New York Times, Monday, October 7, 1991

Author: Michael A. Rampino
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 44, Avg Word Len: 4.76, Missing: { J M P Q V Y Z }, Scrabble score: 264 (avg 1.46)
Open Squares: 65, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 4, XRef: 0
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Across Down
1. Forehead : BROW
5. Cummerbund : SASH
9. Arachnid's network : WEB
12. Puerto ___ : RICO
13. French : GALLIC
15. Spike of corn : EAR
16. Culture medium : AGAR
17. Utter : ENTIRE
18. Botanist Gray : ASA
19. Pitiless : COLDBLOODED
21. Tun : KEG
22. Wiped out : ERASED
23. Dearth : LACK
25. Sale condition : ASIS
28. Like some twists of fate : IRONIC
31. Abominate : ABHOR
35. Claim : LIEN
37. ___ precedent : SETA
38. Grande and Ebro : RIOS
39. Label anew : RETAG
40. Harold of the comics : TEEN
41. Con : ANTI
42. Crosses out : EXES
43. Personnel nucleus : CADRE
44. Saw : BEHELD
46. Norman battle area : STLO
48. Epochal : ERAL
49. Squire's place : ESTATE
54. Catholic brother : FRA
56. Benign : KINDHEARTED
60. Succor : AID
61. Accustomed : ENURED
62. Top grade : AONE
63. Freeze : ICE
64. Family cars : SEDANS
65. Privy to : INON
66. Carmine : RED
67. Stitches : SEWS
68. Optical glass : LENS
1. Pair : BRACE
2. Hardship : RIGOR
3. Fla. city : OCALA
4. Pledges : WORDS
5. " . . . in corpore ___" : SANO
6. Lowest female voice : ALTO
7. Slued : SLID
8. Mercenary : HIRELING
9. Timid : WEAKKNEED
10. Facility : EASE
11. Crow : BRAG
13. Weakens : GELDS
14. Fragrant evergreen : CEDAR
20. Wall Street pessimist : BEAR
24. Rib : COSTA
26. Holly plant : ILEX
27. Locales : SITES
29. Brain passage : ITER
30. Malacca : CANE
31. Bedouin : ARAB
32. Twining stem : BINE
33. Impetuous : HOTHEADED
34. Willow : OSIER
36. Orient : EAST
39. Discriminates, as in giving loans : REDLINES
43. ___ Nostra : COSA
45. HOMES group : LAKES
47. City ENE of Birmingham : LEEDS
50. Straggle : TRAIL
51. Right a wrong : ATONE
52. Mortise companion : TENON
53. British noble family : EDENS
54. Exposition : FAIR
55. Paddy product : RICE
57. In the buff : NUDE
58. Delineate : DRAW
59. Pullets : HENS

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