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New York Times, Saturday, July 9, 1983

Author:
William Jarvis
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 5.05, Missing: { J K Z }, Scrabble score: 273 (avg 1.46)
Open Squares: 65, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 4, XRef: 1, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
William Jarvis has 15 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1983, The New York TimesNo. 12,296
Across
1
Mineral resistant to electricity : MICA
5
"Lucky Jim" author : AMIS
9
Place for a feather : CAP
12
Nigerian capital : LAGOS
13
Hersey town : ADANO
14
Cape Horn native : ONA
15
Neuron components : AXONS
16
R.A.F. and Luftwaffe : AIRFORCES
18
Rhetorical evasions : CIRCUMLOCUTIONS
20
Guidry stat. : ERA
21
Lusitania's last gasp : SOS
22
Garden swinger : GATE
23
She has her pride : LIONESS
27
Biblical suffix : ETH
29
Raison d'___ : ETAT
30
Due : OWED
33
Central patios : ATRIA
37
Stargazing by mariners : ASTRONAVIGATION
40
Set firmly : POSIT
41
Stand : BEAR
42
One of the Marianas : ROTA
43
Romaine lettuce : COS
45
City E of Monterey Bay : SALINAS
47
Both: Prefix : AMBI
50
Part of i.e. : EST
53
U.S. press org. : NIA
54
2007 for Jamestown : QUATERCENTENARY
60
Ancient Semites : ASSYRIANS
61
Flirted optically : OGLED
62
Gamble : BET
63
A wine from SW France : MEDOC
64
Open pies : FLANS
65
Enzyme : ASE
66
Part of A.A.A. : ASSN
67
Song or gab follower : FEST
Down
1
Long coat : MAXI
2
Pet bat in "The Munsters" : IGOR
3
Pond ripples : CONCENTRICITY
4
Guarantee : ASSURE
5
Opposite of "Saludos!" : ADIOS
6
Polo : MARCO
7
Steep the tea leaves : INFUSE
8
Carbon particles : SOOT
9
Shipment from 12 Across : COCOA
10
Concerning : ANENT
11
Outmoded : PASSE
12
Ingredient of japan : LAC
13
Indian mulberry : AAL
17
Pythagorean proposition figure : RIGHTTRIANGLE
19
James or Marsha : MASON
23
Capriole : LEAP
24
" . . . but thinking makes ___": Hamlet : ITSO
25
These are often wild : OATS
26
Gob : SWAB
28
Chinese pagoda : TAA
31
Grandmother of Enos : EVE
32
"Buenos ___" : DIAS
34
Black Sea feeder : RION
35
Smidgen : IOTA
36
Duck genus : ANAS
38
Siouan : OTO
39
President called "American Caesar" : GRANT
44
October classic : SERIES
46
Keep away, at sea : LIEOFF
47
Middle Eastern gulf : AQABA
48
Clio and Thalia, e.g. : MUSES
49
Scold harshly : BASTE
51
Abundance : SCADS
52
Mortise partner : TENON
55
Writer Bombeck : ERMA
56
D.C. advisory group : NSC
57
"___! poor Yorick" : ALAS
58
Lease : RENT
59
Football dists. : YDS

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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