New York Times, Wednesday, November 7, 1984

Author:William Lutwiniak
Editor:Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 268 (avg 1.42)
Open Squares: 65, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 8, XRef: 0, Spans: 2 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
William Lutwiniak has 189 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.

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Across Down
1. Track event : DASH
5. Sized up the joint : CASED
10. Bandsman Fields : SHEP
14. "___ Perpetua," Idaho motto : ESTO
15. Church feature : ALTAR
16. Incan turf : PERU
17. Mostly : BYANDLARGE
19. Press : IRON
20. Soap opera, usually : SERIAL
21. Yore, once : ELD
22. What's left : REST
23. Billiard stroke : MASSE
25. Kind of coat or coal : PEA
26. Cuts wood : HEWS
30. French possessive : SES
31. Campus cap : BEANIE
34. Author Nin : ANAIS
36. Tells off : RAILS
38. A.M.A. types : DRS
39. Breakers of costae, ulnae, etc. : STICKSANDSTONES
42. Asian holiday : TET
43. "___ With Me" : ABIDE
44. Coruscated : SHONE
45. Source of advice : ORACLE
47. Men's org. : SAR
49. Uncle ___ in "Star Wars" : OWEN
50. Drowse : NOD
51. Confused : ATSEA
53. Tote-board numbers : ODDS
55. Letter opener : SIR
56. Poisonous acid : CYANIC
61. Sign in printing : FIST
62. First of billions : ADAMANDEVE
64. Instinctive ability : FEEL
65. Control : REINS
66. Said : ORAL
67. Chop ___ : SUEY
68. Like ___ (probably) : ASNOT
69. Alphabetize, e.g. : SORT
1. Five-time candidate for President : DEBS
2. "___ sew, so shall ye rip" : ASYE
3. Altair is one : STAR
4. "___ soit . . . " : HONI
5. Famed soprano: 1923–77 : CALLAS
6. Gov. Wallace's state : ALA
7. Wearisome pair : STRESSANDSTRAIN
8. Links feat : EAGLE
9. Historical Scott : DRED
10. Flowering shrub : SPIREA
11. The present : HEREANDNOW
12. Piccadilly Circus figure : EROS
13. Pole a boat : PUNT
18. T.V.A. unit : DAM
24. Oriental inn : SERAI
25. Nudniks : PESTS
26. Must : HASTO
27. Inscribe : ENTER
28. Act cautiously : WAITANDSEE
29. Activate Fido : SIC
31. C.P.I. compiler : BLS
32. Pax, to Plato : IRENE
33. Ruhr city : ESSEN
35. Edda contributor : SKALD
37. Light-bulb lighters : IDEAS
40. Helmsman's course : SBE
41. Sound of triumph : OHO
46. At a premium : COSTLY
48. Change the mold : RECAST
51. Staffers : AIDES
52. Author Rand : AYN
53. Switch settings : OFFS
54. "Mon ___!" : DIEU
55. A Roosevelt : SARA
57. Flurries : ADOS
58. Pianist Peter : NERO
59. Match King Kreuger : IVAR
60. Breton : CELT
63. Twixt L and P : MNO

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