New York Times, Tuesday, March 29, 1983

Author:Nancy McCarthy
Editor:Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { F J K Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 257 (avg 1.36)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 0, XRef: 0 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
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© 1983, The New York Times
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1. Thoroughfare : ROAD
5. Pair : BRACE
10. Sciences' companion : ARTS
14. Competent : ABLE
15. "Peanuts" character : LINUS
16. Prefix with circle : SEMI
17. Depraved, devilish dastards : MISCREANTS
19. Analyze verse : SCAN
20. Summer ermines : STOATS
21. Describing some greyhounds : SEAGOING
23. Place one within another : NEST
25. Word with school or Scotland : YARD
26. Throws : CASTS
29. Stat. for Kingman : RBI
32. New York city : UTICA
35. Formerly : ONCE
36. Ached : PAINED
38. Capacious car : VAN
39. Top-notch : STAR
40. Female red deer : HINDS
41. Kegler's target : PINS
42. Gratuity : TIP
43. Parts of gates : HINGES
44. Noted Italian name : ESTE
45. Spectacle : SCENE
47. Bishopric : SEE
48. Famed fur merchant : ASTOR
49. Mongolian desert : GOBI
51. Gossip, when dished : DIRT
53. Horticulturist : GARDENER
57. Sisters' daughters : NIECES
61. Mouthward : ORAD
62. Consummate cads : SCOUNDRELS
64. "Galloping dominoes" : DICE
65. Delete : ERASE
66. Part of Q.E.D. : ERAT
67. Coaster : SLED
68. Radio-control item : TUNER
69. Reps.' rivals : DEMS
1. Smashes into : RAMS
2. Newspaper notice : OBIT
3. Too : ALSO
4. Wine bottle : DECANTER
5. Give benediction : BLESS
6. Inlet : RIA
7. Sothern and Blyth : ANNS
8. Pretty : CUTE
9. Emerson specialty : ESSAY
10. Classify : ASSORT
11. Repetitive rotter : RECIDIVIST
12. Govt. agent : TMAN
13. Croon : SING
18. Hwys. : RTES
22. Showy ornament : GAUD
24. Rehearses : TRAINS
26. Expenses : COSTS
27. Grotesque act : ANTIC
28. Good-for-nothing : SCAPEGRACE
30. Spree : BINGE
31. Truly : INDEED
33. Poem division : CANTO
34. Goose genus : ANSER
36. Greek letter : PHI
37. Highway curve : ESS
41. Harassed : PESTERED
43. Goddess of youth and spring : HEBE
46. Dozed : NODDED
48. Jejune : ARID
50. Map within a map : INSET
52. Private : INNER
53. Mt. Olympus occupants : GODS
54. Seed coat : ARIL
55. Beige : ECRU
56. Sorrel's cousin : ROAN
58. Membrane of a bird's beak : CERE
59. Rival of Babylonia : ELAM
60. Concorde et al. : SSTS
63. Application : USE

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