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New York Times, Friday, June 4, 1982

Author:
Catherine Benante
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 4.87, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 267 (avg 1.44)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 5, XRef: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
Catherine Benante has 1 pre-Shortz puzzle in our database.
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© 1982, The New York TimesNo. 11,896

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Across
1
Gamma's predecessor : BETA
5
Lane to the plane : RAMP
9
"Come ___," former B'way hit : OFAGE
14
Muriel ___, star of 9 Across : RAHN
15
Kind of exam : ORAL
16
Pendulous parts of hounds' lips : FLEWS
17
Wide-eyed : AGOG
18
Beget : SIRE
19
Leporidae : HARES
20
Dwellers in Pandemonium : DEMONS
22
Tolstoy's Anna : KARENINA
24
Sideshow : RAREE
25
Gogol's "___ Souls" : DEAD
26
"Being and Nothingness" author : SARTRE
29
Remit beforehand : PREPAY
33
Fortify : ARM
35
Chinese secret society : TONG
37
British fruit baskets : TRUGS
38
Page : LEAF
40
Roles for Ferrer and Plummer : IAGOS
42
Snick's partner : SNEE
43
Boleyn and Frank : ANNES
45
Nut part : MEAT
46
Suffix with salt or fruit : IER
47
Petrarch piece : SONNET
49
Guanacos' cousins : LLAMAS
52
Burl or Charles : IVES
54
Closet culprits : MOTHS
56
Raskolnikov's ordeal, with 30 Down : CRIMEAND
60
Dealer in tarts : PIEMAN
62
Whirligig : ROTOR
63
Rhine tributary : AARE
65
Cotton gauze : LENO
66
Concern of an impresario : OPERA
67
Dolt : CLOD
68
Within: Comb. form : ENTO
69
Desert mount : CAMEL
70
Soar : KITE
71
Musial : STAN
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___ Park, Ranger who became a Bruin : BRAD
2
Kind of beaver : EAGER
3
He wrote "The Magic Mountain" : THOMASMANN
4
Mohair : ANGORA
5
A leader of the Pre-Raphaelites : ROSSETTI
6
Memorable tycoon's nickname : ARI
7
Follower of land or book : MARK
8
Argue at the bar : PLEAD
9
" . . . great searchings ___": Judges 5:16 : OFHEART
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Defoe's Moll : FLANDERS
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Air: Prefix : AERI
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Verdon : GWEN
13
She, in Siena : ESSA
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Saul's uncle : NER
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Agt. : REP
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Stray : ROAM
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German economist: 1821–96 : ENGEL
30
See 56 Across : PUNISHMENT
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"African Queen" scriptwriter : AGEE
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French and Belgian waterway : YSER
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Unfortunately : ALAS
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Where mates are soon parted : RENO
36
Target : GOAL
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Novelist Cooper's middle name : FENIMORE
41
Panic on the Ponderosa : STAMPEDE
44
Vague number : SEVERAL
48
English ritual : TEA
50
Me. in Nancy : MOI
51
Spider-monkey genus : ATELES
53
Nosh : SNACK
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Ana or Clara : SANTA
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Gator's kin : CROC
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Clothing in Castilla : ROPA
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Piece of gossip : ITEM
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Homophone for Dolly : DALI
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Kind of tide : NOON
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Nonsense : ROT

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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