word : AMAT
20. Catchall abbr. : ETC
21. Paradise : EDEN
22. "___ Hattie": 1940 : PANAMA
24. Home of 40 million : IRAN
25. Striking : BOLD
26. "Get lost!" : SCRAM
28. ___ Silver : LONGJOHN
32. Shuts abruptly : SLAMS
33. Quality, in Québec : ALOI
34. Iris layer : UVEA
35. "Nine, ___ big fat hen" : TENA
36. Ginseng or ginger : PLANT
37. Contact ___ : LENS
38. "All men, true and ___": Tennyson : LEAL
39. Cane alcohols : RUMS
40. About : CIRCA
41. Rodgers-Hammerstein show: 1943 : OKLAHOMA
43. Baseballer Boyer : CLETE
44. Quick swims : DIPS
45. Odist : POET
46. Mississippi River discoverer : DESOTO
49. Arizona city : YUMA
50. Loser to H.C.H. : AES
53. Aleutian island : ATTU
54. Bock-Harnick show: 1963 : SHELOVESME
57. Suffix with Ham or Shem : ITIC
58. Ages and ages : EONS
59. Kind of nerve : OPTIC
60. Goof-proof : SURE
61. Medicinal portion : DOSE
62. Carpenter's purchase : NAILS
1. Create : MAKE
2. "What's ___ for me?" : INIT
3. File sect. : MISC
4. Possessive pronoun : ITS
5. Tiros II adjuncts : CAMERAS
6. Made of a hardwood : OAKEN
7. Highlands group : CLAN
8. Like ice in the underworld : HOT
9. Speed up : STEPONIT
10. Rodgers-Hammerstein show: 1953 : MEANDJULIET
11. Mrs. Mahler : ALMA
12. Moslem prayer leader : IMAM
13. ___ bene : NOTA
18. Dutch treat : EDAM
23. H.S. subject : ALG
24. Imported show: 1960 : IRMALADOUCE
25. Benefits : BOONS
26. Streamlined : SLEEK
27. Root or Erie : CANAL
28. Andean beast of burden : LLAMA
29. Open : OVERT
30. Therefore : HENCE
31. Org. for Apollo and Mercury : NASA
32. Norman commune : STLO
33. Grads : ALUMS
36. Offered : PROPOSED
40. "Purlie" star ___ Little : CLEAVON
42. S.R.O. show : HIT
43. Lake or Perry : COMO
45. Beat : PULSE
46. Spot for Bryan : DAIS
47. Some penultimate words : ETTU
48. Calaboose : STIR
49. Desires : YENS
50. ___ spumante : ASTI
51. Actor Jannings : EMIL
52. Min. parts : SECS
55. Follower of boo or yoo : HOO
56. Ruckelshaus's agcy. : EPA

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