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New York Times, Wednesday, April 1, 1992

Author:
Lawrence M. Rheingold
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 39, Avg Word Len: 4.89, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 291 (avg 1.56)
Open Squares: 58, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 8, XRef: 0, Spans: 4, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 8
Lawrence M. Rheingold has 4 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
Jim Horne notes:

Four theme answers need to be read backwards.

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© 1992, The New York TimesNo. 15,485

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Across
1
Be contrite : RUE
4
Avena sativa : OAT
7
Floor at the N.Y.S.E. : PIT
10
Anaconda : BOA
13
Jack Dempsey, the ___ Mauler : MANASSA
15
They mangle : IRONERS
17
Boyer-de Havilland film : HOLDBACKTHEDAWN
19
People held in custody : DETAINEES
20
Ugandan exile : IDI
23
Biblical king : OMRI
24
Kite or Pate : PRO
27
Play by Osborne : LOOKBACKINANGER
33
Ophidian toxin : VENOM
34
Slanted, Scottish style : SKLENTED
35
Kind of coffee : IRISH
38
Like a bristle : SETAL
39
Barrio certifiers : NOTARIOS
42
Foam, to François : ECUME
45
Inge drama, with "Come" : BACKLITTLESHEBA
48
Again, in music : BIS
49
Helvetian capital : BERN
50
U.S.S.R. snoops : KGB
51
Londoner's bumper guard : OVERRIDER
56
Marquand novel : POINTOFNORETURN
62
Venetian merchant : ANTONIO
63
Claim finder : LOCATOR
64
Lao follower : TSE
65
Inquire : ASK
66
Vetch : ERS
67
Caleb, e.g. : SPY
Down
1
L.B.J.'s successor : RMN
2
Assembly-line org. : UAW
3
Bambi's aunt : ENA
4
Hosea, Douay spelling : OSEE
5
English choreographer Frederick ___ : ASHTON
6
Japanese mat : TATAMI
7
Pack-a-lunch excursions: Var. : PICNICKS
8
Dies ___ : IRAE
9
Soliloquy start : TOBE
10
___ canto : BEL
11
"___ y plata," Mont. motto : ORO
12
Wood for skis : ASH
14
Do sums : ADD
16
State and univ. : NDS
18
Caledonian churches : KIRKS
20
Noren of baseball : IRV
21
U.K. river : DEE
22
Starts the fire : IGNITES
24
Late guest's fare : POTLUCK
25
Caviar : ROE
26
Aged : OLD
28
Novelist Lofts : NORAH
29
Muslim moguls : AMIRS
30
Festival at Fareham : ALE
31
Some kind of nut : BETEL
32
Special talent : KNACK
36
That female, in Frankfurt : SIE
37
Twain portrayer : HOLBROOK
39
Collar : NAB
40
Geisha's waistband : OBI
41
Austere fiddler? : STERN
43
Pulp or slick : MAG
44
Reflux : EBB
46
Bagatelle : TRIFLE
47
Kind of sport : INDOOR
51
A Siouan : OTO
52
___ cava : VENA
53
Goddess of strife : ERIS
54
Catchall abbrs. : ETCS
55
Nucleic acid, for short : RNA
56
Turner or Cole : NAT
57
Hosp. group : RNS
58
An Amerind : UTE
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"___ about time!" : ITS
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Alley ___ : OOP
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Be nosy : PRY

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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