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New York Times, Friday, July 13, 1990

Author:
Michael A. Rampino
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 4.74, Missing: { F Q U X Z }, Scrabble score: 269 (avg 1.45)
Open Squares: 58, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 5, XRef: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
Michael A. Rampino has 33 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1990, The New York TimesNo. 14,857
Across
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Subsides : EBBS
5
Fusty : STALE
10
Erstwhile filly : MARE
14
Gaffe : SLIP
15
Maestri's platforms : PODIA
16
Declare : AVOW
17
"Death in the Afternoon" beast : TORO
18
Afghan prince : AMEER
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Proboscis : NOSE
20
"Search every ___" (command by 4 Down) : CROOKANDNANNY
23
Gorbachev's no : NYET
24
This, in Taxco : ESTE
25
Precious stone : JEWEL
28
Scull : OAR
30
Monastic brotherhood : ORDER
34
Shirley Temple's first husband : AGAR
35
Celtic Neptune : LER
36
Type of cross : ANSATE
37
Footlike part : PES
38
Overwhelm : BESIEGE
40
Genuine article : THE
41
Chemical compounds : ESTERS
43
Anne Baxter role: 1950 : EVE
44
So-so marks : CEES
45
Narrow: Comb. form : STENO
46
Scipio's 151 : CLI
47
National League M.V.P.: 1971 : TORRE
48
Harold of Tin Pan Alley : ROME
50
___-do-well : NEER
52
Correction for 20 Across : NOOKANDCRANNY
57
Suburban shopping area : MALL
58
Mug : STEIN
59
Orient : EAST
61
Malefic : EVIL
62
Threefold : TRINE
63
Type of code : AREA
64
Attaches firmly : WEDS
65
Romberg products : SONGS
66
The constellation Harp : LYRA
Down
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Gare de l'___, Paris : EST
2
Political entente : BLOC
3
Force; energy : BIRR
4
Legendary speech garbler : SPOONER
5
"Thus ___ Zarathustra" : SPAKE
6
Love apples : TOMATOES
7
Yemeni port : ADEN
8
Schubert products : LIEDER
9
Attains justly : EARNS
10
Deportment : MANNERS
11
Sight from Warwick Castle : AVON
12
Promising success : ROSY
13
Ram's dam : EWE
21
Popeye's Olive : OYL
22
Expiate : ATONE
25
Mocks : JAPES
26
Void : EGEST
27
Expend needlessly : WASTE
29
He lies "in a cowslip bell" : ARIEL
31
Post-office appliance : DATER
32
Upper space : ETHER
33
A.F.B. in Tex. : REESE
35
"___ Troyens": Berlioz : LES
36
Mature : AGE
38
Tolerate : BROOK
39
Show-and-tell activity : EVINCING
42
Matriculates : ENROLLS
44
Of eye tissue : CORNEAL
46
Middle: Comb. form : CENTRO
47
Caddy's contents : TEA
49
Parts of cranes : MASTS
51
Lake and river in Ireland : ERNES
52
Hub : NAVE
53
Fetid : OLID
54
Thine, to Hans : DEIN
55
Not one, in Dogpatch : NARY
56
North Sea feeder : YSER
57
Cage for hawks : MEW
60
Chinese pagoda : TAA

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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