New York Times, Thursday, June 2, 1983

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: { F J Q W Z }, Scrabble score: 270 (avg 1.44)
Open Squares: 72, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 6, XRef: 0 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
Evelyn Benshoof has 51 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.

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1. Light beer : LAGER
6. Dress-shirt fastener : STUD
10. Discharge : EMIT
14. Battery terminal : ANODE
15. Ape : COPY
16. ___ avis : RARA
17. Girder material : STEEL
18. Muscat's locale : OMAN
19. Neighbor of Syria : IRAK
20. Brownish red : TERRACOTTA
22. Mention in support : CITE
23. Dog that went to Oz : TOTO
24. Glossy fabric : SATEEN
26. Vex : BOTHER
30. Bandleader Miller : MITCH
32. Rose's lover : ABIE
33. "___ Lynne," Victorian best seller : EAST
35. Wading bird : HERON
39. Kind of kale : COLLARD
41. Barren : STERILE
43. A spiral : HELIX
44. What Deseret became : UTAH
46. ___ Grasso, memorable governor : ELLA
47. OPEC ship : OILER
49. Make beloved : ENDEAR
51. Waterloo, e.g. : BATTLE
54. Movie dog : ASTA
56. Suffix with cell : ULAR
57. Bureaucrat's preoccupation : REDTAPEISM
63. "It Ain't Gonna Rain ___," 1923 song : NOMO
64. Conversational filler : ISEE
65. Katharina's home town : PADUA
66. Lad : CHAP
67. Junior's expletive : DARN
68. Tinker's target : EVERS
69. Beast with a cleft upper lip : HARE
70. Brit. Commonwealth member : AUST
71. Adjust a clock : RESET
1. Continue in vigor : LAST
2. Feed the kitty : ANTE
3. Church or movie follower : GOER
4. German river : EDER
5. Detail : RELATE
6. Skedaddle : SCOOT
7. Drums along the Mohawk, once : TOMTOMS
8. Browning's "___ a Villa . . . " : UPAT
9. Hereditary ruler : DYNAST
10. Greenland colonizer : ERICTHERED
11. Actress Wilson : MARIE
12. Nettled : IRATE
13. Possessed : TAKEN
21. Kitchen device : CORER
25. Throb : ACHE
26. "Illusions" author: 1977 : BACH
27. Reed : OBOE
28. Cultivate : TILL
29. Reddish purple : HELIOTROPE
31. "___ boy!" : ITSA
34. In unison, musically : ADUE
36. Raise hackles : RILE
37. Spicy stew : OLLA
38. Close by : NEAR
40. Branch angle : AXIL
42. Greek letter : THETA
45. Merchants : TRADERS
48. Spanish city or province : LERIDA
50. Somnolent one : NAPPER
51. Cluster; tuft : BUNCH
52. Don Ho salutation : ALOHA
53. David's daughter : TAMAR
55. Tax : STENT
58. Name meaning "hairy" : ESAU
59. Roof edge : EAVE
60. June 13, e.g. : IDES
61. Unfailing : SURE
62. Part of a crane : MAST

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