New York Times, Saturday, August 13, 1983

Author: William Lutwiniak
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 68, Blocks: 32, Avg Word Len: 5.68, Missing: { J Q U X Z }, Scrabble score: 288 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 80, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Spans: 2
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© 1983, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Indy entrant : RACER
6. Cheapen : DEBASE
12. Contribute : DONATE
13. Word form with magnet : ELECTRO
15. Vehicles in a Cross-Cory song: 1962 : LITTLECABLECARS
17. Efficacy : AVAIL
18. Fish-eating mammal : OTTER
19. Seamen's chat : GAM
20. Flinders : BITS
21. Neil or Carly : SIMON
22. Quickly, to Caesar : CITO
23. Song from "A Chorus Line" : ONE
24. Sorrow, to Ovid : DOLOR
25. " . . . swears that ___ made of truth" : SHEIS
26. Burgundy and Chianti : REDWINES
28. "Devil's Dictionary" author : BIERCE
29. Small printing device : HANDPRESS
31. Not long ago : LATELY
34. Gunfighters' wear : HOLSTERS
38. Brainstorms : IDEAS
39. Molder : DECAY
40. Teachers' org. : NEA
41. Fraction : PART
42. High jinks : LARKS
43. Spoken : ORAL
44. Wooden core : AME
45. Font feature : SERIF
46. "Marmion" author : SCOTT
47. Golden Gate milieu : SANFRANCISCOBAY
50. Goa, formerly : ENCLAVE
51. Brinker's argent prizes : SKATES
52. Fuller's thistle : TEASEL
53. Took on : HIRED
1. Took turns : ROTATED
2. The opposition : ANTIS
3. Poker verb : CALL
4. Soissons season : ETE
5. Shrank from : RECOILED
6. Bill collector's quarry : DEBTOR
7. Drew or Terry : ELLEN
8. Pilsener, e.g. : BEER
9. Gram. case : ACC
10. More theatrical : STAGIER
11. Undependable : ERRATIC
12. Clergyman : DIVINE
14. Cause to seep through : OSMOSE
15. Shultz post under Nixon : LABOR
16. Airy : ATMOSPHERIC
21. Actor Tufts : SONNY
22. Thorax : CHEST
24. Christie's "The Seven ___ Mystery" : DIALS
25. Pantywaist : SISSY
27. T. H. Benton's "Threshing ___" : WHEAT
28. Bartók and Lugosi : BELAS
30. Striped bass : ROCKFISH
31. Enzyme aiding digestion : LIPASE
32. Obdurate : ADAMANT
33. Roman playwright : TERENCE
35. Beclad : ENROBED
36. Leading mules, in Málaga : REATAS
37. Brackish : SALTY
39. Rye grass : DARNEL
42. Exit : LEAVE
43. Mexican pine : OCOTE
45. Casa women: Abbr. : SRAS
46. Catface : SCAR
48. Neighbor of Ala. : FLA
49. Schuss : SKI

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