New York Times, Friday, February 25, 1983

Author: William Lutwiniak
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { none — this is a pangram }, Scrabble score: 368 (avg 1.95)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 7, XRef: 2 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
William Lutwiniak has 247 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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Across Down
1. Carson role : HOST
5. Furnish : EQUIP
10. Wax : GROW
14. Agrippina, e.g. : UXOR
15. A.k.a. Saki : MUNRO
16. Timber wolf : LOBO
17. Popular flavoring : COLA
18. Disguised the meaning : CODED
19. Mélange : OLIO
20. With 13 Down, tried to avert bad luck : KNOCKEDON
22. Durable fabric : TWEED
23. Ship feature : KEEL
24. Where to find a needle : ETUI
26. Impersonate : APE
29. Act the diaskeuast : EDIT
31. Baroque : ORNATE
35. ___ to (introduced) : LEDUP
37. U.K. post-Christmas event : BOXINGDAY
39. Cognate : AKIN
40. Brilliant : JEWEL
41. Actress Damita : LILI
42. Outdated : MOTHEATEN
44. "Don Juan" poet : BYRON
45. View : BEHOLD
46. Ark messenger : DOVE
48. Neighbor of Ire. : ENG
49. Painter Mondrian : PIET
51. He got many a kick out of his job : PELE
53. Whence sherry comes : JEREZ
56. Study of snakes : OPHIOLOGY
61. This precedes beth : ALEF
62. Song of praise : CAROL
63. Cordon ___ : BLEU
64. Oxlike animal : ZEBU
65. Unburnt brick : ADOBE
66. Cacholong : OPAL
67. Fervor : ZEAL
68. Worked in a certain pool : TYPED
69. "The Way We ___" : WERE
1. Finn born in Mo. : HUCK
2. English county : OXON
3. Concert feature : SOLO
4. Race place : TRACK
5. Emulated Jessel : EMCEED
6. Academic debate : QUODLIBET
7. Disassemble : UNDO
8. Daughter of Zeus and Themis : IRENE
9. Jet-engine housing : POD
10. With ardor : GLOWINGLY
11. Butler, to Gable : ROLE
12. Show-biz award : OBIE
13. See 20 Across : WOOD
21. Maintain : KEEP
22. Sidetrack : TURN
25. Drudgery : TOIL
26. " . . . goes out like ___" : ALAMB
27. Tea : PEKOE
28. Mrs. Bunker : EDITH
30. Pulled along : TOWED
32. C'est-___ : ADIRE
33. Raptorial feature : TALON
34. Giving the once-over : EYING
36. Pessimistic : UNHOPEFUL
38. Insular one : XENOPHOBE
40. Worn-out horse : JADE
43. Brit. queen : ELIZ
44. ___ Horizonte, city in Brazil : BELO
47. Not obvious : VEILED
50. Sycophant : TOADY
52. Jostle : ELBOW
53. Bebop, e.g. : JAZZ
54. Robert ___ : ELEE
55. Midianite king : REBA
57. Strengthener : PROP
58. Wine flask : OLPE
59. Tackle : GEAR
60. Mickey Rooney's real name : YULE
62. Grimalkin : CAT

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