New York Times, Friday, January 13, 1989

Author:Arthur S. Verdesca
Editor:Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { F J Q W X }, Scrabble score: 273 (avg 1.46)
Open Squares: 67, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 4, XRef: 0
Arthur S. Verdesca has 28 pre-Shortz puzzles and 14 Shortz era puzzles in our database.

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© 1989, The New York Times
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1. Jezebel's husband : AHAB
5. Desiccated : DRIED
10. Irritate : RASP
14. Hamstring : LAME
15. Radical : ULTRA
16. Commercial center in Hungary : EGER
17. Lullaby : CRADLESONG
19. Apportion : METE
20. Choice : OPTION
21. Company : SOCIETY
23. Of a specific district : ZONAL
26. Type of relief : BAS
27. Gallant's night music : SERENADE
30. Prepare fodder : ENSILE
34. Mowbray of films : ALAN
35. Very large : MACRO
37. Gun a motor : REV
38. Still : BUT
39. Mollify : PLACATE
41. Black cuckoo : ANI
42. Pindar opus : ODE
43. Continued sans interruption : RANON
44. Stew : SNIT
45. "Divine Comedy" stanza : TERCET
47. Simple melody : CAVATINA
50. Rent : LET
51. American Abstract Expressionist : KLINE
52. Fiendish : DEMONIC
56. Most distressing : SOREST
60. Cry expressing grief : ALAS
61. Short, madrigal-like lyric : CANZONETTA
64. Beginning : RISE
65. Title for a descendant of Mohammed : EMEER
66. Stigma : ONUS
67. Tweed foe : NAST
68. "Mr. ___ Goes to Town" : DEEDS
69. Settled gradually : SANK
1. Small, long-haired dog : ALCO
2. Clarsach : HARP
3. Latin I word : AMAT
4. Dress gaudily : BEDIZEN
5. Chaperon : DUENNA
6. "Kidnapped" auth. : RLS
7. Former Japanese statesman : ITO
8. Marine predators : ERNS
9. King of the Franks: 628-39 : DAGOBERT
10. Unduly lenient : REMISS
11. Scenarist James : AGEE
12. Paving stone : SETT
13. Mouse, to a skunk : PREY
18. Simpleton : LOON
22. Pirogue : CANOE
24. Creator of commercials : ADMAN
25. Canadian humorist : LEACOCK
27. Wooden work shoe : SABOT
28. Escape notice : ELUDE
29. Judge : RATER
31. Native of Bam : IRANI
32. V. I. Ulyanov : LENIN
33. Webber-Rice musical : EVITA
36. Shortcut for a ship : CANAL
39. Doll up : PREEN
40. Having crossed strips : LATTICED
44. Sound systems : STEREOS
46. Kind of drama : CLOSET
48. Croupiers' headgear : VISORS
49. Ever and ___ : ANON
52. Oh heck! : DARN
53. A k a Lamb : ELIA
54. What a priest says : MASS
55. Christie's "They ___ to Baghdad" : CAME
57. Site of Vulcan's forge : ETNA
58. Confound : STUN
59. Chore : TASK
62. Lorna Ridd, ___ Doone : NEE
63. Londoner's last letter : ZED

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