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New York Times, Friday, February 16, 1990

Author:
Peggy Devlin
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 39, Avg Word Len: 5.17, Missing: { Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 301 (avg 1.62)
Open Squares: 60, Cheaters: 12, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
Peggy Devlin has 9 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1990, The New York TimesNo. 14,710
Across
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Staff of life : BREAD
6
Used a besom : SWEPT
11
Crate content : CUBAGE
12
Answer to a lieutenant : YESSIR
14
Cassowary and ostrich : RATITES
15
Calm : RESTFUL
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Superlative ending : EST
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Screen from view : SECLUDE
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Govt. agency : FBI
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Capital of Calvados : CAEN
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Oozing : SEEPY
24
Stag or buck : MALE
25
President James ___ Garfield : ABRAM
27
Napoleonic marshal : NEY
28
Civet's African cousin : GENET
29
Monetary rewards : PAYMENTS
31
Golden: Comb. form : CHRYSO
32
Tavern quaffs : ALES
33
Bangkok native : THAI
34
Talk indistinctly : JABBER
37
Wins : TRIUMPHS
41
"The Story of ___ H.," 1975 film : ADELE
42
"___ walks in beauty . . . ": Byron : SHE
43
Hat worn for sun protection : TERAI
44
Stoma : PORE
45
Ages and ages : AEONS
47
Old-time tear-jerker, "___ Lynne" : EAST
48
Misplay : ERR
49
State of lawlessness : ANARCHY
51
Native of: Suffix : ITE
52
Caused by an earthquake : SEISMIC
54
What the hero of "The Natural" did : HOMERED
56
Discoverer of the Mississippi : DESOTO
57
Great geometrician : EUCLID
58
Mulching material : STRAW
59
Horseshoes player's target : STAKE
Down
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Grossly flattering : BUTTERY
2
Baseball stat : RBI
3
Diner sign : EATS
4
Family of U.S. author James : AGEES
5
Thrills for sky divers : DESCENTS
6
Mawkish : SYRUPY
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Lean and lanky : WEEDY
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Being: Lat. : ESSE
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Sibilant signal : PST
10
Famous jeweler : TIFFANY
11
Winter melon : CASABA
13
Russian money : RUBLES
14
Newscaster's summary : RECAP
16
Be stationary in the winter : LIETO
19
Dregs : LEES
22
Noteworthy : NAMABLE
24
Carmen's creator : MERIMEE
26
Free-for-all : MELEE
28
Indian mountain chain : GHAUT
30
Saul's grandfather : NER
31
Greek letter : CHI
33
W.W. I battle sites : TRENCHES
34
Tricks : JAPES
35
Doted on : ADORED
36
Juicy fruits : BERRIES
37
Thunder god : THOR
38
Kind of dog or schooner : PRAIRIE
39
Hurried, to Shakespeare : HASTED
40
Located : SITED
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Dugong : SEACOW
45
Loos or O'Day : ANITA
46
Holler : SHOUT
49
Roman god : AMOR
50
A hit song of 1979 : YMCA
53
Concorde, e.g. : SST
55
Wapiti : ELK

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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