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New York Times, Thursday, June 8, 1978

2-Down : Word with geometry or judgment

Author:
Norton Rhoades
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { J K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 268 (avg 1.43)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 13, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
Norton Rhoades has 24 known pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1978, The New York TimesNo. 10,526
Across
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One of the Three Bears : PAPA
5
Weight of interest to Diamond Lil : CARAT
10
Skinflinty : NEAR
14
Impediment to progress : SNAG
15
Type of type : AGATE
16
"Gloomy Dean" of St. Paul's : INGE
17
Vetch : TARE
18
Dr. Richards of tennis : RENEE
19
Harem rooms : ODAS
20
"Rigoletto" aria re womankind : LADONNAEMOBILE
23
Charisse : CYD
24
Lithuanian's relative : LETT
25
Composer of "The Rosary" : NEVIN
26
Useful : UTILE
28
Sometime member of the wedding : SIS
30
Suffix with exist and insist : ENT
31
City on the Arno : PISA
32
City official : PLANNER
36
A woman, to Pope : CONTRADICTION
40
Little-known Moses : GRANDPA
41
Tadpole's parent : FROG
43
Murray's "Caught in the ___ of Words" : WEB
46
Miss Dodo : IMA
47
Where to see Lincoln : PENNY
48
Kemper in Kansas City : ARENA
50
Locale : SITE
53
Egyptian symbol : ASP
54
Hamlet's "___ is woman!" : FRAILTYTHYNAME
58
Letters from Greece : TAUS
59
Of the ear : AURAL
60
___ a hand (aid) : LEND
62
Feminine suffix : ETTE
63
Item passed at church : PLATE
64
Handle, to Claudius : ANSA
65
"So foul and fair a ___ have not seen": Macbeth : DAYI
66
Betsy Ross, e.g. : SEWER
67
Part of Rona's report : ITEM
Down
1
Sound seeking silence : PST
2
Word with geometry or judgment : ANALYTIC
3
Dante's "Il ___" : PARADISO
4
On in years : AGED
5
Chili con ___ : CARNE
6
F.B.I. man : AGENT
7
Attacked : RANAT
8
Fit to ___ : ATEE
9
Abound : TEEM
10
Tearful queen : NIOBE
11
Salad tidbit : ENDIVE
12
"I've Got ___ Kalamazoo," 1942 song : AGALIN
13
Take umbrage : RESENT
21
Hurrah, in Honduras : OLE
22
Start : ONSET
23
"My ___ runneth over" : CUP
27
"Auld ___ Syne" : LANG
28
Do pruning : SNIP
29
Cuzco Indian : INCA
32
Buggy for a baby : PRAM
33
Turner or Cantrell : LANA
34
Append : ADD
35
Plentiful : RIFE
37
Event at court : TRIAL
38
Decoration : ORNAMENT
39
Bunk! : NONSENSE
42
Kind of joint : GYP
43
Floated lightly aloft : WAFTED
44
Mistakes in a book : ERRATA
45
Kind of queen or sleep : BEAUTY
47
Corral : PEN
49
Japanese citizen of U.S. : NISEI
50
Trifle : STRAW
51
"___ war": F.D.R. : IHATE
52
Mary ___ Moore : TYLER
55
Lights-out signal : TAPS
56
Dec. 25 : YULE
57
Jai ___ : ALAI
61
Hungry Horse, for one : DAM

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 1 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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