New York Times, Wednesday, May 11, 1983

Author:Barbara J. Weakley
Editor:Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.97, Missing: { F G H J Q X }, Scrabble score: 274 (avg 1.45)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 4, XRef: 0
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1. Paper measure : REAM
5. "Nobody ___ It Better," Carly Simon hit : DOES
9. Receives top billing : STARS
14. Singing voice : ALTO
15. Feminine suffix : ETTE
16. Young boobook : OWLET
17. "Fair play" : TURNABOUT
19. Tropical vine : LIANA
20. Revises : EDITS
21. Part of Ed. D. : EDUCATION
23. Meal : REPAST
25. Excess of solar over lunar year : EPACT
26. Close : NEAR
28. Squinted : PEERED
32. Ancient Mariner's companion : ALBATROSS
37. Thrust : DRIVE
38. A Stooge : MOE
39. Delight : ELATE
41. Bourg's department : AIN
42. Nymph on Mt. Ida : OREAD
45. Forever : ETERNALLY
48. Nut : KERNEL
50. Uprising : RIOT
51. "Carmen" or "Norma" : OPERA
54. Bury : ENTOMB
58. Spellbind : MESMERIZE
62. Polite : CIVIL
63. The bounding main : OCEAN
64. Grind into dust : PULVERIZE
66. "All's right with the ___": Browning : WORLD
67. Gaelic : ERSE
68. Chemical suffixes : ENES
69. Executes : SLAYS
70. Trim : NEAT
71. Depression : DENT
1. One who seeds athletes : RATER
2. Escape : ELUDE
3. Barely aweigh : ATRIP
4. Treasure State : MONTANA
5. Soc. girl : DEB
6. Plains Indian : OTOE
7. Musical exercise : ETUDE
8. Arrangement : SETUP
9. Soothed : SOLACED
10. Chirp : TWITTER
11. Jai ___ : ALAI
12. Fort ___, Okla. : RENO
13. Ollie's sidekick : STAN
18. Property, e.g. : ASSET
22. Excel : CAP
24. Weight allowance : TARE
27. Function : ROLE
29. Irani coin : RIAL
30. Base : EVIL
31. Contradict : DENY
32. Frenzied : AMOK
33. Byproduct of bibliophilism : LORE
34. This contains barley malt : BEER
35. Convened : SAT
36. Old or road follower : STER
40. Where ships for Perry were built : ERIE
43. Deviation from a general rule : ANOMALY
44. Relies (on) : DEPENDS
46. The time being : NONCE
47. Togged out : ATTIRED
49. Neptune, to a Celt : LER
52. Age or cure : RIPEN
53. Sky blue : AZURE
55. Sheeplike : OVINE
56. Fore-and-aft sail : MIZEN
57. Consecrated : BLEST
58. Haylofts : MOWS
59. Environment: Abbr. : ECOL
60. Evening, in Napoli : SERA
61. She was born free : ELSA
65. Animal doc : VET

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