New York Times, Saturday, April 30, 1983

Author:George P. Sphicas
Editor:Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 68, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.62, Missing: { F J K Q W Z }, Scrabble score: 286 (avg 1.50)
Open Squares: 88, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 4, XRef: 1, Spans: 4
George P. Sphicas has 13 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.

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© 1983, The New York Times
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1. Persona ___ : GRATA
6. Suffix with system : ATIC
10. What a priest says : MASS
14. Called : NAMED
15. Safari blind : BOMA
16. Claudia ___ Taylor Johnson : ALTA
17. "West Side Story" girl : ANITA
18. Famed basketball coach : RUPP
19. Creator of "the sack" : DIOR
20. Marriage counselor, at times : RECONCILER
22. Flag designer: 1818 : REID
23. "St. Jerome" painter : LEONARDODAVINCI
25. Kin of yellow fever : AGUE
26. Macrogametes : OVA
27. Stat. for George Foster : RBI
30. Rarae ___ : AVES
31. ___ knot (marry) : TIETHE
34. "Dante et Virgile" painter : EUGENEDELACROIX
37. Wildcats : LYNXES
38. This gives ade : LIME
39. Antique car : REO
40. Colombian people : ICA
41. Store event : SALE
42. "Descent from the Cross" painter : PETERPAULRUBENS
50. Greek resistance org. : ELAS
51. Adjective for masterworks : ARTISTICAL
52. Umbrella supports : RIBS
53. Complain : CARP
54. Arctic abode : IGLOO
55. Sec. of Transportation : DOLE
56. Island off Brazil : APEU
57. Ali, thrice : CHAMP
58. Pueblos' erstwhile foes : UTES
59. Rev. Moon's group, e.g. : SECT
60. Phrygian Adonis : ATTIS
1. Tree knot : GNARL
2. Indian princess : RANEE
3. Gina's friend : AMICO
4. Wyoming range : TETON
5. City or province in Turkey : ADANA
6. Like pocket dictionaries : ABRIDGED
7. "Le Promenoir" painter : TOULOUSELAUTREC
8. Hinder : IMPEDE
9. "Lost Horizon" director : CAPRA
10. Ohio stream : MADRIVER
11. Opposite of 20 Across : ALIENATOR
12. Man of iron : STOIC
13. Natives of Cagliari : SARDI
21. Desires : CRAVES
24. Echo lost all but this : VOICE
27. Electrical unit : REL
28. Purchase : BUY
29. Far from fireproof : IGNITABLE
30. Close, poetically : ANEAR
31. Circus performers : TAMERS
32. Hurry : HIE
33. Outside: Prefix : EXO
35. Overages : EXCESSES
36. Country visited by Gulliver : LILLIPUT
41. Mexican shawl : SARAPE
42. Hidden : PERDU
43. He wrote "The Rock": 1934 : ELIOT
44. S.A. rodents : PACAS
45. City on the Mohawk : UTICA
46. Rope loop : BIGHT
47. Brilliance : ECLAT
48. Biblical mother-in-law : NAOMI
49. Spills : SLOPS

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