New York Times, Tuesday, October 31, 1989

Author:Whitten
Editor:Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { J Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 241 (avg 1.29)
Open Squares: 67, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Spans: 2
Whitten has 51 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.

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© 1989, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Italian pelf : LIRA
5. Basque topper : BERET
10. Disturbance : RIOT
14. Brother of Eris : ARES
15. Greek marketplace : AGORA
16. Norse poetry : EDDA
17. Extinct bird : PASSENGERPIGEON
20. Kind of jury : PETIT
21. Graduating class : SENIORS
22. Quarrel : SCRAP
26. Butt : RAM
27. Strong curse : ANATHEMA
30. Peruses : READS
34. Great deal : LOTS
35. Woody fiber : BAST
37. Dark : UNLIT
38. Yoko ___ : ONO
39. Faint : PASSOUT
41. Dijon season : ETE
42. Of the kidneys : RENAL
44. Vaudeville unit : SKIT
45. Pretty or shrewd : CUTE
46. Cubic meter : STERE
47. Grain warehouse : ELEVATOR
49. Ethiopian prince : RAS
51. Affirmatives : YESES
52. Flowery ornament : ROSETTE
56. Nephew's sister : NIECE
60. Lean-directed film : APASSAGETOINDIA
64. Lady's escort, for short : GENT
65. Errand runner : GOFER
66. Obtains : GETS
67. Terminates : ENDS
68. Organic salt : ESTER
69. Knife of old : SNEE
1. Northerner in Europe : LAPP
2. Dies ___ : IRAE
3. Relax : REST
4. Helps : ASSISTS
5. Prohibit : BAN
6. Omelet base : EGG
7. Caviar : ROE
8. Goofs : ERRS
9. Come to a point : TAPER
10. Rule : REGIMEN
11. Concept: Comb. form : IDEO
12. Smell : ODOR
13. Makes into leather : TANS
18. Engrave : ETCH
19. Trapped by sameness : INARUT
23. Country singer ___ McEntire : REBA
24. Pile up : AMASS
25. Opener for a hotel detective : PASSKEY
27. Then, in Paris : ALORS
28. Musical nine : NONET
29. Make amends : ATONE
31. Attu native : ALEUT
32. Duplicate : DITTO
33. Pilot : STEER
36. Sheer linen : TOILE
39. Skirt folds : PLEATS
40. Western Indians : UTES
43. Checks : ARRESTS
45. Sheaths : CASINGS
48. "___, vidi, vici" : VENI
50. Put on : STAGE
52. Storm : RAGE
53. Frank : OPEN
54. Beach material : SAND
55. Conceits : EGOS
57. Elysium : EDEN
58. Mention for military honors : CITE
59. Facility : EASE
61. Salamander : EFT
62. Golfer's peg : TEE
63. Hockey's Bobby ___ : ORR

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