New York Times, Saturday, May 7, 1983

Author:Nancy McCarthy
Editor:Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { J Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 264 (avg 1.40)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Spans: 2 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
Nancy McCarthy has 47 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.

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© 1983, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Agreement : PACT
5. Indifferent : SOSO
9. "The Admirable Doctor" : BACON
14. Tree ___ (quiver tree) : ALOE
15. Of an epoch : ERAL
16. Shad : ALOSE
17. Pivot : SLUE
18. Preakness winner: 1963 : CANDYSPOTS
20. Yurt : TENT
21. Explosive initials : TNT
22. Passageways : AISLES
23. Place a horse in a race : ENTER
25. Zigzags on a cat : TACKS
27. Sudermann's "___ Sorge" : FRAU
29. "Cherry Orchard" quartet : ARS
30. Quatrain scheme : ABAB
34. Hole puncher : AWL
36. ___ ear and . . . : INONE
38. Island off Venezuela : ARUBA
39. Gulf Stream stakes race : THEFLORIDADERBY
42. Suggestive looks : LEERS
43. British weight unit : STONE
44. Methane, for one : GAS
45. Division preposition : INTO
46. Region in SW India : GOA
47. Until : UPTO
49. Practices telegraphy : SENDS
51. Synecdoche, e.g. : TROPE
54. Spinner of sorts : SPIDER
58. Kennedy abbr. : ETA
60. Cognate : AKIN
61. Triple Crown winner: 1937 : WARADMIRAL
63. The Swedish Nightingale : LIND
64. The Summit, at Houston : ARENA
65. Dugout : ABRI
66. Grafted, in heraldry : ENTE
67. Jewish month : NISAN
68. No, in Minsk : NYET
69. Curser's euphemism : EGAD
1. Sticky stuff : PASTE
2. Singer-pianist Peter : ALLEN
3. Kentucky Derby winner: 1943 : COUNTFLEET
4. Seesaw : TEETER
5. Jacob Ammann's followers, e.g. : SECT
6. Praying figure : ORANT
7. California stakes race : SANTAANITADERBY
8. ___ Rosebud, 1914 Kentucky Derby winner : OLD
9. Fundamental principle : BASIS
10. Castor and Pollux : ALPS
11. Composed : COOL
12. Bone: Comb. form : OSTE
13. Famed crime fighter : NESS
19. "Mirthquakes" : YAKS
24. Marsh birds : RAILS
26. Belief formula : CREDO
28. One, in Apulia : UNO
30. 100 square meters : ARE
31. Kentucky Derby winner: 1932 : BURGOOKING
32. Swedish rock group : ABBA
33. Horses or trees : BAYS
34. Gudrun's victim : ATLI
35. "Say ___" : WHEN
37. Funny Bean : ORSON
38. Skilled : ADEPT
40. To's companion : FRO
41. Babylonian sky god : ANU
46. Bud : GERM
48. Irish seaport : TRALEE
49. Jampan : SEDAN
50. Gaze at steadily : STARE
52. 15th-century ship : PINTA
53. Over : ENDED
54. Ballet bird : SWAN
55. Prefix with mutuel : PARI
56. Incenses : IRES
57. Actress Wynter : DANA
59. Completed a hurdle : ALIT
62. Hunter or Fleming : IAN

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