New York Times, Friday, August 20, 1982

Author:Cometa
Editor:Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.79, Missing: { J Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 279 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 75, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 13, XRef: 0, Spans: 1
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© 1982, The New York Times
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1. Rhinitis : COLD
5. Theme of this puzzle : GAMES
10. McCullers' "sad" place : CAFE
14. Medicinal plant : ALOE
15. "___ at the office" : IGAVE
16. Allay : LULL
17. Pope in 903 : LEOV
18. Waistcoat : GILET
19. Russian sea : ARAL
20. Exclusive enterprise? : MONOPOLY
22. "What's in ___?" : ANAME
23. Roofer's item : TILE
24. Armlet and anklet : BANGLES
26. Stakes house? : CASINO
29. Flits? : DARTS
30. "___ Perpetua" (Idaho motto) : ESTO
31. ___-frutti : TUTTI
32. Conjunction : BUT
35. Oriental cloakroom attendants? : CHINESECHECKERS
39. Cash ending : IER
40. Egyptian group : COPTS
41. Actress Swenson : INGA
42. "___ not lost": Milton : ALLIS
43. Separate : SUNDER
45. Fussy female? : OLDMAID
48. Await decision : PEND
49. Fauna form : BEAST
50. Canonical cloaks? : DOMINOES
54. Inactive : IDLE
55. Service color : KHAKI
57. "(___ as you and I!)": Kipling : EVEN
58. Title of respect, in Malay : TUAN
59. French writer Jean : GENET
60. Indira's gown : SARI
61. Skewer : SPIT
62. Brassy sound : BLARE
63. Swill : SLOP
1. Soothe : CALM
2. ___ strut on a plane : OLEO
3. "___ Lake," Doctorow novel : LOON
4. Piety : DEVOTION
5. Woman's paid escort : GIGOLO
6. Nimble : AGILE
7. "Honi soit qui ___ pense" : MALY
8. Baxter role: 1950 : EVE
9. Gelled : SET
10. Cymbal sounds : CLANGS
11. Of hearing : AURAL
12. Girl in a torch song : FLAME
13. French pronoun : ELLES
21. Wrestling term : PIN
22. Ludicrous : ANTIC
24. Spas : BATHS
25. "Vissi d'___," Puccini aria : ARTE
26. Chickpeas: It. : CECI
27. Davis Cup captain : ASHE
28. Budge : STIR
29. Pipes for cables : DUCTS
31. Wishy-washy : TEPID
32. Stoop : BEND
33. Desire : URGE
34. Autocrat : TSAR
36. Acclaim : ECLAT
37. Certain songs : SOLI
38. Benevolence : KINDNESS
42. "I ___ with broom before . . . ": Shak. : AMSENT
43. A scion of Shem : SEMITE
44. Prefix with cycle or verse : UNI
45. Some biog. sketches : OBITS
46. Approached gradually, with "to" : LEDUP
47. ___ Lama : DALAI
48. Jabber? : POKER
50. Actor Andrews : DANA
51. ___ Office : OVAL
52. Saarinen : EERO
53. Bit of fabric : SNIP
55. Russian C.I.A. : KGB
56. Loki's daughter : HEL

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