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New York Times, Friday, June 1, 1990

Author:
Michael A. Rampino
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 43, Avg Word Len: 5.21, Missing: { H J Q Z }
Open Squares: 66, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1
Michael A. Rampino has 33 known pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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CROSS
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W
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O
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R
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D
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CROSS
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B
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O
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W
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T
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S
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P
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E
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D
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R
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B
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B
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R
O
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S
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A
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CROSS
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T
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D
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R
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O
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A
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A
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R
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E
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G
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C
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A
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G
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A
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D
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O
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G
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A
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N
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O
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R
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S
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S
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L
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CROSS
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O
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V
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U
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A
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B
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W
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T
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N
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R
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T
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A
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M
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N
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M
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C
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S
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K
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© 1990, The New York TimesNo. 14,815
Across
1
Type of puzzle : CROSSWORD
6
Medieval weapon : CROSSBOW
10
Recipe abbr. : TSP
13
Down : EIDER
14
Ali of "Arabian Nights" : BABA
15
Brown kiwi : ROA
16
Inscribed pillar : STELE
17
Soon : ANON
18
Kind of guard : CROSSING
19
Granted : AWARDED
21
N.M. Indian : TANO
22
Disease of fishes : DROPSY
25
Attacked : ASSAILED
27
Backward star? : RATS
28
Urge, with "on" : EGG
30
Jai-alai racquet : CESTA
31
To be, to René : ETRE
32
Sour liquid : ALEGAR
35
Sharpshooter : DEADEYE
37
Pizza herb : OREGANO
42
Della and Pee Wee : REESES
44
Celebrity : LION
45
Railroad switching track : CROSSOVER
49
Exploit : USE
50
"Vissi d'___," Puccini aria : ARTE
51
Mayflower V.I.P. : BREWSTER
54
U.A.R. president : NASSER
56
The old sod : EIRE
57
Roof supports : RAFTERS
59
Terms of a sale : ASIS
60
Antiquing agent : AGER
61
Places to make lots of money : MINTS
65
Witticism : MOT
66
Muse of history : CLIO
67
Matriculate : ENROL
68
Curve of a ship timber : SNY
69
Etta of the comics : KETT
70
Like many a melodrama : TEARY
Down
1
Hybridizes : CROSSES
2
Wag : WIT
3
Epinicion : ODE
4
Slipped back : RELAPSED
5
Theatrical family related to the Barrymores : DREWS
6
Rung of a ladder : CROSSBAR
7
Ligature : BANDAGE
8
Hautboys : OBOES
9
Conjurers' sticks : WANDS
10
Job suffered lots of these : TRIALS
11
Fourteen-line poem : SONNET
12
Chinese temple : PAGODA
18
Railroad-track support : CROSSTIE
20
Lemur of Madagascar : AYEAYE
22
Supreme Court's ___ Scott case : DRED
23
Evaluate : RATE
24
Norwegian river : OTRA
26
Ancient port opposite Haifa : ACRE
29
Mirth : GLEE
33
Departs : GOES
34
Leblanc's Lupin : ARSENE
36
Goofs : ERRS
38
Nearly transparent paper : GLASSINE
39
Dubin-Warren products : AIRS
40
Memorandum : NOTE
41
Unique character : ONER
43
Cloy : SURFEIT
45
Wall-to-wall floor supports : CROSSBEAMS
46
Prayer : ORISON
47
Truth : VERITY
48
Rams' dams : EWES
52
Trail : TRACK
53
Former $10 gold coin : EAGLE
55
Helmet for a knight : ARMET
58
Jog : TROT
62
Depression agcy. : NRA
63
M. Anderson's "High ___" : TOR
64
Foxy : SLY

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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