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New York Times, Monday, June 22, 1992

Author:
William Baxley
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 32, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { J K Q W X }, Scrabble score: 265 (avg 1.37)
Open Squares: 76, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
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Across
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Record : TAPE
5
Enero or febrero, e.g. : MES
8
Noise : CLAMOR
14
Construction beam : IBAR
15
Flightless bird : EMU
16
Roman official : AEDILE
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Young salmon : PARR
18
Replaces : SUPERSEDES
20
Meadow : LEA
21
Warns : ALERTS
22
This crosses long. : LAT
23
Lone Ranger's sidekick : TONTO
25
Melody : ARIA
26
Century plant : PITA
27
South Pole region : ANTARCTIC
29
Eremite : LONER
30
Thing, in law : RES
31
"I've ___ to London ... " : BEEN
32
Most wan : PALEST
33
Barbara Bush, e.g. : FIRSTLADY
35
Theater district : RIALTO
38
Hibernia : EIRE
39
Caress : PET
42
Celestial beings: Fr. : ANGES
43
Part of a shoe : INNERSOLE
45
Female zebra : MARE
46
Actor Ray : ALDO
47
Of great value : SUPER
48
Silkworm : ERI
49
Arabian gazelles : ARIELS
51
Kind of nose : PUG
52
Follows : SUPERVENES
54
Kazan of filmdom : ELIA
56
Land ruled by Juan Carlos : ESPANA
57
Sever : CUT
58
Demolish : RAZE
59
Participated in : SHARED
60
German river : EMS
61
___ Rabbit : BRER
Down
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Gratuity : TIP
2
Gastropod mollusk : ABALONE
3
Sires : PARENTS
4
Printing mistakes : ERRATA
5
Tableland : MESA
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Rivals : EMULATES
7
Overseeing : SUPERINTENDENCE
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Magna ___ : CARTA
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Not so much : LESS
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Summer quaff : ADE
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Median : MIDLINE
12
Certain ointments : OLEATES
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Begin anew : RESTART
19
Norwegian navigator : ERIC
23
Sailor : TAR
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Circles the globe : ORBITS
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Roly-___ : POLY
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Atlantic sport fish : CERO
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Dockworkers : LADERS
32
Peel : PARE
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Skedaddle : FLEE
34
Floor covering : LINOLEUM
35
Ancient Egyptian king : RAMESES
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Hell-bent for leather : INARUSH
37
Augustus's chief counselor : AGRIPPA
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Commonly liked : POPULAR
40
Write a lament about : ELEGIZE
41
Thrice: Comb. form : TER
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Netman Nastase : ILIE
44
Splendid : SUPERB
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Ancient Phoenician seaport : ARVAD
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"Judith" composer : ARNE
50
Concordes, e.g. : SSTS
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Where the incus is : EAR
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Atmosphere: Comb. form : AER

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

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