New York Times, Tuesday, February 23, 1982

Author:Whitten
Editor:Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.11, Missing: { B J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 286 (avg 1.51)
Open Squares: 77, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Spans: 4
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© 1982, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Nuisance : PEST
5. Hornet : WASP
9. Looped band : STRAP
14. Wood strip : LATH
15. River at Rennes : ILLE
16. Greasewood : CHICO
17. Maple genus : ACER
18. This may be proper : NOUN
19. Hoopster Gilmore : ARTIS
20. " . . . ___ and four . . . " : THREETOGETREADY
23. "Dreamgirls" librettist : EYEN
24. Sycamore, e.g. : TREE
25. Strongbox : COFFER
28. Back : FRO
29. Tempo : PACE
33. Forward : AHEAD
34. Jacket : COAT
35. Selves : EGOS
36. Dramatist Connelly : MARC
37. Certain liquors : MALTS
38. Pertaining to seamen: Abbr. : NAUT
39. Sea eagle : ERNE
40. A Gardner : ERLE
41. Long-billed bird : SNIPE
42. One with "the delicate air" : LASS
43. Attempt : TRY
44. British economist : KEYNES
45. Margarine : OLEO
47. Platter for an audition : DEMO
48. " . . . win ___" (exhortation for the Fighting Irish) : ONEFORTHEGIPPER
55. Embankments : DIKES
56. Payment of a sort : TOLL
57. Comfort : EASE
58. Pupil, in Paris : ELEVE
59. Bone: Comb. form : OSTE
60. Ceremony : RITE
61. Jewish feast : SEDER
62. Bosc, e.g. : PEAR
63. Russian sea : ARAL
1. Map of a municipality : PLAT
2. Every's partner : EACH
3. Mob follower : STER
4. "The ___," Joanne Woodward film : THREEFACESOFEVE
5. July–August in Australia : WINTER
6. Crazy as ___ : ALOON
7. Small mollusk : SLUG
8. Pierce : PENETRATE
9. Frighten : SCARE
10. "The ___," Weill work : THREEPENNYOPERA
11. Moreno : RITA
12. Astringent : ACID
13. Nosegay : POSY
21. Viewed : EYED
22. Gaits : TROTS
25. Hageen : CAMEL
26. He wrote "Assembly": 1961 : OHARA
27. Pteridophytes : FERNS
28. Absurdity : FOLLY
30. Once more : AGAIN
31. Car style : COUPE
32. This is not a park in Colorado : ESTES
34. Redhead : CARROTTOP
37. This may run while you ride : METER
41. Large truck, for short : SEMI
44. Bowler : KEGLER
46. Ford in 1976 : LOSER
47. River-mouth deposit : DELTA
48. Words worth a poetry lover's time : ODES
49. Africa's longest river : NILE
50. ___ out (supplemented) : EKED
51. These also may run : HOSE
52. Duo : PAIR
53. Durango demonstrative : ESTA
54. Sway : REEL

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