New York Times, Monday, February 20, 1984

Author: Evelyn Benshoof
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 37, Avg Word Len: 4.95, Min Word Len: 4, Missing: { J K Q X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 246 (avg 1.31)
Open Squares: 72, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 3, XRef: 0 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
Evelyn Benshoof has 71 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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Across Down
1. Filched : STOLE
6. Health centers : SPAS
10. Facetious one : CARD
14. Cheboygan's lake : HURON
15. Vintner's product : WINE
16. Scent : ODOR
17. Place for a bout : ARENA
18. Nuncupative : ORAL
19. Leningrad's river : NEVA
20. Consult formally : DELIBERATE
22. Rode on a jet : FLEW
23. Spring occurrence : LENT
24. Acquits : CLEARS
26. Hedda of Hollywood : HOPPER
30. Join : ENTER
32. Kichen staple : OLEO
33. ___ facto : IPSO
35. Impends : NEARS
39. Library patron : PERUSER
41. Theater patron, at times : STANDEE
43. Motionless : INERT
44. Molding : OGEE
46. Rattan : CANE
47. Old hat : PASSE
49. Looked searchingly : PEERED
51. Conduct affairs : MANAGE
54. No, in Bonn : NEIN
56. Cupid : AMOR
57. Group gathered for consultation : ROUNDTABLE
63. Instrument : TOOL
64. Crocus, e.g. : IRID
65. Tapestry : ARRAS
66. In addition : ELSE
67. ___ Domini : ANNO
68. Bungling : INEPT
69. Forest denizen : DEER
70. Eye lasciviously : LEER
71. Rent : LEASE
1. Roe source : SHAD
2. Suffix with fix or mix : TURE
3. Soviet city : OREL
4. TV's Anderson : LONI
5. Authorize : ENABLE
6. Like some testimony : SWORN
7. Freebooters : PIRATES
8. Med. school subject : ANAT
9. Choice : SELECT
10. Meeting for consultation : CONFERENCE
11. Author St. Johns : ADELA
12. Nomad : ROVER
13. Hauls : DRAWS
21. Uncanny : EERIE
25. Harold Teen's leaping flivver : LENA
26. Pueblo Indian : HOPI
27. Lycian poet : OLEN
28. A Dumas : PERE
29. Informal consultation : POURPARLER
31. Winning margin, at times : NOSE
34. Those in favor : PROS
36. Jewish month : ADAR
37. Descartes : RENE
38. Sow : SEED
40. Lone male at a dance : STAG
42. Lukewarm : TEPID
45. Sincere : GENUINE
48. Parceled yarn : SERIAL
50. Cause by consequences : ENTAIL
51. Matched : MATED
52. Soap-producing plant : AMOLE
53. Snare : NOOSE
55. Where Saul met a witch : ENDOR
58. French department : ORNE
59. Composer of "Comus" : ARNE
60. La ___, Trinidadian port : BREA
61. Moves in small waves : LAPS
62. Famous Italian family : ESTE

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