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New York Times, Monday, December 6, 1982

Author:
Whitten
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 44, Avg Word Len: 4.76, Missing: { Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 295 (avg 1.63)
Open Squares: 70, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Spans: 4, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
Whitten has 46 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1982, The New York TimesNo. 12,081
Across
1
Covered : CLAD
5
Comfort : EASE
9
Minnow’s cousin : CHUB
13
Anderson of “WKRP” : LONI
14
Thespians’ org. : AFTRA
16
Stockings : HOSE
17
Hotels : INNS
18
City to tour in? : TURIN
19
Inter ___ : ALIA
20
Attractive complexion : PEACHESANDCREAM
23
Once more : ANEW
24
Unit of resistance : OHM
25
Lots : RAFTS
29
Theda : BARA
31
Part of a circle : ARC
34
Source of a bitter drug : ALOE
35
Sins : ERRS
36
Agcy. that lit up farmhouses : REA
37
Bakery items : BANANACREAMPIES
42
Command : BID
43
At all times : EVER
44
To exist, to Severus : ESSE
45
___ hurry (rushed) : INA
46
Nosegay : POSY
47
Exceed a certain limit : SPEED
48
“Look before you leap” is one : SAW
49
Benny : JACK
52
Lad imprisoned by his father : HUCKLEBERRYFINN
60
Reason for calling a D.D.S. : ACHE
61
Book by D. S. Freeman : RELEE
62
Tract : AREA
63
Escape : FLEE
64
Seasons : SALTS
65
Kind of race : DRAG
66
Loose lass : TART
67
Colors : DYES
68
Boneheads : SAPS
Down
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Shear : CLIP
2
Single : LONE
3
Karenina : ANNA
4
Phonograph record : DISC
5
Consumed : EATEN
6
Blow ___ (lose one’s cool) : AFUSE
7
Spread on a muffin : STRAWBERRYJELLY
8
Where banshees howl : ERIN
9
Amulet : CHARM
10
Aperture : HOLE
11
Govt. agcy. : USIA
12
Shine : BEAM
15
Its official language is Catalan : ANDORRA
21
Owns : HAS
22
Fissure : CHASM
25
Ben Ezra, for one : RABBI
26
Delon of films : ALAIN
27
Recent Oscar winner : FONDA
28
Earl Grey, e.g. : TEA
30
100 square meters : ARE
31
Insurgent’s urging : ARISE
32
Motown celebrity : REESE
33
Enclosed : CASED
38
Neighbor of Tibet : NEPAL
39
Acknowledgers : AVOWERS
40
These, in Toulon : CES
41
Vim : PEP
47
Firmament : SKY
48
Trapshooting : SKEET
50
Sharp ridge : ARETE
51
Salad item : CRESS
52
Handle : HAFT
53
Bruins of the West : UCLA
54
Sonny’s ex : CHER
55
Necklace item : BEAD
56
Fashions : FADS
57
Soprano Petina : IRRA
58
One of the tides : NEAP
59
Torments : NAGS

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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