New York Times, Tuesday, January 2, 1990

Author:Lois Sidway
Editor:Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.79, Missing: { J Q V }, Scrabble score: 320 (avg 1.71)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Spans: 3
Lois Sidway has 67 pre-Shortz puzzles and 18 Shortz era puzzles in our database.

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© 1990, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Lend a hand : HELP
5. Dear soul : LAMB
9. Mom's order re eating : CHEW
13. A k a : ALIAS
15. Big name in essay writing : ELIA
16. Singing syllables : LALA
17. Weather prediction in Aug. : HAZYHOTANDHUMID
20. Doctors' org. : AMA
21. Licorice flavoring : ANISE
22. Tear a passion to tatters : EMOTE
23. Hide : SKIN
24. TV judge : WAPNER
25. "Rodeo," for one : BALLET
28. Noah Webster's forte : WORDS
30. Cross as ___ : ABEAR
31. As, to some admen : LIKE
32. Scot's negative : NAE
35. Vacillates : BLOWSHOTANDCOLD
39. Hankering : YEN
40. Chichi : ARTY
41. Grant Wood, e.g. : IOWAN
42. Ostentatiously colorful : GAUDY
44. Thin layer, as of plastic : LAMINA
45. Happened to : BEFELL
48. Phrase re some fast foods : TOGO
49. Solo : ALONE
50. Asparagus unit : SPEAR
52. "Exodus" hero : ARI
55. Weather term in winter : WINDCHILLFACTOR
58. Ore deposit : LODE
59. Gen. Rob't ___ : ELEE
60. Dough; cabbage : MOOLA
61. Celebrity : STAR
62. Linen source : FLAX
63. J. Edgar's group : GMEN
1. Guffaw, guffaw! : HAHA
2. Jack of TV's "The Dakotas" : ELAM
3. One of Judy's girls : LIZA
4. Be worthwhile : PAY
5. Admit : LETIN
6. "Oh, woe!" : ALAS
7. Golconda : MINE
8. Terrible : BAD
9. Small groups : CLUMPS
10. ___ rye (deli offering) : HAMON
11. Upper crust : ELITE
12. Heron, for one : WADER
14. Millennial Church members : SHAKERS
18. "Step ___!" : ONIT
19. Director : HEAD
23. Picnic salad : SLAW
24. Songbird : WREN
25. Pamper : BABY
26. Competent : ABLE
27. A Spinks : LEON
28. Clever : WITTY
29. All right : OKAY
31. Nobleman's title : LORD
32. "___ lay me down . . . " : NOWI
33. Bates or King : ALAN
34. Writer Ferber : EDNA
36. Transport by wagon : HAUL
37. Illustrative sketch : DIAGRAM
38. Singer Perry : COMO
42. Neuter is one : GENDER
43. Composer Wilder : ALEC
44. Lallygag : LOAF
45. Cries lustily : BAWLS
46. Prufrock's creator : ELIOT
47. Filmdom family name : FONDA
48. Kind of dialed message : TELEX
50. Spot for indoor cats : SILL
51. Entreaty : PLEA
52. Minute particle : ATOM
53. Part : ROLE
54. Bani-Sadr's homeland : IRAN
56. A famous Hugh, for short : HEF
57. Gear tooth : COG

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