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New York Times, Tuesday, February 19, 1991

Author:
William Baxley
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 32, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { J Q U W X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 265 (avg 1.37)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
William Baxley has 20 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1991, The New York TimesNo. 15,078

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Across
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One of the Reiners : CARL
5
Baffle : EVADE
10
Wild guess : STAB
14
Sills specialty : ARIA
15
Prefer : FAVOR
16
Spare, sometimes : TIRE
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Critical moment, after "in the" : NICKOFTIME
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He loves: Lat. : AMAT
20
Hiding place for an ace : SLEEVE
21
Units of sound-wave intensity : DECIBELS
23
Fourth man : SETH
25
Stem : STALK
26
Afternoon shows : MATINEES
30
N.Y. lake : ONEIDA
33
Crocuses, e.g. : IRIDS
34
Mimics : APERS
36
Oahu garland : LEI
37
Citrus fruit : LIME
38
Inventor Howe : ELIAS
39
___'Orleans, Canada : ILED
40
New Guinea port : LAE
41
Musical upbeats : ARSES
42
Metric unit : STERE
43
Punctual : ONTIME
45
Possessing learning : LETTERED
47
A plant disease : EDEMA
49
Fly high : SOAR
50
Namesakes of TV host Hall : ARSENIOS
53
Muslim decrees : IRADES
57
Facts : DATA
58
Fast rhythm : TRIPLETIME
60
"They have spread ___ . . . ": Psalm 140 : ANET
61
Floor: Fr. : ETAGE
62
Writer Bombeck : ERMA
63
Manufactured : MADE
64
Leyte neighbor : SAMAR
65
Transaction : DEAL
Down
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Fires : CANS
2
Seed covering : ARIL
3
Jambalaya base : RICE
4
Choice location for a summer cottage : LAKESIDE
5
Exhausted : EFFETE
6
Large vessel : VAT
7
Craving eagerly : AVID
8
Rotunda features : DOMES
9
Builders : ERECTORS
10
Steadfast : STABLE
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Diversion : TIMEKILLER
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U.S.S.R. sea : ARAL
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Wagers : BETS
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Oasts : OVENS
22
Fleming and Hunter : IANS
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Cures : HEALS
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Soprano Aprile ___ : MILLO
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Suffix with sect : ARIAN
28
Proven over a long period : TIMETESTED
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Sales pitch : SPIEL
31
Farm-machine inventor : DEERE
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Gave help to : AIDED
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Slackens : EASES
38
Religious recluses : EREMITES
39
Repeated : ITERATED
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Hemsley's TV sitcom : AMEN
42
Look fixedly : STARE
44
Form a conception : IDEATE
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Peon : TOILER
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Corporeal channel : AORTA
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Furniture style : ADAM
51
Punjabi prince : RANA
52
Thailand, once : SIAM
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Dismal : DIRE
55
Poet Lazarus : EMMA
56
Close an envelope : SEAL
59
Org. for Nicklaus : PGA

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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