New York Times, Tuesday, April 3, 1984

Author: Lois Sidway
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.97, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 285 (avg 1.51)
Open Squares: 63, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 10, XRef: 0, Spans: 2
Lois Sidway has 67 pre-Shortz puzzles and 18 Shortz era puzzles in our database.
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© 1984, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Burden : ONUS
5. Italian seaport : BARI
9. Distort : COLOR
14. Monthly bill : RENT
15. Actor O'Neal : RYAN
16. Reckon : OPINE
17. Showed excessive politeness : BOWEDANDSCRAPED
20. Party to : INON
21. "Play ___ It Lays": Didion : ITAS
22. Harper Valley org. : PTA
23. Pilot's concern : CLOUDFORMATION
26. Chick : GAL
27. Puppeteer Baird : BIL
28. Peete's org. : PGA
29. Black bird : ANI
30. Salty drops : TEARS
33. Jostle : ELBOW
37. Ache : LONG
39. Diner's "turf" : STEAK
41. Hindu god of love : KAMA
42. Norse sea god : AEGIR
44. Kind of heat : SOLAR
46. Disencumber : RID
47. Chou En-___ : LAI
49. Blind impulse personified : ATE
50. Air Force ___ : ONE
51. Theme song of early TV, with "It's" : HOWDYDOODYTIME
57. A cont. : AFR
58. Pope in 903 : LEOV
59. Roy's missus : DALE
60. Latin student's song of joy : GAUDEAMUSIGITUR
65. Moorehead or De Mille : AGNES
66. Trudge : PLOD
67. Group attraction in Vegas : KENO
68. Toomey or Philbin : REGIS
69. Creatures with no sweat glands : HENS
70. Soprano Mills : ERIE
1. Eye, to a poet : ORB
2. Prefix with classicism : NEO
3. Loath : UNWILLING
4. Note taker : STENO
5. Marc and kirsch : BRANDIES
6. Novelist Rand : AYN
7. Car appurtenance : RADIO
8. Tchr. : INSTR
9. Dance souvenir : CORSAGE
10. ___-Locka, Fla. : OPA
11. Fra Lippo ___ : LIPPI
12. "___ a customer" : ONETO
13. Tooth-shaped fortification : REDAN
18. Distrust : DOUBT
19. Home away from home : CAMP
23. White-water craft : CANOE
24. Some cockney abodes : FLATS
25. Gossip : TALK
26. Festive : GALA
31. Auto acronym : REO
32. "Crazy ___," Ephron book : SALAD
34. Change indicator : BAROMETER
35. "Mother ___," Kipling poem : OMINE
36. Walk through snow drifts : WADE
38. Overlay with gold : GILD
40. Grasshoppers' kin : KATYDIDS
43. Dark and gloomy, as a cave : RAYLESS
45. Affix a "marked-down" label : RETAG
48. Thought : IDEA
51. "Horrible" Viking of the comics : HAGAR
52. "Coming ___ in Samoa," Mead book : OFAGE
53. Twisted : WRUNG
54. Vim : OOMPH
55. Rudimentary seed : OVULE
56. Words on an old campaign button : ILIKE
61. "Agnus ___" : DEI
62. Absalom, to David : SON
63. Prefix with corn : UNI
64. Delicacy from the sea : ROE

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