New York Times, Tuesday, August 24, 1982

Author:Christy Ridley
Editor:Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 4.74, Missing: { Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 293 (avg 1.58)
Open Squares: 66, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Spans: 2
Christy Ridley has 54 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.

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© 1982, The New York Times
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1. Central figure : HERO
5. Delete : ERASE
10. Heroic narrative : SAGA
14. Bakery worker : ICER
15. Recess : NICHE
16. Enough, to FitzGerald : ENOW
17. "And I polished up the handle of ___" : THEBIGFRONTDOOR
20. Turf : SOD
21. Man's man : VALET
22. "St. Louis Blues" composer : HANDY
23. Book unit : PAGE
24. Japanese coin : SEN
25. In closest proximity : ATONESDOORSTEP
32. Spread : OLEO
33. Winged, in heraldry : AILE
34. Friend, in France : AMI
35. Gambol : ROMP
36. Homophone for wood : WOULD
38. French secular cleric : ABBE
39. Blue knight : COP
40. Stitched : SEWN
41. One that attends : GOER
42. Assurance of a chance of success : AFOOTINTHEDOOR
47. Because of : FOR
48. Dash : ELAN
49. Man of Manchuria : ASIAN
52. Cord of intertwined strands : BRAID
54. President after Harry : IKE
57. Chorine's suitor : STAGEDOORJOHNNY
60. Identical : SAME
61. Dough for Domenico : PASTA
62. A Great Lake : ERIE
63. Gradually declines : EBBS
64. Junk : TRASH
65. Seaver and Koosman, once : METS
1. Successes : HITS
2. Resound : ECHO
3. Tall grass : REED
4. Sphere : ORB
5. Provide occupation for : ENGAGE
6. Ransacks : RIFLES
7. 43,560 square feet : ACRE
8. Telling remark : SHOT
9. Imitation: Suffix : EEN
10. Palanquins : SEDANS
11. Soon : ANON
12. Choice : GOOD
13. Askew : AWRY
18. ___ the Terrible : IVAN
19. Soothing word : THERE
23. ___ deck : POOP
24. Gained acceptance for : SOLD
25. Remote : ALOOF
26. Allegro, e.g. : TEMPO
27. Discourage : DAUNT
28. Petroleum : OIL
29. Prohibit : TABOO
30. Live coal : EMBER
31. Pillared structure : PIER
32. Killer whale : ORCA
36. Fish trap : WEIR
37. Possess : OWN
38. Contest; struggle : AGON
40. Gem : STONE
43. "Rock ___": Toplady : OFAGES
44. Card game : HEARTS
45. Hebrew prophet : ELIJAH
46. Part of a column pedestal : DADO
49. Fox of southern Africa : ASSE
50. Try : STAB
51. Metrical foot : IAMB
52. Wild hog : BOAR
53. Soprano Ponselle : ROSA
54. As to : INRE
55. Unite : KNIT
56. Bette Davis features in a pop song : EYES
58. Div. of a business : DPT
59. Finished edge : HEM

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