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New York Times, Wednesday, May 16, 1990

Author:
Don Groat
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 4.87, Missing: { J K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 260 (avg 1.41)
Open Squares: 64, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 7, XRef: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
Don Groat has 12 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1990, The New York TimesNo. 14,799
Across
1
Inventory : LIST
5
Decorative knob : BOSS
9
Desires : WANTS
14
Stravinsky : IGOR
15
Oct.'s birthstone : OPAL
16
Siskel's TV partner : EBERT
17
Arnaz : DESI
18
Kind of ton or watt : MEGA
19
Becker of tennis : BORIS
20
With 53 Across, Aesop's words after "It is easy" : TOBEBRAVEFROM
23
Layer of the eye : UVEA
24
Inebriate : SOT
25
Equipped with wings : ALATE
28
Vanzetti's trial partner : SACCO
31
Initials for Reagan space project : SDI
34
Actor Sutherland : DONALD
36
A sweet drink : ROOTBEER
38
Dyer's device : AGER
39
Muslim prince : EMEER
41
Enthusiastic review : RAVE
42
Multilingual person : POLYGLOT
44
One of Neptune's moons : TRITON
46
Literary monogram : TSE
47
Hicks : RUBES
49
Make amends : ATONE
50
Short-lived fashion : FAD
51
Nick and Nora's dog : ASTA
53
See 20 Across : ASAFEDISTANCE
59
Not illuminated : UNLIT
60
Peak in Thessaly : OSSA
61
Snack : NOSH
63
Kind of drum : SNARE
64
Virginia ___ : REEL
65
Island of the Hebrides : IONA
66
Monopolized, with "up" : SEWED
67
Ancient Iranian : MEDE
68
Give ___ up (help) : ALEG
Down
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Cover : LID
2
"By the Time ___ to Phoenix" : IGET
3
Just average : SOSO
4
Subordinate : TRIBUTARY
5
Frozen dessert : BOMBE
6
Concerns of the Glyndebourne Festival Society : OPERAS
7
Roman-fleuve : SAGA
8
Ukranian, e.g. : SLAV
9
Nickname for an Oregonian : WEBFOOT
10
Scrub a launch : ABORT
11
L. D. Ahenobarbus : NERO
12
Window molding : TRIM
13
Peter, Paul et al. : STS
21
Knievel : EVEL
22
Accompany for protection : ESCORT
25
Modify for use : ADAPT
26
Corp. insignia : LOGOS
27
Anoint, old style : ANELE
29
Mountain ridge : ARETE
30
Runner Sebastian : COE
31
NATO's extinct cousin : SEATO
32
Exeter's shire : DEVON
33
Entertainer Bordoni : IRENE
35
Gull : DELUDE
37
Arne's "Rule, ___" : BRITANNIA
40
Rabble : MOB
43
Surgically transplanted : GRAFTED
45
Pro ___ (proportionately) : RATA
48
Talked impudently : SASSED
50
Laissez-___ : FAIRE
52
Insipid : STALE
53
"Green Gables" girl : ANNE
54
Cabbage dish : SLAW
55
Coll. building : DORM
56
Words of comprehension : ISEE
57
"___ Tombs," Sandburg poem : COOL
58
Anglo-Saxon serf : ESNE
59
Letters on a warship : USS
62
Witch : HAG

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

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