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New York Times, Tuesday, June 2, 1992

Author:
Wilson McBeath
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.97, Missing: { J Q W Z }, Scrabble score: 273 (avg 1.44)
Open Squares: 70, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
Wilson McBeath has 28 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1992, The New York TimesNo. 15,547

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Layers : COATS
6
Profs' concoctions : EXAMS
11
Wager : BET
14
Pre-empt : USURP
15
Third wife of Augustus Caesar : LIVIA
16
Shoshonean Indian : UTE
17
Secretary of State's Calif. meadow? : BAKERSFIELD
19
Mongrel : CUR
20
Grazing land : LEA
21
Washington athlete : REDSKIN
23
Wired : CABLED
26
It went past the old mill : STREAM
27
Jai ___ : ALAI
28
Hors d'oeuvres : DIPS
30
Brads or spads : NAILS
33
Impediments : BARS
34
Mauna ___ : LOA
35
Bandleader of the 1930's : BERNIE
36
Sum total: Abbr. : AMT
37
Canopied four-poster : TENTBED
39
An NCO : SGT
40
Lariats' loops : NOOSES
42
Fleming, the author : IAN
43
E.r.a. or r.b.i. : STAT
44
Former S.A.G. president : ASNER
45
Aviary term : CAGE
46
Large mackerel : PETO
47
Spoken : VERBAL
49
Venerates : ADORES
51
Fauna : ANIMALS
53
Pedro's uncle : TIO
54
Bro. or dau. : REL
55
Town on Chesapeake Bay : CAPECHARLES
61
Nothing : NIL
62
Kuwaiti bigwig : EMEER
63
Actress in "Sudden Impact" : NEENA
64
Music to a torero's ears : OLE
65
Town west of Johnstown, Pa. : DERRY
66
Eve ___, memorable Miss Brooks : ARDEN
Down
1
Chicago athlete : CUB
2
Explorer Johnson : OSA
3
Black-and-white diving bird : AUK
4
Support for rambler roses : TRELLIS
5
Binge : SPREE
6
Sprite : ELF
7
Cato's dozen : XII
8
Prevents : AVERTS
9
Sebastian Coe, for one : MILER
10
Made depressed : SADDENED
11
Architect-designer Fuller : BUCKMINSTER
12
Sewing case : ETUI
13
Aquatic bird : TERN
18
"Empty ___," 1936 song : SADDLES
22
River into the Mosel : SAAR
23
Beach structure : CABANA
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Cottonwoods : ALAMOS
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Clara's Ill. town? : BARTONVILLE
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Of an astronaut's environment : SPATIAL
29
Charged atom : ION
31
Tie, as in surgery : LIGATE
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Brief fights : SETTOS
35
Under : BENEATH
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Like Rhine vineyards : TERRACED
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Kind of lady : BAG
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Appear : SEEM
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Foxhound, for one : SPOORER
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Golf's U.S. Open champ: 1959 : CASPER
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Censure : BLAME
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Artemis, to Cato : DIANA
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River to the Ligurian Sea : ARNO
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Armstrong or Diamond : NEIL
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Always, in poesy : EER
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Bawl : CRY
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Conducted : LED
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Suffix with ethyl : ENE
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___ Mateo, Calif. : SAN

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

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