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New York Times, Wednesday, September 20, 1989

Author:
Patricia A. Cevaal
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.79, Missing: { H J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 264 (avg 1.41)
Open Squares: 65, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 9, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
Patricia A. Cevaal has 10 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1989, The New York TimesNo. 14,561

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Across
1
Tow : DRAG
5
Wherewithal : MEANS
10
Charlotte's home : WEB
13
Othello's antagonist : IAGO
14
Song from yesteryear : OLDIE
15
Relinquish : CEDE
16
Entree for newscaster Sawyer? : STEAKDIANE
18
Vice-squad activity : RAID
19
Middlesex middle : CENTRE
20
Sail supports : TOPMASTS
22
Scrap for Spot : ORT
23
Steve or Woody : ALLEN
25
Jurist Fortas : ABE
26
Bloom holder : VASE
27
"Cat ___," 1965 oater : BALLOU
30
Urge on : IMPEL
33
Yuppie's health food : TOFU
36
Quiets a squeak : OILS
37
___ avis : RARA
38
In a listless manner : DULLY
39
Etats-___ : UNIS
40
Golden calf, e.g. : IDOL
41
Words of understanding : ISEE
42
Get-up-and-go : VIGOR
43
Bend out of shape : DEFORM
45
Protection : EGIS
47
Exploit : USE
48
Bacchus attendant : SATYR
50
"___ Believer," Monkees hit : IMA
53
Teller's goof : MISCOUNT
56
Ups the ante : RAISES
58
Diva's rendition : ARIA
59
Entree for actor Finney? : SOLEALBERT
61
Muslim invader of Spain : MOOR
62
Skill : CRAFT
63
Hence : ERGO
64
Abby's twin : ANN
65
Wren's "Beau ___" : GESTE
66
Walton family's grandpa : GEER
Down
1
Specialized nightclub : DISCO
2
"X" assigner : RATER
3
Actor's go-between : AGENT
4
Fall guy : GOAT
5
A and T : MODELS
6
Gin inventor's first name : ELI
7
" . . . ___ which will live in infamy . . . ": Roosevelt : ADATE
8
Curtain fabric : NINON
9
Ooze : SEEP
10
Avoiding responsibility, with "out of" : WEASELING
11
Emulate Greeley : EDIT
12
Murphy and twin : BEDS
15
Entree for actor Jourdan? : CRABLOUIS
17
South African pen : KRAAL
21
Meadow cry : MAA
24
"___ pray" : LETUS
26
Entree for author Wilde? : VEALOSCAR
27
Real bargain : BUY
28
Mishmash : OLIO
29
Korbut's homeland: Abbr. : USSR
30
Gladiolus, e.g. : IRID
31
Created : MADE
32
Abundance : PROFUSION
34
Córdoba cheer : OLE
35
Group of ships : FLEET
38
Lower the beam : DIM
42
Like flu : VIRAL
44
Classic American car : REO
46
Spin : GYRATE
48
Saw wood at night : SNORE
49
He's got the world on his shoulders : ATLAS
50
River to the Rhone : ISERE
51
Highway sign : MERGE
52
Pioneer fur trader : ASTOR
53
Singer ___ Cass : MAMA
54
Dietary supplement : IRON
55
Mil. branch : USCG
57
" . . . ___ mortality": Shak. : IBEG
60
Newt : EFT

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

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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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