New York Times, Wednesday, January 3, 1990

Author:Peter Swift
Editor:Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { F Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 292 (avg 1.56)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 1, XRef: 0, Spans: 3
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Across Down
1. Marten's fur : SABLE
6. Cudgel : CLUB
10. Neat : TRIM
14. Swiftly, to a poet : AMAIN
15. Singer Coolidge : RITA
16. Decorate anew : REDO
17. Make merry : KICKUPONESHEELS
20. Native : INHERENT
21. Mollifies : EASES
22. Bridge ace Culbertson : ELY
23. Hit hard : BELTED
25. Reserved; retiring : MODEST
29. Frolics : ROMPS
30. Incite : ABET
31. Avian perch : AERIE
32. Delight : JOY
35. Carouse : SOWONESWILDOATS
39. Fla.'s ___ Largo : KEY
40. Adlai's running mate: 1956 : ESTES
41. Sacrament : RITE
42. Admitted : OWNED
43. Kind of car or game : PARLOR
45. Run at full speed : CAREER
47. Range of vision : KEN
48. Wall decoration : ARRAS
49. Deter from doing : DISSUADE
54. Go on a spree : PAINTTHETOWNRED
57. Stolen goods : SWAG
58. Artifice : RUSE
59. Moved gradually : EDGED
60. Other : ELSE
61. Long-billed bird : IBIS
62. Spacious : ROOMY
1. "The Square Egg" author : SAKI
2. Ugandan exile : AMIN
3. Famed organist-composer : BACH
4. Comparable to : LIKE
5. Acclimates : ENURES
6. Close friend : CRONY
7. Fuzz : LINT
8. Western Amerind : UTE
9. Kind of relief : BAS
10. Gives medical aid to : TREATS
11. Singer Della : REESE
12. Dawdled : IDLED
13. Sphagnum, e.g. : MOSS
18. Animal's skin : PELT
19. Succored : HELPED
23. Writer Pasternak : BORIS
24. Writer Ludwig : EMIL
25. Mummer's cover-up : MASK
26. A double-reed : OBOE
27. Moist : DEWY
28. D.D.E.'s command : ETO
29. Tied the knot again : REWED
31. Daisylike flower : ASTER
32. Lockup : JAIL
33. Lyricist Harbach : OTTO
34. North Sea feeder : YSER
36. Most recent : NEWEST
37. Anglo-Saxon laborer : ESNE
38. Bruin great : ORR
42. Mandarin or Temple : ORANGE
43. Jalapa coin : PESO
44. Rebuttal : ANSWER
45. Swimmer's stroke : CRAWL
46. Costa Rican statesman : ARIAS
47. Predatory birds : KITES
48. Cathedral's projection : APSE
49. An Arnaz : DESI
50. Cause the ruin of : UNDO
51. Jason's ship : ARGO
52. Consider : DEEM
53. Small whirlpool : EDDY
55. Prefix with corn or pod : TRI
56. Focal point : HUB

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