New York Times, Tuesday, January 8, 1991

Author:Evelyn Benshoof
Editor:Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 44, Avg Word Len: 4.64, Missing: { Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 289 (avg 1.60)
Open Squares: 65, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 3, XRef: 0 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
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© 1991, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Sun hat of India : TOPI
5. Mock : JAPE
9. Lyre's relative : HARP
13. The red ape : ORANG
15. An older brother of Seth : ABEL
16. Gallimaufry : OLIO
17. Highland fling, e.g. : DANCE
18. Fleming's 007 : BOND
19. ___ Bator, city in Mongolia : ULAN
20. Free : ONTHEHOUSE
22. Dispatch : SEND
23. Scottish tartan pattern : SETT
24. Odor : SCENT
26. Household appliance : WASHER
30. Arrest : STOP
31. Exchange premium : AGIO
32. Unenthusiastic : DAMP
35. Philippine island : SAMAR
39. Amassed : RANUP
41. Org. Bush once headed : CIA
42. Figure of speech : TROPE
43. Thackeray's forte : PROSE
44. Dangle : HANG
46. " . . . ___ and trouble" : TOIL
47. Hamburg's river : ELBE
49. Distress signal : MAYDAY
51. What David did to Goliath : SMOTE
53. Skedaddled : FLED
55. Box : SPAR
56. Wipe out corruption : CLEANHOUSE
62. Sharp taste : TANG
63. Flaw : KINK
64. Held : OWNED
65. Poet Millay : EDNA
66. Formerly : ONCE
67. Region, often poetic : CLIME
68. Petty or shabby : MEAN
69. ___-do-well : NEER
70. Slammer : STIR
1. Commotion : TODO
2. Algerian seaport : ORAN
3. Gasp : PANT
4. Rainfall measure : INCH
5. Lacy ruffle on a shirt front : JABOT
6. Concerning : ABOUT
7. Writes : PENS
8. Firstborn : ELDEST
9. Frat gathering : HOUSEPARTY
10. Host before Paar and Carson : ALLEN
11. Cheerful : RIANT
12. Small body of water : POND
14. Honkers : GEESE
21. Drove : HERD
25. Outlay : COST
26. Bias : WARP
27. Ice-cream thickener : AGAR
28. China: Comb. form : SINO
29. Company's newsletter to employees : HOUSEORGAN
30. Pair of horses : SPAN
33. Feel a yearning : ACHE
34. Actress Farrow : MIA
36. Indicative, for one : MOOD
37. West Samoan capital : APIA
38. Depend (upon) : RELY
40. Stone : PELT
45. Some Feds : GMEN
48. Signal : BECKON
50. Type of committee : ADHOC
51. Deck part : SPADE
52. Divine food : MANNA
53. Loot dealer : FENCE
54. L.A. hoopster : LAKER
55. Stalk : STEM
57. Furrow : LINE
58. Temple team : OWLS
59. Single thing : UNIT
60. Vehicle or prefix : SEMI
61. Large dam in Germany : EDER

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