New York Times, Saturday, March 26, 1983

Author:Sam Bellotto, Jr.
Editor:Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 5.00, Missing: { Q Z }, Scrabble score: 293 (avg 1.58)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 7, XRef: 0
Sam Bellotto, Jr. has 10 pre-Shortz puzzles and 5 Shortz era puzzles in our database.

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© 1983, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Snug as ___ . . . : ABUG
5. Vestments : ALBS
9. N.Y.C. airport : JFK
12. Diners' cartes : MENUS
14. Compass point, in Cancun : NORTE
16. Rubber tree : ULE
17. Web-footed choristers? : PELICANTORS
19. Pay or hey follower : DAY
20. Book backs : SPINES
21. Small portions : SOUPCONS
23. Mephitis : STENCH
25. Year in the reign of Gregory I : DCII
26. Comrade of d'Artagnan : ATHOS
28. Cudgels or cleats : KEVELS
32. Elgar subject : POMP
35. This precedes Obadiah : AMOS
37. Displaced turf on a course : DIVOT
38. Et ___ (plus, in a way) : ALII
39. Honeydew, e.g. : MELON
41. Mother of Castor and Pollux : LEDA
42. Places for kayos : RINGS
44. Aggravate : RILE
45. Songbird : WREN
46. Cowboy meets : RODEOS
48. Andrea ___ : DORIA
50. Tryggvesson : OLAF
52. Brahman precepts : SUTRAS
55. Prior to birth : PRENATAL
59. Used a powder puff : DABBED
61. Suffix with baron : IAL
62. Daffy Duck? : CINEMALLARD
64. Wood: Comb. form : XYL
65. Director Lubitsch : ERNST
66. "___ pray" : LETUS
67. Reply to Virginia : YES
68. Cyclone centers : EYES
69. Dream states : REMS
1. A.C. amounts : AMPS
2. Horn signals : BEEPS
3. Not fired : UNLIT
4. Test-tube turbit? : GUINEAPIGEON
5. Actress Sothern : ANN
6. Draw ___ (decide) : LOTS
7. Mope : BROOD
8. Held a job action : STRUCK
9. Martial art : JUDO
10. Tart : FLAN
11. Ivories : KEYS
13. Get wind of : SCENT
15. Detected : ESPIED
18. He tutored Queen Elizabeth I : ASCHAM
22. Extinct Dixie redstart? : CIVILWARBLER
24. Slugger's quest : HOMER
27. Unanimous : SOLID
29. Word with green or glade : EVER
30. Mine mother : LODE
31. Ollie's pal : STAN
32. Samlet : PARR
33. Hodgepodge : OLIO
34. Matter's master : MIND
36. Goes it alone : SOLOS
40. Chilean Nobelist: 1971 : NERUDA
43. Relief : SOLACE
47. Trenchant wit : SATIRE
49. "The Thrill of ___," Doris Day film : ITALL
51. Marcel Pagnol comedy : FANNY
53. Let up : ABATE
54. Whey of milk : SERUM
55. Fairy : PIXY
56. Martha from Butte : RAYE
57. Lowell has three : ELLS
58. ___-majesté : LESE
60. Drillers' degs. : DDSS
63. Rocky elevs. : MTS

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