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New York Times, Saturday, November 3, 1990

Author:
Joel D. Lafargue
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.11, Missing: { Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 300 (avg 1.59)
Open Squares: 75, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
Joel D. Lafargue has 51 pre-Shortz puzzles and 2 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
David Steinberg notes:

In original solution, answer to 31-Across has the "O"s as "0"s, even though the down crossings call for "O"s. (The capital "I" and number "1" looked the same in the font they used.)

1
G
2
I
3
R
4
L
5
V
6
E
7
R
8
S
9
A
10
L
11
I
12
P
13
S
14
A
L
I
E
15
O
K
I
E
S
16
I
T
A
L
17
B
I
G
A
18
M
Y
I
S
W
H
19
E
N
T
W
O
20
S
E
A
P
L
A
N
E
21
C
R
E
O
L
E
22
F
I
G
G
23
M
A
N
U
24
B
25
A
26
R
R
I
E
27
M
O
N
O
P
28
O
29
L
30
Y
31
I
O
O
O
32
S
33
L
I
T
S
34
B
E
E
35
C
R
A
G
36
E
M
O
37
J
O
T
S
38
E
T
D
39
V
E
E
R
40
S
41
E
L
I
E
42
P
A
S
43
S
44
W
O
R
D
45
E
46
L
O
I
N
S
47
P
A
L
S
48
S
C
O
P
49
A
50
P
51
E
R
C
U
52
A
N
T
E
A
53
T
54
E
55
R
56
R
I
T
E
S
M
57
A
K
E
A
W
R
O
N
G
58
A
N
N
A
59
E
S
K
E
R
60
D
R
A
T
61
B
E
A
D
62
S
H
A
D
Y
63
Y
A
M
S
© 1990, The New York TimesNo. 14,970
Across
1
Little woman : GIRL
5
Vice ___ : VERSA
10
Bush's reading material? : LIPS
14
"I cannot tell ___" : ALIE
15
The Joads of fiction : OKIES
16
Rome res. : ITAL
17
Start of a quip : BIGAMYISWHENTWO
20
Marine flier? : SEAPLANE
21
Elvis's "King ___" : CREOLE
22
Knotts's "How to Frame a ___" : FIGG
23
Lawgiver of Hindu myth : MANU
24
Pan inventor : BARRIE
27
Game where you take a Chance : MONOPOLY
31
Grand figure : IOOO
32
Thin cuts : SLITS
34
He could break out in hives : BEE
35
Rocky peak : CRAG
36
Comedian Philips : EMO
37
___ down (takes notes) : JOTS
38
Opp. of E.T.A. : ETD
39
Takes a sharp turn : VEERS
41
Nobelist Wiesel : ELIE
42
Synonymous game : PASSWORD
45
Removes to a distance : ELOINS
47
Friends who strike back? : PALS
48
Anglo-Saxon poet : SCOP
49
Outline : APERCU
52
Welcome picnic guest? : ANTEATER
56
End of the quip : RITESMAKEAWRONG
58
Magnificent Magnani : ANNA
59
Glacial ridge : ESKER
60
"Confound it!" : DRAT
61
Necklace part : BEAD
62
Suspicious : SHADY
63
Thanksgiving menu item : YAMS
Down
1
Chins : GABS
2
Netman Nastase : ILIE
3
Capital on the Western Dvina : RIGA
4
Game that keeps you jumping : LEAPFROG
5
Pinta's trips : VOYAGES
6
Scraping out a living : EKING
7
Be on the up and up? : RISE
8
Stitch : SEW
9
Collectors' items? : ASHCANS
10
Batting order : LINEUP
11
"Tell ___ the judge!" : ITTO
12
Ratchet : PAWL
13
Blackthorn : SLOE
18
Cato's 1052 : MLII
19
"Cubist" Rubik : ERNO
23
Even when it rains, it purrs : MOTOR
24
Schwarzenegger's pride : BICEP
25
Main artery : AORTA
26
Tobacco et al. : ROADS
27
Imitated Marceau : MIMED
28
Drachmas' cousins : OBOLI
29
Admit : LETIN
30
Agreeable words : YESES
33
Gives the evil eye? : LEERS
37
Game whose answers are questions : JEOPARDY
39
Certain installments : VOLUMES
40
Noncomformist : SECTARY
43
It's got you covered : SPREAD
44
Some servicepeople : WACS
46
Name of theater fame : LOEW
48
Ed of the P.G.A. : SNEED
49
Fellah, e.g. : ARAB
50
It can give you the needle : PINE
51
Peak near Catania : ETNA
52
A Zairian native : AKKA
53
An antelope : TORA
54
Hindu land grant : ENAM
55
Mil. groups : RGTS
57
___ Wednesday : ASH

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 7 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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