New York Times, Monday, May 31, 1982

Author: Peter Swift
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 5.19, Missing: { J Q V W X Z }, Scrabble score: 269 (avg 1.44)
Open Squares: 78, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Spans: 1
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© 1982, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Explosion : BLAST
6. Waterlily's leaf : PAD
9. In regard to : ASFOR
14. Two below par, to Nicklaus : EAGLE
15. Bustle : ADO
16. Meld : MERGE
17. Corpulent : STOUT
18. Soft drinks : ROOTBEERS
20. Poker variety : THREECARDMONTE
22. Seven ___ : SEAS
23. Writer St. Johns : ADELA
24. Slalom, e.g. : SKI
25. Fence in : ENCLOSE
31. Esthetic affectation : ARTINESS
36. Alpine "music" : YODEL
37. Board game : CHINESECHECKERS
40. Touch : TINGE
41. Ancient missile hurler : BALLISTA
42. Exasperated : ANGERED
45. Grande or Bravo : RIO
46. Criticize unmercifully : ROAST
48. Stadium near LaGuardia Airport : SHEA
52. Poker variety : SPITINTHEOCEAN
57. "___ created equal" : ALLMENARE
58. Kind of eel : CONGO
59. Nitwits : BOOBS
60. "___ mightiest in the mightiest": Shak. : TIS
61. Gave an edge to : HONED
62. Name venerated in Dublin, familiarly : STPAT
63. Corrode : EAT
64. Mark for Mark Roth : SPARE
1. Outwits : BESTS
2. Potter's wheel : LATHE
3. Israeli coin : AGORA
4. Twists sideways : SLUES
5. Henri's head : TETE
6. State of delight : PARADISE
7. Love rapturously : ADORE
8. Scribble : DOODLE
9. Early church pulpit : AMBO
10. Perceived : SEEN
11. Guitar part : FRET
12. Dreadful person : OGRE
13. Lawyer's "thing" : RES
19. Fed : TMAN
21. Ale's partner : CAKES
24. Jeer or fleer : SNEER
26. Wheel: Prefix : CYCLO
27. Norse god of discord : LOKI
28. Lyric literature : ODES
29. Turkish province : SERT
30. Actress Lanchester : ELSA
31. Ecclesiastical proceedings : ACTA
32. Nose: Prefix : RHIN
33. Bell sound : TING
34. "A Loss of Roses" playwright : INGE
35. Univ. degree : SCB
38. Most grating : HARSHEST
39. Superior group : ELITE
43. Innisfail : ERIN
44. Contribute : DONATE
47. Roman halls : ATRIA
48. Ice-cream measure : SCOOP
49. Reddish brown : HENNA
50. Fervid : EAGER
51. Battery terminal : ANODE
52. Deer's track : SLOT
53. Drop heavily : PLOP
54. Lake near Tokyo : IMBA
55. Criterion : TEST
56. Noted N.Y. newspaper publisher : OCHS
57. Missing: Abbr. : ABS

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