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New York Times, Saturday, April 3, 1982

Author:
Bert Rosenfield
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 37, Avg Word Len: 4.82, Missing: { B F K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 286 (avg 1.52)
Open Squares: 68, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 10, XRef: 5, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7
Bert Rosenfield has 60 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
David Steinberg notes:

Regarding the 46-Across clue, the actual name is "Scafell Pike," though apparently there is a nearby peak named "Sca Fell."

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© 1982, The New York TimesNo. 11,834

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Across
1
Fleecer's aide : SHILL
6
J. E. H. was one : GMAN
10
Play tricks : JAPE
14
TV sound section : AUDIO
15
Comfort : EASE
16
Tel ___ : AVIV
17
Travel account by 61 Across : WESTWARDHA
19
Hair follower : LINE
20
Advice to Kelly : SLIDE
21
Mull over : PONDER
23
Schisgal hit play: 1964 : LUV
26
Nanking nurse : AMAH
27
Kubrick's computer : HAL
28
In a tumult : ARIOT
30
Half-track cargo : AMMO
33
Edition: Abbr. : ISS
36
Chinese secretary in piece by 61 Across : CANDIDEYAM
39
Sikkim's site : ASIA
40
Franklin's spouse : ELEANOR
41
U.S. doubles co-champ: 1976 : RIESSEN
43
Manipulates, as prices : RIGS
44
Site of Brown U., alma mater of 61 Across : PROVIDENCE
46
___ Fell Pike, England's highest peak : SCA
47
___-majesté : LESE
48
Hibernians : GAELS
49
Beam : RAY
51
"Persistence of Memory" : DALI
54
Soak flax : RET
55
Levy : IMPOSE
58
Vacuous : INANE
60
Tart : SOUR
61
American humorist : SJPERELMAN
66
M.I.T. is one : INST
67
___ gold : SPUN
68
Sole of a plow : SLADE
69
Space acronym : NASA
70
V.I.P.'s aide : ASST
71
B'way dog : SANDY
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Maxim : SAW
2
Vietnamese city : HUE
3
Parts of psyches : IDS
4
Wagons-___ (French Pullmans) : LITS
5
The Roman language, later on : LOWLATIN
6
Consort of Frey : GERDA
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Responded to opportunity's knock : MADEHAY
8
Kind of blonde : ASH
9
A tide : NEAP
10
De la Roche locale : JALNA
11
Undercover agent in story by 61 Across : AVIDLISSNER
12
Languish : PINE
13
"___ thine" : EVER
18
Intention : AIM
22
Word of surprise : OHO
23
Some shoe-factory employees : LACERS
24
Of a Russian range : URALIC
25
Book by 61 Across : VINEGARPUSS
29
Certain ladies' rooms : ODAS
31
"Marvelous ___" of the old Mets : MARV
32
When Gary Coleman will be 34 : MMII
34
Fin de ___ : SIECLE
35
Most clearheaded : SANEST
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Feedbox info : DOPE
38
Boots one : ERRS
39
On the briny : ASEA
42
Jitters : EDGINESS
45
Sophoclean protagonist : OEDIPUS
47
Fleur-de-___ : LYS
50
Vessel of a sort : AORTA
52
In re : ANENT
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Malayan gibbon : LAR
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"The fat ___ the fire": Heywood : ISIN
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African monkey : MONA
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U.S. satellite : ESSA
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Raines or Logan : ELLA
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Minor offs. : JPS
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Chess piece : MAN
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Augment : ADD
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Victor at Elchingen : NEY

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 8 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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