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New York Times, Monday, October 1, 1990

Author:
William Baxley
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.97, Missing: { F J Q X }, Scrabble score: 259 (avg 1.37)
Open Squares: 63, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1
William Baxley has 20 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1990, The New York TimesNo. 14,937
Across
1
Retired : ABED
5
Federal agt. : NARC
9
Harrow's rival : ETON
13
Fragrant oleoresin : ELEMI
14
Hodgepodge : OLIO
15
One of HOMES : ERIE
16
Large fruit or its vine : WATERMELON
18
Demolish, in Devon : RASE
19
Savoie summer : ETE
20
Squiggly : EELY
21
Minted : COINED
23
Designates : SELECTS
25
Allots : METES
26
One ___ time : ATA
27
Noisy : SONOROUS
30
Old Testament book : AMOS
33
Ascends : MOUNTS
35
Bangkok-to-Hanoi dir. : NNE
36
Assessment : LEVY
37
Command : ORDER
38
Tarry : BIDE
39
Anger : IRE
40
Printing errors : ERRATA
41
Image : ICON
42
N.A. turtle : TERRAPIN
44
Make lace : TAT
46
Barbarians : GOTHS
47
Verbatim : LITERAL
51
Tenor who was born in Naples and died there : CARUSO
53
Debatable : MOOT
54
Pub order : ALE
55
He loves: Lat. : AMAT
56
Torpor : STAGNATION
59
Dimension : SIZE
60
Jot : IOTA
61
Dunce caps : CONES
62
W. German dam : EDER
63
British gun : STEN
64
Low-lying islands off Fla. : KEYS
Down
1
Wing-shaped : ALATE
2
Asian nut : BETEL
3
Scottish uncle : EME
4
Straightforward : DIRECT
5
Carols : NOELS
6
Associate : ALLY
7
El Tajo, e.g. : RIO
8
"Classic" TV game : CONCENTRATION
9
Weirder : EERIER
10
Moving at 700-780 m.p.h. at sea level : TRANSONIC
11
French river : OISE
12
Want : NEED
13
Rams' dams : EWES
17
Transformation : METAMORPHOSIS
22
Siouans : OTOS
24
Uncomplex : EASY
25
A Cézanne contemporary : MONET
27
Africa's largest land : SUDAN
28
Ruin : UNDO
29
Observed : SEEN
30
Descended : ALIT
31
Simple : MERE
32
Misuse a pastureland : OVERGRAZE
34
Fragrant rootstock : ORRIS
38
Nip : BITE
40
Diner sign : EATS
43
Carpenter's plane : ROUTER
45
Assault : ATTACK
47
Producer Josh ___ : LOGAN
48
Weather forecast : RAINY
49
Shade of green : ALOES
50
Mount Palomar necessity : LENS
51
Receptacle : CASE
52
Mixed with : AMID
53
Deck officer : MATE
57
Toddler : TOT
58
Low digit : TOE

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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