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New York Times, Saturday, November 14, 1992

Author:
James L. Beatty
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 44, Avg Word Len: 4.74, Missing: { F J Q X }
Open Squares: 65, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
James L. Beatty has 18 known pre-Shortz puzzles, and 2 Shortz Era crosswords in our database.
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© 1992, The New York TimesNo. 15,712
Across
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Declare : AVER
5
Strikes lightly : PATS
9
Created : MADE
13
Grooved rim holding a gem : BEZEL
15
Blunted sword : EPEE
16
Pteroid : ALAR
17
Uncanny : EERIE
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Vicinage : AREA
19
Inform the fuzz : SING
20
Occurring : TRANSPIRING
22
Tampico treat : TACO
23
Like Manute Bol of the N.B.A. : TALL
24
Like Gordo of comics : OBESE
26
"Peanuts" character : PIGPEN
30
Redolence : ODOR
31
German river : EDER
32
Controversial marriage vow : OBEY
35
A helix : SPIRAL
39
Hues : TONES
41
Poem by Hodgson : EVE
42
Defunct treaty org. : SEATO
43
Choose : ELECT
44
Biblical weed : TARE
46
Siouan Indian : CROW
47
Brainstorm : IDEA
49
Kin of nerds : CREEPS
51
Word processor : TYPIST
53
French parish priest : CURE
55
Source : ROOT
56
Abundant supplies : CORNUCOPIAS
62
Singer Paul ___ : ANKA
63
Something to keep above water : HEAD
64
Invalidate : ANNUL
65
Don't dele : STET
66
Nine: Comb. form : ENNE
67
Representation of a cherubic infant : PUTTO
68
Orifice : HOLE
69
Achiever : DOER
70
Carbonaceous substance : SOOT
Down
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Give a footpad a hand : ABET
2
Swerve : VEER
3
Old Testament prophet : EZRA
4
Curb : REIN
5
Item swine spurn : PEARL
6
Showery month : APRIL
7
Numerical suffix : TEEN
8
Neptune, e.g. : SEAGOD
9
Magnum opus : MASTERPIECE
10
Nom de plume of sorts : ALIAS
11
Merengue or kolo : DANCE
12
Therefore : ERGO
14
Nimble, in Nantes : LESTE
21
Spinet or grand : PIANO
25
Political controller : BOSS
26
Fountain or Seeger : PETE
27
Adored one : IDOL
28
Unit of heredity : GENE
29
Rain or snow : PRECIPITATE
30
Hearing in court : OYER
33
Letter on a key : BETA
34
Bartok or Perón : EVA
36
Of special excellence : RARE
37
At the pinnacle : ATOP
38
Meadow sounds : LOWS
40
Criteria: Abbr. : STDS
45
Beige : ECRU
48
Corroded with an acid : ETCHED
50
Summary : RECAP
51
Jay Silverheels role : TONTO
52
Hayseed : YOKEL
53
Whooping ___ : CRANE
54
Kind of dog : UNDER
55
Impetuous : RASH
57
Wine: Comb. form : OENO
58
Burden : ONUS
59
Piebald : PINTO
60
Opel or Cord : AUTO
61
Vegas machine : SLOT

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

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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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