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New York Times, Tuesday, February 14, 1989

Author:
Virginia L. Yates
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 80, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 5.03, Missing: { Q X Z }
Open Squares: 67, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 9, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
Virginia L. Yates has 38 known pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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N
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B
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HEART
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HEART
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HEART
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© 1989, The New York TimesNo. 14,343
Across
1
Scrutinize : SCAN
5
Pulsate : THROB
10
Wyatt of the Wild West : EARP
14
Orient : EAST
15
Hirsute : HAIRY
16
Cupid : AMOR
17
In a lukewarm manner : WITHHALFAHEART
19
Yarn : TALE
20
Slip up : ERR
21
Up in the air : ALOFT
22
Darling : HONEY
23
Draw aimlessly : DOODLE
25
Dice thrower's "natural" : SEVEN
27
Across, poetically : OER
28
Kind of street : ONEWAY
32
Delight in : ENJOY
35
Wail : HOWL
38
___ good example : SETA
39
Orb in many a love song : MOON
40
<3 : HEART
41
More cordial : HEARTIER
42
"Picnic" playwright : INGE
43
Grand Ole ___ : OPRY
44
Studied hard : PORED
45
Even chance : TOSSUP
47
Indonesia's ___ Islands : ARU
48
Sad, as a jilted lover : HEARTSICK
51
Inning's second half : BOTTOM
55
Growth level : STAGE
58
Of a certain legal action : INREM
60
Beam : RAY
61
John Glenn's state : OHIO
62
Win the love of : STEALONESHEART
64
Dummy : DODO
65
Superman portrayer : REEVE
66
Italian wine city : ASTI
67
Took to court : SUED
68
Man and others : ISLES
69
Part of A.A.A. : ASSN
Down
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Embroidered : SEWED
2
"The Purple Rose of ___" : CAIRO
3
Tex. player under a dome : ASTRO
4
Significant degree : NTH
5
Old German coin : THALER
6
Circle of light : HALO
7
Jazz refrains : RIFFS
8
Pontificate : ORATE
9
From memorization : BYHEART
10
Yearn longingly : EATONESHEARTOUT
11
To ___ (with no exception) : AMAN
12
Romeo, for one : ROLE
13
Quarry : PREY
18
"Roots" author : HALEY
22
Biddy : HEN
24
Make happy : DOONESHEARTGOOD
26
Watt's relative : VOLT
29
Milldam : WEIR
30
To ___ (perfectly) : ATEE
31
Unit of measure : YARD
32
Let out : EMIT
33
"___, Nanette" : NONO
34
Nudges : JOGS
35
With it : HEP
36
Shell crew member : OAR
37
Crooked : WRY
40
Pueblo dweller : HOPI
44
Ad event : PROMO
46
Utilize : USE
47
White poplars : ABELES
49
Gives as reference : CITES
50
Genuflect : KNEEL
52
Lock of a sort : TRESS
53
Kilns : OASTS
54
"I Left ___ San Francisco" : MYHEARTIN
55
Turfs : SODS
56
Friend's pronoun : THOU
57
Assistant : AIDE
59
Flattering review : RAVE
62
___ Lanka : SRI
63
Pilots' org. : NAA

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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