New York Times, Thursday, March 8, 1984

Author:Whitten
Editor:Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { F J K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 263 (avg 1.39)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 7, XRef: 0
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© 1984, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Door fastening : HASP
5. Disney or Kelly : WALT
9. Recites the Pater Noster : PRAYS
14. Et ___ (and others) : ALII
15. Bridge expert Sharif : OMAR
16. "Balcony Scene" suitor : ROMEO
17. Profane : DESECRATE
19. Perfect model : IDEAL
20. Singers Bryant and O'Day : ANITAS
21. Bring home the bacon : EARN
23. Detroit-to-Atlanta dir. : SSE
24. Rental units: Abbr. : APTS
26. Tear canal : DUCT
28. Punishes : CHASTENS
32. Chide : BERATE
36. Owns : HAS
37. First American minister to England : ADAMS
39. Flexible twig, to a botanist : VIMEN
40. A defense at court : ALIBI
42. Relative of a Wichita : REE
43. French lover : AMANT
44. Fortification : REDAN
45. Boutonniere locus : LAPEL
47. ___ Borch, Dutch painter : TER
48. Sleeper's fantasies : DREAMS
50. Cheetah's asset : RAPIDITY
52. Zhivago's paramour : LARA
54. Prevaricator : LIAR
55. ___ tree (cornered) : UPA
58. Villainously contrives : RIGS
60. Fabled guards of inner earth : GNOMES
64. Beersheba's desert : NEGEV
66. Isolation : APARTNESS
68. Rhone feeder : ISERE
69. "Educating ___," 1983 film : RITA
70. Once, once : ERST
71. Filch : STEAL
72. Stanch : STEM
73. Witnesses : SEES
1. "Mary ___ little . . . " : HADA
2. About two feet in Denmark : ALEN
3. Pedro's assurance : SISI
4. Famed Michelangelo trio : PIETAS
5. English yarn : WORSTED
6. Docs' bloc : AMA
7. Overdue : LATE
8. Trample : TREAD
9. Harold Foster's creation : PRINCEVALIANT
10. Steiger or Serling : ROD
11. Ed or Nancy : AMES
12. The ayes have these : YEAS
13. Filet of ___ : SOLE
18. He appears with "Shazam!" : CAPTAINMARVEL
22. Grate : RUB
25. Villainous growl : SNARL
27. Fleece : TRIM
28. White beet : CHARD
29. Czech coin : HALER
30. Divagation : ASIDE
31. Untidy mark : SMEAR
33. He didn't just fiddle around : AMATI
34. Doctrine : TENET
35. Ledger item : ENTRY
38. Flower section : SEPAL
41. Phoenician god : BAAL
46. Terse, witty saying : EPIGRAM
49. Hindu title of respect : SRI
51. Queen-bee victims : DRONES
53. Gelling agents : AGARS
55. Etats-___ : UNIS
56. Nuisance : PEST
57. A 1969 World Series hero : AGEE
59. Shoal : SPIT
61. Of little consequence : MERE
62. To be, to Boethius : ESSE
63. Fast fliers : SSTS
65. Lost cause for NOW? : ERA
67. Ingested : ATE

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