New York Times, Friday, February 18, 1983

Author:William Lutwiniak
Editor:Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.11, Missing: { none — this is a pangram }, Scrabble score: 299 (avg 1.58)
Open Squares: 81, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 3, XRef: 0 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
William Lutwiniak has 189 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.

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© 1983, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Linguine, e.g. : PASTA
6. A.F.C. team : JETS
10. Lunkheads : SAPS
14. A.k.a. : ALIAS
15. Poetic list-leader : ABOU
16. Luau exhibition : HULA
17. Allegro and andante : TEMPI
18. Baseball's pioneer : DOUBLEDAY
20. Politic : EXPEDIENT
22. Not hoi polloi : ELITE
23. Ideal place : EDEN
24. Jargon : PATTER
25. Extremely : FAR
27. Peduncular : STEMLIKE
31. Miss Murphy's groom : ABIE
33. Match : EQUAL
34. Artist Bonheur : ROSA
38. Say nay : DENY
39. Peewees : RUNTS
40. Actor Blore : ERIC
41. Threshold : EDGE
42. Suitable place : NICHE
43. Bewilderment : DAZE
44. Jefferson Davis's V.P. : STEPHENS
47. TV's Knight : TED
48. Social strata : CASTES
51. Architect Saarinen : EERO
53. Paer product : OPERA
54. Slave-drives : OVERWORKS
59. Valued highly : TREASURED
61. "Romola" author : ELIOT
62. Singer Tennille : TONI
63. Took care of the tab : PAID
64. An Arrowsmith : LEORA
65. In a bit : ANON
66. Coadjutor : ALLY
67. His wager should have been sager : LOSER
1. Cracker topping : PATE
2. Actor Karras : ALEX
3. "Behold yond ___ dame": Shak. : SIMPERING
4. Recorded : TAPED
5. Stage lines : ASIDES
6. Nephrite : JADE
7. Black : EBON
8. Puffery expert : TOUT
9. U-boat : SUB
10. Taken to a safe place : SHELTERED
11. C.P.A.'s stint : AUDIT
12. Laminate : PLATE
13. Spokesman : SAYER
19. Dam nuisance : LEAK
21. Hospital staffers : INTERNES
24. Light beer : PILSENER
25. Become washed out : FADE
26. Snoozing, perhaps : ABED
28. Furnish : EQUIP
29. Chew : MUNCH
30. Turnery gear : LATHE
32. Lucubrator's potential problem : EYESTRAIN
35. Handel specialties : ORATORIOS
36. Milliner's question : SIZE
37. Scored with a perfect serve : ACED
45. Twankay and gunpowder : TEAS
46. "Black Beauty" author : SEWELL
48. Short surplice : COTTA
49. This has strings attached : APRON
50. "___ evil" : SEENO
52. It offers birling : ROLEO
54. Buccal : ORAL
55. Yashmak : VEIL
56. Countercurrent : EDDY
57. A daughter of Demeter : KORE
58. Galaxy member : STAR
60. ___ tree (at bay) : UPA

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