New York Times, Thursday, January 7, 1993

Author:Robert Dillman
Editor:Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.11, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 300 (avg 1.59)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 2, XRef: 1
Robert Dillman has 10 pre-Shortz puzzles and 16 Shortz era puzzles in our database.

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© 1993, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Romeo preceder : ALFA
5. New England soda fountains : SPAS
9. Spill the beans : BLAB
13. Temperate : MILD
14. Lance or halberd : SHAFT
15. Thin, as air : RARE
16. Middle East V.I.P. : EMIR
17. Violent disorder : TURBULENCE
19. Unit having two or more battalions : REGIMENT
21. Hawks' opposites : DOVES
22. What quibblers split : HAIRS
23. Alaskan group : DENE
24. Hepplewhite product : SETTEE
26. Teachers' helpers : MONITORS
30. Easy putt : TAPIN
31. Rifle parts : BOLTS
32. Top of the clock : XII
33. Withdrawal of trps. : EVAC
34. Flings : HURLS
35. Actress Cannon : DYAN
36. Tennis term : LET
37. Ind. state flower : PEONY
38. ___ differ (object) : BEGTO
39. Silent butlers' targets : ASHTRAYS
41. Another 4 Down : AEGEAN
42. Disencumbers : RIDS
43. Bound by oath : SWORN
44. David's commander in chief : AMASA
46. TV's "Life With Father" star : LEONAMES
49. Certificate of ownership : CLAIMCHECK
51. Face boldly : DARE
52. First son : CAIN
53. Waste maker : HASTE
54. Serf : ESNE
55. Covers : LIDS
56. Bidders' figs. : ESTS
57. Straw beehive : SKEP
1. Indian or Asian starter : AMER
2. Mortar ingredient : LIME
3. Concorde's course : FLIGHTPATH
4. Mediterranean sea arm : ADRIATIC
5. Avoids : SHUNS
6. Segment : PART
7. Langley Field, Va., is one : AFB
8. Groups at Groton : STUDENTS
9. Special officer's commission : BREVET
10. Abbe or Lois : LANE
11. Texas leaguers' trajectories : ARCS
12. Hum bug : BEE
14. Cordwood measure : STERE
18. Burt's wife's namesakes : LONIS
20. Demeanor : MIEN
23. The "Hello!" woman : DOLLY
24. Stone slab : STELA
25. Overhangs : EAVES
26. Eves' opposites : MORNS
27. Stewardess's visual aid : OXYGENMASK
28. Lasso : RIATA
29. Greek con man at Troy : SINON
31. Some have bells : BUOYS
34. Annoying problem : HEADACHE
35. Abases; vitiates : DEGRADES
37. Crystal form : PRISM
38. "A ginooine statesman should ___ his guard": J. R. Lowell : BEON
40. Rolling stock : TRAINS
41. Left dreamland : AWOKE
43. Religious groups : SECTS
44. Kyrgyz range : ALAI
45. Motel employee : MAID
46. For fear that : LEST
47. Bird of prey : ERNE
48. Ooze : SEEP
49. Cato's 250 : CCL
50. Owns : HAS

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