New York Times, Monday, September 27, 1982

Author: Nancy McCarthy
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 4.90, Missing: { J K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 276 (avg 1.45)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 2, XRef: 0
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© 1982, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Merry sound : HAHA
5. Levant or Wilde : OSCAR
10. Unadorned : BALD
14. Ripening agent : AGER
15. ___ metal (tin-lead alloy) : TERNE
16. Where Laos is : ASIA
17. College gp. : FRAT
18. Prep-school V.I.P. : HEADMASTER
20. Youngster : TAD
21. Hypochondriac's dread : GERM
22. Kind of kickoff : ONSIDE
23. Suggestive glances : LEERS
25. Brink : EDGE
26. Projecting corners : COIGNS
28. Fired past the target : OVERSHOT
32. Pyle or Kovacs : ERNIE
33. Newspaper of a sort : DAILY
34. Buffalo-to-Rochester dir. : ENE
35. War god : ARES
36. Records : DISCS
37. Pomander : CASE
38. Knight's title : SIR
39. Civetlike animal : GENET
40. Former German state : BADEN
41. Intrinsic natures : ESSENCES
43. A half : MOIETY
44. Electric catfish : RAAD
45. Pitcher's perch : MOUND
46. Unhorsed : THROWN
49. Drawn tight : TAUT
50. Amateur radio operator : HAM
53. Handicap advantages : HEADSTARTS
55. Closing musical passage : CODA
56. "Abel" composer : ARNE
57. Upper crust : ELITE
58. Hebrew measure : OMER
59. Team coached by Larry Brown : NETS
60. More mature : RIPER
61. Beach grass : BENT
1. Sickle handle : HAFT
2. Site of the Taj Mahal : AGRA
3. Stars : HEADLINERS
4. Skilled execution : ART
5. Different ones : OTHERS
6. Prophets : SEERS
7. Fill by force : CRAM
8. Also : AND
9. Makes over : REMODELS
10. Choir voices : BASSES
11. Italian wine center : ASTI
12. Fibbed : LIED
13. Bell the cat : DARE
19. Irate : ANGRY
21. Littler or Wilder : GENE
24. Shield : EGIS
25. Expel : EVICT
26. Desist : CEASE
27. Variety of iris : ORRIS
28. Watering places : OASES
29. Made for port : HEADEDHOME
30. Attack : ONSET
31. Quite diminutive : TEENY
33. Ate : DINED
36. Carafe's cousin : DECANTER
37. First tiller or killer : CAIN
39. Bites persistently : GNAWS
40. Event at Caesar's Palace : BOUT
42. Wears away : ERODES
43. Mickey's nemesis : MOUSER
45. Smelter's impure mixture : MATTE
46. Word of comparison : THAN
47. At this place : HERE
48. Declaim violently : RANT
49. Scenery changer : TRIP
51. Arabia's Gulf of ___ : ADEN
52. Modern agora : MART
54. "Open sesame" lad : ALI
55. Male swan : COB

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