New York Times, Saturday, April 28, 1984

Author:S. E. Wilkinson
Editor:Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 32, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { K Q W Z }, Scrabble score: 291 (avg 1.51)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 10, XRef: 0 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
S. E. Wilkinson has 16 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.

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© 1984, The New York Times
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1. Head of David's army : JOAB
5. Master, in colonial India : SAHIB
10. R.W.R., e.g. : PRES
14. Hot-rod rod : AXLE
15. Galley-proof word : PRIMA
16. Given name of Hussein's wife : LISA
17. Duplicate : DEADRINGER
19. One of the Gigantes : ANAX
20. Captivate : ENDEAR
21. Soapbox spiel : HARANGUE
23. ___ the Impaler, 15th-century Hungarian prince : VLAD
25. Pineapples or mints : NANAS
26. Set in a church tower : CARILLON
30. Whirl : GYRATE
33. "Our Town" girl : EMILY
34. "I ___ Lassie," old song : LOVEA
36. Bleat : BAA
37. Rackets : DINS
38. Rank : FETID
39. Bills : NEBS
40. Kin of trig. : ALG
41. ___ belli : CASUS
42. "La ___ de Chaillot": Giraudoux : FOLLE
43. Pass on, as gossip : RETAIL
45. Similitudes of sorts : PARABLES
47. Cathode's vis-à-vis : ANODE
49. Miedaner's "The ___ of Anna Klane": 1977 : SOUL
50. Tale tellers, sometimes : SPINNERS
53. One of the Five Nations : ONEIDA
57. Spicy stew : OLLA
58. Big-top bigwig : RINGMASTER
60. Achilles' vulnerable spot : HEEL
61. Of less than 90 degrees : ACUTE
62. Better this than sorry : SAFE
63. Partner of ends : ODDS
64. Means of support : LABOR
65. Cómo follower : ESTA
1. Amulet stone : JADE
2. Babe and kin : OXEN
3. "When I was ___ . . . " : ALAD
4. Harrows : BEDEVILS
5. Helical form : SPIRAL
6. Alder tree, in Ayr : ARN
7. On Everest : HIGH
8. " . . . ___ what I say . . . ": Alice : IMEAN
9. Blitzed : BARRAGED
10. Flat : PLANAR
11. Awakes a memory : RINGSABELL
12. Name meaning "hairy" : ESAU
13. ___-Altenburg, Germany : SAXE
18. Sports-car event : RALLY
22. Author Seton : ANYA
24. Senator and Cabinet member : DOLES
26. Type of waxwing : CEDAR
27. "A miss is as good as ___" : AMILE
28. Like a raccoon : RINGTAILED
29. ___ to par (ailing) : NOTUP
31. Gateleg, for one : TABLE
32. Slackens : EASES
35. Certain endorsements : VISAS
38. Nonsense : FALDERAL
39. Peerage : NOBLESSE
41. Plant shoot : CION
42. Region's animals : FAUNA
44. Historical accounts : ANNALS
46. Boniface's customer : ROOMER
48. Heath : ERICA
50. London district : SOHO
51. Presented a case : PLED
52. Cold shoulder : SNUB
54. Philippine group : ITAS
55. Dexterous : DEFT
56. Bailiwick : AREA
59. John Wilkin's hit song: 1964 : GTO

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