New York Times, Friday, January 6, 1989

Author:Jean J. Davison
Editor:Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 35, Avg Word Len: 5.28, Missing: { F J K Q X }, Scrabble score: 291 (avg 1.53)
Open Squares: 76, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 4, XRef: 0
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Across Down
1. Points a car : STEERS
7. Promote : BOOST
12. Fork over : SHELLOUT
14. Lets : ALLOWS
16. ___ hand (pitching in) : LENDINGA
17. Hide out : LIELOW
18. Facilitates : EASES
19. Doohickey : GISMO
21. One ___ time : ATA
22. Perpetually : EVER
23. Gibson or Morgan : HENRY
24. Cut fat : TRIM
25. "Nightline" host's first name : TED
26. Spirit : GUSTO
27. Bend into shape : CRIMP
28. Small change : CENTS
29. Flares up : BLAZES
30. Moves aside : SHUNTS
32. Ski places : SLOPES
33. Boutiques : STORES
34. Cheese type : SWISS
35. Spills the beans : TELLS
36. Self-assurance : POISE
37. Marry : WED
40. Griffith or Rooney : ANDY
41. Shofars : HORNS
42. Pseudologist : LIAR
43. Bilko, e.g. : NCO
44. Bent down : BOWED
45. Renaissance cupid : PUTTO
46. Witty retort : ZINGER
48. Slumps : SLOUCHES
50. Modifies : ALTERS
51. Lhasa apsos, e.g. : TERRIERS
52. Like a chimney : SOOTY
53. Drab : DREARY
1. Pulley wheel : SHEAVE
2. Became anxious : TENSED
3. Tribal leader : ELDER
4. Yalies : ELIS
5. Pitcher Guidry : RON
6. Hints at : SUGGESTS
7. Bananas : BALMY
8. Medley : OLIO
9. Corrida cry : OLE
10. Affect by sunlight : SOLARIZE
11. Double-crosses : TWOTIMES
12. Bad weather : SLEET
13. Contaminates : TAINTS
15. Inundates : SWAMPS
20. Angel's favorite letters : SRO
23. Searches for : HUNTS
24. Snares : TRAPS
26. Heredity factors : GENES
27. Complete : CLOSE
28. A Stooge : CURLY
29. Euphoria : BLISS
30. Letter patterns : STENCILS
31. Keep : HOLDONTO
32. Flimflammed : SWINDLED
33. Verse : STANZA
34. Most resentful : SOREST
36. G.I. in a stalag : POW
37. Dry up : WITHER
38. Greasy spoon : EATERY
39. Leavings : DROSS
41. The ___ set (fox hunters) : HORSY
42. "Santa ___," Italian song : LUCIA
44. Convy of TV : BERT
45. Blameless : PURE
47. Earth: Comb. form : GEO
49. Hockey great : ORR

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