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Walter Covell
Walter Covell

New York Times, Friday, May 4, 1990

Author:
Walter Covell
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 4.74, Missing: { H Q V W Z }, Scrabble score: 273 (avg 1.48)
Open Squares: 67, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
Walter Covell has 33 pre-Shortz puzzles and 1 Shortz Era puzzle in our database.
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© 1990, The New York TimesNo. 14,787

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Across
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June 6, 1944 : DDAY
5
Musical-pitch indicator : GCLEF
10
Ski lift : TBAR
14
Architect Saarinen : EERO
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Mrs. Gorbachev : RAISA
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Hereditary unit : GENE
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Certain mesons : JPARTICLES
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Torn place : RENT
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Essays : ATTEMPTS
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Similes, e.g. : TROPES
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Finial : EPI
24
Dish list : MENU
25
Procacious : SASSY
28
Topers : TOSSPOTS
32
___ pris (bias) : PARTI
33
Biblical verb : DOST
34
Baseball stat. : RBI
35
Mimics : APERS
36
___ du Diable : ILE
37
Pungent bulb : ONION
39
King Arthur's lance : RON
40
Gal of song et al. : SALS
41
Metaphysical poet : DONNE
42
Wartime meals : KRATIONS
45
Reef : LEDGE
46
Alma mater of an ens. : USNA
47
Fig trees of India : BOS
48
Ancient Peloponnesian state : SPARTA
51
Performance of a duty: Law : FEASANCE
56
Chat : TALK
57
Football-team positioning on offense : TFORMATION
59
Bush studied here : YALE
60
A style of dress : ALINE
61
Treasury agt. : TMAN
62
Diagnostic photo : XRAY
63
Emulated a cobbler : SOLED
64
Movie dog : ASTA
Down
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___ vu : DEJA
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Govt. branch : DEPT
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Smell ___ : ARAT
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Olden times : YORE
5
Suffering from a form of flu : GRIPPY
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Cholla and saguaro : CACTI
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Jim Brady's friend et al. : LILS
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Ending for Siam : ESE
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Most celeritous : FASTEST
10
Collection of people learning to improve sensitivity : TGROUP
11
Warning sound : BEEP
12
Royal equestrienne : ANNE
13
Macerates : RETS
18
Compound-word separation : TMESIS
22
Hosp. "angels" : RNS
24
Biblical lawgiver : MOSES
25
Flavor : SAPOR
26
Dallas's Reunion is one : ARENA
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SS : STR
28
End of a Hemingway title : TOLLS
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Sealing gasket used by NASA : ORING
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Steak cut : TBONE
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Trigonometrical function : SINE
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Hyde or Central follower : PARK
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Lady ___ Cooper : DIANA
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Black Sea port : ODESSA
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Doze a bit : NOD
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Instrumental pieces : SONATAS
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Bowler's three successive strikes : TURKEY
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Producer: Suffix : IST
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Applied topsoil : LOAMED
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"Happy Valley" author : BERNE
48
A river of Hades : STYX
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Former "Tonight Show" host : PAAR
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___ breve (music direction) : ALLA
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Thwart : FOIL
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"___ boy!" : ATTA
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"The Iron Pastoral" poet : NIMS
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Paint layer : COAT
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Sicilian resort : ENNA
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Showman Ziegfeld : FLO

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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