New York Times, Tuesday, October 26, 1993

Author:Ronald C. Hirschfeld
Editor:Mel Taub
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.25, Missing: { B J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 280 (avg 1.48)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Spans: 3
Ronald C. Hirschfeld has 18 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.

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© 1993, The New York Times
Across Down
1. "___ Were a Rich Man" (3) : IFI
4. Government supporter: Comb. form (4) : CRAT
8. Brow beads (5) : SWEAT
13. Subjects for Matisse and Ingres (4) : ODAS
14. Grist for the operagoer (4) : RERI
15. Mascara holders (5) : CILIA
16. Aircraft-engine intakes (9) : AIRSCOOPS
18. Lendl and Boesky (5) : IVANS
19. Twins suckled by a she-wolf (15) : ROMULUSANDREMUS
21. Dickens's hateful clerk (4) : HEEP
22. Sam and Miltie, in Toledo (4) : TIOS
23. Decision for Bowe (3) : TKO
25. "Gorillas in the ___," 1988 film (4) : MIST
28. Misbehave (5) : ACTUP
31. Debt certificates? (4) : IOUS
33. Foil's cousin (4) : EPEE
35. Portage burden (5) : CANOE
37. Twins who sailed on the Argo (15) : CASTORANDPOLLUX
40. "...an azure-lidded ___": Keats (5) : SLEEP
41. Change the décor (4) : REDO
42. River at Chartres (4) : EURE
43. Forest trembler (5) : ASPEN
45. No. 1 on the Mohs' scale (4) : TALC
47. Trig. function (3) : CSC
48. Snicker follower (4) : SNEE
50. Scarcity (4) : LACK
52. Inseparable friends of legend (15) : DAMONANDPYTHIAS
59. Silly (5) : INANE
60. Most soporific (9) : DROWSIEST
61. Naysayers (5) : ANTIS
62. A Saarinen (4) : EERO
63. Sale condition (4) : ASIS
64. Lamb and mutton (5) : MEATS
65. Bat or dong starter (4) : DING
66. He hit 511 home runs (3) : OTT
1. Personal: Comb. form (4) : IDIO
2. Rural abodes (10) : FARMHOUSES
3. Offspring (5) : ISSUE
4. Raker of a kind (8) : CROUPIER
5. Classic cars (4) : REOS
6. Strumento at La Scala (4) : ARPA
7. Cousin of 't aint (5) : TISNT
8. Hot, dusty wind from N. Africa (8) : SCIROCCO
9. Old ___ (superstition) (9) : WIVESTALE
10. Kingdom E of Babylonia (4) : ELAM
11. Japanese aborigine (4) : AINU
12. Soviet news agency (4) : TASS
13. Scull (3) : OAR
17. Skelton's Kadiddlehopper (4) : CLEM
20. This makes Pedro's day (3) : DIA
23. Short spasms (4) : TICS
24. Eucalyptus-leaf eater (5) : KOALA
26. Boom (4) : SPAR
27. Principle (5) : TENET
29. Least fortunate (10) : UNLUCKIEST
30. Decants (5) : POURS
32. Gets the lead out (9) : STEPSONIT
34. Old Norse poetry collection (4) : EDDA
36. Company V.I.P. (4) : EXEC
38. Candor (8) : OPENNESS
39. Tadpole (8) : POLLYWOG
44. Teachers' org. (3) : NEA
46. Webber musical (4) : CATS
49. Over (5) : ENDED
51. Chinese unit of currency (5) : CHIAO
52. Rad. x 2 (4) : DIAM
53. One of two of Henry's six wives (4) : ANNE
54. ___ Hari (4) : MATA
55. Eins, zwei, ___ (4) : DREI
56. Target of an X rating (4) : PORN
57. ___ were (so to speak) (4) : ASIT
58. 42d and Wall (3) : STS

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