New York Times, Saturday, June 5, 1982

Author: George P. Sphicas
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 66, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.79, Missing: { F J K Q W Z }, Scrabble score: 259 (avg 1.36)
Open Squares: 95, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 3, XRef: 0
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1. Be clement : SPARE
6. Scrape roughly : RASP
10. Defeat : BEST
14. Beer : LAGER
15. Slave of old : ESNE
16. New : LATE
17. Fragrance : AROMA
18. Hebrew lyre : ASOR
19. Ancient Greek contest : AGON
20. Microorganism : VIRUS
21. Art of weaving : LOOM
22. Obfuscate : BLUR
23. "No man ___ island" : ISAN
24. Maxim : DICTUM
26. St.-Tropez season : ETE
27. Edam and Romano : CHEESES
29. Nahuatlan people of Mexico : TOLTEC
31. British period beginning in 1660, with "the" : RESTORATION
34. Bomb-squad feats : DEACTIVATIONS
36. Disentanglement : EXTRICATION
37. Lustrous fabric : SATEEN
38. Part of the throat : TONSILS
42. Drink that sounds helpful : ADE
43. ___ Zee, Hudson River bridge : TAPPAN
46. Aberdeen native : SCOT
47. Arm bone : ULNA
49. Medieval coin of Italy : TARI
50. Call : PHONE
51. Flat, circular plate : DISC
52. Worshiped image : IDOL
53. Scope : RANGE
54. Involved with : INON
55. French department : ORNE
56. A college at Oxford : ORIEL
57. Jejune : SERE
58. Privation : NEED
59. Condemn openly : DECRY
1. East European language : SLAVIC
2. Celtics' all-star center : PARISH
3. Greek marketplaces : AGORAE
4. Pay for : REMUNERATE
5. Diocletian and Julian : ERAS
6. Down-to-earth : REALISTIC
7. Part of N.B.A. : ASSOC
8. Proboscis : SNOOT
9. Rearrangement : PERMUTATION
10. Spill the beans : BLAB
11. V.P. nominee who withdrew in July 1972 : EAGLETON
12. Becomes portly : STOUTENS
13. Madagascan mammal : TENREC
24. Railroad conductor's inquiry : DESTINATION
25. Subject of kinetics : MOTION
28. Covert : SECRET
30. Most or all : LIONSSHARE
32. Macrogametes, e.g. : OVA
33. ___ serpent (fer-de-lance) : RATTAILED
34. Reporter's concern : DEADLINE
35. Limb muscle : EXTENSOR
37. Certain Arabs : SAUDIS
39. Like a Giotto fresco : ICONIC
40. More protracted : LONGER
41. Very hard : STEELY
44. Army chaplain : PADRE
45. In a position for push-ups : PRONE
48. Skin problem : ACNE
50. Cattleman's gear : PROD

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