New York Times, Saturday, May 8, 1982

Author: George P. Sphicas
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 66, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 5.67, Missing: { B J Q W X }, Scrabble score: 270 (avg 1.44)
Open Squares: 87, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 8, XRef: 0, Spans: 5 (1 triple stack)
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Across Down
1. Moslem officer : AGHA
5. Gym instructor's deg. : MPE
8. Pro ___ : TEM
11. ___ the line (conformed) : TOED
12. Difficult : HARD
13. Violin maker : AMATI
15. Piece of eight : PESO
16. Similarity of origin : ISOGENESIS
18. "___ Desire" : ASTREETCARNAMED
20. Archeological attractions : RUINS
21. "To ___ human . . . " : ERRIS
22. Scottish one : ANE
23. Opera with a rustic theme : PASTORALE
25. Province in Sicily : ENNA
26. Having a gnawed shape : EROSE
27. Baltic port : KIEL
28. Faro card : SODA
32. Frequently : OFTEN
34. "___ of the Sun . . . ," 1935 song : EAST
35. MLXX divided by X : CVII
36. "California Suite" playwright : SIMON
38. Take five : REST
39. Former World Bank president and family : MCNAMARAS
43. Leaping light : ARC
44. Namesakes of the "Star Wars" princess : LEIAS
45. Trickled through : OOZED
47. Champollion's decoding key : THEROSETTASTONE
50. Formal events : CEREMONIES
51. Smell ___ (be suspicious) : ARAT
52. Medieval guild : HANSE
53. Champagne server's popper : CORK
54. Network each of us owns : RETE
55. Dist. measures : YDS
56. U.S.N. officer : ENS
57. Nieuport's river : YSER
1. N.Y.S.E. phrase : ATPAR
2. Rises : GOESUP
3. Greek goddess of the hearth : HESTIA
4. Decorates : ADORNS
5. University degree : MASTEROFSCIENCE
6. "Thief" in a proverb : PROCRASTINATION
7. Poet whose pen name was Webster Ford : EDGARLEEMASTERS
8. Island state of Australia : TASMANIA
9. Prominent early French printers : ETIENNES
10. Created a canasta disaster : MISDEALT
12. Hurry : HIE
13. Blyth and Shirley : ANNS
14. ___ culpa : MEA
17. Fourth largest of the Great Lakes : ERIE
19. Borgia in-law : ESTE
24. Spanish gold : ORO
25. Manage, with "out" : EKE
28. Ragged or irritating : SCRATCHY
29. Certain business expenses : OVERHEAD
30. Notices : DISCERNS
31. Small island : AIT
33. ___ de guerre : NOM
37. Ancient shrine : NAOS
39. In the middle: Prefix : MESO
40. International civic club : ROTARY
41. Islands off Portugal : AZORES
42. One hundred V.I.P.'s : SENATE
44. Capital of Togo : LOME
46. Discourage : DETER
48. Musical notes : RES
49. Invite : ASK

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