New York Times, Friday, August 3, 1984

Author: William Lutwiniak
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 68, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 5.50, Missing: { J Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 289 (avg 1.55)
Open Squares: 70, Cheaters: 14, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Spans: 2
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Across Down
1. Wide divergence : CHASM
6. Wrong : AMISS
11. Khomeini, for one : SHIITE
12. Sets of a sort : RADIOS
14. Seafood item : CHERRYSTONECLAM
17. Hoarfrosts : RIMES
18. Trucker's rig : SEMI
19. U.S.S.R. peninsula : KOLA
20. Site of first Olympics : ELIS
21. Poisonous plant : SUMAC
22. Prefix with wife : MID
23. Plea for help : SOS
24. Cookies : SNAPS
25. Mineral containing sodium carbonate : TRONA
27. " . . . drown ___ with tears": Hamlet : THESTAGE
29. Stands out : SHINES
30. Tears : LACERATES
32. Typical small town : PODUNK
35. They're at home in Nome : ALASKANS
39. Colludes, in a way : ABETS
40. Look long : STARE
41. Fam. member : DAU
42. Gun a motor : REV
43. Transfixed : STUCK
44. Sleep phenomena : REMS
45. Ad award : CLIO
47. Scarlett's milieu : TARA
48. Thomas Carew's beloved : CELIA
49. Aunt Sally's scamp : HUCKLEBERRYFINN
52. Continuing story : SERIAL
53. Domestication : TAMING
54. Prized fur : SABLE
55. Growing out : ENATE
1. Short slip : CHEMISE
2. Takes on : HIRES
3. Affectations : AIRS
4. Porker's pad : STY
5. House and lands, legally : MESSUAGE
6. Olfactory stimuli : AROMAS
7. Crazed : MANIC
8. Chemical ending : IDE
9. Under the weather : SICK
10. Wise man : SOLOMON
11. Battle site: Apr. 1862 : SHILOH
13. Brackish : SALINE
14. Cockatoo feature : CREST
15. Weather datum : TEMPERATURE
16. ___ a wet hen : MADAS
21. Kind of bar : SNACK
24. Laurel and Musial : STANS
25. "Some of ___ Days," 1910 song : THESE
26. Chance : RISK
28. Slattern : SLUT
29. Unsoftened : STARK
31. Not table d'hôte : ALACARTE
32. Get droughty : PARCH
33. + or – : OBELUS
34. Gizmos : DEVICES
36. ___ Virginia Woolf : ADELINE
37. New parents' consideration : NAMING
38. Dey or Hayward : SUSAN
40. Steadfast : STABLE
43. Peculate : STEAL
44. Make shipshape again : REFIT
46. Gumbo must : OKRA
48. Cornice molding : CYMA
50. Pol. party : LIB
51. Sought office : RAN

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