New York Times, Monday, December 26, 1983

Author:Whitten
Editor:Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { B F J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 269 (avg 1.42)
Open Squares: 68, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 8, XRef: 1, Spans: 2
Whitten has 51 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.

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© 1983, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Insect's feeler : PALP
5. Very small: Comb. form : MICR
9. Deceive : CHEAT
14. Saudi Arabian province : ASIR
15. Jacob's twin : ESAU
16. Main artery : AORTA
17. English architect: 1632–1723 : CHRISTOPHERWREN
20. Rag or rib : TEASE
21. Shangri-La and Eden : PARADISES
22. Fairy-tale opener : ONCE
24. Pose : SIT
25. Bridge : SPAN
28. Invisible : UNSEEN
31. In medias ___ : RES
34. Vocation : CAREER
36. Lick ___ promise : ANDA
37. Yalie : ELI
38. Greek marketplace : AGORA
39. Sault ___ Marie : STE
40. Crowbar : LEVER
42. Author Whitten : LES
43. Lady Jane or Zane : GREY
45. Take over, as control : ASSUME
46. H.S.T. follower : DDE
47. Comes to know : LEARNS
49. Washer cycle : SPIN
50. Loser to 46 Across : AES
51. Memorable Italian patron of the arts : ESTE
53. Follett's "Eye of ___" : THENEEDLE
58. Attack : ONSET
62. Cartoon character : WOODYWOODPECKER
64. Midwest airport : OHARE
65. Brainstorm : IDEA
66. Emerald Isle, formerly : EIRE
67. Loudness units : SONES
68. Kennedy and Williams : TEDS
69. Location : SPOT
1. Treaty : PACT
2. Tennis great : ASHE
3. Italian monetary unit : LIRA
4. Inmate : PRISONER
5. Convened : MET
6. "Where knock ___ wide": C. Smart : ISOPEN
7. Matador's cloak : CAPA
8. German industrial region : RUHR
9. St. Louis nine or eleven : CARDINALS
10. Beckett's "___ Is" : HOWIT
11. Goofs : ERRS
12. To ___ (perfectly) : ATEE
13. Makes leather : TANS
18. D.C. V.I.P. : SEN
19. ___ up (slackened) : EASED
23. Mongrel : CUR
25. Cooking direction : SCALD
26. Summoned : PAGED
27. Got up : AROSE
29. Woodland deity : SATYR
30. Chemical suffix : ENE
31. Gun a motor : REVUP
32. Varnish resin : ELEMI
33. Femme fatale : SIREN
35. Keen vision : EAGLEEYES
39. Red or Dead : SEA
41. Perfumes : ESSENCES
44. Stitch again : RESEW
45. Fool : ASS
48. Required : NEEDED
50. Benedict Arnold's cohort : ANDRE
52. Digit : TOE
53. Couples : TWOS
54. Sounds from Santa : HOHO
55. Of the dawn : EOAN
56. Trifle : DOIT
57. Rich source : LODE
59. Leave out : SKIP
60. Architect Saarinen : EERO
61. Weight allowance, once : TRET
63. Dance step : PAS

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