New York Times, Tuesday, March 2, 1982

Author: Nancy McCarthy
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 4.90, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 311 (avg 1.63)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 6, XRef: 0
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Across Down
1. Applaud : CLAP
5. Group of three : TRIAD
10. Bradford-to-Swann pass : BOMB
14. Speed contest : RACE
15. Gamut : RANGE
16. Always : EVER
17. Trite, as a joke : OVERWORKED
19. N.C.O.'s "As you ___!" : WERE
20. Kind of horse or ship : WAR
21. Cultivators : HOES
22. Middle East inn : IMARET
24. Tipple : TOPE
25. Steep slope : SCARP
26. Stories or storeys : FLOORS
29. Cause a cat to scat : SCAREOFF
32. Delight (in) : REVEL
33. Makes sheepish sounds : BLATS
34. Court : WOO
35. Singer Burl : IVES
36. Trim : PRUNE
37. Scion : HEIR
38. Suffix for mountain : EER
39. Dishearten : DAUNT
40. Poorest : WORST
41. Like stallers' tactics : DELAYING
43. Reliable : TRUSTY
44. On one's guard : ALERT
45. Dread : FEAR
46. S.A. ungulates : TAPIRS
48. Gasp : PANT
49. Constrictor : BOA
52. Ready to eat : RIPE
53. Deposes : OVERTHROWS
56. Milieu of the first snake in the grass : EDEN
57. Songbird : FINCH
58. Gannets' kin : ERNS
59. Knight and Bessell : TEDS
60. Grows weaker : FADES
61. Carter's "Why Not the ___?" : BEST
1. Chortle : CROW
2. Volcano product : LAVA
3. Maple-tree genus : ACER
4. ___ diem : PER
5. Scout units : TROOPS
6. Street show : RAREE
7. Signs a contract : INKS
8. Grow older : AGE
9. Consecrate : DEDICATE
10. Use caution : BEWARE
11. Defeats decisively : OVERPOWERS
12. Parisian mother : MERE
13. Author Harte : BRET
18. "Let's give it a ___!" (fingerprinter's pun) : WHORL
23. God of war : MARS
24. Locales of certain phalanges : TOES
25. Barely sufficient : SCANT
26. Sautéed : FRIED
27. River embankment : LEVEE
28. Lay upon and beyond : OVERLAPPED
29. Thrown : SLUNG
30. Palm off : FOIST
31. Number of Ali Baba's foes : FORTY
33. Main thrust : BRUNT
36. Forms couples : PAIRSOFF
37. Eleventh ___ : HOUR
39. Colorist : DYER
40. High dudgeon : WRATH
42. Outsiders : ALIENS
43. Tithes : TENTHS
45. Forcemeat : FARCE
46. Waste allowance : TRET
47. HQ officer : AIDE
48. Hang fire : PEND
49. Cause ennui : BORE
50. Possesses : OWNS
51. One in a D.A.'s office : ASST
54. Italian way : VIA
55. Johnny ___ : REB

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