New York Times, Friday, April 20, 1984

Author: Brown
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 37, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 285 (avg 1.52)
Open Squares: 72, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 3, XRef: 0
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1. Fretted : FUSSED
7. Shows approval : CLAPS
12. Condiment : TURMERIC
14. ___ corpus : HABEAS
16. Treelike : ARBOREAL
17. Geological period : ICEAGE
18. English poet: 1757–1827 : BLAKE
19. Soft : DOWNY
21. Capek classic : RUR
22. Approval in Apulia, with "va" : BENE
23. Monarch's reception : LEVEE
24. Worthless matter : SLAG
25. Grid. measures : YDS
26. Was angry : FUMED
27. Pinnacle : SPIRE
28. Pouches : SACS
29. Recording systems : STEREOS
31. Tropical mammal : TAPIR
33. Kabul bigwigs : AMIRS
34. Sillographers' creations : SATIRES
36. Tory's adversary : WHIG
37. She turned men into beasts : CIRCE
38. Salmagundis : OLIOS
40. Glove-compartment item : MAP
43. Medicinal plant : ALOE
44. Famous "Long Hunter" : BOONE
45. Weblike membrane : TELA
46. Legendary bird : ROC
47. Muffled : MUTED
48. Sea duck : EIDER
49. Newgate, e.g. : PRISON
51. Biannual occurrence : SOLSTICE
53. Start a journey : SETOUT
54. Tchaikovsky ballet : SWANLAKE
55. Units of force : DYNES
56. Strengthens : STEELS
1. Rolled up : FURLED
2. Papal names : URBANS
3. Word with screen or stack : SMOKE
4. Withered : SERE
5. "You always end ___ you begin": Shak. : ERE
6. Crowns : DIADEMS
7. Backbone : CHINE
8. Covered with frills : LACY
9. Presidential nickname : ABE
10. More lustrous : PEARLIER
11. Large cactuses : SAGUAROS
12. Female cat : TABBY
13. Garlic section : CLOVE
15. Suit fabrics : SERGES
20. Unites : WEDS
23. Pelf : LUCRE
24. Small twig : SPRIG
26. To do: Fr. : FAIRE
27. Trailer trucks, for short : SEMIS
28. Seasoning : SPICE
30. Resort lake : TAHOE
31. Stylish; trim : TAILORED
32. Outrage : ATROCITY
34. Steep slopes : SCARPS
35. Chimney residue : SOOT
36. Hairless patches on pelts : WINDOWS
39. Wind-borne deposit : LOESS
40. Average : MEDIAL
41. Smart ___ (wise guys) : ALECKS
42. Cole Porter song: 1929 : PAREE
44. Baseball taps : BUNTS
45. Deed : TITLE
47. Pout : MOUE
48. Former toiler : ESNE
50. Chip, to J.E.C. : SON
52. Calpurnia's lang. : LAT

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