New York Times, Monday, January 28, 1991

Author:Evelyn Benshoof
Editor:Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 44, Avg Word Len: 4.64, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 277 (avg 1.53)
Open Squares: 65, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 4, XRef: 0 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
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© 1991, The New York Times
Across Down
1. As well : ALSO
5. Crowd together : PACK
9. Attire : GARB
13. Abate : LETUP
15. ___-et-Vilaine, French department : ILLE
16. Munich's river : ISAR
17. TV studio sign : ONAIR
18. Project : PLAN
19. Periwinkle, e.g. : VINE
20. Longfellow's "Tales of a ___" : WAYSIDEINN
22. Blue-pencil : EDIT
23. Patch : DARN
24. Krupp works site : ESSEN
26. Divining rod : DOWSER
30. Cuff : BLOW
31. Lotion ingredient : ALOE
32. Mexican dish : TACO
35. Unkempt : RATTY
39. Begot : SIRED
41. Colt or Magnum : GUN
42. Lofty, snug retreat : EYRIE
43. Bridge card : HONOR
44. Coral ridge : REEF
46. Fictional home in Dixie : TARA
47. Soft leather for gloves : NAPA
49. Transient of a sort : ROOMER
51. Subject : THEME
53. Decree : FIAT
55. Onetime Turkish governors : BEYS
56. What those in the van do : LEADTHEWAY
62. Over again : ANEW
63. Swiss patriot : TELL
64. Portuguese city : EVORA
65. Hollywood's Barrett : RONA
66. " . . . or ___ swoon to death": Keats : ELSE
67. "Cry Me a ___" : RIVER
68. Cart : DRAY
69. Colorer : DYER
70. Sprat's diet : LEAN
1. Down, to a salt : ALOW
2. Singer Horne : LENA
3. Abide : STAY
4. French assents : OUIS
5. Thieving Tom's father : PIPER
6. Weary : ALLIN
7. Family : CLAN
8. Animal shelter : KENNEL
9. Yields : GIVESWAYTO
10. Digression : ASIDE
11. Arrested : RANIN
12. Writer Harte : BRET
14. Group of lions : PRIDE
21. Bolt : DART
25. Tender : SORE
26. Soupçon : DASH
27. Ragout, for one : OLIO
28. Exhausted : WORN
29. Consider seriously : SEEONESWAY
30. Femur or fibula : BONE
33. Taj Mahal site : AGRA
34. Hint : CUE
36. Mine vehicle : TRAM
37. Radial : TIRE
38. Leap or lunar follower : YEAR
40. Perfumery weight : DRAM
45. Coll. rushers : FRAT
48. Assailed with repeated blows : PELTED
50. Different in nature : OTHER
51. Drift : TENOR
52. Nocturnal carnivore : HYENA
53. Deceptive : FALSE
54. Fainéant : IDLER
55. Rhymer : BARD
57. Hard to hold : EELY
58. Base : EVIL
59. Emulated Penelope : WOVE
60. Locale : AREA
61. Windy narrative : YARN

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