New York Times, Tuesday, February 21, 1984

Author: Nancy McCarthy
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.16, Missing: { G J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 277 (avg 1.45)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 4, XRef: 0
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Across Down
1. Damage : HARM
5. Reduce gradually : TAPER
10. Scorch : CHAR
14. Inter ___ : ALIA
15. Author Zola : EMILE
16. Mystery of a sort : RUNE
17. U. of Michigan team : WOLVERINES
19. Caen's river : ORNE
20. Franco Harris, e.g. : STEELER
21. Used the freeway : MOTORED
23. Lab animal : RAT
24. Modern Persian : IRANI
25. Umpires : ARBITERS
30. Franco-Iberian bay : BISCAY
33. Gardener's protective covering : MULCH
34. Studio stand : EASEL
36. Drs.' group : AMA
37. Biblical giant : ANAK
38. Old-fashioned : DATED
39. Crystalline precipitation : SNOW
40. Neuralgic symptom : TIC
41. Steersman : PILOT
42. Severe : STERN
43. Certain textile workers : INKERS
45. Ilie and family : NASTASES
47. French seaport : BREST
49. Tennyson's "always" : EER
50. Bird dog : POINTER
52. Ingredient of most bones and teeth : APATITE
56. Dugout, Gallic style : ABRI
57. Vanderbilt U. team : COMMODORES
59. Teased : RODE
60. Now : TODAY
61. Stadium rooters : FANS
62. Little Teresa : TESS
63. Aerial maneuvers : SPINS
64. Celebration : FETE
1. Turns left : HAWS
2. "Thanks ___!" : ALOT
3. Get under one's skin : RILE
4. Unbranded calf : MAVERICK
5. Cylindrical : TERETE
6. Moslem V.I.P. : AMIR
7. Bobby or cotter follower : PIN
8. Fragrant resin : ELEMI
9. Swallowed again : RESORBED
10. Sings softly : CROONS
11. U. of Miami team : HURRICANES
12. British princess : ANNE
13. Coarse grass : REED
18. Israeli port : ELATH
22. Appendage : TAIL
25. Instrument for Elman : AMATI
26. Arrest : RUNIN
27. Long Island U. team : BLACKBIRDS
28. Genuine : REAL
29. Squelched : SATON
31. Love, in Sorrento : AMORE
32. Gapes : YAWNS
35. Bristle : SETA
38. Analyzes : DISSECTS
39. Begin : STARTOFF
41. Gram. past tense : PRET
42. Place : STEAD
44. Pyle and Ford : ERNIES
46. Hindus in a British army : SEPOYS
48. Group of Boy Scouts : TROOP
50. Separate : PART
51. Woodwind : OBOE
52. "___ for All Seasons" : AMAN
53. Dies ___ : IRAE
54. Camping shelter : TENT
55. Actual being : ESSE
58. Start of the 16th century : MDI

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