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New York Times, Tuesday, March 29, 1983

Author:
Nancy McCarthy
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { F J K Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 257 (avg 1.36)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 0, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
Nancy McCarthy has 47 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1983, The New York TimesNo. 12,194
Across
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Thoroughfare : ROAD
5
Pair : BRACE
10
Sciences' companion : ARTS
14
Competent : ABLE
15
"Peanuts" character : LINUS
16
Prefix with circle : SEMI
17
Depraved, devilish dastards : MISCREANTS
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Analyze verse : SCAN
20
Summer ermines : STOATS
21
Describing some greyhounds : SEAGOING
23
Place one within another : NEST
25
Word with school or Scotland : YARD
26
Throws : CASTS
29
Stat. for Kingman : RBI
32
New York city : UTICA
35
Formerly : ONCE
36
Ached : PAINED
38
Capacious car : VAN
39
Top-notch : STAR
40
Female red deer : HINDS
41
Kegler's target : PINS
42
Gratuity : TIP
43
Parts of gates : HINGES
44
Noted Italian name : ESTE
45
Spectacle : SCENE
47
Bishopric : SEE
48
Famed fur merchant : ASTOR
49
Mongolian desert : GOBI
51
Gossip, when dished : DIRT
53
Horticulturist : GARDENER
57
Sisters' daughters : NIECES
61
Mouthward : ORAD
62
Consummate cads : SCOUNDRELS
64
"Galloping dominoes" : DICE
65
Delete : ERASE
66
Part of Q.E.D. : ERAT
67
Coaster : SLED
68
Radio-control item : TUNER
69
Reps.' rivals : DEMS
Down
1
Smashes into : RAMS
2
Newspaper notice : OBIT
3
Too : ALSO
4
Wine bottle : DECANTER
5
Give benediction : BLESS
6
Inlet : RIA
7
Sothern and Blyth : ANNS
8
Pretty : CUTE
9
Emerson specialty : ESSAY
10
Classify : ASSORT
11
Repetitive rotter : RECIDIVIST
12
Govt. agent : TMAN
13
Croon : SING
18
Hwys. : RTES
22
Showy ornament : GAUD
24
Rehearses : TRAINS
26
Expenses : COSTS
27
Grotesque act : ANTIC
28
Good-for-nothing : SCAPEGRACE
30
Spree : BINGE
31
Truly : INDEED
33
Poem division : CANTO
34
Goose genus : ANSER
36
Greek letter : PHI
37
Highway curve : ESS
41
Harassed : PESTERED
43
Goddess of youth and spring : HEBE
46
Dozed : NODDED
48
Jejune : ARID
50
Map within a map : INSET
52
Private : INNER
53
Mt. Olympus occupants : GODS
54
Seed coat : ARIL
55
Beige : ECRU
56
Sorrel's cousin : ROAN
58
Membrane of a bird's beak : CERE
59
Rival of Babylonia : ELAM
60
Concorde et al. : SSTS
63
Application : USE

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

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