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New York Times, Tuesday, December 4, 1990

Author:
Melvin Kenworthy
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { F J K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 256 (avg 1.35)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 10, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
Melvin Kenworthy has 23 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1990, The New York TimesNo. 15,001
Across
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Matty or Felipe of baseball : ALOU
5
Overjoyed : GLAD
9
Sacred images : ICONS
14
Coral and Yellow : SEAS
15
Chest sound : RALE
16
Heavenly body : COMET
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Types of 62 Across : PARASAILS
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Delete : ERASE
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First woman : EVE
21
Entice : LURE
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Discontinues a launch : ABORTS
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Porter : REDCAP
25
Ruhr valley city : ESSEN
27
Wallet items : ONES
29
Sunshade : PARASOL
33
Sport involving updrafts : HANGGLIDING
37
Swiss canton : URI
38
War god : ARES
39
Stock or smith preceder : GUN
40
Teacher's lesson ___ : PLAN
41
Female ruff : REE
42
Loiters : HANGSAROUND
46
State or river in Brazil : PARAIBA
48
Third man : ABEL
49
Incantation : SPELL
51
Queen of fiction : ELLERY
55
Help : ASSIST
58
He, to Rocco : EGLI
60
Chou En-___ : LAI
61
"___ Be the Tie That Binds" (hymn title) : BLEST
62
Sky diver's gear : PARACHUTE
64
Book by D. S. Freeman : RELEE
65
Hebrew lyre : ASOR
66
Top chef, to a gourmet : IDOL
67
Drone : IDLER
68
Lascivious : LEWD
69
Darn : MEND
Down
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Former Turkish coin : ASPER
2
Go : LEAVE
3
Propelled a bireme : OARED
4
Dos Passos work : USA
5
Soft hail : GRAUPEL
6
Den : LAIR
7
Formal mall : ALLEE
8
___ Moines : DES
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Floating hazard : ICEBERG
10
Long, untapered cigar : CORONA
11
Poet Khayyám : OMAR
12
Aerie, e.g. : NEST
13
Anne and Jeanne: Abbr. : STES
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Street talk : SLANG
22
Wise ___ owl : ASAN
24
Gear teeth : COGS
26
___ yarn (does some storytelling) : SPINSA
28
High-low play at bridge : SIGNAL
30
Moro tribe member : SULU
31
Algerian seaport : ORAN
32
The Swedish Nightingale : LIND
33
Orchestra member : HARP
34
Code preceder : AREA
35
___-do-well : NEER
36
Spaded : DUG
40
Gallup sampling : POLL
42
Beatnik's cousin : HIPSTER
43
Drive the getaway car : ABET
44
Beloved of Héloïse : ABELARD
45
Keepsake : RELIC
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"___ Religion": H. E. Fosdick : ASISEE
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Rent : LEASE
52
Escape : ELUDE
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Boca ___, Fla. : RATON
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Road sign : YIELD
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French shelter : ABRI
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Yukon vehicle : SLED
57
Vend : SELL
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Increase : GROW
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O'Hara's "___ Joey" : PAL
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An L.B.J. dog : HIM

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

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