New York Times, Tuesday, September 20, 1983

Author:Nancy McCarthy
Editor:Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.16, Missing: { F J Q X }, Scrabble score: 309 (avg 1.62)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 3, XRef: 0
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1. Prepare for a trip : PACK
5. Paternal uncle of Mohammed : ABBAS
10. Kind of medic or trooper : PARA
14. Will-___-wisp : OTHE
15. Bring about : CAUSE
16. Moslem's call to prayer : AZAN
17. Additional : MORE
18. Science of codes : CRYPTOLOGY
20. Substantive substitutes : PRONOUNS
22. Unimportant matters : TRIVIA
23. Tidings : NEWS
24. Small valley : GLEN
25. Derided : SCORNED
28. Charges a weapon again : RELOADS
32. Wire measure : MIL
33. Diaskeuast : EDITOR
35. Lose hold of : DROP
36. Audibly : ALOUD
38. Member of the brass : VIP
39. Hundred: Comb. form : HECTO
40. Affix an autograph : SIGN
41. Roman statesman-writer : CICERO
43. Ferlinghetti novel : HER
44. Bumpkin : HAYSEED
46. Most thickly populated : DENSEST
48. Bamboo or rattan : CANE
49. Apollo's mother : LETO
50. Bart and Belle : STARRS
53. Raised a nap on cloth : TEASELED
57. Head-bump study : PHRENOLOGY
59. Orifice : PORE
60. Bird's crop : CRAW
61. Punjabi princess : RANEE
62. Arctic abode : IGLU
63. Chicago nine : CUBS
64. De Bergerac's weapon : SWORD
65. Olga's negative : NYET
1. Brilliant display : POMP
2. Suffix with origin : ATOR
3. Science of time arrangement : CHRONOLOGY
4. Not so obtuse : KEENER
5. Indicted : ACCUSED
6. Cow shelter : BARN
7. Purchases : BUYS
8. Viper : ASP
9. Early inhabitant : SETTLER
10. Recantation : PALINODE
11. U.S.S.R. sea : AZOV
12. African cereal grass : RAGI
13. ___ Seton, "Dragonwyck" author : ANYA
19. Russian grain center : OREL
21. Possessed : OWNED
24. Searched blindly : GROPED
25. Shatter : SMASH
26. Eyelashes : CILIA
27. Apportion : DIVIDE
29. Prehistoric-culture study : ARCHEOLOGY
30. Is too affectionate : DOTES
31. Big spender : SPORT
34. Facial twitch : TIC
37. Removes a light bulb : UNSCREWS
39. Whets : HONES
41. Morality supervisors : CENSORS
42. Forwarded in stages : RELAYED
45. Be gainfully employed : EARN
47. Kind of garment : STEPIN
50. Agcy. fighting child abuse : SPCC
51. Word with traffic or way : THRU
52. Syrian or Jordanian : ARAB
53. Up ___ good : TONO
54. European river or city : EGER
55. Author Gardner : ERLE
56. Fifth bk. of the Pentateuch : DEUT
58. Canon : LAW

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