New York Times, Friday, October 11, 1991

Author: Mark Blakeburn
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 49, Avg Word Len: 4.76, Missing: { Q X }, Scrabble score: 306 (avg 1.74)
Open Squares: 50, Cheaters: 20, FITB: 7, XRef: 0
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© 1991, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Price : COST
5. Komatik, e.g. : SLED
9. Baby's foot covering : BOOTEE
11. Sour : ACIDIC
13. Cantankerous oldster : BUZZARD
14. Greedy predator : VULTURE
16. Wicker : OSIER
17. With aloofness : ICILY
19. Electrical unit : REL
20. "We hold ___ truths . . . " : THESE
21. Paddock newcomer : FOAL
22. Crook found in a tree : KNEE
23. "___ a Rebel": The Crystals (1962) : HES
24. Symbol of Venice : LION
25. Form : SHAPE
26. Old woman: Ger. : ALTE
28. Take steps : ACT
29. Like a good potato : MEALY
30. Peace lover : DOVE
32. Warmonger : HAWK
33. Military group : CADRE
35. Set : GEL
36. Long and Ellis: Abbr. : ISLS
40. Race-car driver Irvan : ERNIE
41. Pasteur portrayer : MUNI
42. ___ Tau, U.S.S.R. range : ALA
43. Netman Sampras : PETE
44. Plant pith : PULP
45. Malcolm-___ Warner, TV actor : JAMAL
47. "___ Dien" (Prince of Wales's motto) : ICH
48. "A Confederacy of Dunces" author : TOOLE
49. In re : ANENT
50. Coward : CHICKEN
52. Nuts : CUCKOOS
54. George and T. S. : ELIOTS
55. Hillocks : KNOLLS
56. Bonnie bairn : LASS
57. Retired : ABED
1. Most warmly comfortable : COZIEST
2. Transudes : OOZES
3. Etiquette boo-boo : STARE
4. Gerard ___ Borch, Dutch painter : TER
5. Row : SCULL
6. Turk's-cap : LILY
7. Summer time in N.Y.C. : EDT
8. Daily : DIURNAL
9. Dry measure : BUSHEL
10. Building : EDIFICE
11. Birdlike : AVIAN
12. Eerie : CREEPY
13. Former South African President : BOTHA
15. Loser to S. Grant : ELEE
18. Crotchety person : COOT
22. Uniform cloth : KHAKI
24. Wash : LAVE
25. Darn : SEW
27. Murray or Arcaro : EDDIE
29. Landlocked neighbor of Algeria : MALI
31. Small change in Denmark : ORE
32. Nag : HENPECK
33. Nativity tableau : CRECHE
34. Certain colony's creation : ANTHILL
35. Dupe : GULL
37. "The ___ Moon," 1927 song : SAMEOLD
38. Pampas' kin : LLANOS
39. Preserves : SALTS
40. Majestic : EPIC
41. Atomic particles : MUONS
44. Brooke and Field : POETS
45. Sculptor Epstein : JACOB
46. What a spat covers : ANKLE
48. Refs' decisions : TKOS
51. Robert M. Gates's org. : CIA
53. Actress Merkel : UNA

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