New York Times, Friday, March 5, 1982

Author:Bette Sue Cohen
Editor:Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { J Q X }, Scrabble score: 276 (avg 1.48)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Spans: 1
Bette Sue Cohen has 41 pre-Shortz puzzles and 6 Shortz era puzzles in our database.

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1. Hurt badly : MAIM
5. Lady Macbeth's problem : SPOT
9. Obscures : MISTS
14. Worthless: Scot. : ORRA
15. Aqua ___ : PURA
16. Rubinstein or Bruckner : ANTON
17. Spiteful tosses from the mound : BEANBALLS
19. One heck of a mess : SNAFU
20. Busybody, Yiddish style : YENTA
21. Pesty little beetle : POTATOBUG
23. Property claims : LIENS
25. Israeli desert : NEGEV
26. Israel's Weizman : EZER
28. P.L.O.'s Yasir : ARAFAT
32. Calming sound : SSH
35. Come to pass : ARISE
38. Hamlet's vacillating infinitive : TOBE
39. Boxer's ring souvenirs : CAULIFLOWEREARS
43. ___ fruit (Jamaican product) : UGLI
44. Faithful : LIEGE
45. Plastered : LIT
46. Las ___, Canary Islands : PALMAS
49. "Sticks and Bones" author : RABE
51. Early Puccini opera : EDGAR
54. Duke or Day : DORIS
57. Relative of a towhead : CARROTTOP
61. Goes into hysterics : RANTS
63. Film director Resnais : ALAIN
64. Translucent paper : ONIONSKIN
66. Violinist Ruggiero : RICCI
67. Year before Raleigh's birth : MDLI
68. Ending with citron : ELLA
69. Cheats at hide-and-seek : PEEKS
70. Hawk : SELL
71. Abysmal : DEEP
1. Famous Dick : MOBY
2. Spinning : AREEL
3. Mossadegh was one : IRANI
4. Bogart stage and screen role : MANTEE
5. Health resort : SPA
6. Vegetable matter : PULP
7. Synthetic fabric : ORLON
8. Function of certain buds : TASTE
9. Highly skilled worker : MASTER
10. Offer a new twist : INNOVATE
11. Pierce : STAB
12. Health faddist's fare : TOFU
13. Ensconced : SNUG
18. Greeting meaning "May you live 10,000 years!" : BANZAI
22. Turkish title : AGA
24. Feudal toiler : SERF
27. Brooklet : RILL
29. Colt, e.g. : FOAL
30. Dugout : ABRI
31. Classroom event : TEST
32. Porgy : SCUP
33. Icelandic tale : SAGA
34. Pea pod : HULL
36. ___-disant (self-styled) : SOI
37. Jug : EWER
40. Verse form named after a county : LIMERICK
41. Minced oath : EGAD
42. Existing afresh : REBORN
47. Male beauty : ADONIS
48. N.C.O. : SGT
50. Liquidated, as a hood : ERASED
52. Molecular components : ATOMS
53. "La ___" (Max Ophuls film) : RONDE
55. Braided linen yarn : INKLE
56. Upright panel piece : STILE
57. Kin of a bream : CARP
58. Proverbially, this begets another of its ilk : ALIE
59. Biological variety : RACE
60. Bore : PILL
62. Device on many a purse : SNAP
65. Derain offering : OIL

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