New York Times, Friday, January 24, 1992

Author: Ernie Furtado
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.16, Missing: { Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 268 (avg 1.40)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 4, XRef: 0
Ernie Furtado has 18 pre-Shortz puzzles and 12 Shortz era puzzles in our database.
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© 1992, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Secular : LAIC
5. Device for guitar pickers : CAPO
9. " . . . ___ o'clock scholar" : ATEN
13. Major or Minor lead-in : URSA
14. Last of a series : OMEGA
16. Rose, scrambled : SORE
17. Neverland dweller : TINKERBELL
19. Ten-footer? : POLE
20. Van Gogh's "The Potato ___" : EATERS
21. Loaded hooks anew : REBAITED
23. Problems, problems : WOES
25. One way to go for dinner : DUTCH
26. Train wreck, e.g. : DISASTER
30. Pants from Sam : MISFIT
33. Start of a Dickens title : ATALE
34. Military coat : TUNIC
36. Altar on high : ARA
37. Cistern : TANK
38. Middle name in mysteries : CONAN
39. Chevalier hit : MIMI
40. Highest: Abbr. : ULT
41. Rajah's mates : RANIS
42. Plastic wrap : SARAN
43. Bellyached : MOANED
45. Spark plug of a sort : CATALYST
47. Strobiles : CONES
49. Unaspirated : LENE
50. Veggies style : JULIENNE
53. Pusher preceder : PENCIL
57. Stats for starters and stoppers : ERAS
58. Prokofiev ballet: 1945 : CINDERELLA
60. Malarial illness : AGUE
61. Lyric poem : EPODE
62. Middling : SOSO
63. Nitti nemesis : NESS
64. Hissed reproofs : TSTS
65. Healthy joints? : SPAS
1. Seal, as pipe joints : LUTE
2. Mills or Sills solo : ARIA
3. "Say It ___ So," Berlin tune : ISNT
4. Breeze : CAKEWALK
5. Hourglass-figure fashioner : CORSET
6. Dipl. : AMB
7. Equal : PEER
8. Looked at cheesecake : OGLED
9. Tomato salads : ASPICS
10. A granter of wishes : TOOTHFAIRY
11. Della's creator : ERLE
12. Exigency : NEED
15. Protein in milk : ALBUMIN
18. Leaflike, in a way : EROSE
22. Symptom carry-on : ATIC
24. First native-born American saint : SETON
26. Bit of information : DATUM
27. Writer Calvino : ITALO
28. Symbol of benevolence : SANTACLAUS
29. Having mystical meaning : RUNIC
31. La Douce namesakes : IRMAS
32. Sully : TAINT
35. Twangy : NASAL
38. Rhythm : CADENCE
39. Masculinity : MALENESS
41. Popular name in Paris : RENE
42. More rational : SANER
44. Cacophony producers : NOISES
46. Powwow places : TEPEES
48. Cut, in poesy : SNIPT
50. Actress Harlow : JEAN
51. Importune : URGE
52. Sonny Shroyer role : ENOS
54. Clippety-___ : CLOP
55. Ingrid in "Casablanca" : ILSA
56. Myanmar neighbor : LAOS
59. Banned insecticide : DDT

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