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New York Times, Thursday, February 14, 1991

Author:
Harold B. Counts
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { J K Q X Z }
Open Squares: 75, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
Harold B. Counts has 24 known pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1991, The New York TimesNo. 15,073
Across
1
Plummet : FALL
5
Obtest : PLEAD
10
Applies : USES
14
"Dies ___" : IRAE
15
Hoffman role : RATSO
16
State in Brazil : PARA
17
Dan Cupid's special date : STVALENTINESDAY
20
Mythical Irish queen : TEA
21
Cruising : ASEA
22
Discontinue : CEASE
23
Epicedes : ODES
24
Shoplifter's nemesis : SPOTTER
26
Zinke : CORNET
29
Party spoilers : BOORS
30
Nautical word : ALEE
31
Large kangaroos : EUROS
32
Follower : IST
35
Time for hearts and flowers : FEBRUARYTHEI4TH
39
Aurora, to Achilles : EOS
40
Enneads : NINES
41
Relief : DOLE
42
Co-Nobelist in Chemistry: 1950 : ALDER
43
Nation target : SALOON
45
Fierce or courageous woman : TIGRESS
48
___ Bluff, Ark. : PINE
49
Molding edge : ARRIS
50
Branches : RAMI
51
Friend: Fr. : AMI
54
Sweets of sorts : SWISSCHOCOLATES
58
Prong : TINE
59
Beauty abducted by Paris : HELEN
60
Nucleus : CORE
61
Objectives : ENDS
62
Mimics : APERS
63
Foil's cousin : EPEE
Down
1
Stallone film: 1978 : FIST
2
Comic Johnson : ARTE
3
Latite : LAVA
4
Meadow : LEA
5
Adjust beforehand : PRESET
6
Track strips : LANES
7
Henri chaser : ETTA
8
"___ was saying ... " : ASI
9
Oxford V.I.P. : DON
10
Rattles : UPSETS
11
Memorable Egyptian leader : SADAT
12
Obliterate : ERASE
13
Gain or nay follower : SAYER
18
Put on cargo : LADE
19
Detroit suburb : ECORSE
23
He's sui generis : ONER
24
Out of ___ (cross) : SORTS
25
Fiddlesticks! : POOH
26
Bistro : CAFE
27
TV backdrop : OLEO
28
C.S.A. men : REBS
29
Vendee : BUYER
31
Birds of prey : ERNES
32
MCD : I4OO
33
Town on the Vire : STLO
34
So : THEN
36
Save : UNLESS
37
Supports : AIDS
38
Fainéant : IDLE
42
Meets the day : ARISES
43
Rick and A. J. : SIMONS
44
Plant of the legume family : ANIL
45
Sense of fitness : TASTE
46
Writer Shaw : IRWIN
47
Drudgery : GRIND
48
Ind. cager : PACER
50
Part : ROLE
51
Over : ATOP
52
Sheer : MERE
53
"Oh yeah!" : ISEE
55
Half a dance : CHA
56
Drill sergeant's call : HEP
57
Parker of football fame : ACE

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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