New York Times, Wednesday, May 25, 1983

Author:George P. Sphicas
Editor:Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 68, Blocks: 30, Avg Word Len: 5.74, Missing: { F J K Q V W X Z }, Scrabble score: 262 (avg 1.34)
Open Squares: 78, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Spans: 6
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© 1983, The New York Times
Across Down
1. In ___ (entirely) : TOTO
5. Killer whale : ORCA
9. Spinner : TOP
12. Berliner's burro : ESEL
13. F. ___, LL.B. : LEEBAILEY
16. MCM : NINETEENHUNDRED
19. Stage sceneries : DECORS
20. Theater award : TONY
21. Sedan or coupe : CAR
22. Worn away : EROSE
23. "Sesame Street" character : BERT
24. Prefix with space : AERO
25. Mil. medal : DSM
26. City lights : NEONS
28. Islamic sect : SUNNI
29. "___ Japan" : MADEIN
31. Classified : SORTED
32. Phrase after "never" : INAMILLIONYEARS
35. Small horses : PONIES
36. Mubarak's language : ARABIC
37. Bitter follower : ENDER
38. Inclination : SLOPE
39. Taxi : CAB
42. Wheel projections : CAMS
43. Maiden : LASS
44. Caribbean island : ARUBA
46. Vital statistic : AGE
47. The Great Commoner : PITT
48. Entraps : SNARES
49. Invention of Anders Celsius : CENTIGRADESCALE
52. Lacks activity : STAGNATES
53. Saisons in le soleil : ETES
54. Fam. member : SIS
55. Former Cosmos star : PELE
56. Take five : REST
1. Took care of : TENDED
2. Willows : OSIERS
3. Hollywood epic, with "The" : TENCOMMANDMENTS
4. Spreads : OLEOS
5. Corrida cries : OLES
6. Caddoan Indian : REE
7. Colorado : CENTENNIALSTATE
8. Detests : ABHORS
9. Minute : TINY
10. Antediluvian : OLD
11. 100 ___ (exact) : PERCENTACCURATE
14. Relative in a Brandon Thomas play : AUNT
15. Desirous one : YEARNER
17. More fashionable : TRENDIER
18. "Star Wars" robots : DROIDS
23. Be hot under the collar : BOIL
24. Roman coins : AUREI
27. Congers : EELS
28. Protein-rich crops : SOYBEANS
30. Group in Pierre's black book : AMIES
31. Easy task : SNAP
32. Plant of the madder family : IPECAC
33. Periods of immaturity : NONAGES
34. Diamonds in Pedro's deck : OROS
38. Despotic ruler : SATRAP
40. Poplars : ABELES
41. Most contemptible : BASEST
43. Wood: Comb. form : LIGN
45. Big A entry : RACER
47. They're not quite full of baloney : PIGS
48. Zaire's Mobutu ___ Seko : SESE
50. Skater Babilonia : TAI
51. First of 50: Abbr. : DEL

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