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New York Times, Thursday, August 3, 1989

42-Down : Children's card game

Author:
Christopher Sherwood
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 45, Avg Word Len: 4.74, Missing: { J K Q Z }, Scrabble score: 277 (avg 1.54)
Open Squares: 72, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
Christopher Sherwood has 22 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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H
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V
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W
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A
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L
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H
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L
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R
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W
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© 1989, The New York TimesNo. 14,513
Across
1
Carson or Letterman : HOST
5
Of serious import : GRAVE
10
Tub : SCOW
14
Countertenor : ALTO
15
Born ___ (schlemiel) : LOSER
16
Snake-dancing Indian : HOPI
17
Service-club member : LION
18
Dress cut : ALINE
19
Blame : ONUS
20
Describing characters like b, q and r : LOWERCASE
22
Sassy : FRESH
23
Dilapidated building : RUIN
24
Give forth : EMIT
26
Japanese woman diver : AMA
29
Rollaway, e.g. : BED
30
Like some peanuts : ROASTED
34
Lessee : RENTER
36
Multi or uniform : ATTIRE
37
Operatic element : ARIA
38
With "The," G. Peck movie : OMEN
39
Soldier's quarters : BILLET
42
Countenance : ASPECT
44
Outstanding : STELLAR
46
Bolt's partner : NUT
47
The "Lost Weekend" problem : DTS
48
Home team or visitors : SIDE
49
Where to find Orem : UTAH
51
Uses a sieve : SIFTS
54
Some condos : HIGHRISES
59
Game divided into chukkers : POLO
60
Tropical treat : MANGO
61
One of almost 12,000 in N.Y.C. : TAXI
62
Vase-shaped pitcher : EWER
63
Late bloomer : ASTER
64
Crèche part : CRIB
65
Candlelike : WAXY
66
Overseas travel preparations : SHOTS
67
Successful efforts : HITS
Down
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"Clue" room : HALL
2
Medley : OLIO
3
Pack away : STOW
4
Copy-machine chemical : TONER
5
Continent carver : GLACIER
6
Saracen foe : ROLAND
7
Sale sign : ASIS
8
Facade of sorts : VENEER
9
Poet's word : ERE
10
Diamond figure : SHORTSTOP
11
Rocket nose : CONE
12
Composer's creation : OPUS
13
Father to the thought : WISH
21
Hayseed : RUBE
22
Decree : FIAT
25
Kiwi's relative : MOA
26
Aba wearers : ARABS
27
Promotion basis, sometimes : MERIT
28
Old-womanish : ANILE
31
Used a stopwatch : TIMED
32
Upstanding : ERECT
33
Clunker's adornment : DENTS
35
Whopper : TALLSTORY
40
Boola-boola boys : ELIS
41
Small fry : TAD
42
Children's card game : AUTHORS
43
Pentacle : STAR
45
Redundant telling : REHASH
46
Sourdough's treasure : NUGGET
50
Enlistment term : HITCH
51
Gush : SPEW
52
U.S. warship in 1989 news : IOWA
53
Bend : FLEX
55
"___ the wild blue yonder" : INTO
56
Hindu garment : SARI
57
Script command : EXIT
58
Brothers and sisters, for short : SIBS
60
"No ___" (boxer Duran's cry) : MAS

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 1 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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