New York Times, Tuesday, July 12, 1983

Author: Virginia L. Yates
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.79, Missing: { J Q X }, Scrabble score: 278 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 65, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 8, XRef: 0
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1. Burns or Macbeth : SCOT
5. Gobble : WOLF
9. Whiz : ZOOM
13. Test answer : TRUE
14. British horse dealer : COPER
15. Brink : EDGE
16. Rank : RATE
17. Stradivari's teacher : AMATI
18. Weapon for a gaucho : BOLA
19. From ___ Z : ATO
20. In difficulty : OVERABARREL
22. Contrite : PENITENT
24. Lingerie item : BRA
25. Theater acronym : ANTA
26. Like a greased pig : ELUSIVE
30. Norman battle site : STLO
32. Sham splendor : TINSEL
35. Bess Truman, ___ Wallace : NEE
36. "Common Sense" author : PAINE
38. Morsel : BIT
39. Merman or Waters : ETHEL
41. German city on the Danube : ULM
42. Steps over fences : STILES
45. Oh, oh! : OOPS
46. Admonishes : REBUKES
48. Informal conversation : CHAT
50. Female swan : PEN
51. ___ Joe Namath : BROADWAY
55. In a troubled state : UNDERACLOUD
59. I love: Lat. : AMO
60. Fish-eating bird : LOON
61. Rodomontade : BOAST
62. Fuss : STEW
63. Played the copycat : APED
64. Large-eyed Asiatic lemur : LORIS
65. Cad : HEEL
66. Stack, in "The Untouchables" : NESS
67. Robert ___ : ELEE
68. Slips up : ERRS
1. Bind, in a way : STRAP
2. Heap : CRATE
3. In difficulty : OUTONALIMB
4. Ess follower : TEE
5. Meg and Amy were little ones : WOMEN
6. Style of painting : OPART
7. "___ smile be your umbrella" : LETA
8. Waste time : FRIBBLE
9. Striped equines : ZEBRAS
10. Fragrance : ODOR
11. Make eyes at : OGLE
12. Buffet, e.g. : MEAL
14. Warning : CAVEAT
20. Diamond great : OTT
21. As ___ (generally) : ARULE
23. Party to : INON
26. Ferrara family : ESTE
27. Beset with trouble : INHOTWATER
28. Barkley nickname : VEEP
29. Snigglers' quarry : EELS
30. Urge : SPUR
31. Yarn : TALE
33. Sacred Nile bird : IBIS
34. Nothing : NIL
37. Glacial ridge : ESKER
40. Amphibian : TOAD
43. Like an excellent argument : TENABLE
44. Talent seekers : SCOUTS
47. Topples : UPENDS
49. Possessed : HAD
51. Tantara : BLARE
52. O'Grady of song : ROSIE
53. Moslem prince : AMEER
54. Bays : YOWLS
55. ___ Bator : ULAN
56. Slangy rejection : NOPE
57. Legal Janes and Johns : DOES
58. Sandburg's "___ Tombs" : COOL
62. Haggard opus : SHE

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