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James L. Beatty
James L. Beatty

New York Times, Monday, July 12, 1993

Author:
James L. Beatty
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.79, Missing: { F J Q X }, Scrabble score: 278 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 64, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1
James L. Beatty has 18 known pre-Shortz puzzles, and 2 Modern Era crosswords in our database.
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© 1993, The New York TimesNo. 15,952
Across
1
Draft letters : SSS
4
Type of type : AGATE
9
Cicatrix : SCAR
13
Cry of surprise : AHA
14
Conchita's kisses : BESOS
15
The Hindu Cupid : KAMA
16
Natural disasters : CATACLYSMS
19
News bit : ITEM
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Most diaphanous : SHEEREST
21
Alf and E.T. : ALIENS
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Uncommon : RARE
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Competing : VYING
25
State tree of Tex. : PECAN
28
Regret : RUE
30
"The ___ and the Ecstasy": I. Stone : AGONY
33
Subsides : ABATES
35
Imminent : NEAR
37
Caviar : ROE
38
Mechanical repetition : ROTE
39
Pedro's father : PADRE
41
Actress Kirk : LISA
42
"___ pig's eye!" : INA
43
Carry on : WAGE
44
Apprehends : SEIZES
46
Slender, graceful girl : SYLPH
48
Go astray : ERR
50
"___ of robins ... " : ANEST
51
Greek mountain nymph : OREAD
53
Farm unit : ACRE
55
0-9 : DIGITS
57
Pennant : STREAMER
61
Rake : ROUE
62
Important churches : CATHEDRALS
64
All-purpose trks. : UTES
65
Woodwinds : OBOES
66
Actress Ullmann : LIV
67
Gin pole : MAST
68
Lachrymose output : TEARS
69
Light blow : TAP
Down
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Black Hawk's people : SACS
2
___ Jahan, Taj Mahal builder : SHAH
3
Gorge : SATE
4
More capable : ABLER
5
Old Faithful, e.g. : GEYSER
6
Vice prin., e.g. : ASST
7
Cat or turkey : TOM
8
Joseph Addison product : ESSAY
9
Winter sport : SKIING
10
Classify : CATEGORIZE
11
Preacher's sign-off : AMEN
12
Namath's last team : RAMS
17
Oxidize : AERATE
18
Hoist : CRANE
22
Perjurer : LIAR
24
Swerve : VEER
25
Helen's abductor : PARIS
26
Wood for 38 keys : EBONY
27
Lists : CATALOGUES
29
Kind of dog : UNDER
31
Things to count : NOSES
32
Leavening agent : YEAST
34
Resort : SPA
36
Loser to D.D.E. : AES
40
Old : AGED
41
Type of equation : LINEAR
43
Sharpen : WHET
45
Auriculate : EARED
47
Sacerdotal figure : PRIEST
49
Newsman Dan : RATHER
52
Scarf : ASCOT
54
A garnish : CRESS
55
Something to beat : DRUM
56
Jot : IOTA
57
Portico for Zeno : STOA
58
Brewer's need : MALT
59
C. Lamb : ELIA
60
Request letters : RSVP
63
Honest ___ : ABE

Answer summary:
1 unique to this puzzle, 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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