New York Times, Tuesday, October 24, 1989

Author:William Baxley
Editor:Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.11, Missing: { F J Q V W X Z }, Scrabble score: 265 (avg 1.40)
Open Squares: 75, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 6, XRef: 0
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1. "Iliad" or "Odyssey" : EPIC
5. Pertaining to sight : OPTIC
10. Draft initials : SSS
13. Former "Splitsville" : RENO
14. Downeast college town : ORONO
15. Choose : CULL
16. Golf club : IRON
17. Hermit : LONER
18. Woodwind instrument : OBOE
19. Thriller starring Fay Wray : KINGKONG
21. French actress Darcel : DENISE
23. Bowling alley : LANE
24. Eastern European soup : BORSCHT
25. Type of rectangle : OBLONG
28. Addiction, perhaps : HABIT
29. Former N.Y.C. mayor : BEAME
30. Devilish : SATANICAL
34. "Thus with a kiss ___": Romeo : IDIE
35. Comic sketches : SKITS
36. Seat of ancient Irish kings : TARA
37. Hawaii was one: 1900-59 : TERRITORY
39. Shakespeare's "food of love" : MUSIC
40. Flemish tapestry : ARRAS
41. Colonize : SETTLE
42. Biased : PARTIAL
45. Indonesian island : BALI
46. He's "me deep" in conversation : EGOIST
47. Pear-shaped instrument : MANDOLIN
51. Relaxed singer from Pa. : COMO
52. Obliterate : ERASE
54. Verne's legendary captain : NEMO
55. Algerian seaport : ORAN
56. Hereditary ingredients : GENES
57. Med-school subject : ANAT
58. ___ Antonio, Texas : SAN
59. Leaven : YEAST
60. Tibetan monk : LAMA
1. Ballet star Bruhn : ERIK
2. Persian fairy : PERI
3. Privy to : INON
4. Mixed, coherent mass : CONGLOMERATION
5. Chinese tea : OOLONG
6. Disposed : PRONE
7. Secret society : TONG
8. Suffix with serpent : INE
9. Two Spanish explorers : CORDOBAS
10. Famous Philippine bay : SUBIC
11. Watery, weak drink : SLOSH
12. Frozen rain : SLEET
15. Daily health walk : CONSTITUTIONAL
20. "Citizen ___" : KANE
22. Ireland : ERIN
24. Cuckoo : BATTY
25. R.I.P. notice : OBIT
26. G. Eliot's "Adam ___" : BEDE
27. Hibernation locale : LAIR
28. These are split sometimes : HAIRS
30. Danish toast : SKOAL
31. Dramatis personae : CAST
32. Seed covering : ARIL
33. Delicate fabric : LACE
35. Skillful use of a ruse : STRATEGY
38. Rainbow : IRIS
39. Pinochle term : MELD
41. Most rational : SANEST
42. Tex. river : PECOS
43. Greek marketplace : AGORA
44. Kind of numeral : ROMAN
45. Foundations : BASES
47. "Give a ___ horse . . . " : MANA
48. Russian river : LENA
49. Muslim leader : IMAM
50. ___ bene : NOTA
53. Female ruff : REE

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