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New York Times, Saturday, April 6, 1991

Author:
Roger H. Courtney
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 44, Avg Word Len: 5.05, Missing: { J Q V X Z }
Open Squares: 68, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7
Roger H. Courtney has 10 known pre-Shortz puzzles, and 3 Shortz Era crosswords in our database.
1
FIVE
2
S
3
T
4
A
5
R
6
T
7
A
8
C
9
T
10
FOUR
11
G
12
E
13
S
14
S
P
I
T
E
15
A
L
A
R
16
W
R
A
P
17
P
I
T
T
A
18
P
E
R
I
19
H
A
R
E
20
O
R
L
E
21
I
N
22
T
E
N
S
E
23
T
E
E
S
24
N
25
U
26
M
B
E
R
E
D
27
T
28
I
A
R
A
S
29
A
L
I
30
K
31
E
32
A
33
S
34
U
35
S
T
I
R
36
E
O
N
S
37
W
I
L
38
D
E
39
S
I
40
P
41
A
R
S
O
N
42
O
S
A
R
43
M
E
44
S
A
45
E
W
E
46
L
I
N
E
47
N
48
THREE
B
E
A
R
49
S
50
B
A
S
51
E
B
A
L
L
52
E
53
P
54
I
55
C
56
ONE
57
S
A
M
U
E
L
58
R
E
N
O
59
A
L
T
I
60
R
I
61
P
62
S
63
EIGHT
B
A
L
L
64
T
O
O
L
65
I
N
E
E
66
O
I
L
E
D
67
A
E
R
Y
68
E
D
G
E
69
O
A
S
T
S
© 1991, The New York TimesNo. 15,124
Across
1
Kind of general : FIVESTAR
6
Savoir-faire : TACT
10
Moves ahead effectively : FOURGES
14
Malevolence : SPITE
15
Pteroid : ALAR
16
Swaddle : WRAP
17
Brightly colored bird : PITTA
18
Persian sprite : PERI
19
Rabbit's big brother? : HARE
20
Wreath on a knight's helmet : ORLE
21
Acute, as a fire : INTENSE
23
Golf gadgets : TEES
24
Like some of this puzzle's words : NUMBERED
27
Bejeweled headdresses : TIARAS
29
Very similar : ALIKE
32
Inst. in Montgomery, Ala. : ASU
35
The slammer : STIR
36
Eternities : EONS
37
Dorian Gray's creator : WILDE
39
Small taste : SIP
41
Malicious burning : ARSON
42
Glacial ridges : OSAR
43
Cartouche : MESA
45
Mama sheep : EWE
46
Tablecloths : LINEN
48
Ursine bed owners : THREEBEARS
50
Howard Johnson's game : BASEBALL
52
D. W. Griffith product : EPIC
56
Book of the Old Testament : ONESAMUEL
58
El ___, Okla. : RENO
59
Choir voices : ALTI
60
Tears asunder : RIPS
63
Never get behind this! : EIGHTBALL
64
Adze, for one : TOOL
65
Arrow poison : INEE
66
Cleaned a rifle : OILED
67
Ethereal : AERY
68
Flange : EDGE
69
Baking kilns : OASTS
Down
1
Fin : FIVESPOT
2
Steeple : SPIRE
3
Appellation : TITLE
4
Certify : ATTEST
5
U.S. Govt. org. : REA
6
Spigot : TAP
7
Pub brew : ALE
8
West Indian group : CARIBS
9
Threefold : TRINE
10
Small truck : FOURWHEELER
11
Flamboyant : GRANDIOSE
12
Teacups' handles : EARS
13
Graf ___ : SPEE
22
Refrain part : TRA
24
Late singer Cole : NAT
25
"Battle Cry" author : URIS
26
Xylophone's kin : MARIMBA
28
Suffix with expert : ISE
30
Perceive : KNOW
31
Slave of yore : ESNE
32
Truant G.I. : AWOL
33
Pablo's assent : SISI
34
Mongolia's capital : ULANBATOR
38
In a visionary way : DREAMILY
40
Pare : PEEL
41
Swiss river : AAR
44
Gal of songdom : SAL
47
La. inst. : NSU
48
"___ mice" : THREEBLIND
49
Yugoslav republic : SERBIA
51
Spooky : EERIE
53
Resounds : PEALS
54
Small bay : INLET
55
No cure for these! : COLDS
56
___ time (separately) : ONEATA
57
Blackthorn : SLOE
61
Dowel : PEG
62
Understand : SEE
63
Kind of long-distance number : EIGHTOO

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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