New York Times, Friday, December 23, 1983

Author: George P. Sphicas
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 69, Blocks: 39, Avg Word Len: 5.39, Missing: { F J Q X }, Scrabble score: 273 (avg 1.47)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Spans: 3 (1 double stack) Grid has mirror symmetry.
George P. Sphicas has 13 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1983, The New York Times
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1. Sesame : TIL
4. French noble : DUC
7. Month, in Madrid : MES
10. Genesis shepherd : ABEL
12. Unit of magnetic induction : TESLA
14. Toucan's colorful part : BEAK
15. What the pattern of this puzzle features : LATERALSYMMETRY
18. Breakfast companion, for some : CROSSWORDPUZZLE
19. Norms: Abbr. : STDS
20. Name for a lioness : ELSA
21. Trip lengthener : DETOUR
24. " . . . call ye upon him while he ___": Isaiah 55:6 : ISNEAR
28. Lendl of tennis : IVAN
29. Atlas feature : INSET
33. So long : TATA
34. Preprandial tidbits : DIPS
35. Indira Gandhi's father : NEHRU
36. Concordes : SSTS
37. Shoshonean : UTE
38. Slows down : RETARDS
40. Kind of dance : TAP
41. Glues : PASTES
43. Diner : EATERY
45. Banquet official : TOASTMASTER
49. Football field, for short : GRID
50. Suffix with Boston : IAN
51. ___ time (immediately) : INNO
53. Certain publications : DAILYNEWSPAPERS
57. Rained ice : SLEETED
58. Clad : ATTIRED
59. Brother of Pollux : CASTOR
60. Heat-detecting device, e.g. : SENSOR
1. Soft mineral : TALC
2. Construction piece : IBAR
3. Apollo's mother : LETO
4. Apollo's birthplace : DELOS
5. SALT participant : USSR
6. Bonnie's partner : CLYDE
7. City on the Moselle : METZ
8. Ex-Knick Monroe : EARL
9. ___ terrier : SKYE
11. Tutors' offerings : LESSONS
12. Meretricious quality : TAWDRINESS
13. Large or full measures : AMPLITUDES
14. Byzantine coins : BEZANTS
16. Q–V connection : RSTU
17. Rumple : MUSS
21. Wrapped, as a Christmas gift : DIDUP
22. Broadway musical : EVITA
23. Wall hangings : TAPESTRIES
25. New Yorkers, Jerseyites et al. : EASTERNERS
26. Perfume base : ATTAR
27. Rough : RASPY
30. Gross's lesser partner : NET
31. ___ Na Na of TV fame : SHA
32. Slip : ERR
38. ___-wear clothes : READYTO
39. Fill up : SATIATE
42. Grooming, making up, etc. : TOILET
44. Item near a gutter : TENPIN
46. Evened the score : TIED
47. Symbol of voracity : MAW
48. Amphora adjunct : ANSA
49. Celebration : GALA
52. Mountain: Prefix : OREO
53. Rel. of Ph.D. : DSC
54. Saul's uncle or grandfather : NER
55. Each TD earns six of these : PTS
56. One who transmits: Abbr. : SDR

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