New York Times, Thursday, October 15, 1992

Author:Norma Steinberg
Editor:Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { F Q Z }, Scrabble score: 296 (avg 1.57)
Open Squares: 70, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 7, XRef: 0
Norma Steinberg has 35 pre-Shortz puzzles and 17 Shortz era puzzles in our database.

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© 1992, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Room in a casa : SALA
5. Graham of N.F.L. fame : OTTO
9. Vamp Bara : THEDA
14. Scratch : CLAW
15. Astral Bear : URSA
16. Vroom the engine : REVUP
17. Some ballots or voters : ABSENTEES
19. Actress Papas : IRENE
20. Disappointment : LETDOWN
21. Like most toothpicks or steeples : TAPERED
23. Righto! : YES
24. Nora Charles's hubby : NICK
26. "Wayne's World" word : NOT
27. "Not a chance!" : NOTHINGDOING
32. ___ Ababa : ADDIS
35. Inhabited loch? : NESS
36. High exec : CEO
37. Wheedle : COAX
38. Lexicographer of note : ROGET
40. Holding a grudge : SORE
41. Shade tree : ELM
42. In mules : SHOD
43. James and E : BONDS
44. Katrina Van Tassel's hometown : SLEEPYHOLLOW
48. Supply with weapons : ARM
49. "Oh, lift ___ a wave . . . ": Shelley : MEAS
50. Noshed : ATE
53. Under stress : HARRIED
57. Gives one's word : ASSURES
59. "___ Stop Loving You" : ICANT
60. Richard Mulligan TV show : EMPTYNEST
62. Prime number : THREE
63. Singer Billy ___ : JOEL
64. Feed the kitty : ANTE
65. Germs : SEEDS
66. Rooney or Hardy : ANDY
67. Noes : NAYS
1. Like perch skin : SCALY
2. "Tiny Alice" playwright : ALBEE
3. Endures : LASTS
4. Thunderstruck : AWED
5. Run circles around : OUTWIT
6. Ditch : TRENCH
7. Mao follower : TSE
8. Tobacco oven : OAST
9. Stands Diane Arbus used : TRIPODS
10. Regarding this point : HERETO
11. At any time : EVER
12. Frank Herbert opus : DUNE
13. Parroted : APED
18. Forbidden activities : NONOS
22. Inner turmoil : ANGST
25. Ethelwulf had one: 839-58 : KINGDOM
27. Put the kibosh on : NIX
28. Wedding-report word : NEE
29. Religious image : ICON
30. Dweeb : NERD
31. Takes off : GOES
32. Gets a serve past : ACES
33. Cabbage Patch ___ : DOLL
34. Maggie Smith's title : DAME
38. Moon/June, e.g. : RHYME
39. "___, That Kiss," 1931 song : OOH
40. Piglet's mom : SOW
42. Elves : SPRITES
43. Domineering : BOSSY
45. Merited : EARNED
46. Vaulted : LEAPED
47. In conclusion : LASTLY
50. Sacramento's Arco, e.g. : ARENA
51. Snappish : TESTY
52. Sen. Kefauver : ESTES
53. Singles, e.g. : HITS
54. Twinge : ACHE
55. Like condors or whooping cranes : RARE
56. ___ vu : DEJA
58. With no dissent: Abbr. : UNAN
61. Sun. follower : MON

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