New York Times, Wednesday, January 22, 1992

Author:Michael A. Rampino
Editor:Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 44, Avg Word Len: 4.64, Missing: { J Q X }, Scrabble score: 288 (avg 1.59)
Open Squares: 63, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Spans: 2 Grid has mirror symmetry.
Michael A. Rampino has 33 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.

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© 1992, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Distaff knights : DAMES
6. Coll. degrees : ABS
9. Rum cakes : BABAS
14. Convex molding : OVOLO
15. Shut up : MEW
16. Disintegrate : ERODE
17. Savage : FERAL
18. Significant period : ERA
19. Broadcast : AIRED
20. Start of a puzzler's wish : FROMEVERYPUZZLE
23. Suffix with host : ESS
24. Use art gum : ERASE
25. "___ the ramparts . . . " : OER
26. Less shallow : DEEPER
29. Neglectful : REMISS
32. Craze : RAGE
34. She, in Cherbourg : ELLE
35. Puzzler's wish, continued : THATIDOMAKEME
40. Ramble : ROAM
41. Explorer with Clark : LEWIS
42. Iodine source : KELP
44. Hockey great : ORR
45. Seine : NET
46. Bond rating : AAA
47. Maiden : DAMSEL
51. Tiny fissure : CRANNY
54. Baobab or banyan : TREE
56. Exhibition : FAIR
57. End of puzzler's wish : LEARNAWORDORTWO
64. A Turner : LANA
65. Disjoin : SEVER
66. Pahlevi once ruled here : IRAN
67. Wire nail : BRAD
68. Occupation : TRADE
69. Engender : SIRE
1. Removed, as one's hat : DOFFED
2. Reluctant : AVERSE
3. Blue : MOROSE
4. Film heavy Jack ___ : ELAM
5. Food fish : SOLE
6. Arab potentate : AMEER
7. Yogi of baseball : BERRA
8. Influences : SWAYS
9. Suitor : BEAU
10. Neighbor of Calif. and N.M. : ARIZ
11. Russian wolfhound : BORZOI
12. An Astaire and namesakes : ADELES
13. Ritual dinners : SEDERS
21. Roman poet : VERGIL
22. Jewels for Paloma Picasso : PERLAS
27. Hyde Park vehicle : PRAM
28. Break a fast : EAT
30. Wapiti : ELK
31. Unassuming : MEEK
33. First place : EDEN
34. Give out : EMIT
35. African antelope : TORA
36. Disserve : HARM
37. Have markers out : OWE
38. Ignoble : MEAN
39. Spirited self-assurance : ELAN
40. Baculine instrument : ROD
43. Defray : PAY
48. Valuable violin, for short : STRAD
49. Suffix with east : ERN
50. Minimum : LEAST
51. Core group : CADRE
52. Brazilian coffee : RIO
53. Edge in a molding : ARRIS
55. Jug : EWER
56. Flintstone or Allen : FRED
57. Atty.'s degree : LLB
58. Abalone shape : EAR
59. Divers information : ANA
60. Gametes : OVA
61. Prefix for color : TRI
62. "Hell," to Sherman : WAR
63. Bill passed regularly : ONE

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