New York Times, Tuesday, December 7, 1982

Author:Norma Steinberg
Editor:Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 44, Avg Word Len: 4.76, Missing: { J Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 279 (avg 1.54)
Open Squares: 65, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Spans: 1
Norma Steinberg has 35 pre-Shortz puzzles and 17 Shortz era puzzles in our database.

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© 1982, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Gossip : DIRT
5. Ruins, as of a civilization : ASHES
10. Londoner's abode : FLAT
14. Caesar's road : ITER
15. "Dum spiro, ___" (S.C. motto) : SPERO
16. Do some bailing : LADE
17. Bill of fare : MENU
18. Inclination : TREND
19. De Mille film : EPIC
20. Dunaway movie: 1981 : MOMMIEDEAREST
23. Parisian parent : PERE
24. Sherbets : ICES
25. Kind of post : NEWEL
28. Antithesis of ecstasy : AGONY
31. Coup d'___ : ETAT
32. Kind of quartet : STRING
34. Ill. city : CHI
37. Famed American painting : WHISTLERSMOTHER
40. Kennedy sight : SST
41. Connect : RELATE
42. Board or side follower : WALK
43. Not well : BADLY
44. Bindings : CORDS
45. Me ___ (You love me): Lat. : AMAS
47. Tiff : SPAT
49. Lewis Carroll elder : FATHERWILLIAM
55. Corporation : FIRM
56. French river : LOIRE
57. Memorable U.S. anthropologist : MEAD
59. Song for Scotto : ARIA
60. "M*A*S*H" locale : KOREA
61. Bombeck : ERMA
62. Broadway light : NEON
63. British carbines : STENS
64. Burma ___ : ROAD
1. Poorly lit : DIM
2. Columnist's entry : ITEM
3. Place to play blackjack : RENO
4. Brass : TRUMPETS
5. Up and about : ASTIR
6. Town-painting activity : SPREE
7. Take notice : HEED
8. Feathered piscator : ERNE
9. Kind of cracker : SODA
10. Soft : FLEECY
11. Slip of the tongue : LAPSE
12. Approaches : ADITS
13. Private eye : TEC
21. Brooks : MEL
22. Richard Starkey : RINGO
25. Tidings : NEWS
26. Biblical verb endings : ETHS
27. Show patience : WAIT
28. Impressive display : ARRAY
29. Pith : GIST
30. "This one's ___" : ONME
32. Rosebud, e.g. : SLED
33. Swiss archer : TELL
34. Scorch : CHAR
35. Retained : HELD
36. Vexes : IRKS
38. Debris : TRASH
39. Double-crosser : TWOTIMER
43. Adam West role : BATMAN
44. ___ Tech : CAL
45. Blazing : AFIRE
46. Andretti of auto racing : MARIO
47. Lorelei : SIREN
48. Entreaties : PLEAS
50. B.P.O.E. : ELKS
51. Kind of beer : ROOT
52. Follower of chicken and hay : WIRE
53. Prefix with nautical : AERO
54. Peggy Wood role : MAMA
55. Devotee : FAN
58. Pop : DAD

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