New York Times, Saturday, June 23, 1984

Author:I. Judah Koolyk
Editor:Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 42, Avg Word Len: 4.82, Missing: { J Q V Z }, Scrabble score: 289 (avg 1.58)
Open Squares: 55, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 5, XRef: 1
I. Judah Koolyk has 42 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.

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© 1984, The New York Times
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1. Daughter of Tantalus : NIOBE
6. Theories : ISMS
10. Israeli city : LOD
13. Prose piece : ESSAY
14. Out of kilter : ALOP
15. Form of silica : OPAL
17. Motif : THEME
18. First name in espionage : MATA
19. Lollobrigida : GINA
20. Gossip : BLABBERMOUTH
23. Texas A&M athletes : AGGIES
26. Speak haltingly : STAMMER
27. Baronet's title : SIR
28. Remus or Esau : TWIN
31. The Altar : ARA
32. Unit of tobacco : PLUG
34. "I've Got ___ in Kalamazoo" : AGAL
36. Center the football : SNAP
39. One adept at table talk : DEIPNOSOPHIST
42. Code word for "A" : ALFA
43. Folded tortilla : TACO
44. Pause-filling sound : AHEM
46. Formal wear, informally : TUX
48. Actress Hartman : LISA
50. Before, to Beaumont : ERE
51. Wound yarn : SPOOLED
55. Emcees' remarks : INTROS
57. Conversationalist : CONFABULATOR
60. "Stole ___ and away he run" : APIG
61. Heroic : EPIC
62. Postman's beat : ROUTE
66. Muscovite, e.g. : MICA
67. Silent one : CLAM
68. Orbital point : APSIS
69. Bird's bill : NEB
70. Withered, to Wither : SERE
71. For ___ (permanently) : KEEPS
1. P. and L. figure : NET
2. Comic Kabibble : ISH
3. Sugary ending : OSE
4. Disney film: 1942 : BAMBI
5. Shoemaker's need : EYELET
6. Poet's foot : IAMB
7. Item on a pitcher's mound : SLAB
8. Tiny particles : MOTES
9. Neighbor of La Crosse, Wis. : SPARTA
10. Abnormal talkativeness : LOGOMANIA
11. ___ War: 1839–42 : OPIUM
12. Florentine poet : DANTE
16. Bolger 1939 co-star : LAHR
21. Egyptian dam : ASWAN
22. "Killer Dolphin" author : MARSH
23. Venomous ophidian : ASP
24. Comedienne Radner : GILDA
25. Spare fare : GRUEL
29. "___ Rhythm" : IGOT
30. Twangy : NASAL
33. Talent of 39 Across : GIFTOFGAB
35. Points : LOCI
37. Jacob's eighth son : ASHER
38. Prefix for dactyl : PTERO
40. Prentiss from San Antonio : PAULA
41. Affirm : POSIT
45. Enero or febrero : MES
47. Craft for corsairs : XEBECS
49. Arctic jacket : ANORAK
51. Con man's forte : SCAM
52. Make a surprise visit : POPIN
53. Cinched : ONICE
54. Twofold : DUPLE
56. Rhetorical device : TROPE
58. Pseudologist : LIAR
59. Vertex : ACME
63. Expend : USE
64. O'Neill from Cambridge : TIP
65. "Bus" terminal : ESS

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