New York Times, Tuesday, January 17, 1989

Author:Don Groat
Editor:Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 80, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 4.63, Missing: { F J Q X }, Scrabble score: 261 (avg 1.41)
Open Squares: 64, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Spans: 1
Don Groat has 12 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.

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© 1989, The New York Times
Across Down
1. ___ throat, common ailment : STREP
6. Kett of comics : ETTA
10. Stairway unit : STEP
14. Dice throws : TREYS
15. Catch fly balls : SHAG
16. Relinquish : CEDE
17. Covers with hoarfrost : RIMES
18. Anatomical tissue : TELA
19. Inter ___ (among other things) : ALIA
20. Eagerly expecting : ATIP
21. Lamprey : EEL
22. Rias : INLETS
24. Tibetan ogre : YETI
25. Adults : GROWNUPS
27. Notable time : ERA
29. Malt kiln : OAST
30. Elevator cage : CAR
33. Machinist's need : OILCAN
36. Receptacle for tools : KIT
37. Unclose, poetically : OPE
38. Introduction : PROEM
39. Intellect : WIT
40. Fencing term : APPEL
42. River to the Rhine : AAR
43. Storage box : BIN
44. Pair used for bending wire : PLIERS
45. Triangle side : LEG
46. "The ___ of Hiawatha" : SONG
47. Article for a Berliner : EIN
48. Most of the atmosphere : NITROGEN
51. Peggy of early TV : CASS
55. Upright stone slabs : STELAE
57. Pot topper : LID
58. Knievel : EVEL
59. Small S.A. monkey : TITI
60. Twofold : DUAL
62. Actress Ekberg : ANITA
63. Architectural pier : ANTA
64. Peak in Thessaly : OSSA
65. Stupefy with alcohol : BESOT
66. Actress Donna : REED
67. Place for a mizzen royal : MAST
68. Endangered layer : OZONE
1. Go wrong : STRAY
2. Hackneyed : TRITE
3. Slacken : REMIT
4. Optical-instrument part : EYEPIECE
5. Letter afterthoughts : PSS
6. Chemical compound : ESTER
7. Carroll's "Through ___" : THELOOKINGGLASS
8. Chessmaster Mikhail : TAL
9. Aeschylus's "Seven ___ Thebes" : AGAINST
10. Sell tickets illegally : SCALP
11. Galileo used one : TELESCOPE
12. Blue-pencil : EDIT
13. Legumes : PEAS
21. Actor Richard from San Francisco : EGAN
23. Hatch or cracker preceder : NUT
26. Cool one's heels : WAIT
28. Aries : RAM
31. Copycat : APER
32. Electrical units : RELS
33. Girasol : OPAL
34. Dies ___ : IRAE
35. Opera glasses : LORGNETTE
39. A certain derelict : WINO
40. "The Greatest" : ALI
41. Spectacles of a sort : PINCENEZ
43. Ennui : BOREDOM
44. Await judgment : PEND
46. Dep. : STA
49. Partner of the "Odyssey" : ILIAD
50. Israeli port : EILAT
52. Dispatch boat : AVISO
53. ___ Hall, college in N.J. : SETON
54. Early writing tablet : SLATE
55. Antares or Deneb : STAR
56. Prong : TINE
61. National monogram : USA
62. Three blood groups : ABO

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