New York Times, Friday, July 22, 1983

Author:John Greenman
Editor:Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 5.29, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 270 (avg 1.46)
Open Squares: 70, Cheaters: 14, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Spans: 1
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1. Execrate : DAMN
5. Arthurian prince : TRISTAN
12. Energetic person : DEMON
13. One with a yen : HANKERER
15. Take an officer down a peg : DEMOTE
16. Illimitable : INFINITE
17. "If ___ a Rich Man" : IWERE
18. Exigency : NEED
19. Cardiology abbr. : EKG
20. Differently : ELSE
21. Magic Johnson is one : LAKER
23. Sicilian sight : ETNA
24. Whip severely : TAN
25. Marco's kinfolk : POLOS
26. Mountaineer's spike : PITON
27. Winged fisher : PELICAN
29. Memorable Egyptian : SADAT
30. Black-spotted butterfly : APHRODITE
32. Ponds, in poesy : MERES
34. C or D, to Caesar : NUMERAL
37. ___ Peak, highest point in Utah : KINGS
38. Tablelands : MESAS
39. Henry Fonda's last co-star : LOY
41. Duo quadrupled : OCTO
42. More sapient : WISER
43. Gulf of Finland feeder : NEVA
44. Land measure : ARE
45. Elephant's young : CALF
46. Terry product : TOWEL
47. Anderson drama, "Joan of ___" : LORRAINE
49. Sillographer's forte : SATIRE
50. Not in residence : ABSENTEE
51. Hebrew letters : ALEFS
52. Least troublesome : EASIEST
53. Relinquish : CEDE
1. Lands of an estate : DEMESNE
2. Dante's feeling for Beatrice : AMORE
3. Cornea irritant : MOTE
4. Phoenix-to-Salt Lake City dir. : NNE
5. Respond quickly to the unexpected : THINKONONESFEET
6. Hindu queens : RANEES
7. Derive by reasoning : INFER
8. Low platform : SKID
9. Half a score : TEN
10. Oratorio part : ARIETTA
11. Part of a cell nucleus : NETKNOT
12. Bird's wattle : DEWLAP
14. Cabinet member under R.W.R. : REGAN
15. Bantingize : DIET
21. Bays in Scotland : LOCHS
22. Axillary : ALAR
23. Coastal duck : EIDER
25. Birdcalls : PIPES
26. Hors d'oeuvres : PATES
28. Slowly solemn, in music : LARGO
29. Medieval robe : SIMAR
31. Italian actress: 1859–1924 : DUSE
32. Germ : MICROBE
33. ___ plea (petitions a court) : ENTERSA
35. Herring's relative : ALEWIFE
36. Hero and Leander, e.g. : LOVERS
37. Furry outbacker : KOALA
38. Christopher and A. A. : MILNES
40. Brown rival : YALE
42. He was Papa to the Waltons : WAITE
43. Renowned : NOTED
45. "How ___ Be Sure?": 1972 tune : CANI
46. Yarn : TALE
48. Lab activity : RES
49. Pouch : SAC

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