New York Times, Thursday, December 29, 1983

Author: Eli Wesoff
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 37, Avg Word Len: 4.82, Missing: { B F J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 294 (avg 1.56)
Open Squares: 64, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 8, XRef: 0
Eli Wesoff has 93 pre-Shortz puzzles and 1 Shortz era puzzle in our database.
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© 1983, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Old hat : PASSE
6. ___ Sec. of State : ASST
10. Anagram for gore : OGRE
14. Havelock of England : ELLIS
15. Riviera city : NICE
16. Seed cover : ARIL
17. Joey or Julie : ADAMS
18. Standard used in measurement : YARDSTICK
20. Record, in a way : TAPE
21. Pie à ___ : LAMODE
22. "He/___," H. Gold novel : SHE
23. Arias for Vickers : SOLI
25. Aluminous mineral : EDENITE
27. Sugar, Toots et al. : PETNAMES
30. Hair accessory : RAT
31. Egg: Comb. form : OVI
32. Heaped : PILED
34. Benito's daughter : EDDA
38. Seventeen-year visitors : LOCUSTS
40. Defeated : OVERRAN
43. "Mousy" cries in comics : EEKS
44. Sharp : ACRID
46. Enrico's counting start : UNO
47. Flightless bird : EMU
50. Odd-job adept : HANDYMAN
52. Raphael subject : MADONNA
55. "The ___ of Texas . . . " : EYES
56. Nosh : EAT
57. Uprights : PIANOS
59. Pack : STOW
62. Utensil for O-Lan : CHOPSTICK
64. Esteban's friend : AMIGO
65. Tammany follower : HALL
66. Knievel : EVEL
67. Grand Prix car : RACER
68. Sans anything else : ONLY
69. Baron ___ Warr : DELA
70. Signed : INKED
1. Bog fuel : PEAT
2. Alan or Robert : ALDA
3. Mack Sennett comedy : SLAPSTICK
4. Second son of Jacob and Leah : SIMEON
5. Curve in the road : ESS
6. ___ Seton, author of "My Theodosia" : ANYA
7. Kind of cat : SIAMESE
8. Yound cod : SCROD
9. Hay spreader : TEDDER
10. Kind of meal or cake : OAT
11. Grain for the miller : GRIST
12. Nouveau ___ : RICHE
13. Sommer of films : ELKE
19. The Seine, to Sergio : SENA
21. Confine : LIMIT
24. Circuits : LAPS
26. Chariot trail : ITER
27. Cathode, e.g. : POLE
28. Old orgy cry : EVOE
29. Adamson heroine : ELSA
33. "Gifted" girl : DORA
35. Thanksgiving Day prize : DRUMSTICK
36. Wynter or Andrews : DANA
37. Ever and ___ : ANON
39. Secondhand : USED
41. Twining plants : VINES
42. Mary Baker or Nelson : EDDY
45. Church part : CHANCEL
48. Swabs : MOPS
49. Part of U.A.R. : UNITED
51. Sycophant : YESMAN
52. U.S. naval historian: 1840–1914 : MAHAN
53. Christmas Island, e.g. : ATOLL
54. Unsophisticated : NAIVE
56. Reverberate : ECHO
58. Gov. Nigh's state : OKLA
60. Pointed arch : OGEE
61. Neologist's product : WORD
63. Kind of wood : PLY
64. Jackie's second : ARI

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