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Betty Jane Cometa
Betty Jane Cometa

New York Times, Tuesday, September 21, 1982

Author:
Cometa
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.79, Missing: { Q W }, Scrabble score: 300 (avg 1.60)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 9, XRef: 7, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
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© 1982, The New York TimesNo. 12,005
Across
1. A French cousin of 4 Down : CREPE
6. "Oh, What ___ Was Mary" : APAL
10. Snare : TRAP
14. Ben of golfing fame : HOGAN
15. Six: Comb. form : HEXA
16. Split : RIVE
17. Happening : EVENT
18. Kind of cover : SLIP
19. Arch type : OGEE
20. René's grateful responses : MERCIS
22. A version of 4 Down : FLAPJACK
24. LL.B.'s : ATTS
26. O.T. book : EZRA
27. Odin's "chooser of the slain" : VALKYRIE
31. " ___ Hay," Huxley novel : ANTIC
35. Dies ___ : IRAE
36. Strangeness : ODDITY
39. "Rose ___ rose . . . " : ISA
40. Bugs' banned banes : DDTS
41. Russian cousins of 4 Down : BLINI
42. ___ tale : TALL
43. Reaction to a mouse : EEK
44. Stripped : PEELED
45. Opposite of written : ORAL
46. "And ___ grow on" : ONETO
48. Terse, witty sayings : EPIGRAMS
50. Norwegian saint : OLAF
53. Omar creation : TENT
54. Chinese cousins of 4 Down : EGGROLLS
58. Disturbed : ROILED
62. Out of kilter : ALOP
63. Table game : POOL
65. Feet-first action, often : SLIDE
66. Bolognese painter : RENI
67. Wahine's dance : HULA
68. ___ Diable : ILEDU
69. Oyster or pearl : SEED
70. Cézanne's "Boy in ___ Vest" : ARED
71. Nasser's successor : SADAT
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1. Lab subj. : CHEM
2. Ramble : ROVE
3. Elbe feeder : EGER
4. Ubiquitous comestibles : PANCAKES
5. Essence : ENTITY
6. Cries of surprise : AHS
7. Booty : PELF
8. In the main stem of a plant : AXILE
9. Bolivian city : LAPAZ
10. Hector was one : TROJAN
11. Baltic seaport : RIGA
12. With, in Paris : AVEC
13. Sly glance : PEEK
21. Light flasher : STROBE
23. Entreat : PRAY
25. Edge along : SIDLE
27. TV : VIDEO
28. Elizabeth or Eve : ARDEN
29. A Jewish cousin of 4 Down : LATKE
30. Roman official : EDILE
32. Pope's triple crown : TIARA
33. Imam's world : ISLAM
34. Phones : CALLS
37. Clumsy : INEPT
38. Neater : TIDIER
42. A Mexican cousin of 4 Down : TORTILLA
44. Princely pastime : POLO
47. Slow and dull : TORPID
49. The act of cognition : GNOSIS
51. Omega's opposite : ALPHA
52. Ingredient for 4 Down : FLOUR
54. Places for ringlets : EARS
55. Merriment : GLEE
56. Start of a Mitchell title : GONE
57. "O ___ mio" : SOLE
59. Was not veracious : LIED
60. Icelandic work : EDDA
61. Pentateuch bk. : DEUT
64. Dad, once : LAD

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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