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Betty Jane Cometa
Betty Jane Cometa

New York Times, Thursday, June 17, 1982

Author:
Cometa
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.79, Missing: { J K Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 284 (avg 1.52)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 6, XRef: 5, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
Betty Jane Cometa has 5 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1982, The New York TimesNo. 11,909
Across
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Flows' partner : EBBS
5
Beethoven's Fifth, e.g. : OPUS
9
Mr. Magoo is one : MYOPE
14
Piquant : TART
15
Cod or scrod : FISH
16
Moses' brother : AARON
17
Where a part of Turkey is located : ASIA
18
Kind of market : FLEA
19
Impelled : URGED
20
With 8 Down, Lawrence of Arabia : THOMASEDWARD
23
Patched with colors : PIED
24
___ value (car buyer's concern) : RESALE
28
With 8 Down, late actor : ROBERT
31
MCMLXXXII is one : DATE
33
Streaked : RAN
34
Lyric poem form : EPODE
35
"He held his ___ trust to Art . . . ": Dobson : PENIN
36
Wing or acorn, e.g. : NUT
37
Isaac, to Jacob : SIRE
38
Peace goddess : IRENE
39
"___ have seen God . . . ": Gen. 32:30 : FORI
40
Monogram of an inventor : TAE
41
Characteristic quality : AROMA
42
Bannister was one : MILER
43
Greek "H" : ETA
44
Mun. entities : TWPS
45
"Out, out, brief ___!" : CANDLE
46
Oracle site : DELPHI
48
McCartney creation : SONG
49
With 8 Down, Josh Billings : HENRYWHEELER
55
Welsh strait : MENAI
58
Bide ___ : AWEE
59
Rhodes, to Italians : RODI
60
Hoard : AMASS
61
Distinguishing feature : SCAR
62
Sponsorship : EGIS
63
Washington sound : PUGET
64
"I ___ Men": Porter : HATE
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Be foolish : DOTE
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French state : ETAT
2
Wingding : BASH
3
Vivacity : BRIO
4
Oater action, sometimes : STAMPEDE
5
Compensate : OFFSET
6
Heaped : PILED
7
Expended : USED
8
Surname of fame : SHAW
9
O'Hara of films : MAUREEN
10
Enclosures for livestock : YARDS
11
Kind of chem. : ORG
12
Early whodunit writer : POE
13
Aim : END
21
Yorkshire river : AIRE
22
With 8 Down, clarinetist : ARTIE
25
Poet Matthew : ARNOLD
26
Victor's crown : LAUREL
27
Whole : ENTIRE
28
What the hare did in a race : RESTED
29
Soporific : OPIATE
30
Northern : BOREAL
31
Judges : DEEMS
32
Christie or Lucasta : ANNA
35
Support : PROP
38
With 8 Down, novelist : IRWIN
39
Gave a felon's name to the cops : FINGERED
41
What Socrates was purported to be : ATHEIST
42
Lion's pride : MANE
45
Be consistent : COHERE
47
Stage : PHASE
48
One of Churchill's four offerings : SWEAT
50
Plethora : RASH
51
Haven for lasses: Abbr. : YWCA
52
Colophon, e.g. : LOGO
53
What diaskeuasts do : EDIT
54
High ground : RISE
55
Plat : MAP
56
Ratite bird : EMU
57
Henpeck : NAG

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 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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