New York Times, Wednesday, December 7, 1983

Author: Peter Swift
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.11, Missing: { F K Q V Z }, Scrabble score: 301 (avg 1.59)
Open Squares: 79, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 8, XRef: 0, Spans: 4
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© 1983, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Raincoats, in Tewkesbury : MACS
5. Doorpost : JAMB
9. Noted Cremona artisan : AMATI
14. ___ podrida : OLLA
15. Writer Ludwig : EMIL
16. Parachute material : NYLON
17. Oil: Comb. form : OLEI
18. Rio lass : RITA
19. Grant : AWARD
20. Song hit by J. Flynn: 1889 : DOWNWENTMCGINTY
23. Network : SYSTEM
24. Weaver or Hines : EARL
25. Actress Janet : LEIGH
28. Salad ingredient : RADISH
32. Tolerable : SOSO
35. " . . . at wakes and ___": B. Jonson : ALES
37. Like some candies : MINTY
38. A Near island : ATTU
39. Ipse ___ : DIXIT
41. Word with map or hog : ROAD
42. This may be posted : STAIR
44. Aleph follower : BETH
45. Gloomy Dean : INGE
46. ___ around (engages in high jinx) : HORSES
48. Wheels and ___ : DEALS
50. Dull as dishwater : BLAH
52. Titters : TEHEES
56. Rodgers-Hart song hit: 1937 : THELADYISATRAMP
61. Treat to drinks, etc. : SETUP
62. Kind of poker : DRAW
63. City south of Moscow : OREL
64. Pale green : ALOES
65. Author Jaffe : RONA
66. Town in Mozambique : SENA
67. Hair conditioner : RINSE
68. Charles J. Correll role : ANDY
69. Vortex : EDDY
1. Indicative and subjunctive : MOODS
2. Pewter, e.g. : ALLOY
3. Square sail's lower corners : CLEWS
4. Song for a 13th-century French king? : SAINTLOUISBLUES
5. Tale of woe : JEREMIAD
6. Ugandan exile : AMIN
7. Pitch stopper : MITT
8. "Don't ___ Me," 1933 song hit : BLAME
9. A logogriph : ANAGRAM
10. C. Olcott's song hit: 1899 : MYWILDIRISHROSE
11. Actor Bates : ALAN
12. Civil wrong : TORT
13. ___ 500 (auto race) : INDY
21. Tiny : WEE
22. Word with patrol or prowl : CAR
26. Pat : GLIB
27. Bewitched : HEXED
29. Privy to : INON
30. Young gamecock : STAG
31. London park : HYDE
32. Cummerbund : SASH
33. ___ the Great: 912–73 : OTTO
34. Spica is one : STAR
36. Scene : SITE
40. Direction word, in oaters : THATAWAY
43. Backslide : RELAPSE
47. Sorry : SAD
49. Call often heard after a serve : LET
51. Serpent slain by Hercules : HYDRA
53. Auriculate : EARED
54. Revise : EMEND
55. Spread out : SPLAY
56. Tyrant : TSAR
57. Sun: Comb. form : HELI
58. College founded in 1440 : ETON
59. Niblick, for one : IRON
60. Kind of bar or bank : SAND

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