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Rhonda Kraus
Rhonda Kraus

New York Times, Friday, February 10, 1989

62-Across : Melt

Author:
Rhonda Kraus
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 37, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { J K Q Z }, Scrabble score: 269 (avg 1.43)
Open Squares: 76, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 4, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1 Grid has supersymmetry.
Rhonda Kraus has 38 known pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1989, The New York TimesNo. 14,339
Across
1
Tully of Rome : CICERO
7
Ice-cream concoction : FRAPPE
13
Disrepute : ILLFAME
15
Clover : TREFOIL
16
Noise : CLATTER
17
Lists : ROSTERS
18
Some : ANY
19
Self-important one : EGOTIST
21
Mai ___ (rum drink) : TAI
22
Sect. : DEPT
24
Skillful : ADEPT
25
Spot : SITE
26
Hmong, e.g. : ASIAN
28
Building annex : ELL
29
Hindu grooms : SICES
30
Beach : STRAND
32
Intemperance : EXCESS
34
Never, in Nürnberg : NIE
35
Plural ending : IES
36
Quake : SHIVER
39
Brumal period : WINTER
42
Huxley's "___ Barren Leaves" : THOSE
43
Dir. : ESE
45
Mansard extensions : EAVES
47
Impetuous : RASH
48
Lake Geneva resort : EVIAN
50
Seven, in Sèvres : SEPT
51
Greek peak : IDA
52
Tight turn : HAIRPIN
54
Street, in Savoie : RUE
55
Gormé and Tormé : SINGERS
57
Reflexive pronoun : ONESELF
59
Defensible : TENABLE
60
Waiting maid to Portia : NERISSA
61
Undoes : ERASES
62
Melt : SOFTEN
Down
1
Noisy insect : CICADA
2
Malady : ILLNESS
3
Source for a potter's material : CLAYPIT
4
Newt : EFT
5
Evaluate : RATE
6
End of a gamut : OMEGA
7
Rime : FROST
8
Rhythmic silence, in music : REST
9
Sternward : AFT
10
Study of prosody : POETICS
11
Pittsburgh or Penzance group : PIRATES
12
Actress Janis et al. : ELSIES
14
Worn away : ERODED
15
Kind of crown or play : TRIPLE
20
Hill, to an Arab : TEL
23
Destroy the luster : TARNISH
25
P.M. practices in Pamplona : SIESTAS
27
Ingenuous : NAIVE
29
Indecorous display : SCENE
31
Coretta King, ___ Scott : NEE
33
Twelve, to 1 Across : XII
36
Less distinct : SHADIER
37
Worshiper's cry : HOSANNA
38
Amend : REVISE
39
Halberd, e.g. : WEAPON
40
K2 cousin : EVEREST
41
British war vessel sunk in W.W. II : REPULSE
42
Sad : TRISTE
44
Novelist Haggard's title : SIR
46
Writer Zweig or Heym : STEFAN
48
Certain peers : EARLS
49
Dressed to the ___ : NINES
52
Greek goddess of youth : HEBE
53
Pianist Peter : NERO
56
Vapor : GAS
58
Thor's wife : SIF

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

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