New York Times, Tuesday, May 15, 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 V X }, Scrabble score: 280 (avg 1.49)
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. Geometric figure : PRISM
6. Gallic "Thumbs down!" : ABAS
10. Foxboro team, for short : PATS
14. Game of chance : LOTTO
15. Existed : WERE
16. Smooth out : IRON
17. Moslem nobleman : AMEER
18. Shortly : ANON
19. Much of Mongolia : GOBI
20. To gain time, delayed deciding : TEMPORIZED
22. Vent : EMIT
23. Egyptian king : SETI
24. Corvettes' targets : UBOATS
26. Lofted a golf ball : BAFFED
30. ___ the bud : NIPIN
32. Dugout : ABRI
33. Imitated : APED
35. Gunwale pin : THOLE
39. Mother-of-pearl source : ABALONE
41. Occurring in the usual place : ENTOPIC
43. Admit : LETIN
44. Bones : OSSA
46. Succulent : LUSH
47. Mennonite center in Ind. : BERNE
49. Quickly : PRESTO
51. Spurn : REFUSE
54. Struggle with successfully : COPE
56. Diamonds in Pedro's deck : OROS
57. Waste time by delay : DILLYDALLY
63. Harbor : PORT
64. Debauchee : ROUE
65. Montana Indians : CREES
66. Border : EDGE
67. Actor Ray : ALDO
68. By ___ (narrowly) : ANOSE
69. Forest denizen : DEER
70. Commands to a horse : GEES
71. Confusing problem : POSER
1. Map for Koch : PLAT
2. Where Sinclair Lewis died : ROME
3. Factor : ITEM
4. Rank : STEP
5. Surly; sullen : MOROSE
6. Look for : AWAIT
7. Dry-cleaning mixture : BENZINE
8. Indonesian islands : AROE
9. Put in the pen : SENDUP
10. Delay indefinitely : PIGEONHOLE
11. Perfume : AROMA
12. Book of the Apocrypha : TOBIT
13. Irritated states : SNITS
21. Fortification : REDAN
25. Cable-securing deck post : BITT
26. Jezebel's deity : BAAL
27. French clergyman : ABBE
28. U.C.L.A. housing : FRAT
29. Delay legislation : FILIBUSTER
31. May 15, e.g. : IDES
34. Mexican laborer : PEON
36. Musical work : OPUS
37. Catalogue : LIST
38. Reverberate : ECHO
40. Pair in eleven : ONES
42. Serving dish : NAPPY
45. Shut off from view : SECLUDE
48. A provocation : REDRAG
50. Porter : REDCAP
51. Tied : ROPED
52. Wear away : ERODE
53. Blacksmith's workshop : FORGE
55. Spreads : OLEOS
58. A daughter of Eurytus : IOLE
59. Famed cartoonist : ARNO
60. July 23–Aug. 22 babies : LEOS
61. ___-majesté : LESE
62. Belgian canal connector : YSER

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