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New York Times, Saturday, August 1, 1992

Author:
Arthur S. Verdesca
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 5.00, Missing: { F J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 267 (avg 1.44)
Open Squares: 72, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 9, XRef: 0, Spans: 1, 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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© 1992, The New York TimesNo. 15,607
Across
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Type of lettuce : BIBB
5
Ten inside two pumps : TOES
9
Effrontery : BRASS
14
The Amu Darya feeds it : ARAL
15
Primitive : RUDE
16
Slacken : REMIT
17
Cattle catcher : BOLA
18
De novo : ANEW
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Crucial : ACUTE
20
Marz Brothers film : ANIMALCRACKERS
23
James or Tommie : AGEE
24
Dads and lads : HES
25
Putter : DABBLE
28
King or queen : CHESSMAN
33
American chameleon : ANOLE
34
Julian or Varro : ERA
35
Touse or towse : ADO
36
Dieters' main courses : VEGETABLEPLATES
41
Give ___ whirl : ITA
42
Zero : NIL
43
Certain straight-grained wood : ABELE
44
Lacking in expression : TONELESS
47
Sometime : ONEDAY
48
"Bel ___," Burnford novel : RIA
49
On ___ with : APAR
50
Paint thinners : MINERALSPIRITS
57
Declines in power : WANES
58
Any young animal : TOTO
59
Not "fer" : AGIN
60
Live : EXIST
61
Ghazels : ODES
62
"Caro ___," Verdi aria : NOME
63
Idem : DITTO
64
Slue goo : MIRE
65
Dita or dilo : TREE
Down
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Slavic nurse : BABA
2
Inflexible : IRON
3
Lombok neighbor : BALI
4
Deserving censure : BLAMABLE
5
Kerry's county seat : TRALEE
6
Snow leopard : OUNCE
7
Hesse river : EDER
8
"And ___ fine seam" : SEWA
9
Ferns : BRAKES
10
Niche : RECESS
11
Asian boundary river : AMUR
12
Meets : SITS
13
Sault ___ Marie : STE
21
Lace tip : AGLET
22
Penny-a-line : CHEAP
25
Ship's crane : DAVIT
26
Highest of the Pyrenees : ANETO
27
Poet Louise ___ : BOGAN
28
Zygotes : CELLS
29
Charlemagne's dom. : HRE
30
Beat Karpov : MATED
31
Author Turin : ADELA
32
Intrusive : NOSEY
37
Lend ___ (hearken) : ANEAR
38
Encore! : BIS
39
Hawaiian island : LANAI
40
Exceptional : ABERRANT
45
"___ Saves Christmas," 1988 film : ERNEST
46
Remains stationary at sea : LIESTO
47
Resist : OPPOSE
49
Fall bloomer : ASTER
50
Very long skirt : MAXI
51
Pt. of a monogram : INIT
52
Item discussed by Lucretius : ATOM
53
Napoleonic victory site : LODI
54
Operatic prince : IGOR
55
Favorable opportunity : TIME
56
Ko-Ko's weapon : SNEE
57
Attach firmly : WED

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

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