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New York Times, Monday, February 27, 1989

Author:
Virginia L. Yates
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 4.74, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 279 (avg 1.51)
Open Squares: 67, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
Virginia L. Yates has 38 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1989, The New York TimesNo. 14,356
Across
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Fish or singer : BASS
5
Fermenting agent : WORT
9
Rush letters : ASAP
13
Jumble : OLIO
14
Wrong : AMISS
16
Toss the dice : ROLL
17
Alphabet quartet : RSTU
18
Tropical lizard : GECKO
19
Intractable one : MULE
20
Pitcher's throwing arm : SOUPBONE
22
Dream land? : UTOPIA
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Games' partner : FUN
25
Wear with an air : SPORT
26
Drop by : POPIN
29
Room : SPACE
31
Eggs for Cato : OVA
34
Track-meet unit : EVENT
35
Cyclades island : PAROS
36
Pick lead-in : NIT
37
Estuary streams : RIAS
38
Squelch : SITON
39
Mentor, Hindu style : GURU
40
Electees : INS
41
Big name in bridge : GOREN
42
Bad dog : BITER
43
Delibes or Durocher : LEO
44
Repenter's activity : RUING
45
Entertainer Bean : ORSON
46
Not likely : UNAPT
48
Manute of the N.B.A. : BOL
49
Arboreal quakers : ASPENS
51
Most mawkish : SOUPIEST
56
Munch : CHEW
57
Turn topsy-turvy : UPEND
59
Pac-10's parent org. : NCAA
60
Towel word : HERS
61
Traced via loud speaker : PAGED
62
Kind of bean : MUNG
63
"___ Rider," 1969 film : EASY
64
Optimistic : ROSY
65
Jabbers : YAKS
Down
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Round Table knight : BORS
2
Plus : ALSO
3
In ___ (unmoved) : SITU
4
Pacific sharks : SOUPFINS
5
Black Maria, for one : WAGON
6
Handwriting on the wall : OMEN
7
Paddy growth : RICE
8
Disapproving sound : TSK
9
Mail : ARMOR
10
All inclusive : SOUPTONUTS
11
"___ Need," 1965 song : ALLI
12
Fervent request : PLEA
15
Hint or slight trace : SOUPCON
21
Batter's ploy : BUNT
23
On one's ___ (alert) : TOES
25
Wraparound garment : SARONG
26
Jeopardy : PERIL
27
Sheepish : OVINE
28
Foggy days in London town : PEASOUPERS
29
Fervor : SPIRIT
30
Eucharistic plate : PATEN
32
Small, red-eyed songbird : VIREO
33
To ___ (just right) : ATURN
38
Gives pep to : SOUPSUP
39
"There's a ___ Soup," Sellers-Hawn film : GIRLINMY
41
Great, in Granada : GRAN
42
Betty, the 30's cartoon vamp : BOOP
47
Full of gossip : NEWSY
48
Sidekick : BUDDY
49
Have a sore spot : ACHE
50
Strawberry's field : SHEA
51
Desert lily : SEGO
52
Individuals : ONES
53
S. A. country : ECUA
54
Went under : SANK
55
License plates : TAGS
58
Average : PAR

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 1 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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