New York Times, Tuesday, October 20, 1992

Author:Wayne Hall-Eastman
Editor:Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 37, Avg Word Len: 4.95, Min Word Len: 4, Missing: { J Q W Z }, Scrabble score: 291 (avg 1.55)
Open Squares: 72, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 9, XRef: 0 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
Wayne Hall-Eastman has 5 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.

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© 1992, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Guru : SAGE
5. Adequate : SOSO
9. Hedda Gabler's creator : IBSEN
14. Occasional, in Edinburgh : ORRA
15. Baby seals : PUPS
16. Statement of faith : CREDO
17. Cordelia's father : LEAR
18. On the main : ASEA
19. Weird : EERIE
20. This may lead to a Ewing score : FASTBREAK
22. Confusion of voices : BABEL
23. Starts for Athenians : ALPHAS
24. Life-jacket material : KAPOK
26. Arid : SERE
28. Makes an effort : EXERTS
32. ___-ski : APRES
36. "Cogito, ___ sum" : ERGO
38. Anatomical passages : VASA
39. Furnish : PROVIDE
41. Messy; disheveled : UNKEMPT
43. "___ Like It Hot" : SOME
44. European vacationland : ALPS
46. Herb for liqueurs : ANISE
47. Unspoiled : EDENIC
49. A.B.A. member : ATTY
51. Staff of life : BREAD
53. Baseballer Tim ___ : RAINES
58. "It's a Wonderful Life" director : CAPRA
61. A.M. repast : BREAKFAST
63. Foreign : ALIEN
64. "Casino Royale" role: 1967 : BOND
65. Olfactory organ : NOSE
66. Hawaiian porch : LANAI
67. "___ I built a railroad . . . " : ONCE
68. It may be good or bad : OMEN
69. Plumbers' foes : LEAKS
70. ___ off (irate) : TEED
71. Containers in Cumbria : TINS
1. Sing a scale : SOLFA
2. Pertaining to space : AREAL
3. Comprehend : GRASP
4. Blue planet : EARTH
5. Few and far between : SPARSE
6. River in Yorkshire : OUSE
7. Tom Foley, e.g. : SPEAKER
8. Second city of Japan : OSAKA
9. Insulated chest : ICEBOX
10. Show a zero balance : BREAKEVEN
11. Croat's neighbor : SERB
12. Sedgwick or Adams : EDIE
13. Season to be jolly : NOEL
21. Siepi and Hines : BASSI
25. Drudge : PEON
27. Stagger : REEL
29. Branches : RAMI
30. Cooking amts. : TSPS
31. Fill : SATE
32. Part of a basilica : APSE
33. Goad : PROD
34. The Eternal City : ROME
35. "Never give a sucker an ___" : EVENBREAK
37. Sudden burst of wind : GUST
40. A freshwater fish : DACE
42. Inuit canoe : KAYAK
45. Work-crew boss : PADRONE
48. Rafsanjani and Bani-Sadr : IRANIS
50. Swapped : TRADED
52. Monastery's main man : ABBOT
54. "___ for You," Dylan song : IFNOT
55. Ruth's mother-in-law : NAOMI
56. German iron and steel city : ESSEN
57. British guns : STENS
58. Dial : CALL
59. Seed wings: Bot. : ALAE
60. ___ colada : PINA
62. Suffix with infer : ENCE

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