New York Times, Monday, May 23, 1983

Author: Virginia L. Yates
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 5.05, Missing: { J Q }, Scrabble score: 305 (avg 1.63)
Open Squares: 72, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Spans: 3
Virginia L. Yates has 38 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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1. Distort : WARP
5. Gold or silver braid : ORRIS
10. Hairy Himalayan : YETI
14. Thought: Comb. form : IDEO
15. Patriotic pamphleteer : PAINE
16. Nerve-cell part : AXON
17. Goldbricker : FEATHERMERCHANT
20. Boards a Concorde : ENPLANES
21. Ardent lover : ROMEO
22. Maintain : AVER
23. Money-changer's fee : AGIO
25. Waned : ABATED
28. Buttons one's lip : CLAMSUP
31. Seat for a judge : BANC
32. Dream, in Deauville : REVE
33. Yellow or Coral : SEA
35. Almost weightless : LIGHTASAFEATHER
40. Wing : ELL
41. Blue-pencil : EDIT
42. The Carpenters' "___ Only Just Begun" : WEVE
43. Having notches : SERRATE
45. Portuguese islands : AZORES
47. Dumbarton ___ : OAKS
48. ___-a-brac : BRIC
49. At the summit : ONTOP
52. Vies : COMPETES
56. Grow rich opportunistically : FEATHERONESNEST
59. Kismet : FATE
60. Doctrine : TENET
61. London gallery : TATE
62. Betelgeuse, e.g. : STAR
63. Chasm : ABYSS
64. Twist : SKEW
1. Eydie, to Steve : WIFE
2. Arabian gulf : ADEN
3. Harvest : REAP
4. Chinook shindig : POTLATCH
5. Began the bidding : OPENED
6. Less common : RARER
7. Edges : RIMS
8. Suffix with adamant : INE
9. To be: Sp. : SER
10. Swift brutes : YAHOOS
11. Thing to cram for : EXAM
12. Franchot : TONE
13. " . . . ___ the wild blue yonder" : INTO
18. Possess : HAVE
19. Site of a famous charge : CRIMEA
23. Hebrew letter : ALEF
24. Yielded : GAVE
25. Competent : ABLE
26. Buccaneers' buckets : BAILS
27. Right, for one : ANGLE
28. Heap : CRATE
29. Wedding-party member : USHER
30. Pet ___ : PEEVE
34. War god : ARES
36. Semitic idol : TERAPH
37. Aleutian island : ADAK
38. Poses : SITS
39. What some things aren't worth : TWOCENTS
44. Fan : ROOTER
45. Medieval helmets : ARMETS
46. Goose eggs : ZIPS
48. Minstrels' Mr. ___ : BONES
49. Dial settings : OFFS
50. Cleverly phrased : NEAT
51. Cheerio! : TATA
52. European rabbit : CONY
53. Hard wood : TEAK
54. Neighbor of Padua : ESTE
55. Fret : STEW
57. Greek letter : ETA
58. Johnny ___ : REB

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