New York Times, Saturday, September 3, 1983

Author:George P. Sphicas
Editor:Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 62, Blocks: 41, Avg Word Len: 5.94, Missing: { C J K Y Z }, Scrabble score: 251 (avg 1.36)
Open Squares: 80, Cheaters: 18, FITB: 2, XRef: 0
George P. Sphicas has 13 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.

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© 1983, The New York Times
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1. Abbr. after a name : ESQ
4. Least menacing : TAMEST
10. ___-de-lis : FLEUR
12. In the dark : UNAWARE
14. Spooky : EERIE
15. On the road : TRAVELING
17. Actress in "Dynasty" : EVANS
18. Better qualified : ABLER
19. Bikini part : BRA
20. One followed by 24 zeros : SEPTILLION
22. Quids pro ___ : QUOS
23. Capital of Assam : SHILLONG
24. Dawn : SUNUP
25. Climbing plant : LIANE
26. Actor Cotsworth : STAATS
27. Legendary automatons : GOLEMS
29. Encircle : GIRDLE
30. Waterfront facility : MARINA
31. Sub detector : SONAR
32. "Adam Bede" author : ELIOT
33. Activity at a TV studio : RETAPING
36. Spotted : SEEN
37. One followed by 21 zeros : SEXTILLION
39. Writer Beattie : ANN
40. Polite word for Hans : BITTE
41. Actress Verdugo : ELENA
42. Overfullness : SATIATION
44. Farmers' storage structures : SILOS
45. NaCl plant : SALTERN
46. Singer's vocal exercise : SOLFA
47. Some bottom-line figures : LOSSES
48. Part of a keyboard's top row: Abbr. : NOS
1. Nice schoolchildren : ELEVES
2. An angel : SERAPH
3. One followed by 18 zeros : QUINTILLION
4. Kind of engine : TURBINE
5. Kind of computer : ANALOG
6. Expert : MAVEN
7. Pitcher : EWER
8. He pitched against Pee Wee : SAL
9. Court of justice : TRIBUNAL
10. Consultants' revenue : FEES
11. Elastic : RESILIENT
13. On the way : ENROUTE
15. Hawk's weapons : TALONS
16. Sudden breaths : GASPS
21. Camel's distant cousin : LLAMA
22. One followed by 15 zeros : QUADRILLION
24. Like some evening gowns : STRAPLESS
26. Desert or peninsula : SINAI
27. Lead ores : GALENAS
28. Pekingese, e.g. : ORIENTAL
29. Obtained : GOTTEN
30. Steep, flat-top hills : MESAS
31. Church employees : SEXTONS
33. Call it a day : RETIRE
34. Black ornamental work : NIELLO
35. Thieves: Slang : GONOFS
37. Locales : SITES
38. Space-age acronym : NASA
40. African hammerheads : BATS
43. U.N. org. : ILO

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