New York Times, Wednesday, May 4, 1983

Author:Peter Swift
Editor:Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 33, Avg Word Len: 5.49, Missing: { J K Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 248 (avg 1.29)
Open Squares: 90, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 3, XRef: 1
Peter Swift has 79 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.

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© 1983, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Pursues : CHASES
7. Like a nosegay : FLORAL
13. Poseidon's weapon : TRIDENT
14. Changeable; unstable : LABILE
15. Affectation : PRETENSE
16. Actors' lines, at times : ASIDES
17. Youngster : LAD
18. Gazpacho, for one : SOUP
19. Speaks : UTTERS
20. Mine access : ADIT
22. Adjust a clock : RESET
24. Surfeit : SATE
25. Prankster : CUTUP
27. Lessing or Duke : DORIS
29. Defense Dept. arm : USN
30. Lycées' kin : ECOLES
32. Nuzzled : NOSED
34. Twits : DERIDES
36. Marked with an asterisk : STARRED
40. Surfaced : PAVED
42. English essayist: 1672–1729 : STEELE
43. Hinny's mother : ASS
46. Dormouse : LEROT
48. Aromatic plants : SAGES
49. Palm tree : NIPA
51. African republic : NIGER
53. Prearranged knockout : DIVE
54. Far from far : NEARBY
56. Isle of Man resident : GAEL
58. Mal de ___ : MER
59. Suffer : ENDURE
60. Embellishment : ORNAMENT
62. Lack of vitality : ANEMIA
63. Grooms : NEATENS
64. Best-selling author on income taxes : LASSER
65. Given name of 52 Down : ERNEST
1. Debtor's dunner : CREDITOR
2. Rialto blockbuster : HIT
3. Punches sans much punch : ADES
4. Courtesy title, in Málaga : SENOR
5. Occurred afterward : ENSUED
6. Relative or treads : STEPSON
7. Orchestra members : FLAUTISTS
8. Stick it out : LAST
9. Some newspaper items, for short : OBITS
10. Canal or lake in Ontario : RIDEAU
11. Arouses : ALERTS
12. Dwindle : LESSEN
13. Defame : TRADUCE
15. Finished second : PLACED
21. Showy flower : TULIP
23. A son of Aphrodite : EROS
26. Treadle : PEDAL
28. Resting places : SEATS
31. "The ___ Itch," Axelrod play : SEVENYEAR
33. Intense anxiety : DREAD
35. Indian of Sonora : SERI
37. Systematize : REGIMENT
38. Gridiron teams : ELEVENS
39. Forsake : DESERT
41. Euphemist's oath : DOGGONE
43. Temper : ANNEAL
44. Shade of brown : SIENNA
45. In ___ (emphatically) : SPADES
47. Blustering person : TEARER
50. Calla lilies : ARUMS
52. French philosopher: 1823–92 : RENAN
55. Kind of cheese : BRIE
57. Delayed : LATE
61. Michel's "my" : MES

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