New York Times, Monday, April 5, 1982

Author: Charles Engler
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 41, Avg Word Len: 4.72, Missing: { J K Q }, Scrabble score: 291 (avg 1.58)
Open Squares: 63, Cheaters: 5, FITB: 8, XRef: 0 Grid is asymmetric.
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© 1982, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Foiler of 40 felons : BABA
5. Bob the bait : DIB
8. "What a relief!" : WHEW
12. Antiquing device : AGER
13. Vehicle for a V.I.P. : LIMO
14. Rain-forest climber : LIANA
15. Composer of "Fidelio" : BEETHOVEN
17. Illinois city : ALTON
18. Hankering : YEN
19. Biblical blessings : BEATITUDES
21. Capt.'s deck aide : BOSN
22. Pay dirt : ORE
23. Teems : SWARMS
26. Fleshy fruit : POME
28. Passé: Abbr. : OBS
31. Lesser Antilles Indian : CARIB
32. Summer buzzer : BUMBLEBEE
34. Part of a car : AXLE
35. Edward Everett and Nathan : HALES
36. Fuzz : LINT
37. Yeoman of the king's guard : BEEFEATER
39. Argosy : FLEET
40. Draft org. : SSS
41. German song : LIED
42. Magician's word : PRESTO
43. Arithmetic stat. : AVG
44. Lo or chow ___ : MEIN
45. W.C. Handy's "___ Blues" : BEALESTREET
50. Bar need : ICE
53. Abalone : ORMER
54. Fallen angel in "Paradise Lost" : BEELZEBUB
56. Consumers : USERS
57. Tiny hill-builders : ANTS
58. "Rio ___" : RITA
59. Kind of tube : TEST
60. ___ gestae (things done) : RES
61. A Yemini capital : ADEN
1. ___ Snooks : BABY
2. He wrote "The Morning Watch" : AGEE
3. "I've ___ to London . . . " : BEEN
4. Knack : ART
5. Setting for an odalisque : DIVAN
6. "___ a man who wasn't there" : IMET
7. Extra pay, in Provence : BONI
8. "De Profundis" author : WILDE
9. Abominate : HATE
10. "Country" Slaughter : ENOS
11. Languid : WAN
13. Loamy deposit : LOESS
14. Symbol of victory : LAUREL
16. Exploder at Eniwetok: 1952 : HBOMB
20. Cenotaphs : TOMBS
21. Sketchy : BRIEF
23. Finks : SCABS
24. Polishes : WAXES
25. Van Gogh painted here : ARLES
26. Whined : PULED
27. Hebrew dry measure : OMER
28. Off Broadway kudos : OBIES
29. He wrote "John Brown's Body" : BENET
30. Begin earnestly : SETTO
32. Moderate : BATE
33. Glasgow : ELLEN
35. Alexander M. and Sir Douglas : HAIGS
38. Young eels : ELVERS
39. Ex-Veep Mondale, to pals : FRITZ
42. What a stripper does : PEELS
43. Wide-awake : ALERT
44. Fits : MEETS
45. Ring battle : BOUT
46. Gaelic : ERSE
47. City on the Skunk : AMES
48. Skiers' lift : TBAR
49. "Good King ___" of old Naples : RENE
50. Footnote abbr. : IBID
51. Petite and pretty : CUTE
52. Abba of Israel : EBAN
55. Notable time : ERA

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