New York Times, Monday, January 13, 1992

Author:Ruth Minary
Editor:Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 4.74, Missing: { J Q X Y }, Scrabble score: 285 (avg 1.54)
Open Squares: 65, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 7, XRef: 0 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
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© 1992, The New York Times
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1. Dross of metal : SLAG
5. Famed marionette maker : SARG
9. ___ avis : RARA
13. Prefix with sphere : HEMI
14. Lotion ingredient : ALOE
15. "Call Me ___" : MADAM
16. Tel ___ : AVIV
17. Track tipster : TOUT
18. Quickly : APACE
19. Helen's husband : MENELAUS
21. Shrewdness : ACUMEN
22. "Two Women" star : LOREN
23. Shakespeare's man of Athens : TIMON
25. Canvas : SAIL
27. Australian statesman : MENZIES
31. Male swan : COB
34. Rascals : SCAMPS
36. Bruhn of ballet : ERIK
37. Astern : ABAFT
39. Three before double-u : TEE
40. Solitary : ALONE
41. Calabrian coin : LIRA
42. Repairer : MENDER
44. Recent : NEW
45. "Newspaper Days" author : MENCKEN
47. "___ Diary": Twain : EVES
49. Anacreon's Muse : ERATO
51. Negatively charged particle : ANION
54. It's sometimes secret : BALLOT
57. Greek comic dramatist : MENANDER
60. Poker player's ___ the hole : ACEIN
61. Watch over : TEND
62. Actress Rowlands : GENA
63. Irritate : CHAFE
64. Poet Sexton : ANNE
65. Long periods : EONS
66. Clark of Smallville : KENT
67. "Back in the ___": Beatles : USSR
68. Fragment : SNIP
1. Humbug : SHAM
2. Flat : LEVEL
3. Kind of acid : AMINO
4. Charitable people : GIVERS
5. Wicked : SATANIC
6. Baseball brothers' surname : ALOU
7. Bestir from bed : ROUST
8. Obtain : GET
9. She let down her hair : RAPUNZEL
10. Eliot's Bede : ADAM
11. Watercourse : RACE
12. Final word : AMEN
15. City in Ga. : MACON
20. Smallest : LEAST
21. Iowa State U. site : AMES
24. Obstruct : IMPEDE
26. Hidden : LATENT
28. Pressing need? : IRON
29. German article : EINE
30. Twist : SKEW
31. Composed : CALM
32. Tony's cousin : OBIE
33. Place for a dance : BARN
35. Thematic letters herein : MEN
38. Cosmetic surgery : FACELIFT
40. Joe Louis is one : ARENA
42. Pith : MEAT
43. Heavyweight Holyfield : EVANDER
46. Scandinavian coin : KRONE
48. Burns superficially : SINGES
50. Signs : OMENS
52. Theater : ODEON
53. Italian Socialist Pietro ___ : NENNI
54. Support : BACK
55. Feel compassion : ACHE
56. Scraggy : LEAN
58. Danube feeder : ENNS
59. Grate : RASP
61. Kind of cross : TAU

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