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New York Times, Thursday, April 30, 1992

Author:
Wilson McBeath
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 5.05, Missing: { F J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 270 (avg 1.44)
Open Squares: 61, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 3, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
Wilson McBeath has 28 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1992, The New York TimesNo. 15,514
Across
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Ty or Lee J. : COBB
5
Canadian prov. : PEI
8
West or Murray : MAE
11
Taj Mahal's locale : AGRA
12
Medieval guild : HANSA
14
Containers for tools : KITS
15
Cabal : PLOT
16
Some urban dwellings : APARTMENTS
18
Certain rodent : SEWERRAT
20
Wagon pole : TONGUE
21
Fastener : NAIL
22
Author of "The Mill on the Floss" : ELIOT
24
Feigned : ASSUMED
27
Experts in deceit : ARTISTS
31
Convened : MET
32
Refugee in 1789 : EMIGRE
34
Card game : SKAT
35
Château city on the Loire : BLOIS
37
Fourth of XXVIII : VII
38
A forte of Ogden Nash : RHYME
39
Woosnam and Baker-Finch : IANS
40
Household : MENAGE
42
Evian, for one : SPA
43
Martin Beck, e.g. : THEATER
45
Of current interest : TOPICAL
47
Pub quaffs : PINTS
49
Wild goat : TAHR
50
Flexible : PLIANT
53
Tablelands : PLATEAUS
57
"The principal's classroom" : AUDITORIUM
59
Basilica recess : APSE
60
Small bird : WREN
61
Neural networks : RETIA
62
Curb : REIN
63
Celebes, for one : SEA
64
Brown of renown : LES
65
Egad's kin : DRAT
Down
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Child's ammunition : CAPS
2
Stare lovingly : OGLE
3
Many a building in 12 Down : BROWNSTONE
4
Flat-bottomed boat : BATEAU
5
Pope, to a Roman : PAPA
6
Related on the mother's side : ENATE
7
Shamir's rep. : ISR
8
Chinese dynasty : MING
9
Aleutian island : ATTU
10
Being: Lat. : ESSE
12
N.Y.C. area : HARLEM
13
Garb : ATTIRE
14
___ fire (prolonged clapping in disapproval, in London) : KENTISH
17
Doubtful : MOOT
19
Covers with hoarfrost : RIMES
23
Cowboy's cow catcher : LARIAT
24
Circuit : AMBIT
25
Town near Yakima : SELAH
26
Entertain : DIVERT
28
Sears Tower, e.g. : SKYSCRAPER
29
Bay of the Buccaneers : TAMPA
30
Pilfer : STEAL
33
Card game : GIN
36
" . . . obligation ___": Johnson : ISAPAIN
38
Tap gently again : REPAT
40
Guru : MENTOR
41
Buddha : GOTAMA
44
Color slightly : TINT
46
" . . . since ___ thee last": Cowper : IHEARD
48
Malice : SPITE
50
Handles clumsily : PAWS
51
Entice : LURE
52
Concept : IDEA
54
Tiant of baseball : LUIS
55
O.W.I. successor : USIA
56
Dispatched : SENT
58
Sib. : REL

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 1 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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