New York Times, Monday, January 16, 1989

Author: John R. Prosser
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.03, Missing: { J Q W }, Scrabble score: 274 (avg 1.43)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 5, XRef: 5
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© 1989, The New York Times
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1. Box cautiously : SPAR
5. With 50 Across, city near Tel Aviv : RAMAT
10. Soprano Gluck : ALMA
14. Adore : LOVE
15. Muse of lyric poetry : ERATO
16. Aqueous descent : RAIN
17. Give ___ up (assist) : ALEG
18. Subject of this puzzle : MARTINKING
20. College first attended by 18 Across : MOREHOUSE
22. John, the fur trader : ASTOR
23. Trapeze artist's protection : NET
24. Within: Comb. form : ENTO
26. Pig's home : STY
27. Went in : ENTERED
31. Pack down lightly : TAMP
33. Jetty : PIER
34. Elasticity : RESILIENCE
39. Standard of perfection : IDEAL
41. To and ___ : FRO
42. Hallowed: Comb. form : SACRO
43. Roman company commanders : CENTURIONS
46. Actor James ___ : CAAN
47. Harrow's rival : ETON
48. Rivers : STREAMS
50. See 5 Across : GAN
53. Legatee : HEIR
55. Shoot the breeze : RAP
56. Not a soul : NOONE
58. Becomes firmly fixed : TAKESROOT
63. Virgil's tree of life : ARBORVITAE
65. Apropos of : INRE
66. Opposite of dele : STET
67. Happening : EVENT
68. Ferverish passion : ZEAL
69. Nathan ___, American spy : HALE
70. Jerez, formerly : XERES
71. Author Gardner : ERLE
1. Bridge coup : SLAM
2. Men on horses after a ball : POLO
3. State firmly : AVER
4. Produce anew : REGENERATE
5. More distant : REMOTER
6. Papuan native of New Guinea : ARAU
7. "___ Chan," T. N. Page tale : MARSE
8. Sergeants' commands : ATTENTIONS
9. Thee, in Tours : TOI
10. Clumsy vessels : ARKS
11. Milks, to Michelle : LAITS
12. City in N.D. : MINOT
13. Wrathful : ANGRY
19. Namesakes of Ruth's mother-in-law : NAOMIS
21. One of L.B.J.'s beagles : HER
25. Palm fiber : TAL
27. Long, heroic poem : EPIC
28. Pheasants' brood : NIDE
29. Adolescent : TEEN
30. Absolute : DEFINITIVE
32. Award for 18 Across: 1964 : PEACEPRIZE
35. Playhouse placard : SRO
36. American sports org. : NCAA
37. Stuff to the gills : CRAM
38. Ages upon ages : EONS
40. Middle name of 18 Across : LUTHER
44. Future fish : ROE
45. Wall and Baker : STREETS
49. Headland : RAS
50. Grind the teeth : GNASH
51. Corporeal channel : AORTA
52. Actuator of above award : NOBEL
54. Quality judge : RATER
57. Short letter : NOTE
59. Welles role: 1941 : KANE
60. Humdinger : ONER
61. Viva-voce : ORAL
62. Part of TV : TELE
64. Annoy : VEX

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