New York Times, Friday, December 30, 1983

Author: Kathryn Righter
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 35, Avg Word Len: 5.00, Missing: { F J Q V W Z }, Scrabble score: 274 (avg 1.44)
Open Squares: 76, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Spans: 4
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1. Young raccoons : KITS
5. Strong blasts : GUSTS
10. Supplemented by makeshift : EKED
14. Natural linen color : ECRU
15. Caper : ANTIC
16. Dry: Prefix : XERO
17. One of the decks : POOP
18. Sky: Comb. form : URANO
19. Stiffly proper : PRIM
20. Mutual reliance : INTERDEPENDENCE
23. Sail above a topgallant : ROYAL
24. Sense organ : EAR
25. Jimmy and Dizzy : DEANS
28. Conducted : LED
30. Jesters, at times : MIMES
34. Debates : ARGUES
36. Accomplished : DID
38. Castle defense : MOAT
39. Cantabs' color : CRIMSON
41. Type of shoulder bag : MUSETTE
43. Merry monarch : COLE
44. Fifth note in the diatonic scale : SOL
46. N.F.L. position : CENTER
47. Observant : ALERT
49. Corded fabric : REP
51. Advice to a sinner : ATONE
52. Ovid's "___ Amatoria" : ARS
54. Type of ray : GAMMA
56. Distinguishing features : CHARACTERISTICS
63. French novelist Pierre ___ : LOTI
64. Scope : RANGE
65. False god : IDOL
66. Navigation system : OBOE
67. Mayflower repairman : ALDEN
68. Paella pot : OLLA
69. Thumb and Sawyer : TOMS
70. Aphids and midges : PESTS
71. Orderly : NEAT
1. French military cap : KEPI
2. Sacred picture : ICON
3. Emulate Duenna : TROT
4. Extras : SUPERNUMERARIES
5. Ostentatious : GAUDY
6. Fanciful : UNREAL
7. Fastened, in a way : STAPLED
8. Antler part : TINE
9. Quadrant-shaped cake : SCONE
10. Research-lab activity : EXPERIMENTATION
11. "Very Good, Eddie" composer : KERN
12. Red explorer : ERIC
13. Spherical topper : DOME
21. Wars of the ___: 1455–85 : ROSES
22. Restrain a flow : DAM
25. Capital of Bangladesh : DACCA
26. Leon of film fame : ERROL
27. Lissome : AGILE
29. Vague : DIM
31. Party novelty : MOTTO
32. Not part of the leftovers : EATEN
33. Metric measure : STERE
35. Distress signal : SOS
37. French title : DUC
40. Connective word : NOR
42. Lines of juncture : SEAMS
45. Folklore material : LEGENDS
48. Refrain syllable : TRA
50. Plaster : PARGET
53. Row : SCRAP
55. Appearances : MIENS
56. Jumbled mass : CLOT
57. Tramp : HOBO
58. Unit in physics : ATOM
59. Scheherazade specialty : TALE
60. Take it easy : IDLE
61. Beverage flavor : COLA
62. Blind part : SLAT

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