New York Times, Saturday, January 28, 1989

Author: Bernard Meren
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 68, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 5.50, Missing: { F G J K Q X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 254 (avg 1.36)
Open Squares: 72, Cheaters: 12, FITB: 4, XRef: 1
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Across Down
1. Certain stock certificate : SCRIP
6. Nicaraguan people : RAMAS
11. Better half? : SPOUSE
12. Gape : DEHISCE
14. Became miserly : STINTED
15. Certain college member : ELECTOR
16. Sassy : PERT
17. Pour : RAIN
19. Actress ___ Torén: 1926-57 : MARTA
20. Goneril's father : LEAR
21. Insect: Comb. form : ENTOM
23. Hurries : HIES
24. Moslem deity : ALLAH
26. Cronus was one : TITAN
28. Seminary degree : DRE
29. Inventor Nikola and family : TESLAS
31. Agents of retribution : NEMESES
33. Merchants : TRADESMEN
35. Egg beater : CHOPPER
37. Revered : ADORED
41. Haggard novel : SHE
42. Deane or Marner : SILAS
44. Derby winner: 1984 : SWALE
45. R.p.m. indicator : TACH
47. Poet ___ Alighieri : DANTE
49. Ruy or Gil : BLAS
50. Aquatic animal : OTTER
52. Type of type: Abbr. : ITAL
53. Choir members : ALTI
54. Kind of hand : ITALIAN
56. TV's in Tynemouth : TELLIES
58. Deerlike : CERVINE
59. Shells, to Pierre : ECALES
60. Homophone for 51 Down : REESE
61. Facing a glacier : STOSS
1. Helices : SPIRALS
2. Marian Anderson, e.g. : CONTRALTO
3. Groove : RUT
4. Grenoble's river : ISERE
5. One who goes strictly by the book : PEDANT
6. Bro. or dau. : REL
7. Attention getter : AHEM
8. Minor Prophet : MICAH
9. Opposed to sidesaddle : ASTRIDE
10. Diving ducks : SCOTERS
11. Historian Henry ___ Commager : STEELE
12. Signifies : DENOTES
13. Wipe out : ERASE
14. Chair part : SPLAT
18. Nomadic : ITINERANT
22. "___ mia!" : MAMMA
25. Parts of lamps : HARPS
27. Food, sleep, etc. : NEEDS
30. Palatable : SAPID
32. Increases momentum : SNOWBALLS
34. High-grade wool : DELAINE
35. Small talk : CHATTER
36. Unit equaling 10,000 square meters : HECTARE
38. Auto races : RALLIES
39. Gladdens : ELATES
40. Arnaz's namesakes : DESIS
41. Impassive : STOIC
43. Cochin and Indore, once : STATES
46. Hatchet handle : HELVE
48. Choose : ELECT
51. He wrote "The Old Town" : RIIS
55. Donkey, in Dijon : ANE
57. Indochinese people : LAO

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