New York Times, Monday, November 12, 1990

Author: Peter Swift
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.79, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 284 (avg 1.52)
Open Squares: 67, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Spans: 1
Peter Swift has 79 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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Across Down
1. Combos : BANDS
6. Breathe laboriously : GASP
10. Box : SPAR
14. Prufrock's creator : ELIOT
15. Movie dog : ASTA
16. Pa. city : ERIE
17. Speechless : TONGUETIED
19. Soggy ground : MIRE
20. Sailor : SEAMAN
21. Shows up : ARRIVES
23. Engraving, for one : ART
24. Swiss painter: 1879-1940 : KLEE
25. Summer drink : ADE
26. Beat or shoot preceder : OFF
29. Genuine : TRUE
31. Utah's Great ___ Lake : SALT
33. Word of grief : ALAS
35. Gibbons : APES
37. Twosome in Mecca : CEES
39. Frolic : KICKUPONESHEELS
43. Sneak a look : PEEK
44. Trim : NEAT
45. Whiskies : RYES
46. Yuletide poem opener : TWAS
48. Coaster : SLED
50. Farm animal : EWE
51. G.I.'s mail address : APO
53. R.b.i., for one : STAT
55. Limb : ARM
57. One point, in tennis : FIFTEEN
59. Merchant : DEALER
63. Rush headlong : TEAR
64. Triumph in a close race : WINBYANOSE
67. ___ homo : ECCE
68. Filmdom's Kazan : ELIA
69. Singer Ross : DIANA
70. Strong odor : REEK
71. Obligation : DEBT
72. Wallace associate : SAFER
1. Gambles : BETS
2. Medicinal plant : ALOE
3. Actress Foch : NINA
4. Fixed belief : DOGMA
5. Portrait painter Gilbert ___ : STUART
6. Roscoe : GAT
7. "___ was saying . . . " : ASI
8. Embezzle : STEAL
9. San Diego nine : PADRES
10. Half: Prefix : SEMI
11. Tec : PRIVATEEYE
12. Ventilated : AIRED
13. Pee Wee of the Dodgers : REESE
18. Snare : ENTRAP
22. Attain : REACH
24. Most acute : KEENEST
26. Durable wood : OAK
27. Toss : FLIP
28. In confrontation : FACETOFACE
30. Bone ___ (study) : UPON
32. Smirk's relative : LEER
34. Twist : SKEW
36. Close tightly : SEAL
38. Large number : SLEW
40. Imperial command : UKASE
41. Stable : STEADY
42. Köln-to-Bonn dir. : SSE
47. Cooked : STEWED
49. Fears greatly : DREADS
51. Look ___ (tend) : AFTER
52. Hunk : PIECE
54. Old-womanish : ANILE
56. Craze : MANIA
58. Arduous journey : TREK
60. Dawdle : LOAF
61. Slave of yore : ESNE
62. Raise : REAR
65. Sparrow's beak : NIB
66. Binge : BAT

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