New York Times, Friday, December 9, 1983

Author:Sam Bellotto, Jr.
Editor:Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 5.14, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 282 (avg 1.52)
Open Squares: 68, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 8, XRef: 0
Sam Bellotto, Jr. has 10 pre-Shortz puzzles and 5 Shortz era puzzles in our database.

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Across Down
1. Smash hits : WOWS
5. Royal stables : MEWS
9. Nancy or Helena : CITY
13. "Journey . . . the universe in ___": Cervantes : AMAP
14. Composer Khachaturian : ARAM
15. Young conger : ELVER
16. ___ morgana (mirage) : FATA
17. Matador's target : TORO
18. Slants : LEANS
19. Start of an Edgard Varese quotation : THEREISNOAVANT
22. Islamic weight units : ARTAL
23. Dilute : THIN
24. Quotation, Part II : GARDETHEREARE
30. Where Alg. is : AFR
32. "Elephant Boy" boy : SABU
33. Paludal : MARSHY
34. Pick-___ (tonic) : MEUP
36. Sq. urban space : BLK
38. Old suffix : STER
39. Kind of plate : BREAST
42. Hawkeye State : IOWA
45. "Norma ___," 1979 film : RAE
46. Quotation, Part III : ONLYPEOPLEWHO
49. Repast : MEAL
50. Bobbysoxers : TEENS
52. End of quotation : AREALITTLELATE
57. Nictitate : BLINK
58. Vague one of filmdom : VERA
59. Parson birds : TUIS
60. Harangues : RANTS
61. College of "note" : ETON
62. It blew in 1852 : ETNA
63. Succors : AIDS
64. Funny Foxx : REDD
65. Q–V connection : RSTU
1. Blow gently, as a zephyr : WAFT
2. Birthplace of G.R.F. : OMAHA
3. Thin porridge : WATERGRUEL
4. Modern Laconian capital : SPARTA
5. Double this for Belafonte hit : MATILDA
6. Shooter of golden arrows : EROS
7. Cry wolf and mean it : WARN
8. Unwrinkled : SMOOTH
9. Detergents : CLEANERS
10. Actor Dixon : IVAN
11. Summer theater, at times : TENT
12. Mos. and mos. : YRS
15. "Don Giovanni" donna : ELVIRA
20. Spikes on a farm : EARS
21. Throaty notice : AHEM
25. Outflow : EBB
26. Showy flower : TULIP
27. Ride's fellow riders : ASTRONAUTS
28. American ostrich : RHEA
29. Brontë heroine : EYRE
30. Pulpit of yore : AMBO
31. It's often potted : FERN
35. Rewards of sorts : PAYMENTS
37. ___ Nidre, prayer of atonement : KOL
40. "Harpo ___," 1961 autobiography : SPEAKS
41. Garganey : TEAL
43. Bog : WETLAND
44. Bide ___ (tarry) : AWEE
47. Twist of fiction : OLIVER
48. ___-skelter : HELTER
51. Restriction : STINT
52. Turkish regiment : ALAI
53. Crust : RIND
54. Henri's head : TETE
55. Stamped on : TROD
56. A son-in-law of Elon : ESAU
57. Item with cups : BRA

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