New York Times, Wednesday, May 5, 1982

Author:Peter Swift
Editor:Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 5.00, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 275 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 77, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 1, XRef: 0, Spans: 4
Peter Swift has 79 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.

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© 1982, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Light tan : ECRU
5. Waterlogged grounds : BOGS
9. Music, of a sort : DISCO
14. ___ Canaria, chief city in Las Palmas : GRAN
15. Name meaning "pleasure" : EDNA
16. Register : ENTER
17. Jasmines' kin : GARDENIAS
19. Trivial : SMALL
20. Ante up : SWEETENTHEKITTY
22. N.F.L. whistler : REF
23. Defence Dept. arm : USN
24. Loam : MARL
27. Run into : INCUR
31. Kind of worm : TAPE
35. Pseudo butter : OLEO
36. Bide : TARRY
37. Stuff : CRAM
38. Guinness : ALEC
39. Flatfish : DAB
40. Monster : OGRE
41. Chore : TASK
42. 100 centimes, in Oran : DINAR
44. Indian Point fixture, to some : NUKE
45. Stadium in Queens : SHEA
46. Dunne or Rich : IRENE
47. Precious : DEAR
48. Sister : NUN
50. Prefix with color or corn : TRI
52. Dresses down : READSTHERIOTACT
61. Elicit : EVOKE
62. Demonstrable : EVINCIBLE
63. Tanker : OILER
64. Preprandial reading : MENU
65. Hautboy : OBOE
66. Homophone for sleighs : SLAYS
67. Little Sheba's creator : INGE
68. Catches : NETS
1. Prods, with "on" : EGGS
2. Crop : CRAW
3. Scarce : RARE
4. Well secured : UNDERLOCKANDKEY
5. Advantage : BENEFIT
6. Norse deity : ODIN
7. Biting insect : GNAT
8. Window part : SASH
9. Office furniture : DESKS
10. Newly made : INMINTCONDITION
11. Type of photo : STAT
12. Ancient Briton : CELT
13. Paris suburb : ORLY
18. Hot time in Marseille : ETE
21. Broad: Prefix : EURY
24. Ditches : MOATS
25. God, in Mecca : ALLAH
26. Former artful Dodger : REESE
28. Bottom : NADIR
29. Stretch the neck : CRANE
30. Papal name : URBAN
32. Bicker : ARGUE
33. Winter jacket : PARKA
34. Arabian governor : EMEER
42. Exertion : DINT
43. Royal escort : RETINUE
49. Exploiters : USERS
51. Legendary bird : ROC
52. Early autos : REOS
53. Baneful : EVIL
54. Guadalcanal village or river : AOLA
55. Prefix with sphere : HEMI
56. Smooth : EVEN
57. Encircle : RING
58. Chartres churchman : ABBE
59. Become lumpy : CLOT
60. Prepares to drive : TEES

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