New York Times, Monday, March 22, 1982

Author: N. M. Meyer
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { F J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 298 (avg 1.59)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 3, XRef: 0
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1. What some gliders do : HANG
5. Nothing more than : MERE
9. Gaze fixedly : STARE
14. Butter substitute : OLEO
15. Infamous alliance : AXIS
16. Slender candle : TAPER
17. Wicked : EVIL
18. Ponder and Pensive : RACEHORSES
20. Snack named for an earl : SANDWICH
22. Mailed : ARMED
23. Frequent entree : MEAT
24. Large land mass : ASIA
25. Disrobe : STRIP
28. Caught in a misdeed : DETECTED
32. Place often visited : HAUNT
33. Challenges : GAGES
34. Roman greeting : AVE
35. Feudal toiler : ESNE
36. Bobby Orr was one : BRUIN
37. Locale : SPOT
38. "Dulce et decorum ___ . . . " : EST
39. Thick pieces : SLABS
40. Large nail : SPIKE
41. Confident : POSITIVE
43. Kitchen gadget : CORER
44. Numerous : MANY
45. Cicatrix : SCAR
47. Flavorless : VAPID
49. Describing some TV sets : PORTABLE
53. British cream : DEVONSHIRE
55. Twofold : DUAL
56. Worn away : EROSE
57. Fox terrier of films: 1934–47 : ASTA
58. Peeves : IRKS
59. Lessened : WANED
60. Lone Ranger's trademark : MASK
61. An Amerind : CREE
1. Bladed tools : HOES
2. Edison's middle name : ALVA
3. German negative : NEIN
4. Bonanza : GOLDMINE
5. "West Side Story" girl : MARIA
6. Precise : EXACT
7. Abundant : RICH
8. Compass direction : ESE
9. Some are tall : STORIES
10. British airport runway : TARMAC
11. Church section : APSE
12. Marsh growth : REED
13. Vocalized pauses : ERS
19. Expedite : HASTEN
21. Cried : WEPT
24. Sponsorship : AEGIS
25. Cheviot or Romney : SHEEP
26. Italian poet: 16th century : TASSO
27. Stunted ones : RUNTS
28. Kind of stew : DAUBE
29. Long-nosed animal : TAPIR
30. Call forth : EVOKE
31. Dissuade : DETER
33. Moola easily obtained : GRAVY
36. Hunters' hideaways : BLINDS
37. Occasional : SPORADIC
39. ___ glass : STAINED
40. Vamoose : SCAT
42. Force (oneself) on others : IMPOSE
45. Separates : SORTS
46. Make a squeaking sound : CREAK
47. Noted textile designer : VERA
48. Eden's earldom : AVON
49. Italian province : PISA
50. Subject of a Vidal book : BURR
51. Superior, e.g. : LAKE
52. Otherwise : ELSE
53. "Into a sea of ___": E. Field : DEW
54. Amateur radio operator : HAM

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