New York Times, Thursday, October 19, 1989

Author: Patterson Pepple
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 4.74, Missing: { J X }, Scrabble score: 288 (avg 1.56)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 10, XRef: 1, Spans: 3
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© 1989, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Costa loser : ADAM
5. Pol. plum : APPT
9. Threading tools : TAPS
13. Holding tool : VISE
14. Feminist Germaine ___ : GREER
15. President of Albania : ALIA
16. Anti, Dogpatch style : AGIN
17. Singer Travis : RANDY
18. Tex. product : BEEF
19. D.C. locale : LAFAYETTESQUARE
22. Jasmine or twankay : TEA
23. Politician Symington : STU
24. Noisy town in Iran? : BAM
27. On the Caspian : ASEA
30. "Appointment in ___": O'Hara : SAMARA
35. Rhyme scheme : ABAA
37. ___ St. Vincent Millay : EDNA
39. More rational : SANER
40. Tools on the U.S.S.R. flag : HAMMERANDSICKLE
43. Karl Marx's birthplace : TRIER
44. Labyrinth : MAZE
45. Power-plant prod. : ELEC
46. Playground device : SEESAW
48. Antitoxins : SERA
50. Zeta follower : ETA
51. ___ Paulo, Brazil : SAO
53. Cries of protest : AWS
55. Areas in perspective drawings : GEOMETRICPLANES
64. Hick : RUBE
65. Musician Previn : ANDRE
66. Straightedge : RULE
67. Flag : IRIS
68. Wagon tongues : POLES
69. Jewish month : ADAR
70. Fishing traps : POTS
71. Ragout : STEW
72. "She's Leaving ___," Beatles song : HOME
1. Of grandparents : AVAL
2. Start of a 1928 song title : DIGA
3. Supposing : ASIF
4. ___-arms (horse soldiers) : MENAT
5. Smell ___ (be suspicious) : ARAT
6. Confined : PENT
7. Footlike parts : PEDES
8. Rendezvous : TRYSTS
9. Banned : TABU
10. "Jacta ___ est!" : ALEA
11. Buttress : PIER
12. Ump's call : SAFE
14. Lubricator : GREASER
20. Nay's opposite : YEA
21. See 3 Down : QUASI
24. Bangkok change : BAHTS
25. " . . . with ___ bodkin?": Shak. : ABARE
26. Bess's successor : MAMIE
28. Dutch treat : EDAM
29. Former coins of India : ANNAS
31. Truncheon : MACE
32. Tarsus : ANKLE
33. Sublease : RELET
34. Asian palm : ARECA
36. Iowa city : AMES
38. Wood-trimming tool : ADZE
41. Wipe the slate : ERASE
42. Juan's shawls : SERAPES
47. Amerindian threads : WATAPS
49. Piercing tool : AWL
52. "To be ___ to be . . . ": Shak. : ORNOT
54. Singer Vaughan : SARAH
55. Film crewman : GRIP
56. Kind of bonds or dollars : EURO
57. Sad news item, for short : OBIT
58. G.I. diner : MESS
59. Inactive : IDLE
60. Kidd's hands : CREW
61. Naked, in Napoli : NUDO
62. Ancient Persian Gulf kingdom : ELAM
63. Parched : SERE

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