New York Times, Wednesday, October 7, 1992

Author:Tap Osborn
Editor:Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.97, Missing: { J Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 257 (avg 1.36)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 4, XRef: 0
Tap Osborn has 87 pre-Shortz puzzles and 1 Shortz era puzzle in our database.

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© 1992, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Bat's hangout : CAVE
5. Featherhead : FOOL
9. Film having several sequels : RAMBO
14. Biblical race of giants : ANAK
15. Nagy of Hungary : IMRE
16. Model : IDEAL
17. Indefinite : UNCERTAIN
19. Like a pigskin : OVATE
20. Date cultivated in Egypt : SAIDI
21. Holds back; demurs : HESITATES
23. Pipe fitting : ELL
24. Santa's lump for a brat : COAL
26. Predator's pad : DEN
27. Satyr's look : LEER
29. What Perot has made : FORTUNE
33. At sixes and sevens : INATURMOIL
37. On ___ with (equal) : APAR
38. Stick-on item : NOTE
39. "Cruellest month" agcy. : IRS
40. "___ of My Dreams" : GIRL
41. Party ending : GOER
42. Undecided : ONTHEFENCE
45. Ambush : ENSNARE
47. It's used in tobacco curing : OAST
48. Caravansary : INN
49. Rave's partner : RANT
51. Casual greetings : HIS
54. One who explodes vocally : SPUTTERER
58. Emissary : AGENT
60. A collectible : CURIO
61. Waver : OSCILLATE
63. Extrinsic : ALIEN
64. Neck and neck : TIED
65. Ouse feeder : AIRE
66. Cluttered up : MESSY
67. Within: Comb. form : ENDO
68. Where hoods get goods : DROP
1. Bring on : CAUSE
2. Chronicle : ANNAL
3. Blows hot and cold : VACILLATES
4. ___ out (managed barely) : EKED
5. Tailor's concern : FIT
6. Famed horse or city : OMAHA
7. Window for plants : ORIEL
8. It's behind the iris : LENS
9. Mob-scene participant : RIOTER
10. Edges : ADVANTAGES
11. Couscous ingredient : MEAT
12. Diminish : BATE
13. Sounds at a "bull session" : OLES
18. Houston campus : RICEU
22. False god : IDOL
25. Ice ace, once : ORR
28. Long waiting periods, seemingly : ETERNITIES
29. Plaice or dace : FISH
30. Unresolved : UPINTHEAIR
31. User's accuser : NARC
32. A rival of Agatha : ERLE
33. Pulitzer dramatist: 1953 : INGE
34. Chime time : NOON
35. Locale for a stope or stulm : MINE
36. Leftover : ORT
42. River into Bay of the Seine : ORNE
43. Geology term : EON
44. "___ Attraction" : FATAL
46. Caesar's mourner : ANTONY
49. Copal or mastic : RESIN
50. On a curved path : ARCED
52. Job for an emcee : INTRO
53. Very costly : STEEP
54. Thimblerig, e.g. : SCAM
55. Pour out the whines : PULE
56. "The Haj" author : URIS
57. Repetition : ROTE
59. Happy : GLAD
62. Half a Broadway title : IDO

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