New York Times, Thursday, January 2, 1992

Author: James L. Beatty
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 4.90, Missing: { F J Q V Z }, Scrabble score: 258 (avg 1.35)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 5, XRef: 1
James L. Beatty has 18 pre-Shortz puzzles and 2 Shortz era puzzles in our database.
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© 1992, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Republic since 1974 : MALTA
6. Ride the thermals : SOAR
10. Turkish chiefs : AGAS
14. Epic translated by Pope : ILIAD
15. Film : CINE
16. Brief interruption : BLIP
17. Bawdy Roman festival : SATURNALIA
19. ___ avis : RARA
20. Printemps follower : ETE
21. Start of a counting rhyme : EENY
22. Benumb : DEADEN
24. Peruses again : REREADS
26. Melville book : MARDI
27. Twosome in Tarrytown : ARS
28. Pictures : TABLEAUX
31. Corpulent : PURSY
34. Time period : WHILE
35. Prefix with state or tone : TRI
36. Skipper's command : ALEE
37. Backbone : CHINE
38. She married Burt : LONI
39. Pismire : ANT
40. Meat cuts : LOINS
41. Certain sculptures : TORSI
42. Barn bees : RAISINGS
44. ___ Zedong : MAO
45. Long periods of time : AEONS
46. Reading desk : LECTERN
50. Fine wool : MERINO
52. Nubian ___ : GOAT
53. Hawaiian acacia : KOA
54. Valhalla V.I.P. : ODIN
55. Roman dining couch : TRICLINIUM
58. Malarial fever : AGUE
59. Sicilian volcano : ETNA
60. Hope of Hollywood : LANGE
61. Headland : NESS
62. Fir or pine board : DEAL
63. Urged, with "on" : EGGED
1. Skinflint : MISER
2. Like Pegasus : ALATE
3. European quart : LITER
4. Sigma's follower : TAU
5. "___ sea now flows between": Coleridge : ADREARY
6. Analyzes verse : SCANS
7. Unctuous : OILY
8. Cuckoo : ANI
9. Unlike most hen tracks : READABLE
10. Scrape : ABRADE
11. Roman arena fighter : GLADIATOR
12. Leeds's river : AIRE
13. Pair of horses : SPAN
18. Beatty and Rorem : NEDS
23. A. A. Fair's real first name : ERLE
25. Bed of roses : EASE
26. Conduits : MAINS
28. Dilutes : THINS
29. Ossuaries : URNS
30. Square root of CLXIX : XIII
31. Steve Allen's successor : PAAR
32. Ginglymus attachment : ULNA
33. An 11 Down armed with a net : RETIARIUS
34. Revolution supporters in '76 : WHIGS
37. Signified : CONNOTED
38. Booty : LOOT
40. "The ___ in Winter" : LION
41. Tangible : TACTILE
43. Nets : SEINES
44. Powder from grain seeds : MEAL
46. Union branch : LOCAL
47. Needy person's activity : EKING
48. Maquillage item : ROUGE
49. Designated : NAMED
50. Ghostly sound : MOAN
51. Selvage : EDGE
52. Actress Manès : GINA
56. Main rd. : RTE
57. Discharged charger? : NAG

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