New York Times, Wednesday, April 28, 1982

Author: Bette Sue Cohen
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 32, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { J K Q Z }, Scrabble score: 291 (avg 1.51)
Open Squares: 83, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 3, XRef: 1, Spans: 2
Bette Sue Cohen has 41 pre-Shortz puzzles and 6 Shortz era puzzles in our database.
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© 1982, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Winged predator : EAGLE
6. Solemn, nocturnal group : OWLS
10. Spartan queen : LEDA
14. Closet item : BROOM
15. Tootsies : FEET
16. City south of Moscow : OREL
17. Sitting pretty : ONTOPOFTHEWORLD
20. Served poorly, in tennis : NETTED
21. Resort near Bradenton : SARASOTA
22. Silkworm : ERIA
24. Murals of a Mexican master : RIVERAS
25. Early American landlords : PATROONS
29. MCMI to MM, e.g. : CEN
30. Actress Merkel : UNA
31. "In a sort of ___ rhyme": Poe : RUNIC
33. Kind of race : RELAY
37. U. of Md. athlete : TERP
39. Bristlelike : SETAL
41. Twice penta : DECA
42. Turf : SWARD
44. Spanish sherry : XERES
46. Haw's partner : HEM
47. L.B.J.'s antipoverty agcy. : OEO
49. Estate managers : STEWARDS
51. Merle and a fairy king : OBERONS
55. Clean the orlop : SWAB
56. Islamic sights : MINARETS
58. Items in one's favor : ASSETS
62. From the ___ (without reservation) : BOTTOMOFMYHEART
64. Infinitive in Finistère : ETRE
65. Wings, in botany : ALAE
66. Come after : ENSUE
67. Alpha and beta : RAYS
68. Sequent : NEXT
69. Soak in hot water : STEEP
1. Quite dark : EBON
2. Composer of "Rosamond" : ARNE
3. Deity, in Düsseldorf : GOTT
4. Post-riot criminal : LOOTER
5. Quartet by Haydn : EMPEROR
6. On a holiday : OFF
7. Antiprohibitionists : WETS
8. "Alone at Last" composer : LEHAR
9. Of the spacing of atoms in a molecule : STERIC
10. Relaxed a bit : LOOSENED
11. Faux pas : ERROR
12. Triangular letter : DELTA
13. Robert and Alan : ALDAS
18. Disgusting : ODIOUS
19. Vacillate : WAVER
23. Subjoin : ANNEX
25. Tosses the shot : PUTS
26. Freshly : ANEW
27. Mitchell ménage : TARA
28. Loci : SITES
32. Tumbrels : CARTS
34. Noted comic: 1896–1950 : LEHR
35. Opposite of 20 Across : ACED
36. Vitamin A sources : YAMS
38. Applies percentages to : PRORATES
40. Elbow room : LEEWAY
43. Rio ___, Spanish Sahara : DEORO
45. Splashing sounds : SWASHES
48. Kind of band : ONEMAN
50. Keep (oneself) away : ABSENT
51. Game played with 40 cards : OMBER
52. Natural life of a region : BIOTA
53. Bookkeeper's item : ENTRY
54. Wrap : STOLE
57. Tunisian city : SFAX
59. Ameliorate; allay : EASE
60. Accurately formed : TRUE
61. Kind of ladder : STEP
63. Foster or Kingman : MET

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