New York Times, Wednesday, March 9, 1983

Author:J. Samuel Smart
Editor:Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 5.05, Missing: { F J K Q V Z }, Scrabble score: 267 (avg 1.43)
Open Squares: 81, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 6, XRef: 1
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© 1983, The New York Times
Across Down
1. "How ___ the little busy bee . . . " : DOTH
5. Cut ___ (be stunning) : ADASH
10. Cut short : CROP
14. Neighbor of Pelion : OSSA
15. ___ Domingo : SANTO
16. Septi minus one : SEXI
17. Consumer : USER
18. Saphead : TWERP
19. ___ acetate (banana oil) : AMYL
20. Woody vine : BITTERSWEET
23. "___ Believer," Diamond song : IMA
24. Optical device : LASER
25. Stand for bric-a-brac : WHATNOT
27. Compass point : ENE
28. U.N. member : USSR
32. Chaplain : PADRE
33. Kitchen implement : SPATULA
36. Antique auto : REO
37. Battle site: 1876 : LITTLEBIGHORN
40. Literary collection : ANA
41. Abusive expression : EPITHET
42. One of the Barbary States : TUNIS
44. Close by : NEAR
45. Honest ___ : ABE
48. Sandy : ARENOSE
51. Curses : OATHS
53. Rel. discourse : SER
54. Obvious : OPENANDSHUT
58. Identical : SAME
60. Island of the Netherlands Antilles : ARUBA
61. Bristle : SETA
62. Greek letters : ETAS
63. Allonge : RIDER
64. Med. subject : ANAT
65. Imparted : LENT
66. Rundown : SEEDY
67. Leonine feature : MANE
1. Counterpart : DOUBLE
2. Legendary Gaelic poet : OSSIAN
3. Carrier of sleeping sickness : TSETSE
4. Creator of Truthful James : HARTE
5. Star: Comb. form : ASTR
6. European black birds : DAWS
7. Once more : ANEW
8. Broadcast : STREW
9. Chinese province : HOPEH
10. 19th-cen. alliance : CSA
11. Mnemonic : REMINDER
12. "Thunderous silence," e.g. : OXYMORON
13. Procurator of Judea in 39 Down's day : PILATE
21. Burst forth : ERUPT
22. Light blow : TAP
26. Fortuneteller's card : TAROT
29. Auction : SALE
30. Short distance : STEP
31. Harp on : RUBIN
33. Soil : STAIN
34. Stone: Comb. form : LITE
35. Moslem title of respect : AGHA
37. Masefield was one : LAUREATE
38. Appetite : INNERMAN
39. Tetrarch of Galilee : HEROD
42. Mortarboard attachment : TASSEL
43. Great Lakes canals : SOO
45. Springer from Zeus's head : ATHENA
46. Neighbor of Tibet : BHUTAN
47. Property : ESTATE
49. U.S.C.G. group : SPARS
50. Weird : EERIE
52. Indian state : ASSAM
55. In the altogether : NUDE
56. In the sack : ABED
57. Not one, to Ozark Ike : NARY
59. Roman's id follower : EST

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