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Dorothy Smitonick
Dorothy Smitonick

New York Times, Thursday, July 2, 1987

62-Down : Minister's deg.

Author:
Dorothy Smitonick
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 37, Avg Word Len: 4.82, Missing: { Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 286 (avg 1.52)
Open Squares: 66, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 8, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
Dorothy Smitonick has 17 known pre-Shortz puzzles, and 1 Modern Era crossword in our database.
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© 1987, The New York TimesNo. 13,750
Across
1
Shakespearean villain : IAGO
5
Killer whales : ORCS
9
Popeye's archenemy : BLUTO
14
Wait in concealment : LURK
15
Part of a bird's beak : CERE
16
Rajahs' wives : RANIS
17
Dickensian embezzler : URIAHHEEP
19
Pen name of novelist de la Ramée : OUIDA
20
Day of the wk. : SAT
21
Some are electric : EELS
22
He holds the bag : PORTER
23
Ski lift : TBAR
25
Hebrew letter : TSADI
27
Untamed : WILD
28
Favorites : PETS
29
Wanes : EBBS
33
Japanese aborigines : AINOS
34
Set ___ (make an appointment) : ADATE
36
Movie studio : LOT
37
TV scoundrel : JREWING
39
Ben Hur's betrayer : MESSALA
41
"___ longa, vita brevis" : ARS
42
Civil-rights org. : NAACP
44
Tries out : TESTS
45
Sow chow : MAST
47
Actresses Claire and Balin : INAS
48
Pol. party members : REPS
49
___ of thousands : ACAST
51
Hasten : DASH
52
Jewish law : TALMUD
55
Actor ___ Everett : CHAD
57
Old French coin : ECU
60
Close, to Cowper : ANEAR
61
Sam Spade antagonist : THEFATMAN
63
Flat : STALE
64
Slave : SERF
65
Burt Reynolds film : HEAT
66
Dickensian murderer : SIKES
67
Quarry : PREY
68
James Bond adversary : DRNO
Down
1
Priam's grandfather : ILUS
2
Atmosphere : AURA
3
Pluck : GRITTINESS
4
Trappist cheese : OKA
5
Shade of yellow : OCHER
6
Virginia ___ : REEL
7
Peaked : CRESTED
8
Fall mo. : SEP
9
Coop group : BROOD
10
"Annie ___" : LAURIE
11
One : UNIT
12
Time's fellow traveler : TIDE
13
Glacial ridges : OSAR
18
Gives way to an approaching train : HEADSIN
22
Cheap jewelry : PASTE
24
Use a bubble pipe : BLOW
26
F.D.R. collection : STAMPS
27
Gaelic cry of grief : WIRRA
28
Heathens : PAGANS
30
One who reviles : BLASPHEMER
31
Lengths of cloth : BOLTS
32
Deps. : STAS
33
In ___ (on the spot) : AJAM
35
Actor Erik from N.Y.C. : ESTRADA
38
Aquatic nymph : NAIAD
40
Bishoprics : SEES
43
Rich Gedman is one : CATCHER
46
Mexican food : TAMALE
50
Preserves : CURES
51
Wacky : DAFFY
52
Scottish goblet : TASS
53
Against : ANTI
54
Boating problem : LEAK
56
Present : HERE
58
Sonny portrayer in "The Godfather" : CAAN
59
"Do ___ others ... " : UNTO
61
Cooking abbr. : TSP
62
Minister's deg. : THD

Answer summary:
2 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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