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New York Times, Monday, March 21, 1983

Author:
John R. Prosser
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.79, Missing: { F J K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 264 (avg 1.41)
Open Squares: 72, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 9, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1
John R. Prosser has 10 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1983, The New York TimesNo. 12,186

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Across
1
Boast : CROW
5
___ out (resolves) : IRONS
10
Drop of liquid : GLOB
14
Arizona Indian : HOPI
15
Communications, collectively : MEDIA
16
Knock about : ROVE
17
Three-banded armadillo : APAR
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Piquant : SPICY
19
Planet denizens in a film : APES
20
Devices for communication : TELEPHONES
22
Impudent : PERT
23
Broadcast : AIR
24
Suffix for two, three or four : SOME
26
"Marmion" poet : SCOTT
30
Add up : TOT
32
___-garde : AVANT
36
Communicated affection : CARESSED
38
Porch swing : GLIDER
39
Like certain communications : ORAL
40
Madison Square Garden, e.g. : ARENA
42
PBS program : NOVA
43
Powerful : POTENT
45
Alger's "___ Tom" : TATTERED
47
Student in Sedan : ELEVE
48
English horn : COR
49
Grenoble's river : ISERE
50
Seven-year ___ : ITCH
52
Tenth of a sen : RIN
54
Cons' inverse : PROS
57
Boring or noisy communicators : HARANGUERS
63
Married gypsy woman : ROMI
64
Spread joy : ELATE
65
Conspire : PLOT
66
A bread spread : OLEO
67
Man of Valencia : SENOR
68
Greek peak : OSSA
69
Ivy League team : PENN
70
Kickoff : START
71
Within earshot : NEAR
Down
1
Tittle-tattle : CHAT
2
___ in (dupe) : ROPE
3
Iridescent gem : OPAL
4
Telegram : WIRE
5
"Go away!": British slang : IMSHI
6
Newsperson : REPORTER
7
God of poetry, wisdom, etc. : ODIN
8
Most agreeable : NICEST
9
Authoritative statement : SAYSO
10
Rumor vehicles : GRAPEVINES
11
Easy gait : LOPE
12
Message ending on a two-way radio : OVER
13
"___ wishes!" : BEST
21
Boone and O'Brien : PATS
25
Wrongful: Prefix : MAL
26
Range : SCOPE
27
End of a Dickens title : CAROL
28
Make a speech : ORATE
29
Form of communication : TELEVISION
31
Keats's "___ a Nightingale" : ODETO
33
Cherish : ADORE
34
"And ___ the twain shall meet" : NEVER
35
Buy and sell : TRADE
37
Tended a baby : SAT
38
Hood's heater : GAT
41
Storyteller : NARRATOR
44
Take-home pay : NET
46
Crystal sound : TING
48
Swiss dwelling : CHALET
51
The mating game : CHESS
53
Quiescent : INERT
54
Reinforce : PROP
55
Cameo, for one : ROLE
56
Communication to a seer : OMEN
58
East Indian prince : RANA
59
Versed in : UPON
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Otherwise : ELSE
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Sub ___ (secretly) : ROSA
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Kind of witness : STAR

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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