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New York Times, Friday, April 21, 1989

48-Across : Calif. clam

Author:
William Baxley
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 42, Avg Word Len: 4.95, Missing: { B F J Q W X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 241 (avg 1.32)
Open Squares: 56, Cheaters: 12, FITB: 8, XRef: 0
William Baxley has 20 known pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1989, The New York TimesNo. 14,409
Across
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Gorge : CHASM
6
Bass-baritone Simon ___ : ESTES
11
Magna ___ : CHARTA
12
Become less strict, with "up" : LOOSEN
14
Tufted; crowned : CRESTED
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What Vesuvius did in the 1960's : ERUPTED
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The Celtic Neptune : LER
18
Understand : SEE
19
Cistern : VAT
20
___ Borch, Dutch painter : TER
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Prolific auth. : ANON
23
Tubes : PIPES
25
Bantu-speaking S. African people : PEDI
26
Schnauzer's feature : SNOUT
28
Operated : RAN
29
Pianist-composer Frankie ___ : CARLE
30
N.C. Cape : HATTERAS
32
Perceived : SENSED
33
Oriental : EASTERN
35
Violent : RAGING
39
Deletions : ERASURES
44
Kilns : OVENS
45
Welsh rabbit ingredient : ALE
46
Contralto Nikolaidi : ELENA
47
Sean from Santa Monica : PENN
48
Calif. clam : PISMO
50
Heroic : EPIC
51
"Look ___ ye leap": Heywood : ERE
52
"To ___ With Love," Poitier film : SIR
53
Org. in "Trinity" : IRA
55
Interrogate : ASK
56
Layer : STRATUM
58
Throat tissue masses : TONSILS
60
Greet : SALUTE
61
Unimpaired : ENTIRE
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Burdened : LADEN
63
TV fare : SOAPS
Down
1
Cigar having untapered ends : CHEROOT
2
Owns : HAS
3
Partner of sciences : ARTS
4
Precipitous : STEEP
5
Rich, strong relatives of sherry : MADEIRAS
6
Soccer team : ELEVEN
7
Shore birds : SORAS
8
Race-track tipster : TOUT
9
Mae West's "Life, Sex and ___" : ESP
10
Certain volleyball players : SETTERS
11
Luke in "The Real McCoys" : CRENNA
13
One-eyed instrument : NEEDLE
14
Skirmish : CLASH
16
Cut's partner : DRIED
22
Chinquapin, e.g. : NUT
24
Many of the works of Degas : PASTELS
25
Greek god of shepherds : PAN
27
Salad days : TEENS
29
Use a thurible : CENSE
31
Part of a lemon : RAG
32
Mrs., in Madrid : SRA
34
Religious recluses : EREMITES
35
What novices don't know : ROPES
36
Prevents : AVERTS
37
His wife sees stars : GENERAL
38
Khan, e.g. : INN
40
Caucho : ULE
41
Word on a garage : REPAIRS
42
Isolate : ENISLE
43
Gives the ax to : SACKS
45
Anagram for marine : AIRMEN
48
A Uto-Aztecan language : PIUTE
49
Bangor neighbor : ORONO
52
Boss : STUD
54
Tapir : ANTA
57
___ carte : ALA
59
Small draft : SIP

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