New York Times, Saturday, October 7, 1989

Author: Bernard Meren
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 66, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.73, Missing: { F J Q U X Z }, Scrabble score: 260 (avg 1.38)
Open Squares: 78, Cheaters: 12, FITB: 6, XRef: 2
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© 1989, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Group of 11 Across : DROVE
6. Character : STAMP
11. Oxen and cows : BEEVES
12. Loyalists of George III : TORIES
14. They babble on and on : RANTERS
15. Like a rat ___ : INATRAP
17. Cross : INTERSECT
19. Exploit : GESTE
20. Similar : AKIN
21. Make into law : ENACT
23. Long Island park : RIIS
24. Seed integument : TESTA
26. Upper regions of space : ETHER
28. Nigerian native : ARO
29. Manet or Monet : ARTIST
31. Leading ladies : HEROINES
33. Cloth for G.I. garb : OLIVEDRAB
35. Cuomo was one in 1984 : KEYNOTER
38. Store fodder : ENSILE
42. Ancient capital of Myanmar : AVA
43. Dried-up desert streams : WADIS
45. Seat, in Siena : SEDIA
46. Superman's alter ego : KENT
48. Bilbao babes : NENES
50. Monster's loch : NESS
51. Singer-composer Paul and family : ANKAS
53. Mild : TEMPERATE
55. Caviar source : STERLET
57. Conned : PILOTED
58. Til : SESAME
59. Dervish, for one : REELER
60. Scenes : SITES
61. Ouphs : ELVES
1. William Thomas Green Morton was one : DENTIST
2. Memory : RETENTION
3. Throughout : OVER
4. Forte of William Meredith : VERSE
5. Ancient native of Qumran : ESSENE
6. Basted : STITCHED
7. Won ___ (Chinese soup) : TON
8. "To ___ and a bone . . . ": Kipling : ARAG
9. Bishopric : MITER
10. "One man's Mede is another man's ___" : PERSIAN
11. Coal-furnace tender, at times : BANKER
13. Lucilius's forte : SATIRE
14. Dogie catcher : RIATA
16. Mexican mazuma : PESOS
18. Name of three of Henry VIII's wives : CATHERINE
22. ___-verte (green pigment for 29 Across) : TERRE
25. "On ___ Boat to China" : ASLOW
27. Chestnut horses : ROANS
30. Coeus or Crius : TITAN
32. Nora Helmer or Hedda Tessman : IBSENROLE
34. Old naval scouting launches : VEDETTES
35. New Zealand parrots : KAKAS
36. What reporters cover : EVENTS
37. New Englanders : YANKEES
39. Conceives : IDEATES
40. Antiseptic-surgery pioneer : LISTER
41. Let up : EASED
44. Always, in music : SEMPRE
47. Where the astragali are : TARSI
49. Pitch : SPIEL
52. Mattress support : SLAT
54. Alt. : ELEV
56. Highlander's uncle : EME

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