New York Times, Monday, January 27, 1992

Author: Evelyn Benshoof
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 44, Avg Word Len: 4.64, Missing: { H J Q X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 263 (avg 1.45)
Open Squares: 65, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 3, XRef: 0 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
Evelyn Benshoof has 71 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1992, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Fiction's antithesis : FACT
5. Shadowbox : SPAR
9. Prank : LARK
13. Pale purple : LILAC
15. Albacore : TUNA
16. Buck heroine : OLAN
17. Palm tree having betel nuts : ARECA
18. Collar or jacket : ETON
19. Verne hero : NEMO
20. Soon : BEFORELONG
22. Pluck : GRIT
23. Yemeni port : ADEN
24. Top-drawer : ELITE
26. Blandly urbane : SVELTE
30. Seattle Seahawks. e.g. : PROS
31. Resort near Venice : LIDO
32. Calif. wine region : NAPA
35. Amalgamate : BLEND
39. Concerning : ANENT
41. Marsh : BOG
42. "High Noon," e.g. : OATER
43. Danish comedian : BORGE
44. Signaling sound : BEEP
46. Hub : NAVE
47. Confront : FACE
49. Dipped out : LADLED
51. Ponder, with "on" : DWELL
53. Scrutinize carefully : SCAN
55. Seed covering : ARIL
56. Start of Edward VIII's abdication statement : ATLONGLAST
62. Undulate : ROLL
63. Drudgery : MOIL
64. Liberator : SAVER
65. Performer Ray : ALDO
66. Efface : UNDO
67. Hackneyed : TRITE
68. Sounded a horn : BLEW
69. Nobleman : PEER
70. One of the Aleutians : ADAK
1. Slack flesh : FLAB
2. English river having atmosphere? : AIRE
3. Musical symbol : CLEF
4. Sandwich in Sonora : TACO
5. Monument of a sort : STELE
6. Don : PUTON
7. Ever and ___ : ANON
8. Yellowstone Park employee : RANGER
9. Site of Queens : LONGISLAND
10. On the ball : ALERT
11. Fiber from an Asian shrub : RAMIE
12. Clove hitch, for one : KNOT
14. Gem weight : CARAT
21. Original-sin site : EDEN
25. Timber wolf : LOBO
26. Thick slice : SLAB
27. Drink for Dante : VINO
28. German reservoir dam : EDER
29. "Evangeline" author : LONGFELLOW
30. Congressional aide : PAGE
33. Monastery head : ABBE
34. "The Gold Bug" author : POE
36. Cousin of etc. : ETAL
37. Snow field : NEVE
38. ___ Scott decision : DRED
40. Greenish blue : TEAL
45. Design : PLAN
48. Withhold information : CLAMUP
50. Dread : ANGST
51. Witty : DROLL
52. Lady Windermere's creator : WILDE
53. Playground apparatus : SLIDE
54. Kind of scheme : COLOR
55. Burnoose wearer : ARAB
57. Accent : TONE
58. Christie role: 1965 : LARA
59. Dedicated : AVID
60. ___ precedent : SETA
61. Hard journey : TREK

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