New York Times, Tuesday, September 6, 1983

Author:John R. Prosser
Editor:Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 4.87, Missing: { J Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 268 (avg 1.45)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 9, XRef: 0, Spans: 3
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Across Down
1. Earth is one : ORB
4. "I cannot ___ lie" : TELLA
9. Second son of Adam : ABEL
13. Alpine river : AAR
14. Soap opera. e.g. : SERIES
15. First Lady Claudia ___ Johnson : ALTA
16. Hobo : KNIGHTOFTHEROAD
19. Flower named for its scent : TEAROSE
20. How earls should behave? : NOBLY
21. Unaspirated : LENE
22. Traverse : SPAN
24. Actor W. C. ___ : FIELDS
27. Believe : DEEM
28. Stripling : LAD
31. Caddo native of La. : ADAI
32. ___ Haute : TERRE
33. American in Paris: Slang : AMI
34. A tramp, for one : CIRCUMAMBULATOR
38. Unit of weight : TON
39. ___ gin fizz : RAMOS
40. Blurt out : VENT
41. Kin of rds. : STS
42. Secluded valley : GLEN
43. Tightfisted : STINGY
45. Exploit : DEED
46. Mother of Zeus : RHEA
47. Decorate : ADORN
50. Treated with carbon dioxide : AERATED
53. Free-spending tourist : VISITINGFIREMAN
57. Repose : EASE
58. Nothing but : MERELY
59. First Lady McKinley : IDA
60. Vehicle with two runners : SLED
61. Author Buck : PEARL
62. Price indicator : TAG
1. Adult acorn : OAK
2. Talk irrationally : RANT
3. French cheese : BRIE
4. Wyo. range : TETONS
5. Worn away : EROSE
6. Lennon's "In My ___" : LIFE
7. Give the go-ahead : LET
8. One Wednesday each year : ASH
9. Brother of Moses : AARON
10. Splotch : BLOB
11. And others: Abbr. : ETAL
12. Scott's "The ___ of the Lake" : LADY
14. Tatter : SHRED
17. Of Pierre's country : GALLIC
18. Japan; lacquer : ENAMEL
22. Some Yugoslavs : SERBS
23. Its capital is Lima : PERU
24. What liars distort : FACTS
25. Dostoyevsky's "The ___" : IDIOT
26. Receives recompense : EARNS
27. The neighbor's child? : DEMON
28. Make unpunctual : LATEN
29. In the thick of : AMONG
30. Begrimed : DIRTY
32. Submissive at last : TAMED
35. Pressing : URGENT
36. Ram or stag : MALE
37. Emulate Jacqueline Cochran : AVIATE
43. Piercing : SHRILL
44. Lachrymose : TEARY
45. Wiped the dishes : DRIED
46. Have recourse (to) : REFER
47. Salutations : AVES
48. Finger a phone : DIAL
49. Bone: Comb. form : OSSE
50. Taj Mahal site : AGRA
51. Send out : EMIT
52. Infant's father : DADA
54. The neighbor's child? : IMP
55. First Lady Lou Hoover, ___ Henry : NEE
56. Faultfinder : NAG

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