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Peter Swift
Peter Swift

New York Times, Monday, September 10, 1990

20-Across : Endorsed a proposal

Author:
Peter Swift
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 4.87, Missing: { F J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 273 (avg 1.48)
Open Squares: 65, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
Peter Swift has 79 known pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1990, The New York TimesNo. 14,916
Across
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Complex network : WEB
4
Makes a choice : OPTS
8
Vipers : ASPS
12
___ de la Cité : ILE
13
Approximately : AROUND
15
Hammer : MAUL
16
Pheasants' kin : PARTRIDGES
18
Regarding : INRE
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Hire : ENGAGE
20
Endorsed a proposal : SECONDED
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Noel : YULE
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Explode : POP
25
Leisurely pace : AMBLE
28
Hades's river : LETHE
32
" ... as I say, not as ___" : IDO
35
Farm sight : SILO
36
Clergyman Increase ___ : MATHER
37
Kind of cushion : PIN
38
Winged woodland dwellers : SCARLETTANAGERS
41
Curve segment : ARC
42
Tatum and Ryan : ONEALS
43
Exhort : URGE
44
Blabber : YAK
45
Handbag : PURSE
46
Adjust a clock : RESET
47
Stinger : BEE
49
Baths : SPAS
51
Most uncanny : WEIRDEST
56
Trash : LITTER
60
Romanian dance : HORA
61
Feathered fish-eaters : MERGANSERS
63
Remnants : ENDS
64
Kin of guilds : UNIONS
65
Year in the reign of Pius I : CLV
66
To be, to Cato : ESSE
67
___ after (resembled) : TOOK
68
Drill sergeant's call : HEP
Down
1
___ out (obliterate) : WIPE
2
Pizazz : ELAN
3
Arctic sight : BERG
4
Bay window : ORIEL
5
School of whales : POD
6
Harbor sight : TUGS
7
Defunct dagger : SNEE
8
Kind of acid : AMINO
9
Cousins of plovers : SANDPIPERS
10
Undiluted : PURE
11
Luge or pung : SLED
13
Bicker : ARGUE
14
Mil. award : DSC
17
Actress Laurette : TAYLOR
21
Soap or horse follower : OPERA
23
Click beetle : ELATER
25
Evaluate : ASSAY
26
Units of length : MICRA
27
Some have red wings : BLACKBIRDS
29
Kett and others : ETTAS
30
Ancient Greek philosopher : THALES
31
Biddies : HENS
33
Sad song : DIRGE
34
Assault : ONSET
36
Preprandial reading : MENU
39
Ran effortlessly : LOPED
40
Visitors : GUESTS
46
He portrayed the police chief in "Casablanca" : RAINS
48
Use art gum : ERASE
50
Political-platform part : PLANK
51
Shout of joy : WHEE
52
Millions of years : EONS
53
Flightless bird : EMU
54
___ packing (dismissed) : SENT
55
Small combo : TRIO
57
Part of M.I.T. : TECH
58
A Gardner : ERLE
59
Invitation abbr. : RSVP
62
Sentimental drivel : GOO

Answer summary: 3 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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