New York Times, Thursday, March 24, 1983

Author:Bernard Meren
Editor:Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { G J K Q Z }, Scrabble score: 291 (avg 1.56)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 6, XRef: 0
Bernard Meren has 29 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.

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© 1983, The New York Times
Across Down
1. ___ Ice Shelf : ROSS
5. Start of Clement Moore's poem : TWAS
9. Haywire : AMISS
14. Colorful fish : OPAH
15. Kiri predecessor : HARA
16. Spiral-shelled gastropod : CONCH
17. Art that involves stuffing : TAXIDERMY
19. Director's instruction : ENTER
20. Wit's asset : CLEVERNESS
22. A follower : ONE
23. Wahoos : ELMS
24. Didn't spare the rod : TANNED
27. Jets : SPURTS
30. Muscle disorder : ATAXIA
32. Medieval guild : HANSA
33. Adjective for XI : ELEVENTH
35. Bird that seems to have merit : ERN
36. "Mighty Lak ___" : AROSE
37. Janis ___, pop singer : IAN
39. Pact : COVENANT
42. Hot spot : STOVE
44. Volcanic rock : TAXITE
45. Pie-eyed : STONED
46. Relative of a virginal : SPINET
48. Type of mania : PYRO
49. Sound once heard on B'way : ARF
50. Act of breathing : ASPIRATION
56. Dens : LAIRS
59. Chartered-flight vehicle : TAXIPLANE
60. Like a Brown girl : SWEET
61. "Liebestod" is one : ARIA
62. This, to Juanita : ESTA
63. Over : ENDED
64. "I've ___ to London . . . " : BEEN
65. Christian once lionized by stylists : DIOR
1. Campus org. : ROTC
2. Hyalite, e.g. : OPAL
3. Famed French marshal: 1696–1750 : SAXE
4. Quakes : SHIVERS
5. Calories : THERMS
6. Emulates Cassandra : WARNS
7. Poilu's weapon : ARME
8. "Simon ___" : SAYS
9. Poker player's "bullet" : ACE
10. Sun. follower : MON
11. Gregorian-chant opener : INTONATION
12. Ruckus : SCENE
13. Rip to pieces : SHRED
18. Mekong ___ : DELTA
21. Part of a barrel : STAVE
25. Remove a rowan : AXE
26. She wrote "This Hunger" : NIN
27. Haggard book : SHE
28. Where Jacques walks barefoot : PARC
29. Left in the dark : UNNOTIFIED
30. Like an eremite : ALONE
31. Word with case or tube : TEST
33. Part of Q.E.D. : ERAT
34. Own : HAVE
36. Bryant or O'Day : ANITA
38. Whom the riled raise : NED
40. Forefront : VAN
41. Devon river : EXE
42. Subway standee's aid : STRAP
43. Played a flute : TOOTLED
45. Native of Aleppo : SYRIAN
46. Mud volcano : SALSE
47. Norway lobster : PRAWN
48. Sprite : PIXIE
51. Pierce : STAB
52. Denude potatoes : PARE
53. Rumanian city : IASI
54. Hep or hip : ONTO
55. Kind of miss : NEAR
57. Female ruff : REE
58. Clergyman's deg. : STD

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