New York Times, Saturday, March 13, 1982

Author: William Lutwiniak
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 68, Blocks: 30, Avg Word Len: 5.74, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 295 (avg 1.51)
Open Squares: 84, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Spans: 2
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1. Cups, saucers, etc. : TEASET
7. Action at Aqueduct : PARLAY
13. Stockman : RANCHER
14. Fatty esters : OLEATES
16. At the last instant : INTHENICKOFTIME
18. Crosscut : SAWED
19. Karpov's forte : CHESS
20. Méditerranée, e.g. : MER
21. Protection : EGIS
22. "The ___ Hand," Auden work: 1963 : DYERS
23. "Va ___!" (Italian's approval) : BENE
24. E.M.K., e.g. : SEN
25. Leads the pack : PACES
26. Break up a prom pair : CUTIN
27. Sells wares : RETAILS
29. Downcast : MOROSE
30. Arbitrator's goal : AGREEMENT
32. Lifting device : PULLEY
35. It sounds like a glockenspiel : CELESTA
38. Group whose name means "wild cats" : ERIES
39. Having a bluish-gray hue : SLATY
40. Banking abbr. : INT
42. Does handwork : TATS
43. Seeks truffles : ROOTS
44. Go a round : SPAR
45. Soldier or slave : ANT
46. Bottle size : FIFTH
47. Key letter : KAPPA
48. Plant that may fade without shade : LILYOFTHEVALLEY
51. Jack must be nimble here : STEEPLE
52. Hermetically sealed : AIRLESS
53. A use for art gum : ERASER
54. Play turncoat : DESERT
1. Woodland bird : TANAGER
2. Interweave : ENTWINE
3. "My heart ___ . . . ": Keats : ACHES
4. Unload : SHED
5. Poetic word : EEN
6. Kiddie car : TRICYCLE
7. Fireplace tools : POKERS
8. At ___ (nonplused) : ALOSS
9. Grid "zebras" : REFS
10. Map abbr. : LAT
11. "___ to be born, and . . . " : ATIMETO
12. Sana natives : YEMENIS
13. Bullish times : RISES
15. Peaceful : SERENE
17. Fabric sometimes used as a strainer : CHEESECLOTH
22. Kind of farm : DAIRY
23. Reynolds and Lancaster : BURTS
25. Leaves : PAGES
26. European rabbit : CONEY
28. Writ that summons new jurors : TALES
29. Dissolves : MELTS
31. Bunker's epithet for his son-in-law : MEATHEAD
32. Potpourri ingredients : PETALS
33. Chief ore of a fissionable element : URANITE
34. U.S. Open winner: 1961 : LITTLER
36. Pot-valiant, perhaps : TIPPLER
37. Metrical foot : ANAPEST
39. Not so hard : SOFTER
41. Servers : TRAYS
43. Ransack : RIFLE
44. Château feature : SALLE
46. Dandies : FOPS
47. Periodically war-torn Turkish city : KARS
49. Verily : YEA
50. "Une ___," Maupassant novel : VIE

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