New York Times, Thursday, January 25, 1990

Author: William Lutwiniak
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.11, Missing: { F Q Z }, Scrabble score: 314 (avg 1.66)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Spans: 3
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1. Ma Bell's boy : ALEX
5. Intimate : CHUM
9. Cob or pen : SWAN
13. Hop stem : BINE
14. Forfeits : LOSES
16. "For ___ jolly . . . " : HESA
17. Start of a quip : BEINGOVERWEIGHT
20. Sanctioned : ENDORSED
21. Wadi's kin : ARROYO
22. Fellow citizen : PEER
23. Noisy disagreement : SPAT
24. Seamlike joining, in anatomy : RAPHE
27. Domino spots : PIPS
28. Dax or Ems : SPA
31. Part of N.A.M. : ASSOC
32. November tally : VOTE
33. Strikebreaker : SCAB
34. Middle of quip : MAYBEHEREDITARY
37. Formerly : ONCE
38. Approaching 100 : AGED
39. Rx items : DRUGS
40. Breezy turndown : NAH
41. Pleased : GLAD
42. Sounds of alarm : YIPES
43. Blokes : GUYS
44. Converse : TALK
46. ___ Madre : SIERRA
49. Is devious : MISLEADS
53. End of quip : ASYOURJEANSSHOW
55. F.F.V. folks : LEES
56. Raison ___ : DETRE
57. Annapolis inst. : USNA
58. Koppel and Knight : TEDS
59. Make strips : TEAR
60. After: Prefix : POST
1. Chanteuse Lane : ABBE
2. Title encumbrance : LIEN
3. Writer Bagnold : ENID
4. He fears strangers : XENOPHOBE
5. By a whisker : CLOSE
6. Hummingbird verb : HOVER
7. Exploited : USED
8. Mal de ___ : MER
9. Blouse : SHIRT
10. "And away ___!" : WEGO
11. Pallid : ASHY
12. Western pact : NATO
15. Exchanged : SWAPPED
18. Land of feta : GREECE
19. Points in time : ERAS
23. Located : SITED
24. Actor Novarro : RAMON
25. Yoga posture : ASANA
26. Prepare oneself mentally : PSYCH
27. Studied in depth : PORED
28. Wild duck : SCAUP
29. Coat with plaster : PARGE
30. Ocean deep : ABYSS
32. "Las ___ Lady," 1976 film : VEGAS
33. Begins to play a song : STRIKESUP
35. Flagpole rope : HALYARD
36. "The ___ of the King": Tennyson : IDYLLS
41. Revered leader : GURU
43. Offensive : GROSS
44. Headgear for a princess : TIARA
45. "Lou Grant" star : ASNER
46. Mariner : SALT
47. Conversation filler : ISEE
48. Took a look : EYED
49. Dish out : METE
50. Phrase for Mr. Moto : AHSO
51. Puts on : DONS
52. Thwack : SWAT
54. Concorde, for one : JET

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