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New York Times, Tuesday, May 5, 1992

Author:
Betty Jorgensen
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 5.05, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 276 (avg 1.48)
Open Squares: 68, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5 Grid is asymmetric.
Betty Jorgensen has 69 pre-Shortz puzzles and 8 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1992, The New York TimesNo. 15,519

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Across
1
Wire nail : BRAD
5
WNW opposite : ESE
8
Postpone action : TABLE
13
Tops : AONE
14
High-flying org.? : NASA
16
"___ of star-cross'd lovers": Shak. : APAIR
17
Sail's corner : CLEW
18
"The Good Earth" character : OLAN
19
Court costumes : ROBES
20
Quip: Part I : HEWHOLAUGHSLAST
23
Orsk's river : URAL
24
Kind of road or bird : RAIL
25
Item lost by Arthur Sullivan? : CHORD
28
Douglas or noble : FIR
29
Designer Cassini : OLEG
33
Contour controller : CORSET
35
Actor Guinness : ALEC
37
"___ Be Seeing You" : ILL
38
Quip: Part II : CERTAINLYMUSTBE
41
City south of Seoul : IRI
42
Forage fields : LEAS
43
The olés are not for them : TOROS
44
"___ This a Lovely Day . . . ?": Berlin : ISNT
46
Fret : STEW
48
Oodles : SLEWS
49
Solo for Sutherland : ARIA
51
Crosswordese case : ETUI
53
End of the quip : SLOWONTHEUPTAKE
60
Seabees' motto : CANDO
61
Butterfingers' cry : OOPS
62
Nutmeg's coat : ARIL
63
Ward off : AVERT
64
Absolute : RANK
65
Fam. tree branch : RELS
66
"The Bells of St. ___" : MARYS
67
Author ___ Passos : DOS
68
Lock name : YALE
Down
1
One of the three B's : BACH
2
Part : ROLE
3
Freshly : ANEW
4
Actress Colleen : DEWHURST
5
Alone anagram : ENOLA
6
West Coast shrub : SALAL
7
Biblical twin : ESAU
8
Ankles : TARSI
9
Artemis's brother : APOLLO
10
Spongy cake : BABA
11
Prevaricates : LIES
12
Formerly, once : ERST
15
With wrath : ANGRILY
21
Trying time : ORDEAL
22
Seraglio : HAREM
25
Twice CLI : CCCII
26
Garden tenders : HOERS
27
Senator Hatch : ORRIN
28
Bogus : FALSE
30
Liquid measure, in London : LITRE
31
Bender at the bar : ELBOW
32
Actress Sharon : GLESS
34
Fits with : TIESIN
36
Misbehaves : CUTSUP
39
Swimmer : NATATOR
40
Lone : SOLITARY
45
Meretricious : TAWDRY
47
"___ more, my lady" : WEEPNO
50
Grubs : ROOTS
52
Pachyderm's pride : TUSKS
53
Swindler's ploy : SCAM
54
Scoria : LAVA
55
Lulu : ONER
56
Wimbledon champ: 1956-57 : HOAD
57
Kind of code : AREA
58
" . . . let's ___ all the lawyers": Shak. : KILL
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Part of a threat : ELSE

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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