New York Times, Wednesday, March 30, 1983

Author:John Greenman
Editor:Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 4.74, Min Word Len: 4, Missing: { F J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 267 (avg 1.44)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 8, XRef: 0 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
John Greenman has 52 pre-Shortz puzzles and 12 Shortz era puzzles in our database.

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© 1983, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Con game : SCAM
5. So-so : OKAY
9. Darjeeling's cousin : PEKOE
14. "Peaceful" Indian : HOPI
15. Calamitous : DIRE
16. Like Esau : HAIRY
17. Pastry chef's aide : ICER
18. Essayist's pseudonym : ELIA
19. He portrayed Lou Grant : ASNER
20. End of the Little Dipper's handle : NORTHSTAR
22. Pelt product : STOLE
23. Cummerbunds : SASHES
24. ___-do-well : NEER
26. Kelly of "Pogo" fame : WALT
29. Parting words : ADIEUS
33. Haggard : DRAWN
37. Hot item : OAST
39. Golfer Glenna Collett ___ : VARE
40. Farnese Palace site : ROME
41. Dumbbells : DOLTS
42. Latin I infinitive : ESSE
43. Malty drinks : ALES
44. Novel preceding "Mardi" : OMOO
45. Squeak : CREAK
46. "___ on My Mind," 1967 song : GENTLE
48. Valley that is very viny : NAPA
50. Chipper : PERT
52. Birthplace of St. Francis : ASSISI
57. Setting for Mead research : SAMOA
60. Ford and Guidry : SOUTHPAWS
63. Un, deux, ___ : TROIS
64. St. Patrick's section : APSE
65. Type used for emph. : ITAL
66. Make reparation : ATONE
67. Nicole's nothing : RIEN
68. First name in crime fiction : ERLE
69. Convy and Parks : BERTS
70. Impudence : SASS
71. Tints : DYES
1. Tibiae : SHINS
2. Kind of butter : COCOA
3. Copycats : APERS
4. Hilarity : MIRTH
5. Texas city : ODESSA
6. Miniskirt's relative : KILT
7. Song for Bumbry : ARIA
8. Pine : YEARN
9. ___ out (eliminated in stages) : PHASED
10. Strait adjacent to Long Island City : EASTRIVER
11. Reddish resin : KINO
12. Soviet city : OREL
13. Jane Rochester, née ___ : EYRE
21. Cut with an ax : HEWN
25. Vittles : EATS
27. Shaft of an oar : LOOM
28. Falcon extremity : TALON
30. Affluence : EASE
31. ___ Major : URSA
32. Emulate Jason : SEEK
33. Bore, in slanguage : DRAG
34. Gandhi, to Kingsley : ROLE
35. Sermon finale : AMEN
36. Sandhurst's U.S. counterpart : WESTPOINT
38. Colonnade : STOA
41. Go-getter : DOER
45. Credit-card alternative : CASH
47. Certain contracts : LEASES
49. Metal plates : PATENS
51. Godunov et al. : TSARS
53. Descried : SPIED
54. Healing: Comb. form : IATRY
55. Low tract of land : SWALE
56. ___ of the Blest (Hesperides) : ISLES
57. Use a kris : STAB
58. A Johnson : ARTE
59. Othello, e.g. : MOOR
61. Visual state: Comb. form : OPIA
62. Exploits : USES

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