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New York Times, Monday, October 9, 1989

41-Down : Two of ___ (poker holding)

Author:
Wilson McBeath
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 5.00, Missing: { H Q V W X Z }, Scrabble score: 262 (avg 1.42)
Open Squares: 65, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Spans: 4, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
Wilson McBeath has 28 known pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1989, The New York TimesNo. 14,580
Across
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Young seal : PUP
4
Strike : SMITE
9
Countenance : FACE
13
At the peak : ATOP
15
Monster: Comb. form : TERAT
16
Land west of Pakistan : IRAN
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Iroquoian Indians : SENECAS
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Eurasian mountains : URALS
22
Egyptian king, for short : TUT
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"___ Blue?": 1929 song : AMI
24
Ingenuous : INNOCENTASALAMB
33
Hangman's halter : NOOSE
34
Protection : AEGIS
35
Sound from the cote : MAA
36
Bog : MIRE
37
Millay and Ferber : EDNAS
38
Favorites : PETS
39
Doctrine : ISM
40
Actor Keith : BRIAN
41
Sharp ridge : ARETE
42
Out of it : DEADASAMACKEREL
45
Choler : IRE
46
Be under the weather : AIL
47
Loser to Dwight in the 50's : ADLAI
50
Fin : PINNULE
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Concept : IDEA
59
Saw : ADAGE
60
Border : EDGE
61
Cub Scout units : DENS
62
Former Times Square hotel : ASTOR
63
Superlative ending : EST
Down
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Seek gold : PAN
2
Actress Hagen et al. : UTAS
3
Jab : POKE
4
Sweet spice: Ex. 30:34 : STACTE
5
Tableland : MESA
6
Authors Levin and Wolfert : IRAS
7
Muslim cap : TAJ
8
Greek letter : ETA
9
Small filament : FIBRIL
10
Oratorio highlight : ARIA
11
Reiner or Sandburg : CARL
12
Odds' partner : ENDS
14
A carbohydrate : PENTOSE
18
Tie, in tennis : DEUCE
19
Ariz. Indians : YUMAS
23
Sale terms : ASIS
24
"Glorious the sun ___-career": Smart : INMID
25
Racket : NOISE
26
Southern constellation : NORMA
27
Gymnast Comanici : NADIA
28
Coffee-break time, for some : TENAM
29
Guam's capital : AGANA
30
Eastern notable : AMEER
31
Smelting product : MATTE
32
City on the Rhine : BASEL
37
Gaelic : ERSE
38
Overture : PRELUDE
40
Pertaining to atmospheric weight : BARIC
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Two of ___ (poker holding) : AKIND
43
Namesakes of the hunt goddess : DIANAS
44
Preserver : CANNER
47
Parched : ARID
48
Miami's county : DADE
49
Mortgage : LIEN
50
High schoolers' exam : PSAT
51
Drama villain : IAGO
52
Deposit : LODE
53
Ova : EGGS
55
Motorists' org. : AAA
56
N.F.L. scores : TDS
57
Place : SET

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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