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Betty Jane Cometa
Betty Jane Cometa

New York Times, Friday, August 20, 1982

Author:
Cometa
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.79, Missing: { J Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 279 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 75, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 13, XRef: 0, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
Betty Jane Cometa has 5 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1982, The New York TimesNo. 11,973

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Across
1
Rhinitis : COLD
5
Theme of this puzzle : GAMES
10
McCullers' "sad" place : CAFE
14
Medicinal plant : ALOE
15
"___ at the office" : IGAVE
16
Allay : LULL
17
Pope in 903 : LEOV
18
Waistcoat : GILET
19
Russian sea : ARAL
20
Exclusive enterprise? : MONOPOLY
22
"What's in ___?" : ANAME
23
Roofer's item : TILE
24
Armlet and anklet : BANGLES
26
Stakes house? : CASINO
29
Flits? : DARTS
30
"___ Perpetua" (Idaho motto) : ESTO
31
___-frutti : TUTTI
32
Conjunction : BUT
35
Oriental cloakroom attendants? : CHINESECHECKERS
39
Cash ending : IER
40
Egyptian group : COPTS
41
Actress Swenson : INGA
42
"___ not lost": Milton : ALLIS
43
Separate : SUNDER
45
Fussy female? : OLDMAID
48
Await decision : PEND
49
Fauna form : BEAST
50
Canonical cloaks? : DOMINOES
54
Inactive : IDLE
55
Service color : KHAKI
57
"(___ as you and I!)": Kipling : EVEN
58
Title of respect, in Malay : TUAN
59
French writer Jean : GENET
60
Indira's gown : SARI
61
Skewer : SPIT
62
Brassy sound : BLARE
63
Swill : SLOP
Down
1
Soothe : CALM
2
___ strut on a plane : OLEO
3
"___ Lake," Doctorow novel : LOON
4
Piety : DEVOTION
5
Woman's paid escort : GIGOLO
6
Nimble : AGILE
7
"Honi soit qui ___ pense" : MALY
8
Baxter role: 1950 : EVE
9
Gelled : SET
10
Cymbal sounds : CLANGS
11
Of hearing : AURAL
12
Girl in a torch song : FLAME
13
French pronoun : ELLES
21
Wrestling term : PIN
22
Ludicrous : ANTIC
24
Spas : BATHS
25
"Vissi d'___," Puccini aria : ARTE
26
Chickpeas: It. : CECI
27
Davis Cup captain : ASHE
28
Budge : STIR
29
Pipes for cables : DUCTS
31
Wishy-washy : TEPID
32
Stoop : BEND
33
Desire : URGE
34
Autocrat : TSAR
36
Acclaim : ECLAT
37
Certain songs : SOLI
38
Benevolence : KINDNESS
42
"I ___ with broom before . . . ": Shak. : AMSENT
43
A scion of Shem : SEMITE
44
Prefix with cycle or verse : UNI
45
Some biog. sketches : OBITS
46
Approached gradually, with "to" : LEDUP
47
___ Lama : DALAI
48
Jabber? : POKER
50
Actor Andrews : DANA
51
___ Office : OVAL
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Saarinen : EERO
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Bit of fabric : SNIP
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Russian C.I.A. : KGB
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Loki's daughter : HEL

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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