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New York Times, Friday, June 15, 1990

Author:
Arthur S. Verdesca
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.79, Missing: { J Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 280 (avg 1.50)
Open Squares: 67, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
Arthur S. Verdesca has 28 pre-Shortz puzzles and 14 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1990, The New York TimesNo. 14,829

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Students & seniors
Across
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Surrounded by : AMONG
6
Germ : SEED
10
Paolo Montarsolo is one : BASS
14
Chinese province, formerly : HOPEH
15
Ne plus ultra : ACME
16
Figure in a title search : AREA
17
Curaçao's neighbor : ARUBA
18
___-dieu (kneeling bench) : PRIE
19
Shoelaces : TIES
20
Impediment : BAR
21
Feline prima donnas? : SUPURRSTARS
24
Unkempt : RATTY
26
Jeanne d'Arc, e.g.: Abbr. : STE
27
Infirm : FEEBLE
29
Compared : LIKENED
33
Admission : ENTRY
34
Old morning song : MATIN
35
Sward : SOD
37
Against : ANTI
38
Thirteen witches : COVEN
39
Stimulate : SPUR
40
Mythical Irish queen : TEA
41
Group of trout : HOVER
42
Contain : HOUSE
43
Feeling guilt : ASHAMED
45
Trimmed with mink : FURRED
46
The Skagerrak, to the North Sea : ARM
47
Boring tool : AUGER
48
Playful feline activity? : SCAMPURRING
53
Early Dadaist : ARP
56
Pitcher Dennis ___ : LAMP
57
Binge : TEAR
58
Mich. county : IONIA
60
"Don't throw bouquets ___" : ATME
61
Cigar end : ETTE
62
"The fault . . . is ___ our stars . . . ": Shak. : NOTIN
63
They need help : POOR
64
Hollow stem : REED
65
Simpleton : GOOSE
Down
1
Melville protagonist : AHAB
2
Unit of time, in prosody : MORA
3
Feline musicals? : OPURRETTAS
4
Bill : NEB
5
Terrifying : GHASTLY
6
Foolish : SAPPY
7
Grayish yellow : ECRU
8
Mideast potentate : EMIR
9
Doe leather : DEERSKIN
10
Grow fat : BATTEN
11
"Dove sono" is one : ARIA
12
Mother Shipton, e.g. : SEER
13
Lip : SASS
22
Colo. Shoshonean : UTE
23
"Nana" star : STEN
25
Hillside cavity: Fr. : ABRI
27
Act : FEAT
28
Nine: Comb. form : ENNEA
29
Washed : LAVED
30
Roman road : ITER
31
Feline language? : ESPURRANTO
32
Immerse : DOUSE
34
Stir : MOVE
36
Stowe novel : DRED
38
Many a working suburbanite : COMMUTER
39
Distressing : SORE
41
David's instrument : HARP
42
Activity at a reunion : HUGGING
44
Restrain : HAMPER
45
Game's accompaniment : FUN
47
Ventilated : AIRED
48
Censure : SLAP
49
Roman censor : CATO
50
Bullets, for short : AMMO
51
Plexus : RETE
52
Regard : RATE
54
Danish-American reformer : RIIS
55
Block of stamps : PANE
59
Tic-tac-toe win : OOO

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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